The Ultimate Guide to Therapeutic Bath Soaks

The Ultimate Guide to Therapeutic Bath Soaks

The Ultimate Guide to Therapeutic Bath Soaks

A warm, relaxing bath has been a staple of comfort for centuries. The ancient Greek, Roman and  Egyptian cultures all have recorded histories of using baths for both hygienic and healing purposes. The Greeks are credited with being the first civilization to utilize the healing properties of herbs in their bathing rituals. Greek steam baths, known as Laconia infused leaves of Bay Laurel, Fir, Pine, and Juniper to help promote wellness. Ancient Roman baths had an advanced three part system of differently tempered baths. The first step of a Roman bath was the Tepidarium, which was a warm bath designed to open the pores gradually. The next step was the Caldarium, where the temperature was elevated to 100 degrees Fahrenheit to relax and detoxify the body. The final and third step was the Frigidarium, which was a cold water bath thought to close the pores and complete the detoxification process. Baths have been used for thousands of years to evoke healing benefits and comfort. But in today’s current age, there is a great deal of misinformation on how to properly use bathing as a therapeutic option. There are many additives such as essential oils, herbs, flower essences and minerals that can be added to your bath to help you find natural remedies for multiple ailments.

 Below is the Ultimate Guide to Therapeutic Bath Soaks-

Be sure you are using 100% pure ingredients when you soak in a bath. Impure products can increase the toxins that are absorbed into your body during a soak. Only use pure Epson salts, herbs and therapeutic grade essential oils that are not mixed with other ingredients. 

It is recommended you soak for at least 15 minutes but no longer than 30 minutes per therapeutic bath session.

It is also recommended that you drink at least an 8oz glass of pure water before and after your soak to prevent dehydration.     

Antibacterial Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally cleanse the body to help prevent infections.

1 Cup Baking Soda

5 tablespoons of Ground Ginger

3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

 

Anti-Inflammatory Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally soothe inflammation and discomfort.

2 Cups Epson Salt

5 Drops Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil

 

Sensitive Skin Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally soothe sensitive or dry skin.

5 Drops Chamomile Essential Oil

2 Teaspoons of Powdered Calendula Flower

 

Energy & Vitality Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally promote energy.

2 Green Tea Bags (Equivalent of 2 tablespoons of loose green tea)

5 Drops of Orange Essential Oil

 

PH Balance Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally bring your body to a more alkaline status.

½ Cup Himalayan Pink Salt

4 Tablespoons of Baking Soda

3 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil

 

Detoxification Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally help your body remove toxins.

Precaution: Do not exceed more than 2 detox baths per 7 days.  

1 Cup Baking Soda

¼ Cup Epson Salt

5 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

 

Immune Boosting Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally boost your immunity if you have been exposed to germs/infection/flu/colds within the previous 24-48 hours.  

2 cups apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons dried ground ginger

 

 

Pain Relief Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally treat pain from issues such as: Arthritis, Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Back pain, Muscle Inflammation and Tension.  

3-5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil (Start with the lower dose of 3 drops and work your way up if you need more pain relief.  Peppermint MUST BE DILUTED to prevent burns/irritation. Do not use more than 5 drops.  If you have sensitive skin or have chemical sensitivities start with 3 drops)   

5 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil

1 Cup of Epson Salt

 

Sleeping Potion Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally induce sleep and relaxation.

8 Drops Chamomile Essential oil

5 Drops Lavender Essential oil

1 Cup Epson Salt

 

Post Workout Soreness Relief Soak-

Uses: To naturally soothe pain after a workout session.

2 Cups Epson Salt

5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

1 oz Magnesium Oil 

Precaution: Do not use without first consulting your healthcare provider, especially if you have kidney issues.

 

Mood Boosting Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally promote a happy, stable mood.

5 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil

3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

3 Drops Lime Essential Oil

¼ Cup Sea Salt

 

Chest Congestion & Sinus Relief Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally relieve congestion from colds, sinus pressure and chest congestion.

10 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

 

Menstrual Pain Relief Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally relieve menstrual pain, cramping and PMS symptoms.

5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

4 Tablespoons Ground Ginger Powder

2 Cups Epson Salt

 

Mega Moisturizing Bath Soak-

Uses: To naturally moisturize dry skin.

2 Teaspoons of Mineral Oil

2 Teaspoons of Almond Oil

4 Drops Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

Precaution: Oils will make your bathtub slippery. Enter and exit your bathtub with caution to prevent falls or injury.  

 

Heavy Metal Detox Soak-

Uses: To naturally detoxify the body.

2 cups of Bentonite Clay

4 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Precaution: Do not exceed one heavy metal detox bath per 7 days.

 

These therapeutic bath suggestions are not intended to replace medical care. Do not start or stop any treatment without first contacting your healthcare provider.

Mary Tylor Natural’s stands by our motto, “Better Ingredients for a Better Life.”

 

 

(Sources: Holistic Horse, Greek Medicine Net, Aqua for Balance)