Winter is just about here and you might be looking for a way to warm up and relax. Baths are a great way to cleanse your body, relax your mind and warm up in the chilly weather, especially if you just spent some time outdoors in the cold. Here is a list of some of the best types of baths to try this winter:
- Epsom salt baths are made from a warm bath filled with about 2 cups of Epsom salts. You can find Epsom salts at many large or local retailers. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and may be great for relaxing your muscles, easing aches and pains, soothing your body while you are sick and simply relaxing. To increase the benefits of an Epsom salt bath, add some essential oils. Some great oils to try are lavender, eucalyptus or peppermint. Remember that less is more when it comes to essential oils and only add one to two drops to your bath. You can also mix oils together if you’d like multiple scents and benefits.
- If you are experiencing dry or irritated skin, try taking an oatmeal bath. Make oatmeal quick by putting one to two cups of uncooked oats in hot water and honey for about five minutes and then add to your bath with running water.
- Go for a classic and soothing bubble bath. Get your favorite brand of bubble bath and add it to a warm bath. Soak, read a good book or enjoy a glass of wine for the best bath ever.
- Try bath oils if you aren’t a fan of bubbles. Bath oils are said to increase the moisture in your skin, so this is also a good tip if you are experiencing very dry or irritated skin this time of year.
- If you are in need of some all over exfoliation, try a baking soda bath or make a scrub with coconut oil and sugar. Add about four to five tablespoons of baking soda to a warm bath and allow it to dissolve to achieve maximum benefits. If you need a little more scrubbing power, mix equal parts coconut oil and sugar to make an easy and powerful scrub to get rid of dull, dry, dead skin cells.
- Bonus points: after you get out of your fabulous bath, slather on lotion or body cream when your skin is still damp. This may give you moisturized and supple skin, ready to take on the rest of winter.
Do you take baths? What is your favorite type of bath to take? What do you do while you take a bath… read, drink, listen to music? Share with us below!