The power of bathing not only cleans but relaxes the body, and creates a sense of peace within the soul. Bathing helps relax tense muscles, opens pores, softens the skin, detoxifies the body, boosts the immune system and promotes sleep.
We can patronize spas and hot springs, but when we need to immediately restore ourselves the bathtub is usually a few steps away. We may be so tired when evening arrives that we don’t even have the energy to wait for a tub to fill up. But there’s good news, once you are in the tub with a few drops of essential oils and a scoop of salts you’ll be hooked. All you need is up to 20 minutes of soaking and you will emerge ready for a good night’s sleep.
Before you get in the bath leave electronic devices in the other room, make a cup of organic tea, burn a soy candle, play calm music and make sure your bathroom has been decorated in relaxing colors. Go ahead, make a home spa appointment with yourself!
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Essential oils for a bath
“There’s no place like a bath to stretch your soul and listen to your own inner voice.” -Seneca
Bergmot, Jasmine and Frankincense are therapeutic essential oils with constituents that help you unwind after a long day.
Bergmot citrus bergamia - The aroma is fruity with a faint floral scent and constituents that help you relax when tense or anxious.
Jasmine sambac - It has an intense floral aroma and properties to help with nervous anxiety and restlessness.
Frankincense boswellia - The odor is fresh terpene-like, and is used to alleviate nervous tension and stress-related conditions.
Combine these essential oils and then add 5 to 10 drops to your bath water, along with a scoop of Epsom salts.
If you are not up combining these essential oils, Nectar Essences has a blend of the oils infused with flower essences that are ready to be added to your bath or to rub on your hands for inhaling. Use the coupon code desiree10 for 10% off.
Desiree Bell is inspired by nature and loves to explore, write, and create to help others achieve a naturally creative and healthy lifestyle. Follow her on Facebook at Beyond A Garden.