One of the most nurturing things we can do for ourselves is to take a beautiful warm bath and have some me-time. And to step that up a notch I like to add some relaxing and detoxing ingredients into the mix.
You have the ability to absorb herbs, nutrients and minerals through your skin and one method of naturopathic prescribing is through herbal hand, foot or in this case- whole body baths.
This is my favourite soothing bath remedy at the moment:
-Matcha green tea
-Magnesium chloride flakes or Epsom Salts
-Herbal bubble bath
Stir it all up and you have a gorgeous soup for your skin to bask in. Make sure to light your favourite candle and get some relaxing music going so you can fully immerse yourself in the experience.
The green tea is full of antioxidants and softens and heals the skin. It also helps to draw out and eliminate harmful toxins and is great for any itchiness or rashes. But most of all it just makes you feel that much more luxurious.
Magnesium soothes your sore and achey muscles and helps your body and mind to relax. This is my staple bath addition, it makes me feel so zen.
Bicarb soda is the ingredient that makes your skin feel so soft after using a bath bomb. Give it a try- you will feel baby soft after soaking in it or rubbing it on your body or face as an exfoliator.
And who could resist some bubbles? Many commercial bubble baths have a similar formula to dish soap, so I have been on the hunt for a nourishing herbal one. I found Bobo Botanicals Moisturising Bubble Bath on iherb a few weeks ago and have been very happy with it. It has such amazing ingredients that you could almost get away with eating it -Listen to this: Chamomile, aloe vera, oat milk, calendula, vanilla, meadowsweet and bergamot. Sounds like a dream right? It is actually marketed for babies but I think we all deserve this sort of skin-love.
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