Your every day passions fade, your thoughts fade, and your muscles relax, as the warmth of an aromatic bath envelops your body. These sensations are familiar to lovers of relaxing water treatments.
Today we will not tell you about the traditional ways, but offer you some things that are really worth trying. They’ll spice up a familiar routine and bring a new experience to life.
Creating a relaxing atmosphere
You’ll say, “No time for a slow dance. You will take a shower on the fly, go to bed or rush about your business, hastily scattering your innermost dreams in the recesses of your mind…
But just imagine: the soft flickering light of aromatic candles, sparkling glare on the fluffy foam with flower petals, a glass of wine (fragrant tea), melodious music. You must have a scene from a romantic movie in your mind. So why not try this?
A bath like this will leave you feeling renewed. Bad moods will certainly be replaced by a good one, fatigue will go away, there will be no memories of anxiety and stress. Your problems will seem insignificant, and you’ll feel like you’ve got wings behind your back.
Bring your favourite moments into the atmosphere of your bath.You can choose something from proven means:
Brew aromatic or medicinal herbs, recipes for which can be found here in the article.
Make your own foam with your favorite oils. For what in 1 L. Add 100 ml of liquid soap, the same amount of glycerine and 10 drops of essential oil to the water. Add the solution to the water, when filling the bathtub. It will fill the air with aroma and whip up a lush foam.
Use oriental incense with a soft scent. Lavender, orchid, incense, melissa, chamomile, tea tree, geranium are good for relaxation.
Light a candle. The contemplation of fire and glare relaxes the nervous system, helps take your mind off your worries. Fragrance candles will fill the air with a soft scent and warm vibes.
Play music. Choose one that appeals to you. Maybe it’s a relaxing, meditative melody or an instrumental classic.
Reading a book
Have you ever tried reading in the bathtub?? Then it’s a chance to add something new to your life.
Relaxing enveloping warmth, delicious tea and exciting reading – a combination that will fill the time before bedtime with positive emotions. And the next work day will be full of lingering anticipation for the story to continue.
You can do more than just sit and lie in the bath. The bathtub is the perfect place for a self-massage. This is the best way to relieve fatigue and stress, to take care of yourself, to find bodily and mental comfort.
It does not matter if you do not have special techniques and knowledge. Taking care of yourself is the most important thing. You can add various health-promoting decoctions and oils to the water when giving a massage.
And to make a self-massage, you do not need special accessories. With just what we have.
Start your massage with a stroking motion. Go over all parts of your body, don’t forget about your head. It will leave you feeling relaxed and soothed. Then if you want, you can move on to a more intensive rubbing. you feel lighter and more energetic. The blood circulation will increase, and you will feel a rush of energy.
When performing a self-massage, the most important thing is to listen to your body. If you have no desire to carry out the procedure to the end, just rest a little in the water.
Shower – a real counterpart of massage equipment. With its help you can make a full-fledged whirlpool massage.
Many shower heads are adjustable. Choose the most comfortable one for you. Or you can unscrew the shower head and use only the hose. While lying in the tub, smooth the jet over your body in a circular motion. The pressure of the water currents relaxes the muscles, relieves spasms, and improves circulation.
It relieves fatigue, alleviates pain caused by spasms and improves the condition of the skin.
Take a little cautionary note:
Do not use hot water. It is better to choose a temperature equal to your body temperature.
Do not massage if you have any acute illnesses.
Rubbing with a sponge
With a clean washcloth or soft brush you can perform a warming massage. It will improve the blood supply to the skin, which externally causes its redness. But the real effect is this:
Your tissue metabolism improves,
the skin cells are saturated with oxygen and nutrients,
This removes the keratinized layer of the epidermis and rejuvenates the skin.
It is a good idea to have a body massager. They will diversify the procedure, allow you to stretch the muscle tissues and relieve tension.
Are you familiar with this situation?? You have bought a package of facial masks, made screenshots of the most magical rejuvenating products, and decided to take care of yourself. But after a month or a year you keep hoping that tomorrow you will do it.
It is an excellent solution that perfectly combines hygiene and beauty care. This is the use of different facial care products during the bath.
The conditions are just right:
The face is the only part of the body that we do not immerse in water.
The bath time is 15 minutes. Average time of mask application is 10 minutes.
For the penetration of most substances it is important that the skin pores are cleaned and opened. Warm air, steam and hot water in the bathtub help it.
You will not be able to soil your clothes and other interior objects with the homemade compositions. After the time of action of the healing composition, it can be simply rinsed away with water.
Steamed and enriched skin is the ideal condition for a subsequent application of cream or oil.
Aromatherapy is a science of treatment with smells. Aromas can be used to heal ailments ranging from the external to the internal organs. Can soothe or invigorate the body, increase resilience to negative conditions and increase performance.
But do not rush to pour the oil in the bath, read the recommendations for preparation:
Directly adding essential oils to water, without special preparation, will form a film (or drops) on the surface of the water, which may cause skin irritation up to burns.
Special diluents (emulsifiers) are used for aroma oils. It is soda, honey, cream, milk, kefir.
To prepare an emulsified mixture for a single bath, 1 tbsp.l. add 4-6 drops of the oil to the diluent.
After mixing the essence with the emulsifier, the solution can be added to the water.
Bath time to achieve an invigorating effect should be no more than 15 minutes. Relaxing treatments last about 20 minutes.
Water temperature should not exceed 38 degrees Celsius.
Do not take a bath immediately after a meal. Wait a couple of hours. During this time, make preparations: play music and select scents.
For convenience, we have collected in the table effective remedies for the most popular requests.
Name of oils
jasmine, ginger, cardamom, grapefruit, lime, tea tree
bergamot, holly, ylang-ylang, cedar, melissa, rose
Relief of mental tension
anise, cinnamon, lime, mint, thyme, cumin
Lavender, frankincense, marjoram, rosewood, celery
laurel, linden, chamomile, tangerine
Relief of anxiety
Immortelle, ylang-ylang, marjoram, sandalwood, sage
Recovery from depression
bergamot, clove, ylang-ylang, ginger, coriander, juniper, nutmeg, pine, sage, tarragon
ylang-ylang, rose, bergamot, jasmine, rosemary, almond, neroli
Sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, bergamot, rosemary, lavender, cinnamon
Summer is the best time to try baths with decoctions of fresh herbs. If you are lazy to prepare the infusion, we recommend pouring flower petals into the water and you will get an unforgettable aesthetic pleasure.And for those who want to understand the issue seriously, we offer our advice:
Choose the right remedy for you. Herbs can have medicinal, cosmetic, relaxing, and invigorating effects.
If you can not collect the plants yourself, you can buy a dry collection at the pharmacy.
Prepare an herbal infusion. It is not necessary to boil the herbal collection, otherwise all the valuable substances will disintegrate and you will not get the desired effect. The herb should be crushed beforehand. For one bath it is enough to put 250 grams of raw materials into a thermos and pour 1 liter. to boiling water and infuse for about 12 hours.
The water in the bath must not exceed 40 degrees.
Time of water herbal therapy – 10-15 minutes.
And here we have gathered the types of plants that are best suited to achieve one therapeutic effect or another:
Name of plants
chamomile, sage, melissa, mint, St. John’s wort, arnica, lavender, oregano
lemon balm, peppermint, plantain, orange peel
Vitaminizing skin nourishment
Leaves of currant, sea buckthorn, rose hips, mountain ash
blackcurrant, strawberry, rose petals, carcade, chamomile, limeblossom, nettle, oregano
For dry skin
For oily skin
Nettle, pine needles and cones, St. John’s wort, plantain, cowberry leaves, coltsfoot
Relieve nervous excitement, get rid of insomnia
Valerian root, linden blossom, mint
succession, immortelle flowers, melissa, nettle
For tired feet
horsetail, calendula, St. John’s wort, nettle, pomegranate peel
Do not be ashamed of your desires, especially when you can be alone and devote your time only to yourself. Our tips are worth your while, add some novelty to your life and then even ordinary hygienic procedures will turn into a mystery, filled with new emotions and sensations.