After a long day, we all deserve some time to unwind and renew. Why not start with one of these three different indulgent bath experiences?
Bliss can be found in our very own bathrooms. Creating a spa-like experience is easy if you know what to do. For example, did you know there were three different kinds of bath soaks that you can enjoy? When we think of bath soaks, we usually think of lying back and decompressing in the tub. This is the most common type and is known as a full-body soak. The next is a foot bath soak. A foot soak is a targeted bath soak to help calm and rejuvenate feet. Finally, there is a Sitz bath. Originally invented in Germany, Sitz baths are growing in popularity for their soothing properties. Sitz baths are taken by sitting in a shallow dish of water, usually over the bathtub. All three of these bath experiences can help you transform your bathroom into your very own spa.
Here are our tips on how to take all three types of bath soaks to the next level. Let’s get started:
Relieve And Release With A Sitz Bath
Sitz baths are also known as hip baths because they involve sitting in water up to your hips. Sitz baths were invented in Germany centuries ago to provide therapeutic relief. Today, they are still used to help with issues impacting the lower body.
Enhancing Your Sitz Bath With Epsom Salts
People often wonder if Sitz baths or Epsom salts are better for lower body relief. However, when it comes to a Sitz bath vs Epsom salt bath, there’s no comparison. Sitz baths are a type of bath using Epsom or sea salts. In fact, there is Epsom salt for Sitz bath soaks that is ideal for relief. There are also sea salt Sitz bath soaks. Both sea salt and Epsom salt Sitz bath soaks help soften water, provide soothing release, and help you relax. Generally, we recommend Sitz baths with Epsom salt because of the benefits of magnesium. However, sea salt is also very good for Sitz baths, but only if it is made with Premium Mediterranean Sea salt.
How To Take A Sitz Bath For Maximum Relief
People take Sitz baths in two primary ways. The first is in the bathtub. You will simply fill the tub with about two inches of water. You want to fill it just enough that the water goes to your hips. Then you will add 1/8 - 1/4 cup of Epsom salts. Make sure to use Epsom salts designed for a Sitz bath like Better Bath Better Body’s Sitz Bath Soak. It is made with geranium, frankincense, niaouli, juniper, and lavender essential oils plus Vitamin C crystals that help nourish, replenish, and protect the skin. Once the tub is full you will sit in the water and soak for at least 20 minutes. You can add more warm water and Sitz bath soak as needed.
Another option for taking a Sitz bath is using a Sitz bathtub. These tubs are designed for taking a Sitz bath and generally fit on the top of a standard toilet. For these, you follow the same instructions. However, you will add 1-2 tablespoons per gallon of water.
Indulge Your Whole Body
When it comes to relaxation, nothing is better than slipping into a hot bath. Whole-body baths create a spa-like experience, perfect for unwinding after a long day. A warm bath will help loosen up the tension stored in your body. It will also help you decompress and take your mind off any stress from the day. Adding soothing bath salts, blended with essential oils can take your bath to the next level. Bath salts help soften the water making it feel gentle against your skin. They also often contain essential oils that when added to warm bath water unlock aromatherapy benefits. Bath salts also can help your muscles release tension and have many therapeutic benefits.
Taking The Perfect Full Body Bath
Taking a perfect full-body bath is easy. First, you want to make sure you give yourself plenty of time to enjoy your bath. We recommend at least a half-hour. Then set up your bathroom with whatever helps you unwind like candles, music, and even a glass of wine. Then you will fill the tub with warm water. As the water is running, you will add ½ to 1 cup of Epsom salts depending on the size of your tub to help them dissolve quickly. You can also add any other bath care products like bubble bath and bath oil. Once the tub is full you will simply soak away your cares. Here are five full-body Epsom salts to try with your full body bath:
- Deep Relaxation Bath Salt
- Joints Soak Bath Salt
- Athlete Bath Salt
- Detox Bath Salt
- Muscle Soak Bath Salt
- Take Some Pressure Off Your Feet
Finally, the last type of soak you can enjoy is a foot soak. If you spend all day on your feet or just had a long day of running around, you need foot soaks in your life. Foot soaks are easy to set up and provide target relief. They will leave your feet feeling indulged and buttery soft. Foot baths are also ideal for helping you destress and unwind.
How To Take An Indulgent Foot Bath
Taking a foot bath is very simple. You can use a specially-designed foot bath, your tub, or a bucket or bowl. You fill the vessel full of warm water. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of Epsom salts for every gallon. We recommend our Detox Foot Soak Bath Salts that were specially formulated with lemon, peppermint, frankincense, and lavender essential oils to nourish the feet. You will soak your feet for at least 15-20 minutes and up to an hour if you prefer. It’s the perfect way to relax after a hard day.
Creating a spa-like experience at home is easy with these three different types of soaks. All of these soaks are enhanced with the addition of bath salts. The bath salt blends at Better Bath Better Body are ideal. They are formulated with the highest grade USP salts and pure essential oils. There are no chemical additives or unnatural ingredients that can irritate or damage the skin. Instead, you get a luxurious feeling and deep relief with our high-quality bath products. Try our bath salts with one of these baths today!