There are few things as refreshing and as relaxing as a good bath. With the right products, even the best bath can be elevated into something that can change the feeling of your whole day.
There are many different kinds of baths a person can take. A traditional bath is the classic favorite, filling up a tub with warm water, adding your favorite products, and indulging in a full-body soak. However, not everyone has a full bath to enjoy. For those who don’t have a full bath, there are sitz baths and foot baths that give you the same feelings of rest and rejuvenation without the need for a full tub. These can be enjoyed in sitz bath basins or foot soaking basins that are easily stored even in smaller spaces.
Whether you have a full tub, or you’re looking for a great bath on something of a smaller scale, 4 bath products we are loving are:
- Sitz Bath Soak – Sitz Bath Soak is a classic for those who are experienced in taking soothing sitz baths, or those who are new to this style of bathing. A sitz bath focuses primarily on the bottom area, and it may be taken in a sitz soaking basin that attaches right to a standard toilet bowl. The sitz basin is attached to the toilet, it’s filled with warm water, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of soak are added per gallon to the soaking vessel. To enjoy the soak, simply sit on the basin and relax in the fresh aroma for around 15 to 20 minutes. In a bathtub, simply fill the bathtub with a few inches of water and sit in the warm water.
Sitz baths may be taken for any reason, but they tend to provide comfort for those who may be dealing with hemorrhoids. The Sitz Bath Soak blend combines USP grade epsom salts with fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, and essential oils of lavender, frankincense, geranium, niaouli, and juniper.
- Detox Bath Soak – Detox Bath Soak is perfect for those who are looking for the kind of bath that erases the stresses of the day. This soak combines USP grade epsom salt with fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils of lemon and ginger. The all-natural lemon notes add a certain clean zing to the aroma of the blend, while ginger comes in to provide warmth and comfort at the same time.
Detox Bath Soak is an excellent choice for those baths taken to clear the mind. To enjoy this soak, fill a bathtub with warm water, add around ½ cup to 1 cup of soak to the bath, and relax in the water for around 20 minutes. Detox may also be enjoyed in showers by placing a handful of the salt on the shower floor and allowing the steam to fill the air with the essential oil-based aromatherapy.
- Turmeric Bath Soak – While some take baths to refresh and rejuvenate, others take baths to comfort and relax. Turmeric is a perfect fit for the latter sort of situation. This soak combines USP grade epsom salt with fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils of turmeric, cinnamon, ylang ylang, orange, and grapefruit. Turmeric and cinnamon work to provide the sort of “warm hug” experience often sought after in a comforting soak, while orange sweetens, grapefruit brightens, and ylang ylang provides a sweet and creamy note that pulls the whole blend together.
Turmeric Bath Soak is best enjoyed by adding around ½ cup to 1 cup of soak to a bathtub of warm water, followed by a soak of around 20 minutes. To enjoy the aromatherapy without a tub, it can be enjoyed by spreading about a handful of the blend on the floor of a hot shower and allowing the room to fill with aromatic steam.
- Circulation Foot Soak – The average person walks an average of 1 to 1.5 miles every day, and it’s their feet that take them there. While feet work hard throughout the day, most people don’t think much about them when the day is through. Our feet deserve pampering, and Circulation Foot Soak is a way to give them just what they’re asking for. This soak combines essential oils of ginger, cypress, eucalyptus, and lavender to provide aromatherapy to a USP epsom salt blend.
To use epsom salt for feet, fill a bathtub or a soaking basin with enough water to cover the feet Make sure the temperature is warm enough to soothe and produce steam, but not too warm that it becomes uncomfortable. Add in around 1 to 2 tablespoons of soak per gallon of water, agitate the water to dissolve the salt, and prepare to soak for around 15 to 20 minutes.
This epsom salt for sore feet will leave the bather feeling refreshed and renewed.
In order to get the most from your soak, you’ll want to have a few things on hand. A warm, soft, and dry towel is best for patting the skin dry after your soak and should be kept within arm’s reach of your bathtub or soaking basin. Additionally, you may want to incorporate a book, a puzzle book, a tablet, or some music to keep you relaxed and entertained throughout the duration of your soak. Soaking should be a soothing and rejuvenating experience and coming prepared ensures you can make the very most of it.