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Top 5 Tips For Bathing
Enhance the action of your bath with essential oils. Six drops in the water are enough to make a difference. Try grapefruit bergamot or lime to energize, clary sage, rosemary or patchouli to soothe your mind; and melissa, lavender or camomile to send you to sleep.
If you're using essential oils, put them in once you have finished running the water. Close the door and walt two to three minutes before you get in - this helps the oils evaporate into the air and maximizes their powers.
For the best beauty results, baths should be either long or short. Short baths (five to ten minutes) cleanse the skin without dehydration, while if you stay in the bath for over 20 minutes you'll start to rehydrate your skin from outside (the reason you go pruny).
On the other hand, baths that last between 10 and 20 minutes should be avoided, as you actually lose water from the skin while you bathe. This can result in dehydration.
Just a couple of words of warning, if you are allergic to seafood, skip seaweed baths. if you have sensitive skin, body brushing, salts, essential oils or bath foams are best avoided. if you have any heart or blood pressure problems avoid very hot or very cold baths or showers.
Make Your Bath Bounties
It's easy to whip up soothing bath treatments from the ingredients of your own kitchen.
For a moisturizing pre-bath body treat mix together the following ingredients:
Rub the mixture into the body, leave for five minutes, shower off, then have a moisturizing bath.
Create a super-powered body scrub with fruits containing fruit acids. These help dissolve dead skin cells, which can then be whisked away.
Mix the following:
Handful Dead Sea salts
2 tbsp honey
Apply to the body in circular motions.
Rich Bath Remedy
For a rich moisturizing bath blend use the following ingredients -
1 cup oatmeal
3 cups powdered milk
Add the oatmeal to the milk in a muslin bag. Place this under the tap and run the water through it.