Hello friends, thanks for stopping by for another read! I really appreciate all the time you give to me and enjoy writing and sharing useful content for you all. I wrote a blog on a few DIY Home made face masks and found a lot of people appreciated the tips. I got emails and feedback from people who enjoyed using the masks and it made me want to share more DIY self care remedies. I know my readers have similar interests to me, otherwise we wouldn’t have a connection right?
So I think it is safe to say that I’m sure my readers would appreciate some tips on some soothing and relaxing bath soaks, that can be made from home with simple ingredients already in your kitchen or health/medicine cabinet.
It can save time, money and who doesn’t love a successful DIY home remedy anyway?
Below are listed some bath soaks I have personally indulged in and enjoy to this day..
When mixed and resolved with warm water and observed in skin, epson salts helps with replenishing magnesium levels in your body. Epson salts is known to be used to help relieve stress, sore muscles and pain.
Lavender Oil is very calming for the body, can reduce stress, lighten acne and scars and has a beautiful scent.
Coconut Oil is beneficial to the skin as it naturally moistures and softens your skin. It also has a natural source or Vitamin E.
Add 1-2 cups of epson salts to your hot water and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then add several drops of lavender and coconut oil and hop in your bath water. To make sure to get the full benefits of the epson salts, soak for at least 15 minutes.
Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan salt is a great detoxifier. This salt draws out all toxins from skin and tissues. It is known that Pink Himalayan Salt can “recharge your batteries” boosting your energy and metabolism. This salt will leave your skin looking and feeling smooth and soft to the touch.
It’s best to first cleanse and rinse your body in the shower before indulging in a pink Himalayan salt bath. Run a bath water when finished with water that is very warm but not too hot to leave you uncomfortable. Add 1-2 cups of the pink salt to the bath water and allow it to dissolve fully. Soak for 20-30 minutes, rinse off and pat dry. For extra soothing you can add your favorite essential oil.
Green Tea Bags
Green tea is really good for the skin as it has many benefits. It can help with the healing process of sores and wounds, helps balance skin tone, delay skin cell aging, reduces inflammation and helps treat skin conditions like acne. It is also an antioxidant which is a bonus.
Just add roughly 5 – 10 green tea bags to your regular hot bath water while it is filling up. Soak up for 20- 30 minutes and enjoy the feeling on your skin.
Several Drops Of Your Favourite Essential Oil
Oats works great for dry and itchy skin and can help with skin conditions like eczema and acne, especially in the winter seasons. It even helps with soothing the skin from rashes, sunburns and even insect bites. Giving your child a oatmeal bath right before bed can help bring comfort to any sores, itchiness, wounds or anything alike present on the skin.
Grind 1 cup of oats in a blender until it is in the form of fine dust. Test a small portion in water to make sure it absorbs or creates a milky white presence with a silky touch, seeing this means you’ve blended it long enough. If successful, pour remainder of grinder oats in your running warm (not hot) bath water. Soak for no more than 20 minutes and gently rub water into skin while soaking. If oats don’t form a milky white presence and absorbs, simply blend the oats for a little longer.
If you find you can’t blend the oats for any reason use a muslin bag, cheesecloth or anything alike to hold the oats in the bag.
Tip: Use a mesh/strainer to scoop up any loose oats out of the water when finished.
The combination of a milk and honey bath has many benefits to the skin. It can help with skin issues and naturally nourishes the skin.
Honey on its own is already a good remedy. It is a natural antioxidant that has benefits with helping to boost the immune system and reduce the look of aging skin.
Milk is full of minerals and vitamins.
With your bath water running, add raw honey to a cup of boiled water. When dissolved, add milk and stir. With the bath water still running add some sea salt and baking soda to the water. Right before your about to step in, pour the cup with the hot water, honey and milk mix into the water and soak in bath for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
When adding any essential oil to your bath, mix it first with a carrier oil. This will help with it spreading throughout the water instead of sitting on top and will help with any possible skin irritation from the oil getting directly on your skin. I use Saje’s Carrier Oil to mix with my essential oils.
When putting oats in your bath use a strainer to scoop it up nicely.
Be careful when coming out of your tub after your bath that had any oils as it may be slippery.
Try not to soak in baths no more than 30 minutes to prevent irritation. Over doing it is worse than not doing it at all.
Always moisturize your skin after any type of bath soak.