Anxiety Healing Bath: Rose & lavender

The other night I had one of the most amazing and relaxing baths that I’ve ever had. I’ll be honest – the bathrooms and tubs in this place were the main selling point when I moved to this condo in the spring of 2021. I loved how quiet the building is, my balcony but really – it was the tub.

My last condo where I lived for six years had issues with mice and I could never really relax – especially towards the end. The walls were thin and I could hear everything. I still have flashbacks to the mice in the bedroom in the last month. Oof. I don’t want to be in that position again.

When I started dating again this spring, I started having weekly baths and then it was almost every other night. Then I stopped doing that when I stopped dating, opting for showers instead. But the thing is, baths can feel so good for so many reasons.

The pros of having a warm bath:

  • Soothes chronic joint pain or sore muscles after a hard day
  • The right products can help with improving your skin
  • Can help quiet the mind and reduce sleep
  • Can help with sleep issues or insomnia

Disclaimer: if you have skin that dries out easily, you may want to opt for warm water instead of hot. You may also want to research what products are better for sensitive skin. Hard water can also dry out the skin, so if you own your own home – get your water checked.

Rose & Lavender Healing Bath

For Christmas, I gifted myself a set of dried herbs and candles that I’ve used a few times. I also picked up some essential oils and can’t wait to use them in future baths.

There are several methods you can use to prepare this bath. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to use a cloth tea bag for the dried herbs. It can help to prevent clogged drains as well. I used just a pinch of rose petals for this bath.

Make sure to practice fire safety when using candles. If you have a shower curtain, move them out of the way completely. And don’t let the candle burn for more than an hour or so.

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Preparation and Ingredients

  • Epsom salt bathing foam
  • About 1 tablespoon of pink Himalayan salt
  • A few drops of lavender oil
  • Optional: dried rose petals, sprinkled on top of bubbles
  • Optional: lavender incense or
  • Candle: pink or red

There really is no right or wrong way to run a bath for yourself. I typically add the water first and then a few drops of foaming bath, essential oil, and the petals last. Another option is to brew tea (chamomile for instance) and add the brewed tea to the hot water. I can’t have a bath now without candles. It just sets the mood. I have a few playlists too that I listen for added ambiance and will share those later with you.

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