Summer Soak Recipe: a floral bathtime delight
Need a little reset from the heat? We’ve got just the fix for you. You might be a little surprised to see us recommending a bath for the summer months. Summer Soaks: aren’t they hot & sweaty? Typically, yes. But a cool summer bath is another option to explore. In fact, it is such a refreshing retreat from the sweaty summer days. Immersing your body in cool water can calm down the nervous system and cool down your body temperature. We suggest trying it out on one of those days where the heat feels like it’s weighing you down. This is for the days when you can’t think straight and each movement is a chore.
Here’s how to give it a go:
- Fill a bathtub (bonus point for outdoor bathtubs) with cool water.
- If you’d like, you could add in an herbal infusion. There’s more info on this in our summer rituals blog
- Add in some soaking salts (we have a special recipe for you below) 4) Enjoy!
Summer Bath Salt Recipe
- 2 cups epsom salt
- 1 cup pink himalayan salt
- 1 cup baking soda
- ¼ cup dried lavender flowers
- ¼ cup dried calendula flowers
- ¼ cup dried rose petals
- 30 drops lavender essential oil
Use ¼ cup-1 cup in your bath soak depending on your sensitivity to essential oils & desired aromatherapy effect.
This recipe makes a large batch that can be used for several soaks. The flowers invite you to celebrate summertime’s abundance of life & beauty. Soak for as long as you please, and maybe enjoy some sun tea while you’re at it–find the recipe here!