DIY ROSE BATH SOAK FOR YOUR SOAKING BATH
We’ve been obligated to take some time off for many of our exterior activities and adapt to our new normal during this pandemic period. It has forced us to be both creative at home and frugal, as many of us have been affected financially and psychologically.
At this point, I think we all heard about all the activities we should take on at home for self-care (so we don’t all turn our crazy):
- Eat fruits and vegetables
- Exercise or take a walk outside (before curfew, of course)
- Read a book
- Listen to a podcast episode
- Give yourself a facial
- Give yourself a pedicure
- Meditate while taking deep breaths
- Listen to music and dance
- Have a great conversation with family members and friends
- Start a new hobby or an online business
- TAKE A RELAXING BATH*
*I hope you have a bathtub (or have a friend with one).
I really hope you’re not yawning at this list because they do work, and I encourage you to find things that work for you and can be integrated into your new daily routine.
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THE BENEFITS OF A BATH SOAK
Using bath salts while soaking in a bath is amazing for your body.
Here are some of the benefits:
- It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties
- It relaxes and reduces stress in the body
- Remove toxins and detox your body
- It exfoliates the skin by removed dead skin cells
- Clear your skin’s pores
- Your body absorption magnesium
- Stimulates circulation of the blood
- Reduce muscle and joint pain
- Help the skin retain and stay hydrated
BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM FOR YOUR BODY
Epson salt is known for its magnesium component.
Epson salt is composed of magnesium sulfate. When placed in water, it dissolves into magnesium and sulfate ions (sulfur and oxygen). Then, the magnesium can be absorbed into the skin.
Magnesium is a micronutrient and, more specifically, a mineral. This mineral is also known as an electrolyte. Magnesium is vital for our body function.
Here are the benefits of magnesium
- It regulates the kidneys
- is a component of bone structure
- It’s required to produce energy in the body
- Assist in muscle contraction
- Help during blood clotting
- Decreases nerve pain
THE INGREDIENTS OF ROSE BATH SALT
What you will need:
- – 1 cup Epson salt
- – ¾ cup pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
- – 1 tbsp baking soda
- – ½ cup of organic dried rose petals
- – 5-7 drops of organic geranium rose essential oil
- – 1 tbsp penetrating oil (optional)
- – A book or your favorite music playlist
THE BENEFITS OF USING ROSES
Just like there are benefits in soaking in salts, there are benefits for the body to soak in rose petals (rose water).
Rose petals are rich in flavonoids, beta-carotene (pre-vitamin A), vitamin C, D, K, and the mineral calcium.
- Has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Has powerful antioxidants
- It gives shiny glowing skin
- Great for all skin type
- Stimulate collagen
- Promotes hair growth
- And so pretty!
USING PENETRATING OILS
Adding oil to your bath soak is optimal, but if you decide to add a small quantity. Choosing the perfect oil is important.
But what is more important is that you pick your favorite carrier oil that your skin loves!
These oils are penetrating oil, and you’ll benefit from them in your soaking bath.
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
BENEFITS OF GERANIUM ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL
You don’t have to add essential oil in your bath salt, but if you do, your nose and your skin will thank you.
- Has antibacterial properties
- Enhance the skin and give a glow to the skin
- Tighten the skin
- Treat breakouts
- Strengthen hair
- SMELL SO GOOD!
HOW TO USE BATH SALTS
Fill your bathtub with water. The water should be warm. Add ¼ to ½ of your homemade bath soak salt mixture. Add rose petals if you have extra ones.
To get maximum benefit, you should soak for at least 20 minutes.
Read a book or enjoy your favorite podcast as your dead skin melts away!
HOW TO CLEAN UP YOUR BATH
There’s something so luxurious about putting rose petals (blooming or dried petals) in a bath.
But it can get messy, and you don’t want to clog your bathtub with them!
Use a sieve to gather all the rose petals before you drain your bath.
It’s really easy, quick, and effective.
If it’s possible, take 5 minutes to wash your bath while it’s wet. It’s easier and quicker than letting the dead skin harden on the walls of the tub.
BATH SALT STORAGE & CARE
Sometimes bath soak salt hardened. To avoid that, make sure to seal the container’s lid tightly and always store it in a dry, cool place and preferably in a dark place.
It’s also important to store your bath soak in a dark glass container. Light can damage the components in your bath soak, such as the essential oil in it.
Its shelf life is up to 2 years.
BATH SOAK FOR AT HOME PEDICURE
You can use the bath salt mixture for your pedicure soak and aching feet.
What to add to foot soak:
- Warm water in a foot tub
- ¼ – ½ cup of the bath soak
- Add 1-2 drops of lavender or eucalyptus essential oil
- Few drops of peppermint essential oil (for pain relief)
- 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- Soak your feet for at least 15 minutes
- Your feet will thank you later!
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