The bath is not just the place where we clean ourselves. It is also where many of us relax. And one of the best ways to relax is to take a Bubble Bath.
If you want to really be assured of taking a soothing, healthful bath, one where no harmful ingredients have crept into the water that can cause problems with your skin or body, one of the best things you can do is to create a homemade bubble bath.
When you create your own bubble bath you know that you are taking better care of your body because you are not using the chemicals that can be found in other bubble baths.
In addition, you know your concoction is fresh – that it hasn’t sat for who knows how long on some shelf somewhere.
When you create your own bubble bath, you naturally end up learning about the different essential oils and products that can help you better care for your body in and out of the bath.
One of the main ingredients in a homemade bubble bath is an essential oil of some sort. There are many oils that have many different purposes. There is no need to add more than a few drops to your bubble bath, as all oils are rather potent.
Allowing your body to relax is part of taking proper care of the body. Soothing relaxation helps the nervous system and has many other health benefits as well, including stress reduction and the control of stress-related conditions like acid reflux.
The bath is a perfect time to do this, and you can bring along a book to better help them relax during bath time. The right essential oils can contribute to this feeling of relaxation.
You might select oils for the way they smell, or choose a scent that you like best from among oils like lavender, rosewood, sandalwood, chamomile, and myrrh, all considered soothing.
Be sure to avoid ingesting oils orally, and avoid using marjoram during pregnancy. Check with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy to find out what other oils should be avoided during pregnancy.
Letting your body feel energized and uplifted contributes to mental health and well being as well. It is very difficult to take proper care of the body when the mind is unhappy.
Some of the essential oils that can help you with this care of the body are eucalyptus, spearmint, peppermint, and lemon oil. Additionally, eucalyptus can help your body fight cold symptoms, as it reduces congestion.
Many people who create their own bubble baths actually make one for relaxing and one for revitalizing, in order to have what the body needs on hand. Other oils are especially good at softening the skin.
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and taking care of the skin is necessary to the proper care of the body. Almond oil and coconut oil are both excellent skin care choices. Almond oil has almost no smell to it, so it does not conflict with any oil you add for scenting purposes.
Coconut oil has a nutty and floral fragrance which can help you feel as though you are in an exotic garden. However, it is possible to find scents that complement the coconut oil and provide other effects. In fact, many homemade bubble bath recipes call for the combination of different oils for better effect.
In addition to oils, there are other ingredients necessary to make homemade bubble bath, such as distilled water, castille soap and liquid glycerin. Many of these are found easily and relatively inexpensively at any bath or beauty store.
They are necessary to help create the bubbles, add a liquid form to the bubble bath and provide a solution for mixing. None of these substances is generally harmful, and they add a great deal to the bubble bath mixture, as they are clean and can be used to clean the body as well as to create bubbles to sit in.
It is easy to improve the care your body gets during a bath when you create your own bubble bath to help you relax and cope with the general stresses and vagaries of life.
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