Search By Map

5 At Home Therapeutic Baths

It's Friday and you've worked hard this week so, how about something easy? It's the Fast Friday 5 – a quick five things you need to know, served up nice and simple.
 :iStock: 5 At Home Therapeutic Baths

Nothing helps you forget the chilly outdoors like slipping into a steaming bath. Make your bath do double duty with these therapeutic additions.

1. Salty Soak. It’s an oldie but a goodie. An Epsom salt soak has been prescribed for sore muscles, stiff joints, dry skin and even stress. Random fact: Epsom salt doesn’t have any sodium; it’s actually magnesium sulfate. Take your soak to the next level by adding Grey or Himalayan salt (the real deal) and your favourite essential oil. 

2. DoucheWhen did this perfectly healthy cleansing practice become a bad word? Reclaim it by soaking in a warm apple cider vinegar bath. You’ll detoxify and soothe skin irritations as well as deal with any nasty fungus (like athlete’s foot) or minor infections.

3. Salted Chocolate. For chocolate lovers, this will seem like an abomination or a luxurious dream. On the stove, warm one cup of buttermilk and slowly add 100 grams of organic dark chocolate until it’s all melted. Add to a bathtub of warm water with Epsom salts already mixed in. Crazy, you say? The fat in the buttermilk and the cocao butter will soften the skin, the Epsom salt will relax muscles and the chocolate’s antioxidants will help detoxify. Plus, you’ll smell delicious.

4. More than a Morning Meal. Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast; it’s a fantastic bath addition to relieve dry skin.  Take one cup of organic oats (skip the flavoured stuff), pulverize in a food processor or spice grinder and then add slowly to your running bath water. Mix in well then slip into the slimy stuff and relax.  Just remember to use a strainer when you drain or your pipes may not be as happy as you are.

5. Petal Power. Got a dozen roses you don’t know what to do with? Pluck those petals and make yourself a luxury bath that will help tone the skin, reduce minor inflammation and make you smell lovely. To extract more of the oils, steep some of the petals in boiling water, let cool then pour it in.

We won’t be surprised if you earn yourself some permanent prune fingers.

 

Comments

Be the first to comment!

Sign In To Comment

Similar to this Article

  • January 26th, 2016

    Framily Matters: The Secret to Your Friendships May Be in Your Genes

    Framily Matters: The Secret to Your Friendships May Be in Your Genes

  • January 26th, 2016

    5 Ways to Reframe Your Spending Habits

    5 Ways to Reframe Your Spending Habits

  • January 25th, 2016

    6 Unbeatable Tricks for Getting a Healthier REM Sleep

    6 Unbeatable Tricks for Getting a Healthier REM Sleep

  • January 21st, 2016

    8 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food

    8 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food

  • January 12th, 2016

    The Beginner's Guide to Escaping the 9 to 5

    The Beginner's Guide to Escaping the 9 to 5

  • January 6th, 2016

    5 Habits That Lead to Your Most Awesome Self

    5 Habits That Lead to Your Most Awesome Self

  • January 4th, 2016

    The Dirty Consequences of A Winter Lifestyle

    The Dirty Consequences of A Winter Lifestyle

  • December 31st, 2015

    A Meditation for the New Year

    A Meditation for the New Year

  • December 29th, 2015

    Injury-Free New Year’s Resolutions with Susi Hately

    Injury-Free New Year’s Resolutions with Susi Hately

  • December 23rd, 2015

    5 Ways to Make the Most of Family Gatherings This Holiday Season

The Latest

  • September 16th, 2016

    The Real Pumpkin Spice Latte (No Sh*t Fillers)

    The Real Pumpkin Spice Latte (No Sh*t Fillers)

  • August 30th, 2016

    The Peachy Keen

    The Peachy Keen

  • August 23rd, 2016

    How To Keep Jealousy Off The Mat

    How To Keep Jealousy Off The Mat

  • August 12th, 2016

    Not Your Grandma's Egg Salad

    Not Your Grandma's Egg Salad

  • July 28th, 2016

    Rhubarb Ginger Shrub Cocktail

    Rhubarb Ginger Shrub Cocktail

  • January 28th, 2016

    So Fresh 'n So Green Strawberry Coconut Sensation

    So Fresh 'n So Green Strawberry Coconut Sensation

  • January 28th, 2016

    A Meditation for Unplugging

    A Meditation for Unplugging

  • January 27th, 2016

    4 Trendy Ways to Upgrade Your Toast

    4 Trendy Ways to Upgrade Your Toast

  • January 22nd, 2016

    Rosemary Sweet Potato, Bacon & Fried Egg Brunch Salad

    Rosemary Sweet Potato, Bacon & Fried Egg Brunch Salad

  • January 21st, 2016

    What to Do With Your Hands During Meditation

    What to Do With Your Hands During Meditation