Give your bath a boost

July 24, 2017

 

The only thing better than a relaxing, soothing bath is one that also improves your health in the process.

 

Make your soak super by adding one of these 10 items.

 

Ginger root

Add – 1 tablespoon, freshly chopped.

Benefits - Relieves colds, congestion, and soothes sore muscles.

Take care – A ginger bath will make you sweat, so keep hydrated during your soak.

 

Epsom salt

Add – ½ cup to running water.

Benefits -Soothes aches, pains and sore muscles, reduces inflammation.

 

Did you know – Epsom salt can help remove a splinter? It calms the skin and softens the splinter for easy removal.

 

Lavender

Add – Dried lavender wrapped in muslin cloth or a few drops of lavender essential oil.

Benefits - Reduces stress, muscle soreness & reduces inflammation.

Grow your own – get green fingered with an indoor lavender plant. Set it by the window and don’t over-water.

 

Oatmeal

Add – An oatmeal-filled muslin cloth parcel under running water.

Benefits - Soothes dry, itchy skin and softens all over.

Breakfast bath – don’t pour the oats straight into the tub, otherwise you’ll end up stepping in porridge!

 

Raw honey

Add – 1 cup to running water.

Benefits - Deep cleans pores and intensely moisturises.

Nature’s healer – Honey is naturally antioxidant so will detox your body while you bathe.

 

Baking soda

Add – 4-5 tablespoons to your bath.

Benefits - Calms, relieves and soothes irritated skin.

Balance it out – Baking soda restores pH balance & neutralises skin acidity.

Bathe yourself beautiful…

Feel revitalised and refresh your mind while laying back in one of these youth serums.

 

Green tea

Add – 5-10 green tea bags to warm running water.

Benefits - Cleanses, detoxes and calms with anti-aging properties.

Not too hot! – Super hot water may take moisture from your skin; when the water goes slightly brown, it’s ready.

 

Milk

Add – 1 cup of whole milk mixed into the water.

Benefits - Removes dead skin cells, soothes sunburn and is anti-aging.

Bathe like royalty – Cleopatra was said to bathe in the milk of 700 donkeys every day!

 

Lemon

Add – 5-6 juiced lemons to bathwater.

Benefits - Refreshes & revives tired skin, tightens pores to leave skin glowing.

A whole new you – Lemon is also great for strengthening nails and lightening age spots.

 

Olive oil

Add – 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to running water.

Benefits -Maintains skin’s collagen for anti-aging effect and softens skin.

Heal from the outside, in – Olive oil will strengthen your immune system as it is rich in vitamins E and K.

 

Whatever you choose to put in your bath, the most important thing is to relax, switch off and enjoy some well-deserved me time. We hope these home remedies can help you do just that.

 

Tips by www.soakology.co.uk

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