Slipping into a warm tub feels wonderful on a cold day. If you are blessed with a bathtub (and doubly blessed with a deep one), try taking your soak to another level by adding one of these various healing and nutrifying elements.
Essential Oils: Perhaps the easiest way to add a benefit to your bath, aromatherapy doesn’t just smell good; studies show it can influence how you feel. Organic pure essential oils can be purchased at natural products stores, and one bottle will last a long time. Be sure to mix the oils into the bath water before stepping in, as undiluted essential oils can irritate the skin. For a calming bath, add lavender, chamomile or clary sage. To energize, add peppermint or rosemary. Eucalyptus and tea tree will offer purifying benefits.
Stress-Relieving Mineral Bath: Adding sea salt to a bath can turn an ordinary bathtub into a mineral pool. The trick is to add quality sea salt that contains naturally existing minerals. Sea salt has a purifying and healing effect. How much salt to add to a tub depends on the condition of your skin; start with a small handful and increase until you are comfortable. We recommend Natural Vitality’s Calm Bath, which is a blend of the anti-stress mineral magnesium and Redmond Real Salt, which is rich in trace minerals.