It is the holiday season! In a few days it will be Christmas and in only two more weeks and the year 2020 will. During this time, there are a lot of us who are in vacation mode. No school, no work, no stress. So, a good way to spend your holiday is taking care of yourself and trying your very best to recharge your body, mind and soul from all the stress that 2020 has brought in your life. And what better way to do that is by taking a holiday themed bath recipe. These bath recipes are good not just for your body but also for your soul since it is holiday themed, it will cheer you up and remind you of the warmth of the holiday season. They are also a great gift for your friends and family. So, let us list these holiday bath recipes.
Holiday Bath Soak: In this bath soak, you will need a jar to put in all your ingredients. Again, you can also give these out as gifts so make sure that the container will be cute enough to be a Christmas present. You will also need Himalayan Sea Salt, if you do not have that you can use Epsom salt. This is a key ingredient in pretty much every bath you make for yourself if you have sore muscles since Epsom salt help relief pain another benefit is with the proper use of it you will end up having silky smooth skin. Star anise is also needed in this bath soak recipe. This particular ingredient looks like a star and is very popular during the winter but there is more to this adorable star. It can help relief cold and sore throat; it is also rich in antioxidants which is really helpful to your skin. Another popular flavor during this season is peppermint so wouldn’t it be wonderful if you add this one too in your bath soak. Peppermint oil is a good remedy for congested nose and it helps nausea; aside from that is a good antibacterial for your skin. Fir branch is also a scent that would remind you of Christmas and it is also not bad to add it up in you bath soak. Aside from smelling exactly like the holidays, fir needles are great for skin and overall health. Fir needles are great for stimulating the circulatory system by bringing blood up to the surface of the skin, that can help ease pains and aches. Fir also can be great for the respiratory system by helping to relieve congestion. Last but not least, fir has antiseptic properties. It can help the reduce the number of bacteria on the skin. Last ingredient to add in your bath soak will remind you of cookies and tea once you smell it- clove. Clove can help regulate oily skin with its astringent properties, and it is also an anti-fungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic (relieves muscle spasm), and analgesic (pain relief).
Grinch Bath Bomb: Grinch is a classic holiday movie and everyone loves watching it during this season. So why not make a Grinch bath bomb to use or maybe give them as gifts. The ingredients for the Grinch Bath Bomb are 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid, 1/2 cup Epsom salt, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 2 tbsp grapeseed oil, 3/4 tsp water, 15 drops of peppermint essential oil, 1 tsp mica powder. In a large bowl, combine citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom salt and mica pigment powder. Use a small cup to combine grapeseed oil, water, and essential oil. Slowly add the liquid ingredients into the dry bath bomb mixture, stirring quickly to disperse the liquid. Place a heart sprinkle in the center of the mold and firmly press bath bomb mixture into each half. Press the mold closed and allow to set overnight. Carefully remove bath bomb from mold and store in airtight container. If you are planning to this as a gift, use a shrink wrap the bath bomb is placed inside the bag and you use a hair dryer to shrink the plastic around the bath bomb. This is helps keep bath bombs on hand to give as gifts all year long.