Cleaning ourselves has become part of a routine instead of a special timerelaxing for contemplation. A sweetly scented shower or bath with essential oils and spa salt can be very relaxing soothing to the skin, and improve your health.
A home spa can also improve blood circulation, tone up the skin elasticity, lower blood pressure and enhance your mood.
If you want to take a bath make sure the water temperature is slightly higher than the body temperature. The recommended length time would be 20 minutes.
Before, taking a bath or shower it is also recommended that you quickly brush over the skin. This will help to keep the skin fresh, remove dead cells and stimulate blood circulation. Do not over brush the skin. If you are sweaty, oily or dirty, take a quick shower before the bath.
Here are a few recipes for your bath and shower. Test them until you find the one that suits you the most.
Make your Body Butter at Home
Honey and Oatmeal Bath
Herbal Oatmeal Bath
Liquid or Gel Soap
Almond Rose Soap
Strawberries and Cream Bath Bags
Cinnamon Oatmeal Milk Bath
Gentle Milk Bath
Salt and Skin Cleanser Bath
Magic Fruity Bath Salts
Herbal Milk Bath
Oatmeal Bath: is effective for eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox and other skin eruptions. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup of fine powdered oatmeal to your bath and soak for 20 minutes whileoatmeal rubbing any floating powder onto the skin. Dry yourself gently and you are done.
To make fine powdered oatmeal just blend oatmeal until it becomes fine powder.
Honey and Oatmeal Bath:
The combination of oatmeal and honey is effective to treat dry, itchy, sensitive and mature skin. The oatmeal soothes the skin while the honey moisturizes it. Sprinkle 1/4 to 1/2 cup of fine powdered oatmeal to your bath. Dissolve 1 Tbsp of honey in 1/4 cup of warm water then add to bath.
Oatmeal Bath: This bath has a very refreshing effect. Mix
1/4 cup of fined powdered oatmeal with a small handful of mixed herbs,
such as lavender, rose petal, spearmint, camomile, scented geranium or
thyme and toss into the bath.
For Goddesses and little princess who have sensitive skin.
1/2 cup distilled or bottled water, not tap water
1 packet unflavored gelatine
1/2 cup baby shampoo
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add gelatine and stir
until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Slowly stir in the baby
shampoo. Let the mixture cool until it’s tepid enough to put in a
clean, decorative widemouthed jar with a tight-fitting top.
Place jar in the refrigerator to set the gel.
Use a few teaspoons of gel per bath. Bath gel should keep up to a month in the refrigerator.
2 cups soap flakes or grated bar soap
2 liters water
2 teaspoons glycerin
In a large pot, combine all the ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the soap flakes have dissolved.
Transfer the mixture to a clean 2-liter container and cover tightly. For a thinner gel soap, increase the water to 4 liters.
This is a fragrant soap that gently cleans
2 tablespoons dried red rose petals
235 g pure soap flake
2/3 cup boiling water
1/2 cup rose water
2 tablespoons ground almond
9 drops geranium essential oil
Pound the rose petals with a mortar and pestle. In a large bowl, combine the ground petal, soap, and water and stir until smooth. If the soap stars to solidify, Place the bowl over near boiling water.
Stir in the rose water and ground almonds. Allow to cool. Stir in the essential oil.
Shape the mixture into six balls and flatten them slightly. Allow the soap to harden between sheets of wax paper. Keep unused soap in a cool, dark place until needed.
A rich, spicy soap
1kg leftover soap
1 tablespoon spring water
1 teaspoon glycerine
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon essential oil
1 tablespoon sweet orange essential oil
10 drops clove bud essential oil
Coarsely grate the scraps of soap into a large mixing bowl. Add the spring water, glycerine, and essential oils. Mix well.
Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and allow it to stand for about 15 minutes, until the soap is slightly soft and pliable.
Scoop the mixture up by the handful and press or roll it into small balls. Compress it tightly. Place on wax paper. Allow the soap balls to dry and harden for a day or two.
This will help relieve itching dry skin and provide a relaxing and soothing bath. Also great for a gift.
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup powdered milk
4 tablespoons almond meal
16 drops strawberry essential oil
In a small bowl, combine oatmeal, powdered milk, and almond meal, stirring to mix well. Stir in essential oil until blended. Divide mixture among three pretty cloth bags, and tie them at the top. Tie a generous loop of string or ribbon to the top of each bag.
In a small bowl, combine oatmeal, powdered milk, and almond meal, striging to mix well. summer timeStir in essential oil until blended. Divide mixture among three pretty cloth bags, and tie them at the top. Tie a generous loop of string or ribbon to the top of each bag. Keep bags in a cool, dark place until ready to use.
Luxury for your bath. It makes you smell good afterward, but it is also delightful while you soak.
1 large handful mixed herbs (rosemary, lovage, lavender, lemongrass, sage, parsley, or peppermint)
Place the herbs of your choice in a doubled squared of cheesecloth. Gather up the corners of the cheesecloth and tie securely.
Toss herb bag into a hot bath to soften and scent the water. Once you're in the bath, rub it all over your skin, paying particular attention to areas where odour is a problem.
You will gain as much pleasure making the concoction as you will from soaking in it. The cinnamon will gently warm you and offer up a soothing aroma.
1 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup finely ground oatmeal
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Place all ingredients in a food processor and whirl to combine. Transfer into a clean, tightly covered, moisture-proof container, where it will keep indefinitely.
Add about 1/2 cup of the Cinnamon Oatmeal Milk Bath to a full tub of warm water and enjoy the soak.
Salt Baths: Use 1/4 to 1 cup of any of the following: kitchen salt, sea salt, or Epson salt and pour in the bath. After the bath wrap yourself warmly and rest.
Skin Cleanser Bath: Add 2 cups of milk or 1/3 cup of milk powder to the bath and 1/4 cup of Epsom salts or baking soda in the bath.
For oily skin, use buttermilk or skim milk.
1 envelope unsweetened Kool-Aid or equivalent, any flavour
4 cups Epsom salts
Pour half the Epsom salt into a clean one-quart container. Empty the
pouch of soft drink into the salts. Cover and shake until combined.
Add the rest of the salts and combine shaking. Your mixture will be subtly colored, but the colors will appear as you toss the salts into the warm tub.
Use up to a half-cup of bath salts per bath. Water will be scented and colourful.
Herbal Milk Bath: is a soothing way to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin.
Steep herbs in 2 cups of milk and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
After steeping mash the herbs thoroughly, strain, then add mixture to bath.
calendula flower, elder flower, lemon verbena,
lemon thyme, rose petals, geranium leaves, spearmint or sweet violets.
Bath Herbs for dry skin: You can use one or a combination of these herbs. Speedwell, calendula flowers, comfrey leaf or root, plantain leaves seeds, rosebuds, rose petals, camomile flowers or scented geranium.
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