“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.”
— Sylvia Plath
There's nothing quite like a good ol' fashion soak — especially after a long work week. A bath allows you to relax, letting the worries of the day melt away. While you're benefiting from total relaxation, why not elevate these beneficial effects even further?
A handmade bath soak allows you to pinpoint what your body needs. After all, skin is your largest organ — and although it's great at keeping harmful stuff out, it will also happily absorb substances that are beneficial.
This DIY bath soak combination has it all — activated charcoal, lavender buds, oatmeal and Himalayan salt, as well as lavender and tea tree essential oil.
Not convinced that it's worth your trouble? Here's what these ingredients can do for you:
In order to reduce mess in your tub, it's best to finely grind your oatmeal — you can either grind them up in a blender or food processor. If you have a large mortar and pestle, that will work wonders as well. You can leave a few larger pieces, just be mindful of your tub and drainage.
The increments are up to you, throw in a dash of this and a dash of that. An equal ratio of oatmeal to activated charcoal is ideal. You can add whatever else you like, depending on your own personal needs or skin type. Here is an example recipe for you to follow:
Once you've made your soothing DIY soak, add ¼ cup to your bath water. Relax for 20 minutes, then rinse off in the shower. Happy soaking!