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Make Bath Time Extra Special

There isn’t much that is more relaxing to me than a bath at the end of a long day. Well sometimes at the start of a long day they are nice too. To make bath time extra special try some of these ingredients and enjoy!

Milk or Milk and Honey Time

The lactic acid in the milk will gently exfoliate your skin and the honey will soften it. Just add a few cups of milk with 1-2 tablespoons of honey to your warm bath water. You can also add powdered milk straight to the water. Relax and enjoy!

Herbal Bath Time

Use a few herbal teabags to create a soothing or energizing bath. You can add the teabags straight to the tub, or brew a strong tea (4 bags in a small pot of water) and add the tea to your bath. Try Chamomile for relaxation, lemon zinger for uplifting, or a green tea bath for detoxing. You can also buy blended “bath tea.” Like this Marshmallow Rose bath tea.

Epsom Salts Bath Time

Epsom salts are made from magnesium sulfate magnesium helps keep enzyme activity regular in your body and that helps your bodies functions to run smoothly. Sulfate is also important, and helps with the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins, and strengthening the walls of the digestive system. Epsom salts can also soothe sore muscles, relieve stress and soften your skin. They can also relieve psoriasis and eczema. Who knew a bath could do all that!

Hot Oil Bath Time

All you need is a tablespoon or two of a quality carrier oil (like light olive, coconut, sweet almond or apricot kernel) and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend. Then just add to your bath. Be careful getting in and out, your bath will be slippery. Its a good idea to pour a large pot of boiling water down the drain every week or two to prevent oil clogged pipes.

Bubble Bath Time

Bubble baths are a quick and fun way to relax during bath time. Try a natural bubble bath and add a couple drops of lavender essential oil to up the relaxation. The bubbles form a layer on the surface of the water and help to keep your bath from getting cold.

Oatmeal Bath Time

If your skin is dry, itchy or irritated try an oatmeal bath. Oatmeal balances the skins PH, and has natural cleansers. You can buy oatmeal bath milk like this one from Scottish Fine Soaps.

Or to save money just make your own at home. Fill a sock or nylon stocking with one cup of old fashioned oats. Soak the sock in your bath water, squeeze it every few minutes to release the oatmeal starch into the water. If you are trying an oatmeal bath for a skin condition, don’t make the water too hot, that can further irritate your skin.

To make bath time extra special and even more relaxing, you could use candles or an aromatherapy diffuser, a bath pillow, relaxing music, and a good book!

Happy Soaking!

Checkout our Self Care Tips for more helpful info 😉

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