Leslie Mullin is the Founder and Designer of Dirty Mermaid Beauty, a fun and flirty collection of bold natural elements for self-nurturing rituals. Leslie has been hosting a series of relaxation and wellness workshops with Keenobby at the Dirty Mermaid studio in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Her Keenobby workshops are about learning self-care and relaxation rituals while creating your own customized bath blends.
(Photographs by Antonio De Lucci)
Ahead of her next session, Leslie is sharing some of her special secrets and recipes to quickly blend your own single-use mineral bath soak and make it unique to your own desires! If you would like to have a mini-spa session in your home, mineral salt soaks are great for after a gym session, or even for preparing for sleep and helping to alleviate stress.
For a single-use mineral salt soak, here’s what you will need:
- 3 tablespoons of desired salt (Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Salt or Epsom Salts)
- 2 teaspoons of dried rose petals or seaweed (a Dirty Mermaid favourite!)
- 1 teaspoon of a coconut oil, olive oil or other desired carrier oil
- 6-8 drops of desired essential oil (relaxing lavender for support with sleep or refreshing peppermint for sore muscles/respiratory support)
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In a smaller mixing dish add your carrier oil and drops of essential oil and mix together.
- Once oils are blended, add your essential oil blend with the dry ingredients and continue to stir until all salt crystals are coated and glossy.
- Then draw your hot water for a relaxing and restorative bath ritual.
- Soak for up to 40 minutes and repeat weekly.
We hope you like it and relax as much as much as we do!
Please enjoy scenes of some creations from Leslie’s previous workshops, where participants made a mineral salt soak, a coconut milk bath, and a facial steam/bath tea combo.
Check Leslie’s upcoming sessions on Keenobby: https://www.keenobby.com/activity/self-nurturing-rituals-autumn-bath-blends-360-degree-self-care/
If you are interested in getting more information about Dirty Mermaid Beauty, take a look at her website: http://dirtymermaidbeauty.com