The need for relaxation, thorough care and revitalization is more pronounced in the cold days ahead of us. The good old recipes applicable at home offer us an additional advantage as well – restoring our lost touch with nature.
In the colder period of the year, nothing feels more reviving than a long, high quality bath. Regardless of whether you are starting your day with it, or ending it. Enriched with carefully selected natural ingredients, a bath brings rejuvenation and a new surge of energy. This is, first of all, thanks to the effects of the water. Combined with certain oils and extracts, a bath has quite a therapeutic effect. It is very effective against insomnia, headache, chronic fatigue, muscle soreness. This is why home wellness treatments, as a method of relaxation, are gaining popularity among those who are overwhelmed with obligations, as, in addition to everything else they offer, their anti-stress effects go without saying.
Essential oils of pine, lemon, rosemary and mint are among the most effective ingredients that can be used to fortify a bath. Lemon balm is also used, especially for relaxation treatments. Lavender and bergamot bring sensuality to a bath, emitting pleasant scents; in addition, they are very beneficial to the skin. As for the aroma, it is a very important component of this process. In wellness and holistic treatments, it is of utmost importance to inspire all senses. When the senses of touch and smell are in harmony, relaxation and revitalization are at their most complete. This kind of stimulus helps us reach what contemporary humans often assume to be unachievable in the everyday grind, exhaustion and stress – complete relaxation.
Experts working in the field recommend that the home wellness treatment be complemented with tea, for example, St. John’s Wort, for its soothing properties, as well as with alterations in the water temperature. This kickstarts yet another sense, allowing for an even stronger final effect. All benefits considered, a bath cleanses and regenerates the skin, restores the body’s strength, sooths and relaxes, reduces the feeling of fatigue and energizes.
This is why the type of bath is selected in line with individual needs of every person. The ingredients make all the difference. New recipes, based on well-known or just established traits of herbs include tinctures and infusions that are prepared separately and then added to the water, instead of the standard cosmetics. The objective, in addition to restarting sensations, relaxation and care, is to allow the natural agents to exert their full effects and to feel them as intensely as possible, as this is something that the modern human, in global terms, is missing.
For example: a bath to restore energy and improve mood
Pour hot water over two handfuls of lemon balm, thyme and mint and let sit for 15 minutes to extract the essential oils. Then add the tea to the bath water, lie in the bath while it is warm and gently massage the body. After twenty minutes, gently rub the body with a towel and apply a body milk. Hot water helps the skin absorb essential oils and the massage with herbs improves circulation.