How to Make a Relaxing Bath with Natural Herbs

Apothecary jars filled with bath salts next to my tub!

Apothecary jars filled with bath salts next to my tub!

I love a bath. It is especially nice when the weather gets cool to take a hot bath. Nothing soaks your daily stress away than to take the time out of your busy day to spoil yourself just a little bit. It is so important to your health to take care of yourself. And a bath is a simple, inexpensive way to create a spa-like effect right in the comfort of your own home.  I have found some wonderful ways to enjoy a bath by using natural products in my tub.  Try one of these relaxing baths for your mental and physical health.

Mineral Aromatherapy Bath

Take a couple of handfuls of unrefined sea salt and dump them under warm running water in your tub. Add several drops of your favorite essential oil. When I want to relax, I will add lavender. If I am feeling a bit congested, eucalyptus works great. Peppermint is revitalizing. There are endless essential oil combinations you can experiment with for different effects.

Warming Ginger Bath

Take a couple of handfuls of powdered ginger (available at better health food stores or online). Use a reputable brand such as Frontier that is non-irradiated. If it has been irradiated, all of the benefits of the herb have been irradiated right out. Ginger is not only energizing, but it is warming as well. Ginger powder in your bath water will keep the water warmer for longer as it relaxes yet revitalizes you.

Calming Chamomile Bath

Chamomile is a known relaxer and helps to induce sleep. When you are looking for a relaxing bath that will help you get some zzzz’s, try a chamomile powder bath. Take a couple of handfuls of chamomile flower powder (available online or in better health food stores – make sure the brand and dealer are reputable and non-irradiated) and put them under warm running water in your tub. Get in and enjoy!

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