Bath Soak

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A BATH SOAK?

 

Luxuriating in a long, hot bath actually has medicinal benefits. Our longstanding cultural traditions surrounding bath-time may have clued you in to its subversive powers—the Japanese tradition of bathing, or onsen, for instance, as well as Roman bath-houses.

A love nothing more than a long. comforting warm bath (with a glass of wine) and here are my top 3 reasons why.

1.  Baths Can Elevate Your Mood and induce feelings of comfort and easiness, and that kind of security allows your mind, and subsequently your body, to relax.

2. They Can Help You Sleep Better. A warm bath before bed can yield similar results. At night our body temperatures naturally drop, which signals the production of melatonin—or the sleeping hormone. Soaking in a warm bath will raise your body temperature, and exiting will more rapidly cool it down, thus instigating the production of melatonin, and better preparing you for sleep.

3. A Hot Bath Can Help Relieve Muscle Pain. The addition of epsom salts in your warm bath has been proven to help reduce inflammation in your joints caused by arthritis or other muscular diseases

 

 

 

Ingredients:

¼ cup oatmeal

1 cup Epsom Salts

1 cup Sea Salt

2 tsp milk powder

1/8 cup baking soda

2 TB magnesium flakes

2 TB dried botanicals

Optional extras: 

15 drops lavender essential oil or 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil or essenital oil of your choice 

Directions: Mix ingredients together thoroughly. Store in an airtight container. 

Enjoy roughly a cup at a time in your bath.