The human body is made mostly of water and that is why we are encouraged to drink plenty of it. But soaking in it is also extremely beneficial. You can enhance this by adding certain natural products.
Not only does a warm bath make the blood flow easier, it also makes it more oxygenated by allowing you to breathe deeper and slower, particularly when taking in steam. Taking a hot bath or spa can kill bacteria and improve immunity, it can also relieve the symptoms of cold and flu.
Below are YK DAILY'S top tips on making yourself the ultimate natural bath...
Oatmeal and lavender bath
The lavender scent is known to be soothing and calming, so you can eliminate stress at the same time. The flower contains antiseptic qualities which can reduce any inflammation and aches. Combined with oatmeal and Epsom salt, this is truly a power-packed soak.
Fill Your Bath Full Of Pretty Flowers & Light Candles
Such a pretty, simple yet effective way to enjoy a bath. Pop out to your garden, or even use flowers as they are about to start drooping, add them to the water and light some tea lights, (pay attention to health & safety of course). Not only will this be a beautiful setting to enjoy your down time, it will make for a great Insta pic!
A bath caddy is such a practical addition to bath time, perfect to lay a book, glass of vino, the options are endless! If you don't want to buy one, you can even make one yourself.
Bath Time Playlist
A must for a chilled evening in the bath. Either make one yourself or find one on youtube or Spotify.
Have Herbal Tea Straight After
The antioxidants and vitamins found in herbal teas are great for helping fight disease and infections, protect against oxidative stress, and lower the risk of chronic disease. Some of the best immune-boosting herbal teas are elderberry, echinacea, ginger, and liquorice root tea, enjoy one straight after your bath, you will be in ultimate chill mode!
Add A Scented Oil
Open your senses and add a few drops of essential oil into your bath for peace and tranquility. The steam will clear your sinuses and make you feel totally relaxed.
Soak In A Bath Full Of Herbal Teas
The argument for bathing in tea versus simply drinking it is all about reaping the benefits quickly. When you bathe in green tea for example, you’re directly absorbing the nutrients in your skin versus sipping a cup every once in a while and getting disappointed that you’re not glowing with health. In short, it’s easy, it’s quick, it’s all-natural, and it’ll be a fun, different treat for your skin!
Warm your bathrobe
A total spa experience at home. There is nothing better than cuddling into a fresh warm robe after having a bath, in our opinion of course!
Create Your Own Citrus Bath Bombs
These are a cute girly night task. Poor a glass of vino, get the crudités out and make a tray of natural bath bombs to savour for a rainy day!
Make your own face mask
Fancy quenching your skin’s thirst, combat spots, get glowing skin or make your pores appear smaller? Grab your mixing bowl and try one of these homemade face mask recipes, apply and enjoy in the tub.
No matter where you are, especially when you are in the bath, there is the potential to get peckish, prepare some light snacks and place them on your caddy, what is there to stop you even having dinner in the bath? Just saying!