Both cold and warm baths have good effects on our body and mind. But here, we focus yet on the benefits we can get from soaking in warm, fragrant tub. It is a delightful moment for retreat and relaxation. Warm bath after arriving from work makes you feel refreshed and pleasant. A short warm bath in the middle of the day restores us to continue our tasks for the rest of the day. It is recommended to bathe for at least two hours after a combo meal to avoid intervening with digestion. A bath before going to bed helps you sleep soundly because the bath increases the temperature of our body, while our body supplements by reducing its temperature making you relax.
You do not have to fill the tub too high. Place a warm wet washcloth on the chest helps blend warmth through the body. The bath can be used as an opportunity to mix with herbs of your choice like uncooked oatmeal, bind a handful of dried or fresh herbs into a washcloth and tie it with a hair band. Opt for a dark cloth to avoid staining the light colored ones. Clean “single” socks can be used bath bags. To scrub your body while inhaling the benefits, use herb-filled cloth.
Another way of preparing your bath is using 5 to 10 drops of authentic essential oil as a replacement for the herbs. Fill the tub with water and if you want to make a bath using lavender flowers in a sock just add 5 to 7 drops of lavender essential oil so that the scent does not evaporate before getting in. This way, the essential oil is distributed and does not stay in just one part of the body. Close bath curtain to hold in steam.
Make sure to turn off the water while flossing or brushing and the prepared bath is already cool to a comfortable temp, get into it. At night, use citrus products like an orange essential oil or lemon peel since you have been exposed to sunlight during the day. Opt for organic dried or fresh citrus peels.
Oatmeal Bath relieves irritated skin, dermatitis, poison ivy, stress and high blood pressure. Whiz a handful of plain uncooked oatmeal in a blender or bind one-half cup into a bath bag.
Apple Cider Vinegar Bath aids in relieving sore muscles, sunburn, and itchy skin. Studies show that vinegar as alpha hydroxy acids that may help remove pollutants from our body. It may also serves as an antifungal, antiseptic, and natural deodorant.
Cold and Flu Bath is great for soothing deep muscle pains with some viral infections. Prepare this bath with Epsom salts, marjoram, thyme leaves, ginger roots, pine needles, and mustard seed powder.
Epsom Salt Bath is ideal for lymphatic cleansing and relieving sore muscles, soften the skin, and detoxify after a bodywork. Epsom salts aid the elimination of harmful chemicals and pollutants from the body. Patients with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart problems must rinse off after this Epsom salt bath.
Relaxing Bath is ideal after a heavy and stressful day using calming herbs like chamomile flowers, jasmine flowers, catnip herbs, lavender flowers, rose buds, clary sage flowers, neroli flowers, hops strobiles, and linden flowers.
Athlete’s Bath helps calm sore and aching muscles using epsom salts, lavender flowers, rosemary leaves, ginger roots, mustard seed powder, sage herbs, bay leaf, eucalyptus leaves, and juniper berries.
Sunburn Bath helps relieve our body from burns using apple cider or black teas.
Dry Skin Bath uses herbs for soothing effects from the outside of the body. Apply lavender flowers, chamomile flowers, elder flowers, calendula flowers, rosebuds, jasmine flowers, violet leaves, comfrey leaves, oatmeal, and fennel seeds.
Baking Soda Bath is a detoxifying and alkalinizing bath that may aid in relieving allergic reactions, insect bites, fungal infections, chicken pox, itchy skin, eczema, poison ivy, hives, and sunburn. Just add one pound of baking soda per bath.
Itchy Skin Bath helps us relieves itchy skin due to insect bites, poison ivy, and chicken pox with the use of apple cider vinegar, chickweed herbs, baking soda, lavender flowers, violet leaf, red clover blossoms, or oatmeal. For essential oils, opt for Roman chamomile, sandalwood, cedarwood, lavender, and peppermint.
We can produce our own Bath Salts by combining one cup of sea salt, one cup of Epsom salts, and one cup of baking soda. Then, add one teaspoon of any combination of essential oils and blend them well. Store in a glass jar put one handful for every bath.
After bathing, remain in the tub and picture the tension or any negative vibes from our body while the water runs out of the container and being relieved by warm water.
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