Ever heard of balneotherapy?
It is the method of using baths to cure diseases and improve the overall immune system, as well as helping the person to calm down and relax.
This practice doesn’t work alone with pure water, the bath requires enhancement from certain natural substances to give out its magical powers.
If you want smooth and glowing skin, here are five bath formulas that you’ll love.
1. Oat flour and slippery elm powder
Oatmeal is high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which makes it valuable for people with skin conditions.
Slippery elm can be considered an uncommon but effective herb, it is anti-inflammatory, can smoothen mucous membranes, and clear out toxins in the gut.
The combination of both oats and the herb makes a wonderful bath formula, however, for 20 minutes of time, all the goodness will be soaked into your skin. Don’t bathe for too long or it will be counter-effective.
2. Bentonite clay
Bentonite clay is made of volcanic ashes, natural and plain Bentonite clay should be grey in color not white.
There are lots of benefits:
- Improve skin problems and promotes recovery.
- Improve skin and allergy issues.
- To help provide minerals for the body.
- Promote recovery from vomiting and diarrhea.
- Digestive issues e.g. acid reflux, constipation, bloating, fluctuations.
- To draw out toxins, impurities, and heavy metals.
- Oral health.
You can apply it topically as a lotion paste, but also as a part of your bath formula.
3. Sea salt
Sea salt is a naturally fantastic treatment for exfoliating dead skin cells. The salt doesn’t just soften skin tissues that are rough; it is also a natural detoxifier that absorbs toxins present in the skin.
Apart from the direct rubbing of the salt on the skin, bathing with sea salt will give you both of the benefits above and it can additionally reduce stress, relax the body, and promote better sleep.
4. Epsom salt
Epsom salt is a name for magnesium sulfate; it is a popularly used bathing salt. Why? Because other than its skin detoxification abilities, it has extra benefits.
This salt additionally helps the body to relax, relieve stress, pain, and muscle cramps. Strange use of this salt is to be mixed with water to be used as a laxative, around 3 teaspoons of Epsom salt mixed in a cup of water gulped down can help with your constipation.
5. Olive oil
Olive oil has a long history of being used in skincare; its properties are naturally designed for moisturizing dry skin. Instead of drinking it alone or using it as cooking oil, it can alternatively be used as a massage oil or the main oil for a homemade facial mask.
To ensure your whole body can reap its benefits, drop 2-3 tablespoons into your bath.
These Are Natural Remedies!
These 5 bathing formulas above are purely from natural ingredients, and this is why I suggest before purchasing them, please carefully read the labels. Watch out for artificial chemicals.