Updated: Jul 21, 2020
My daughter won’t take a bath unless I’m with her. It used to be stressful cos for me it’s time consuming and a lot of water and so on. I was like “ok? There should be some fun and benefit for both of us!”
I started researching until I came up with our own routine.
I first clean the bath, I don’t wanna sit in a bathtub that’s not sparkling clean. I then fill up the bathtub with water, put apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils. I change amongst oils every time. What happens?
Essential oil leaves my skin smell amazing, naturally. Depends on what oil I use, I get its benefits.
ACV has powerful antimicrobial properties that can help ease skin infections and soothe irritation. It may also help restore the natural pH balance of skin. Baking soda helps clear up diaper rash for my daughter, providing relief from the pain and irritation of the affected area It also makes the skin feel smooth and soft. It has tremendous effects on skin and circulation for even some health conditions.
I haven’t been using shower gel for my daughter since months now. Her skin never gets rash, and always smells good and looks clean and healthy.
Epsom salt is on the shopping list though. Our naturopathic physician has recommended using 2 to 3 cups in the bathtub. Why?
Cos it promotes sleep and reduces stress by helping the body absorb magnesium through skin.
Now the “recipe”:
While filling up the bathtub with warm water, I put:
2 cups Epsom Salt
1tbsp baking soda
1tbsp ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)
3 to 5 drops of essential oil of your choice.
Soak in for 10 min then finish up with the rest, like if you want to shower or just get off! I mean, this can be part of your “shower routine” and can be done just as a step for relaxation, which I do!
Today I used these, with Frankincense Essential Oil! 🤗
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***The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition***
Essential oil disclaimer: This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on small babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.
When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.
The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.
However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.