The best plants and herbs for a relaxing bath
When you think about making your next relaxing bath, keep in mind that there are many plants and herbs that can be a great help. Not only to get rid of tensions or to enjoy their aromas, also to take advantage of their medicinal properties. In this way, we will not only relax, but we will also be able to alleviate any discomfort that may have caused us to misplace.
But what simple tips could we follow to make the bathroom look great? To start we have to have the ideal water temperature, which is 30 degrees. This temperature is essential because it is adequate to relax our muscles and joints from the moment we dive into the bathtub.
And how could we check it? It is not necessary to have a thermometer next to it. In fact, it is easy to perceive since it is the normal temperature of our body, therefore when entering the bathtub we should not feel it hotter than our body. I suggest instead of trying the water with your hand, that you verify the temperature by placing the elbow to avoid possible burns.
So that the herbs do not mix in the water while we are doing our bath, the appropriate way to do it is to place them inside a small cloth bag that is tightly closed, resembling a tea bag that we usually use to prepare this kind of delicious drinks.
The ideal is to place the herbs in the water ten minutes before the bath so that they are diluted. If it is easier for you, you can make an infusion, strain it and then pour it into the bathtub. Another alternative is to use essential oils, for which you must place only 8 drops in the bathtub and let it dilute
The proper time for these baths with herbs is 15 minutes. If you wish to repeat it, it is advisable not to exceed the baths during the week, since if you do it naturally, the excess of contact with the water will dry your skin.
Herbs and plants recommended for relaxing baths
Among the plants that have relaxing properties, we will first talk about the chamomile. It is very easy to get and it will be helpful for when you are very stressed or when you have one of those nights when you go around and around without getting to sleep. This bath can also be used to soothe babies when they are very upset.
Another classic relaxing bath is the lavender, whether you use the plant directly - following the trick we mentioned earlier - or apply a few drops of lavender essential oil to the water. Its fresh and perfumed aroma helps clear the mind, while this herb promotes muscle relaxation, being highly recommended for those who suffer from contractures.
Put this recipe to the test: to the bath with lavender incorporate some rose petals and sage essential oil (with only five drops will suffice).
If in addition to relax the idea is to regain energy, we can use balm, which is a natural stimulant while having relaxing properties. That is, its relaxing qualities are complemented by its gentle energetic action.
Another final alternative is the eucalyptus. The properties of this tree with its characteristic aroma acts as a natural invigorating (and is also ideal for when you are feeling migraine, or to relieve the annoying and uncomfortable nasal congestion). This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.