Now that taking a bath using luxurious items is a trend, there are a lot of products popping up from left to right. Some of these products are either too expensive or not available in your area. This can sometimes be frustrating since the online masses love following trends. There is nothing wrong with following trendy stuff you see online but if it is not available or maybe too expensive, you will find a way to be resourceful or try and look for alternatives. Some of the ingredients of these trendy bath bombs, bath soaks, or body wash, whatever they are called, can actually be seen lying around your house. All you have to do is be creative and research those items. Lucky for you, we made a short list of some household items you can use during your bath. Keep in mind that if the listed items below are not available in your house, they are accessible in your local supermarket in a very, very reasonable price. So let us get to it and list the household items you can use during your bath:
Green tea: Add 5 to 10 teabags in your bath, let them soak for a while then you are ready to dive in your bath. The benefits of green tea are that they are a very powerful anti-aging product that can restore and replenish the balance of your skin. Green tea also has natural antioxidants, which aid in detoxing your body from natural pollutants.
Jello: Add ½ cup of your favorite flavor of jello to your bath and get ready to soak in it. Soaking in Jello will not only make your skin smell delicious, it can work miracles on dry skin. Jello comes in various flavors (and scents), which are known to affect the mood. According to research, our mood can be lifted when we inhale fruity scents like watermelon and cherries; this is due to an endorphin-dopamine reaction. Since scent reactions are personal, have fun experimenting with different flavors to find your mood elevating scent!
Olive oil: Add 3 tablespoon of olive oil to your bath. 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. The minerals in olive oil can also help your uterus shrink back to its normal size much faster post baby.
Oatmeal: Add at least 2 cups of oatmeal to your bath, or maybe less to avoid making a giant bowl of porridge. Oatmeal acts as an excellent, all-natural skin softening addition to your bath. You’ll find oatmeal in a myriad of store bought bath products because it’s a great remedy for itching, irritated skin.
Lemon: Squeeze and drop 5-6 lemons into your running bath. If you don’t have lemons, 3/4 cup of bottled lemon juice will work just as well. Soak & relax. Lemon baths are especially refreshing in hot weather. The healing agents in lemons will refresh & revive tired skin. Lemons will also cool the skin, and help tighten large pores! Reminder that you should not do this before you start your day or if you are planning to go out in the sun since putting lemon juice on your skin can irritate it.
Baking soda: Add 4-5 tablespoons of baking soda to your running bath. Mix baking soda with salts or milk for added benefits! Baking soda acts as gentle, soothing agents that will sooth & calm irritated skin. Baking soda baths are great for relieving the irritation caused by pesky bug bits.
Ginger: Add one tablespoon of fresh, chopped ginger to your running bath. Bathing in a bath of ginger will ease sore muscles, eliminate toxins from the body. The natural anti-bacterial properties in ginger will help sweat out colds, flues, and congestion. Adding ginger to your bath on a cool day will raise the temperature of your skin and make you feel warm & toasty.See! These items are just lying around your house. There is nothing wrong with being resourceful. And remember to rinse yourself with clean water after your bath to prevent skin irritation.