Taking a bath is one of the most healing things that I do on a regular basis. Not only is the warm water soothing my soul but I like to mix different ingredients into my bath in order to heal my body and mind.
You can use essential oils, bath salts, lemon, herbs, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and many other ingredients to help heal your body. Think of your bathtub like a tea cup and you can understand why having the best mix of ingredients can be key in having a great experience.
Here are some fun recipes you can try if you are trying to heal something specific in your life:
Cold and Flu Bath: If you are fighting a cold then this mixture is great to help soothe those nasty muscle aches. Use Epsom salt, marjoram, mustard seed powder, ginger root, thyme leaves, and pine needles.
Apple Cider Vinegar Bath: This is a great detox bath that can help with sunburns, itchy skin, and sore muscles.
The vinegar is a great ingredient for pulling toxins out of your skin while also killing bad bacteria. It has also been known to help kill the unwanted fungus.
Sunburn Bath: If you are trying to heal a sunburn try using apple cider vinegar, or throw some black tea into your bath to soothe the burning.
Baking Soda Bath: Baking soda is a great detoxifier that also eliminates acids. This natural alkalizer can help with eczema, hives, insect bites, itchy skin, sunburns, chicken pox, allergic reactions, poison ivy, and fungal infections. Use one pound of baking soda per bath.
Dry Skin Bath: Using herbs is a great way to help naturally moisturize our skin. Try any combination you like of violet leaves, elder flowers, fennel seed, calendula flowers, rose buds, lavender flowers, jasmine flowers, or chamomile flowers.
Oatmeal Bath: Oatmeal is a great ingredient for a ton of different skin conditions such as dry skin, dermatitis, eczema, itchy skin, irritated skin, and some rashes. It can also help you if you are trying to soothe stress or calm down some high blood pressure.
You can make a wonderful bath powder by throwing some uncooked oatmeal into a blender and grinding it down to a powder. You can also throw 1/2 of a cup of oatmeal into a bath bag and put it in the bath like a tea bag.
Epsom Salts Bath: Epsom salt is a great detoxifying agent that can help clean out your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is another word for your immune system and helping it to pull chemicals, pollutants, and toxins out of the system helps everything to run better.
If you have hypertension, heart disease, or diabetes we recommend that you rinse the Epsom salt off after you bathe.
Itchy Skin Bath: If you are recovering from insect bites, poison ivy, chicken pox or itchy skin then use baking soda, apple cider vinegar, lavender, chickweed, oatmeal, violet leaf or red clover blossoms.
If you are a fan of essential oils you can use roman chamomile, lavender, cedar wood, sandalwood, or peppermint to help reduce itchy skin.
Athlete’s Bath: To ease your sore muscles try using some Epsom salt, eucalyptus leaves, bay leaf, ginger root, marjoram herb, lavender flowers, juniper berries, sage, rosemary, or mustard seed powder.
Relaxing Bath: If you are trying to calm your body and mind after a long and hard day, destress with some healing herbs such as lavender, chamomile, linden flowers, neroli flowers, rose buds, jasmine flowers, hops strobiles, or clary sage flowers.
You can make your OWN bath salts at home! Just grab 1 cup of sea salt or Himalayan salt, 1 cup of Epsom salt, and 1 cup of baking soda. Then mix in around 1 tsp of your favorite essential oils. Mix them up and then keep them in a glass jar. To use the mixture just add a handful to your bath and enjoy!