6 Bath Recipes for Sleep in Healthline

healthlineFeaturing Dr Kubicka’s Bath Advice & Recipes

Online health magazine Healthline sought expert and advice and exclusive recipes from The Bath Project author Dr Kubicka for their feature on how to choose a bath to help you sleep.

The article is entitled:

“6 Bath Soaks to Help You Catch Some Zzz’s”

Dr Kubicka was asked to explain why a bath before bed can be so helpful if you’re struggling with sleep. She says:

“Warm water relaxes your body and elevates your temperature. When you get out, the drop in temperature triggers a natural hibernating response and feeling of sleepiness.”

It is therapeutic and symbolic too – washing away your worries while having some quiet time to relax.

Academics have backed this up too, as a study from the University of Texas showed that bathing before bed aids the natural circadian rhythm, so that people can fall asleep on average 10 minutes earlier if they’ve bathed 1-2 hours before bed.

Choosing the right ingredients and temperature are beneficial too.

6 bath soaks

The feature included 2 fabulous recipes from Dr Barbara Kubicka:

Petal Pink Bath Soak

For a soothing, sweet, and visually stunning bath experience, try this almost desert-like combination of beet juice, milk, honey, and vanilla.

“Vanilla aids sleep and cinnamon reduces blood pressure,” says Kubicka.


  • 1/2 cup milk or a milk alternative like oat milk
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup Epsom or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup beetroot juice
  • 1/2 tsp. natural vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • handful of flower petals


  • Run the bath at a safe temperature.
  • Add the honey, salt, beet juice, vanilla extract, and coconut oil.
  • Drop in the petals.
  • Lie back for 25 minutes with relaxing music.

Summer Garden Bath Soak

“A bit of chamomile, mint, lavender, and orange smell like a garden party on a summer afternoon. “The purpose of this bath is to reduce tension in the body and mind. Lavender is a relaxing aroma that may help reduce stress and insomnia,” says Kubicka.”


  • 2 chamomile tea bags
  • 2 mint tea bags
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt or sea salt
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tsp. carrier oil of your choice
  • Mint leaves


  • Run the bath at a safe temperature
  • Light a relaxing scented candle of your choice
  • Add the lavender essential oil diluted in 1 tsp. carrier oil. Be careful — this will make the bath slippery
  • Add the tea bags, salt, and sliced orange
  • Lie back for 25 minutes in silence
  • Meditate

Find more information and 4 more recipes on healthline at https://www.healthline.com/health/6-bath-soaks-to-help-you-catch-some-zzzs#6-recipes-to-try

The Bath Project

For more information on the culture and tradition of bathing – plus recipes to recreate 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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