Luxurious DIY bath soak recipes to support smooth, supple, and purified skinPosted on July 10, 2019 Written by: 100% PURE®
In the long months of summer, skin can be stripped, exposed, and stressed by environmental toxins and the elements. Bath soaks are the perfect solution for combining relaxation with skin nourishment, and can be tweaked to target your skin’s biggest issues.
We’ve whipped up a few simple DIY bath soaks for you to enjoy, made with ingredients that will help you combat the sweltering summer heat. Get the details below!
Environmental toxins are one of the leading causes of premature skin aging, acne, dryness, and rashes. Toxins are extremely damaging, and can reach your skin through UV rays, pollution, radiation, phthalates, and even home flame retardants in your furniture and upholstery. To lessen your risk of transdermal absorption of these toxins into the bloodstream, it’s important to monitor both your personal care products and your levels of environmental exposure.
One of the best ways to purge toxins from your body is through detoxification. For a full body skin detox, bath soaks are the most efficient option. Since many of the naturally detoxifying ingredients for this bath soak are packed with alpha hydroxy acids, this treatment will also have some skin brightening benefits!
2 cups epsom salt (or raw sea salt)
4 drops lemon essential oil
4 drops grapefruit essential oil
1 medium lime, sliced
1 medium ginger root, peeled and shaved
Begin your detox bath routine by dry brushing your skin, to slough away any environmental toxins built up on the skin’s surface. You’ll also want to make sure you’re well-hydrated before beginning your bath. For some, detoxifying treatments can trigger nausea and lightheadedness, so set aside time after your bath to rest and recuperate.
Pour your bath salts into hot water, allowing them to dissolve for about 5 minutes. While waiting for your salts to dissolve, add your essential oils, a tied sachet of shaved ginger, and your lime slices. Stir ingredients gently before stepping into your bath. While soaking for a total of 20-30 minutes, sip 16oz of lemon water to assist your body in flushing toxins from your system.
When exiting the tub after your detox bath, move slowly and carefully. Take a short shower to rinse away excess salts from your skin, and brush with a recycled bath sponge to slough away remaining dead skin. Continue drinking water to replenish your system, and follow with a gentle, nourishing body cream or body butter to re-moisturize the skin.
Summer skin never gets a chance to rest – just like you! It acts as a barrier against outside toxins, while also working hard to retain water for healthier internal systems. To give summer skin some well-deserved TLC, throw together a simple DIY bath soak that’s designed to restore and replenish stressed, overworked skin.
The ingredients in this bath soak offer anti-inflammatory and calming benefits for stressed summer skin. These can help with common skin symptoms like dryness, itching, sunburns, and psoriasis.
2 cups epsom salts (or raw sea salt)
4 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops chamomile essential oil
4 drops tea tree essential oil
2 cups organic oat milk
15 minutes before stepping into your bath, apply argan oil onto skin. The anti-inflammatory benefits and natural vitamin E content in this nourishing oil will perfectly prime skin for bathtime nourishment. Since this is a soothing bath soak, step up the relaxation factor by lighting a few candles around the tub and switching off your bathroom light.
Pour your bath salts into hot water, allowing them to dissolve for about 5 minutes. While waiting for your salts to dissolve, add your essential oils and oat milk. Stir gently to incorporate ingredients before stepping into the bath.
While soaking for 20-30 minutes, use a washcloth soaked in warm water to drape over areas of irritation or inflammation. Gently massage sore muscles while breathing in the aromatherapeutic scents of lavender, chamomile, and tea tree essential oils. After stepping out of your tub, follow with lavender-infused body and bath products like body cream, body butter, or even a gentle body oil.
Sun has a way of stripping skin of hydration, while low humidity and environmental exposure can dwindle skin’s natural lipids. Replenish these building blocks of youthful, healthy skin with a moisturizing bath soak 2-3 times per week, using natural botanicals and oils.
Coconut oil is world-renowned for moisturizing both body and hair. Fatty acids and antimicrobial properties in coconut assist in restoring suppleness and help to calm itching, flaking, and dryness. Combined with hydration from rose and aloe, this DIY bath soak trifecta is perfectly suited to replenish dry, moisture-sapped skin.
2 cups epsom salts (or raw sea salt)
½ cup extra virgin coconut oil
8 drops rose essential oil
2 cups dried rose petals
2 tbsp cold-pressed rosehip oil
15 minutes before stepping into your bath, apply argan oil to prep skin for optimum moisture absorption. Pour your bath salts into hot water, allowing them to dissolve for about 5 minutes. While waiting for your salts to dissolve, add your coconut oil, rosehip oil, rose petals, and essential oil. Stir gently to incorporate ingredients before stepping into the bath.
While soaking for 20-30 minutes, use a washcloth soaked in warm water to drape over areas of extreme dryness. After stepping out of your tub, gently pat skin dry with a soft towel, taking care to leave a fine layer of water and moisture from your bath soak on skin. Follow immediately with an all-over layer of our Vanilla Bean Nourishing Body Cream, then dab on Coconut Whipped Body Butter to areas of extreme dryness like knees, elbows, and feet.
For those treating a yeast infection, do not exceed 10 minutes of soaking in the tub. Opt for a shower until the infection is cleared up, or speak to your gynecologist before continuing with bath soaks.
If you have any medical conditions or take prescription medicines you should consult with your doctor before soaking in a hot bath or exposing yourself to steamy environments. Increase your water intake before, during, and after your bath, and beware that hot baths can increase your risk of dehydration and dizziness.
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