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3 DIY Recipes for a Cooling Summer Bath

cooling-summer-bathMost of us associate bathing with cold and winter days but we forget that swimming in the sea is the most natural version of a salt bath, and who doesn’t like that? 

The skin and body has different needs in the hot weather so the role of the bath has to change too.

As in the winter we want to warm our skin up and detox, in the summer it’s important to cool the body and soothe the skin.

Hydration is very important, therefore any ingredients need to reflect this as well.

Good things to add would be aloe vera gel, milk, honey, peppermint or tea tree essential oils to hydrate the skin and soothe.

It’s important to remember about hydration and cooler temperature of water which should be closer to our natural body temperature like 35-37 degrees instead of 38-41 degrees during winter.

Finally, there are certain substances that should be avoided like acids or citrus essential oils as they can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.

Summer Bath Recipes

Here are 3 suggestions for summer bath recipes:

Soothing

  • 200 ml of coconut milk
  • 200g of Dead Sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of honey best manuka
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oils
  • 3 drops Bach remedies
  • Fresh flower petals
  • Extra coconut oil if your skin needs it

Refreshing

  • Mint tea infusion best fresh
  • 200g Dead Sea salt
  • 3 drops of peppermint essential oils
  • 100 ml Pomegranate juice
  • 3 drops Bach remedies
  • Fresh mint for decoration

Hydrating

  • 200g Dead Sea salt
  • 200 ml rice milk
  • 3 drops of Tea tree essential oils
  • 100g aloe Vera gel
  • 3 drops Bach remedies
  • 2 tbsp almond oil

Summer Bath Tips

How to enhance your bathing experience

  • Ice cold drink of your choice preferably fresh juice
  • Dark, cool bathroom
  • Temp 35-37 degrees
  • Time 20-30 min
  • Time of the day best in the afternoon before an evening meal

The Bath Project

For more great ideas and individual bath recipes to make at home, Dr Kubicka’s book The Bath Project is an authority on the subject and a comprehensive guide to the art and science of bathing.

To purchase the book – https://www.thebathproject.com/product/the-bath-project-book/.

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