The healing benefits of natural hot springs have been known for centuries. Unfortunately, we can’t all jet off to Japan every day to soak in an Onsen (sad, but true!) but we can try to replicate some of the benefits in the bath at home. If you don’t have a bath, perhaps you have a mother-in-law who does? Or a friend? Or is there a paddling pool in the shed? Find a way!
It’s important to keep what you’re adding to your bath as natural as possible. Chemically, heavily perfumed and soapy products can upset the balance of bacteria on your skin (because just like your gut, your skin also has a balanced ecosystem of microorganisms, and harsh treatment can disrupt that balance, leaving it wide open for harmful bacteria and fungi!). Adding salts, like Dead Sea Salt and our Himalayan Crystal Salt, provides minerals which boost circulation, provide relief for sore muscles and joints and can assist with skin healing.
Soaking in a bath can be incredibly calming for a busy and stressed out mind as well. Add in some dried flowers to bring your bath to a whole new level of luxury. The gentle scent of rose and jasmine (or any of your favourites) will do wonders for your well being.