I’m so excited for you to meet my guest blogger today, Aromatherapist Terri Hirchmann.  I met Terri earlier this year when we were both participating in Marie Forleo’s B-School, and we hit it off immediately.  When I saw her amazing website and all her excellent recipes, I knew I had to share her and her natural formulas with my readers.  Below is her post and Sports Recovery Bath Recipe.  Thank you for sharing your expertise with us today Terri!


Terri Hirshman of A Natural Girl’s Guide website

My name is Terri, and I’m a Certified Aromatherapist, green beauty enthusiast and mother of three. I love making my own skincare products, homemade fruit facials and aromatic blends!  I started A Natural Girl’s Guide to blog about natural/organic products, healthy living and my desire to live a more naturally-inspired life.

I was asked by Liz to share one of my favorite essential oil recipes. This Sports Recovery Bath Recipe is used over and over again in my home as a favorite way to soothe and relax tight, sore muscles. The high mineral content of the salt combines with an amazing essential oil blend to work wonders on tight, sore muscles. I go a little light on the chamomile because this powerful aroma sometimes overtakes the other oils, and I really like to smell my frankincense!

Sports Recovery Bath Recipe
1/2 cup pink Himalayan bath salt
6-8 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
6 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
6 drops Spike Lavender
 (Lavendula latifolia)
3-4 drop Roman Chamomile
 (Chamaemelum nobile)


Why this blend? I tend to go a little hard at the gym, and there were times many years ago when a tough gym workout would make me so sore I would have to skip a few days. For a gym rat like me, that was very frustrating. I’d always taken salt baths, but it was not until I seriously studied aromatherapy that I learned how to layer the oils with the salts for maximum effectiveness.

Additionally, I have two sons who play lacrosse, and there are days they walk in the house extremely sore and worn out. The first thing they ask for is one of my “recovery baths”!  I can actually see the relief they feel after they spend 15-20 minutes with this warm bath. 

Like this recipe?  Leave a comment below and let me know!


TerriHirshmannLeafHere are three ways you can connect with Terri!

ANaturalGirlsGuide.com  Here you can recipes, green beauty tips and product discoveries to help you naturally nourish, treat and care for your body.

MakeMineBodyCare.com  Here we sell pink bath salts harvested from the heart of the Himalayan Mountains. Be sure to always use pure, untreated, uncolored salts for maximum benefits! I have a bit of obsession with this pink salt, which I find as relaxing and therapeutic as a glass of wine (without the calories)!

Facebook  – Visit Terri on her Natural Girl’s Guide fanpage, give her a “like” and let her know what you think of her guest blog post!









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