Five DIY Healing Baths
Here are a few simple, everyday things you can add to your bath, with unbelievable healing properties!
- Green Tea Simply drop 5-10 green tea bags into your bath while it’s filling. Soak & relax. Benefits The minerals in green tea are well known for their powerful anti-aging benefits, which will replenish & restore balance to your skin.
- Honey Pour one cup of honey into your bath while it’s filling. Honey can be mixed with powdered milk in your bath for added benefits. Soak & relax. Benefits Historians believe that honey has been used topically as a healing agent for over 10,000 years. Adding honey to your bath will moisturize, soften and sooth dry skin. The natural antioxidant properties in honey will help detox your body while you soak.
- Olive Oil Add three tablespoons of olive oil to your bath while it fills. Soak & relax. Benefits When mixed with water, olive oil has the ability to soak deep into your tissues and rejuvenate them. Olive oil baths aid in building a stronger immunity to viral and bacterial infections. Olive oil will help maintain the collagen in your skin, keeping skin looking supple for longer. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Bonus: After giving birth, regular oil baths have been known to help regain strength.
- Epsom Salts Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salts to running bath water. Epsom salts can be mixed with olive oil, milk and baking soda for added benefits. Benefits Historically, Epsom salts have been known for their powerful ability to relieve aches, pains and sore muscles. The nutrients in the salt break down the build up of lactic acid, which causes muscle pain. Soaking in a bath of Epsom salts will also help reduces muscle inflammation.
- Oatmeal To avoid turning your bath into a giant bowl of porridge, place oatmeal into a tea ball or a cloth bag. Drop into your running bath, soak & relax. Benefits Oatmeal acts as an excellent, all-natural skin softening addition to your bath. It’s a great remedy for itching, irritated skin.