What's the Bath Buzz? Your skin and soul will love you for this!
Everyone knows that the way to a woman’s heart is to leave her alone to soak in the tub for a few hours. Well, maybe that’s not the first way, but we are known to appreciate the solitude that comes along with locking ourselves in the bathroom after a long day. So to make your pampering sesh even more enjoyable, here is a list of the top 7 items to add to your bath to help soak all your troubles away.
1. Epsom Salt
What You’ll Need: 6 cups of Epsom Salt
Benefits: Everyone and their mother has been told by their mother to put some Epsom Salt in the bath when you have any kind of ache, pain, or muscle sore. The nutrients in the salt break down built up lactic acid and help reduce muscle tenderness. You can also get certain salts with built in components such as lavender and chamomile which will add even more healing properties to the mix.
Writer’s Pick: Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt $5 Walmart
What You’ll Need: 6 sliced lemons
Benefits: Sliced lemons smell and work best in hot water. The lemons will refresh, revive, and cool down your skin all while helping tighten pores.
Writer’s Pick: Pretty much any lemons will work
What You’ll Need: ½ box of your favorite Jell-O flavor
Benefits: Adding your favorite Jell-O flavor to your bath will not only leave you smelling heavenly, but it will also help you with pesky dry skin problems.
Writer’s Pick: Island Pineapple $0.75 Walmart
4. Green Tea Bags
What You’ll Need: 10 Green Tea Bags
Benefits: The minerals in green tea will replenish and restore balance to your skin and are also full of natural antioxidants, which will help rid your body of natural pollutants.
Writer’s Pick: Bigelow Organic Green Tea $4 Target
What You’ll Need: 1 bag of rose petals
Benefits: There are a wide range of benefits to throwing some rose petals in your bath. Not only are they high in Vitamin C, but their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce acne.
Writer’s Pick: You can pick up a bag of rose petals at any local florist
What You’ll Need: 3 cups of powdered milk
Benefits: The lactic acid in milk is packed full of skin softening properties which will rid your body of all its built up dead skin cells. A milk bath is also perfect for those days when you spend a little too much time in the sun and come home looking like a lobster. The cooling properties will help relieve the burn.
Writer’s Pick: Now Real Food Certified Organic Non-Fat Dry Milk Powder $8 Amazon
7. Bentonite Clay
What You’ll Need: 1-4 cups of Bentonite Clay powder
Benefits: If you’re a fan of Shailene Woodley it’s likely you’ve heard her talk about Bentonite Clay before and how she uses it to rid her body of heavy metals. Believe it or not, clay helps pull out the bad toxins that can cause headaches, body aches, pimples, eczema, fatigue, and sinus congestion.
Writer’s Pick: Bentonite Clay $6 Mountain Rose Herbs
By AnnaKaylin Barnes