5 Ingredients for the Best Bath Ever
There are ingredients that you can incorporate to your bath that will not only pamper your skin lusciously but also extend nutrition to your largest organ that works to protect you. If you need your skin to do its job properly then you too need to protect it. Adding these ingredients to your Bubbles & Butter body wash soaks will help you go the extra mile in giving your skin the necessary nutrients it needs. Surprisingly, you will find all these bath ingredients in your kitchen!
Legend has it that Cleopatra was a lady of such stupendous beauty due to milk baths. While you can’t ask her, milk possesses wonderful properties that will do wonders to your skin. Lactic acid in milk doesn’t only smoothen and soften skin but also gently exfoliates skin. If you want heal sun burnt skin, adding milk to your bath helps a great deal. For milk baths, use powdered milk. You can add additional ingredients like lavender, honey or Epsom salt to your milk bath and let your body soak all the benefits in!
Honey doesn’t get spoiled even when stored for thousands of years. Honey was found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs and was an integral ingredient in beauty formulas since ancient times, over 10,000 years ago — harness this ancient beauty ingredient by adding a cup of it into your bath. Honey is rich in antioxidant properties that act as a strong detoxification agent while moisturizing, softening and soothing your skin.
3. Green Tea
Green tea is not only good for drinking; it’s good for bathing too. Anti ageing properties are abound in green tea’s minerals. Just plop 8 to 12 green tea bags into your warm bathtub wash and let the concentration pervade, then climb in to soak. Green tea functions as a rejuvenating agent — it replenishes balance in your skin. The anti oxidants in green tea relieve your skin from the effects of pollutions, leaving skin fresh and invigorated.
4. Olive Oil
Olive oil has the ability to keep skin youthful and supple as it has collagen maintaining properties. Oil absorbs better when applied on damp or wet skin — add 3 to 5 tablespoon of olive oil to your bath and soak, letting the oil get deep into your epidermis and repair it, quelling wrinkles and fine lines. If you have scathed skin, olive oil helps heal and develop your skin’s immunity against infections caused by bacteria/virus. Indians are known to indulge in oil baths especially in summers as it cools body down and keeps skin healthy. Oil baths are also beneficial at post childbirth care — they help shrink the uterus faster to its normal size and grant immunity to the vulnerable state.
5. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is specifically useful to relieve muscular aches and pains. Add a cup of Epsom salt into your bathwater and soak to do away stress and sore, achy and painful muscles. Epsom salt is a natural exfoliating agent and is good for dry and injured skin. It also heals infections on skin and kills fungus on skin.
So there you have it, 5 everyday ingredients you can find at home that will make your bathing experience more luxurious, relaxing and incredibly benefitting for your whole being!
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Originally published at bubblesandbutter.com on March 21, 2016.
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