Healing baths for summer

Summer is finally here and everyone wants to go out, have fun with their friends, soak their skin on the sun and make new and fun memories with their friends and loved ones. That is all fun but being exposed to the sun for a long time can damage your skin. Let us not forget that it may also be stressful to be out with friends especially if you are a homebody, who would just prefer being inside the house but you were dragged out by your extroverted friends. The title of this blog post is “Healing baths for summer” it does not just mean healing baths for your skin but it also means healing baths that may alleviate your stress. After all that is happening to the world, everyone deserves to take a break and be happy for a while. So, here are a few recipes you can try at home for your own healing bath.

  • Epsom Salt Bath: Epsom salts are an inexpensive purchase you can make in bulk for greater savings. These traditionally used salts are rich in pure magnesium and sulfates. These minerals are absorbed across the skin and take up circulation into the body’s blood stream for powerful detoxification effects.
    • Soaking in an Epsom salt bath removes toxins from the body and restores a healthy balance of the minerals magnesium and sulfates. These compounds are vital for supporting healing processes and stimulate nerve and muscle function, increase circulating oxygen and decrease inflammation in the skin, internal tissues and joints.
    • Recipe: Use the recommended guidelines for submersing yourself in an Epsom bath for at least 40 minutes regularly. Maximize detoxification by soaking in filtered water free of environmental contaminants and avoiding the use of any soaping agents which inhibit mineral absorption.
  • Essential Oil Healing Bath: Essential oils have been traditionally used for medicinal and spiritual health purposes. Choose essential oils based on your needs and their specific health promoting properties. Adding essential oils to a bath can help:
    • Relieve stress
    • Boost immunity
    • Decrease inflammation
    • Aid in digestion
    • Heal skin
    • Stimulate respiratory pathways
    • Energize
    • Combat depression
    • Common aromatherapy essential oils like lavender, frankincense and chamomile are especially therapeutic and enhance healing pathways. Add frankincense to your bath to help reduce anxiety and stabilize mood swings. Or soak in lavender or chamomile before bed to aid in a better night’s rest.
    • Recipe: Add only 100% pure essential oils to your baths that have no added synthetic ingredients. Consider the following essential oil bath combinations when the need arises.
    • Reduce Anxiety: 10 drops frankincense, 5 drops lavender and 5 drops bergamot
    • Induce Sleep: 10 drops lavender, 5 drops chamomile, 1 tsp olive oil
    • Relieve Muscle Soreness: 5-8 drops peppermint oil, 5 drops lavender, 5 drops citrus, 1 tsp coconut oil, handful sea salt
    • Headache or Sinus Relief: 10 drops peppermint oil, 5 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops clove
    • Invigorating: 10 drops rosemary, 5 drops lemon, 5 drops orange, 2 drops frankincense, 1 tsp olive oil
  • Baking Soda Bath: The baking soda you store in your fridge and pantry isn’t only great at absorbing nasty odors. Baking soda is a cheap and readily available ingredient that you can find anywhere to detoxify the body. Baking soda provides your skin natural itch relief while at the same time neutralizing water contaminants like chlorine. Even with complicated and conventional psoriasis treatments today, healing medical baths such as baking soda baths remain one of the first lines of treatment for the condition.
    • Baking soda provides an invigorating and cleansing feel to the skin due to its natural exfoliant properties. Removing dead skin cells and impurities from the skin’s surface improves the body’s own healing properties to regenerate new and healthy skin cells while also stimulating the underlying lymphatic system.
    • Recipe: For a natural sunburn remedy, mix ½ cup of baking soda into a warm bath for a gentle itch relief to your skin. You may also consider adding 3 tbl to a warm foot soak when you don’t have the ability to take a bath.
    • Another option for a detoxifying baking soda bath is to combine it with apple cider vinegar for a bubbly bath fizz to relieve tension. Simply soak in a tub with an added:
    • 1 cup baking soda (aluminum free)
    • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
    • ½ cup Epsom salts
These are a few bathing recipes you can try at home. It is inexpensive and it will help you relax.