Today is the day you decide never to take a “normal” bath again! If you have the time to take a bath then make that worth the time it takes! There are SO many ways to take a bath to serve your body’s needs at that moment. Need to detox? Take a ginger bath. Need to relax and replenish your skin? Keep reading this post 🙂
Firstly, run your water. I grew up wanting the absolute hottest I could get the water, and I would always be running a trickle of it while I soaked. I do not suggest this. Try and keep the water at a nice comfortable temperature, that is warm not hot. The hot water will cause your skin to clog up and not allow it to soak in the oils we will be putting in the bath, or release any unwanted oils.
“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” Sylvia Plath
Next, take coconut oil and massage it over your body. I mainly put this on my legs, coconut oil is great for your skin and is a good oil to have all around you in the water. Take some time to shave your legs while you are bathing, the oil is an excellent shaving “cream”. You can also take this time to do a hair mask! Rub the oil all through your hair, then tie your hair up. You can either sleep on this (be wary that it IS an oil that would be getting on your pillow) or wash it out thoroughly at the end of your bath.
Make a face mask. You can either use one you already own, or take some sandalwood oil and rub it all over your face, you can even mix this with Rosehip oil. This oil setting on your skin while the steam from the water hits it will exfoliate and cleanse! When you no longer want it on your face, take a washcloth and dip it in the warm water, slowly removing this from your face.
I often find myself taking the green tea bags and placing them over my eyes for 10-15 minutes to reduce bags and moisturize.
Add some of your favorite oils to the bath! I usually put a few drops of lavender oil into the bath, an eyedrop full of Rosehip oil, some Tea Tree oil, and a few bags of green tea.The lavender relaxes you and relieves stress. The Rosehip moisturizes and cleanses your skin, the Tea Tree fights infections/potential infections, and the green tea contains Vitamin B that will soften the skin and remove toxins. Again, make sure your water is not hot, adding oils to HOT water will result in them not lasting as long.
Finally, get a good book and take your bath! I suggest closing the bathroom door to keep in the moisture of the bath and to have a few candles on rather than the bathroom light. Enjoy and relax 🙂