If you’re wondering what to add to the bath to relax or help your skin then look no further. Here are a few wonders for the skin.
1. Epsom Salts
It doesn’t sound so glamorous but it is useful & very effective. Add about half a cup to your bath for general aches & pains and to reduce inflammation.
2. Sea Salt
This is great for post-work-out cramps in sore, tired muscles. Add a handful or so to the hot water & jump in. It’ll break down the build up of lactic acid that causes muscular pain. Be sure to moisturise all over with an intense conditioning cream afterwards though.
3. Baking Soda
Diluted by warm bath water, this makes a gentle, effective soothing agent. Use it to calm skin irritation eg. those caused by insect bites
Although to some this may sound weird, it is an ancient beauty bath ingredient & is super effective. It has lactic acid which helps soften the skin & promises to leave it smooth.
Either fill a tea ball with dried lavender or add a few drops of lavender essential oil to you bath. It smells heavenly but also relieves inflammation in stiff, strained & tired muscles. It is also great for unknotting tense sinews.
6. Citrus Oil
Lemon or tangerine oils refresh your skin & make you smell delicious as it sticks to your skin.
This softens skin but also helps with itching, irritated skin. Make sure you wrap it in a cloth or place it in a tea ball & allow it to infuse into the water.
8. Peppermint Oil
This smells great & is an effective, relaxing addition to your bath. It helps soothe an overworked body & has tension relieving properties as well.