Self-care tip of the week: Enjoy a nice, long bath!
…a detox bath to be sure. The formula below is one that is said to draws toxins out of the body while giving a deep sense of relaxation. Someone out there can explain the science to this, as it may sound redundant, a bath relaxing, no! This specific mixture in the bath is one that I had been wanting to try + I finally had all the ingredients in one place! May I be the first to say, it was easily the most relaxing one I have enjoyed in some time. Try it for yourself the next time you need a little filling of your well!
Fill the tub with warm to hot water (I make mine as hot as I can stand), mix in a handful of epsom salt, a 1/2C baking soda + 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Feel your entire body + mind melt into the soothing waters + enjoy the simplicity of a bath at day’s end. If you can, watch the sunset casting shadows on the wall + have no devices anywhere near you, except to add the benefits of some classical/instrumental music. The second I stepped in I began to feel each of my cares melting away.
As an added bonus: I will leave my spotify playlist for you here. I created the playlist after the CD —titled the same as playlist— I purchased many years ago became unplayable. It is available for purchase on amazon, just click on the cover image below. With Mothers’ Day approaching, I would be remiss to not mention my mom’s constant advice, if you don’t feel well, “go take a bath!” Wow, was she right all those years ago when this became one of my favorite escapes. Is it any wonder why bath treats like fine soaps + salts are so popular? Soothing music, like epsom salts + lavender oil can elevate a simple bath to the much-deserved, weekly ritual it should be. On top of all that I decided last minute to also use this honey facial from The Body Shop + voila, my boudouir was a peaceful sanctuary!
Here’s hoping the rest of your week will promptly give way to a peaceful weekend.