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10 Different Things To Add To Your Bath And Their Health Benefits

Baths can serve all manner of purposes, from stress busting soaks to lullaby lounges. But did you know that you can actually have a bath that heals ailments or makes you look younger for longer? Take a look at this infographic to improve your future bath experiences.

10 thing to add to a bath

 

10 Different Things To Add To Your Bath And Their Health Benefits - Transcript

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

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