Soak into serenity

26 Mar 2020, 10:37AM

We already know that stress can impact on quality sleep, causing fatigue. It may sound counterintuitive to learn to relax (doesn’t it just come naturally?) but it is so important for your overall wellbeing to take some time for yourself, switch off and relax.

When we get into a warm bath and soak ourselves, blood flow to our skin increases, and our bodies release endorphins, like when we feel the sun on our skin. A warm bath helps to relax our muscles, and encourages us to breathe deeply.

Light some candles, put some soothing music on, switch off your phone and relax with some of these DIY bath soaks.

Start with:

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup sea salt

Choose your scent:

  • 8-10 drops lavender essential oil (optional: add a handful of fresh lavender if you have it)
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil + 5 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil + 5 drops rosemary essential oil