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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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