A sitz bath is great if you are a new mother needing some relaxation and soothing. It’s also great if you simply need to pamper yourself and enjoy the soothing benefits of epsom salt.
However, if you plan to use a sitz bath, you also need to learn how to clean the sitz bath and how to take care of your home spa.
Need a sitz bath to get started? You can buy an over the toilet sitz bath online, or you can simply have your sitz bath in the bathtub, which actually requires less effort to clean.
Who Should Use A Sitz Bath?
A sitz bath can be used by both men and women and can be incorporated into your regular personal hygiene routine. You don’t need very special reasons to have a sitz bath. It just feels great because of its relaxing benefits.
When you use your sitz bath, make sure you add just enough warm water so you can soak the area well without overflowing the tub. After filling your sitz bath with warm water, add up to two cups of pure epsom salt.
What Epsom Salt Sitz Bath Options Are There?
Postpartum Bath Salt contains 100% pure essential oil geranium and lemon. This soak can help you relax and get the much-needed relief you want. We use only USP Grade pure epsom salt, no artificial fillers or additives.
For a regular epsom salt sitz bath soak in the tub, you can try out our Sitz Bath Salt with juniper and niaouli essential oils. This natural sitz bath soak is made with USP Grade epsom salt, pure essential oils, and Vitamin C crystals that provide you with natural relief. It is also incredibly easy to use as a bath soak.
Lilliuma Sitz Bath Salt is another popular sea salt sitz bath option that is made with Mediterranean Sea salt and pure essential oils, perfect for providing you the relief you need while soothing and relaxing your body at the same time.
Not sure which sitz bath soak to use? Our Sitz Bundle 3-Pack offers all three. You can create your own spa experience at home with all three of these to beat stress, rejuvenate, and refresh yourself. A high-quality sitz bath soak is just what you need.
Epsom Salt Sitz Bath
Epsom salts are most commonly used in a sitz bath due to the soothing properties they provide. Some people prefer Mediterranean Sea Salt because it creates the feeling of enjoying the ocean in your own home. Whichever you prefer, we’ve got it here in our Better Bath Better Body shop.
How To Clean A Sitz Bath
Now that you know who can benefit from a sitz bath and have seen the assortment of sitz bath salt options you can choose from, let's focus on how to clean a sitz bath.
To start, pour out any water or solution that is left behind after your sitz bath soak. You then need to rinse the container inside and out with hot water.
Next, put two tablespoons of bleach into your sitz bath and fill the container with at least half a gallon of hot water. If you don't want to use bleach to clean your sitz bath, you can make a solution with dish soap and warm water instead. You can also mix in a couple of tablespoons of vinegar into the dish soap and warm water solution as well.
Scrub the sitz bath thoroughly with a soft cloth or sponge, making sure to wipe it down completely inside and out. When done, rinse the sitz bath with warm water and dry it with a clean towel.
Is A Sitz Bath Hygienic?
Yes! A sitz bath is definitely hygienic. Just make sure to rinse it out and dry it after every use. Cleaning your sitz bath is easy and straightforward and can be done in just a couple of minutes.
Can Bleach Damage A Sitz Bath?
If you can avoid using bleach every time to clean your sitz bath, then you should. Prolonged exposure to bleach on certain surfaces, like plastic, can damage it. When using bleach, always be sure to dilute the bleach with water and never mix it with other cleaners.
Bleach is often used because it can disinfect the sitz bath; however, you can also try using a solution made with a white vinegar solution or a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution as a disinfectant for your sitz bath.
These solutions are also much safer to use on plastic materials and will not corrode or damage them with prolonged exposure.
Making Your Own Home Spa
Once you stock up on your epsom salts and other bath salt essentials, you will be well on your way to creating your own relaxing spa experience at home. Light some candles, have a nice soak, and watch how quickly your stress melts away. And of course, keep everything clean after you soak.