Early nights and colder temps in autumn mean soaking season is back. A long, hot bath is the ultimate self care. And beyond the benefits to your skin, a relaxing soak can calm your mind and elevate your mood.
“Sacred bathing brings the ancient tradition of meditation and prayer into the modern day ritual practice of a home bath, so that you can connect to Spirit daily and purify your energy,” writes Dr. Larry Dossey, M.D. about The Book of Sacred Baths by psychologist Paulette Kouffman Sherman.
Here, via wellandgood, are five luxurious baths to indulge yourself.
You know it’s delicious, but did you realize it could be decadent?
The anti-inflammatory green can be used straight up or in oil form to ease muscle pain and help you destress, so feel free to fully submerge into your own herb-scented oasis.
We’re convinced charcoal is the new coconut oil. Everyone is using it for everything. We mainly use it to filter the fish tank. But we suppose if it can handle those impurities, it could probably detox the skin as well.
Green tea is anti-inflammatory, so it can help soothe a tired and achy body, and keep you looking good in the process!
“The vitamin B contained in green tea will soften the skin and the minerals in it will keep skin youthful,” says Susan Ciminelli, a New York City holistic skin-care expert.
Rose petals in the bath go back about as long as humans have history. And rosewater has been ascribed various miraculous properties – some real, some not so much.
If picking apart an actual bouquet of roses doesn’t quite sound like your thing, try sprinkling in a rose essential oil or a rose bath oil instead
We’ve never tried it, but some folks suggest dropping crystals into your bath.
She rocks steady with clear quartz, which can help clear out your mind and amethyst, which creates clean energy and keeps negativity away. You can also add some love-inducing rose quartz or stress-busting celestine to give your tub the most zen vibes possible.
Hey, to each their own. Only… maybe… if you do try putting crystals in the bathtub, uh…
Watch where you sit.