Relaxing baths are there for you. When you’re feeling stressed, you need to relax, want to catch some serious shut eye or you aren’t feeling well. Warm baths are not just ideal on chilly cold winter days; they also deliver an abundance of skin and health benefits too. Those include; loosening tension after a hectic day, alleviating muscle pains from a hard fitness workout, promoting detox and self-care. If you already have a bath ritual, we’re going to show you how to make your own bubble bath and maximize the benefits of having a good soak after a stressful day. It is soothing to take a bath using bath products that are bought from beauty companies but there are some products that might harm your skin. So, it would be better if you make your own bath soak, right? No need to worry whether it is expensive of harmful since you made it yourself with a few easy to find ingredients. But before that, here are a few benefits of taking a relaxing bath at least 4 to 5 times a week: elevate mood and increased relaxation, reduce stress, improve sleep, decrease muscle pain, soothe cold symptoms, might lessen inflammation and help control blood sugar, can help manage chronic pain, create an opportunity for Self-Love. Those are wonderful benefits, right? With that in mind, let us start listing the bath recipes for relaxation that you can easily do at home:
Epsom Salt Bath: According to the National Institutes of Health, magnesium sulfate or also known as Epsom Salt promotes health and muscle function, regulates insulin levels, supports normal blood pressure and is used to treat migraine headaches. Here is how to use it: Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your bathtub. Fill your bathtub with warm water. Soak for 10 to 20 minutes to reap the benefits. Studies have shown that 10 minutes in a warm bath improves cardiovascular health, and 30 minutes helps with blood sugar levels in diabetics. Repeat 2 to 3 times a week.
Refreshing Bath: The ingredients needed in this one is: 1 Cup of Epsom Salt, 1 Cup of Baking Soda, 5 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Epsom salts benefit to your whole body is already written at the recipe above, baking soda can be beneficial to your skin too. This helps exfoliate your skin gently. Adding in the Eucalyptus provides beautiful you with a relaxing scent and helps you breathe clearer. It’s a super great bath mix when you’re feeling stuffed up. Inhaling lovely eucalyptus might help to relieve cold symptoms and using it topically could have a decongestant affect. So, it is a total win!
Fizzle Bath: The ingredients you need are: 1 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 Cup of Baking Soda. Add this in as the water pours so it’s all mixed up once your tub is full! It is like high school chemistry in your bath tub! The acidic apple cider vinegar reacts with the basic baking soda. Baking soda kicks yeast infections in the pants, easing symptoms like the horrible itchy, burning sensations. It’s even been shown to kill the Candida cells that can lead to the development of yeast infections and has an antifungal affect. It may help soothe urinary tract infections symptoms too. And, while more research is needed, it’s possible that apple cider vinegar baths may help to fight infections like yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis. As well as athlete’s foot and dandruff. This is all thanks to its ability to kick bacteria.
Floral Soothing Bath Salt: The ingredients needed in this one is simple to find: 5 cups Epsom salts, 10 drops rose absolute oil, 20 drops lavender oil, 1/4 cup dried lavender, 1/2 cup dried rose petals. When applied directly to the skin, skin care products containing rose essential oil are purported to hydrate dry skin, clear acne, reduce signs of aging, minimize the appearance of scars, and help with conditions such as eczema and rosacea. Lavender oil works to kill bacteria, and this can prevent and heal acne breakouts. It unclogs pores and reduces inflammation when you put it on your skin. Lavender oil can also be used to treat psoriasis. The lavender oil helps cleanse your skin and lessen redness and irritation.