Bath Soaks that Benefit Your Skin: 5 Common Household Ingredients to Add to Your Bath Water
At the end of long day, you run yourself a nice hot bath. You slowly submerge your body under water and start to unwind as your worries begin to melt away! Sounds amazing, right?!
But what could be even better than a hot bath, you ask? It’s what you add to said bath, to enhance its benefits for the skin, that takes things to the next level!
Here are the top 5 household ingredients you can add to your bath to ensure you reap the most from your serene self care session.
5 Common Household Ingredients to Add to Your Bath Water
It’s been said that even Cleopatra, the queen of ancient Egypt used to bathe in donkey milk to preserve her youthful beauty! Milk contains lactic acid which naturally exfoliates your skin and softens it.
Powdered milk quickly dissolves into warm water. Simply add 2 cups of it to your bathwater while the tub is filling up! Then sit back, relax, and rejuvenate!
You can certainly use other teas in your bath, but green tea in particular has antioxidant and detoxifying properties which make it a great choice to add to your bath!
While water is running, add 6-12 green tea bags to your bath. What an easy way to help your skin detoxify and fight free radical damage at the same time!
Wine’s not just for drinking on special occasions! Nope. You can also add some to your bath water and benefit from its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
The polyphenols found in wine are powerful antioxidants that protect your skin from cellular damage. Wine also contains linoleic acid which is what reduces inflammation and promotes blood circulation.
So go ahead – pour yourself a glass of wine, and…
…don’t worry if you accidentally spill some in your bath water! 😉
Oatmeal is a great additive to your bath soak, especially if you have sensitive skin! It treats minor skin irritations, burns, and itchy rashes.
Before you add oatmeal to your bath, make sure you grind it into a fine powder. Add 1 cup of finely ground oatmeal to your bath water and enjoy your soothing skin soak!
Nowadays, olive oil is probably a staple in your kitchen pantry. However, in ancient times, it was considered ‘liquid gold’! It was commonly used as a topical application and it was part of their daily skin care regimen.
Olive oil is packed with nutrients such as oleic acid, tocopherols, and squalene. Oleic acid (omega 9) has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps keep your skin moisturized. Tocopherols (Vitamin E) repair cell damage and prevent premature aging. Squalene is wonderful at regulating your skin’s sebum production.
Olive oil baths are simple, yet potent. Add a 2-3 capfuls of olive oil to your bath water. Soak and let the oil do the rest! You’ll leave with silky soft skin afterwards!
Which bath soak will you try tonight?