Life these days can be a wild ride. This special rose bath is designed for you and those you love, inviting you to relax and release all cares. In ancient Greece, bathing was regarded as a healing gift from the gods. It’s time to revive the timeless tradition of sacred baths. Yes! Sacred soaking helps to relax the mind and balance the emotions. Add a few candles and some music! This sweet rose bath will lift your energy level, improve mental clarity, and leave you feeling deeply rejuvenated. Use organic roses, as commercial roses may contain pesticides and dyes.
Natural ingredients for your bath Left to Right: Hibiscus petals in boiling water, Dry hibiscus petals in front, Raw honey, Rose Water, Dry Rose Petals, Epsom Salts. If you use living roses, make sure they’re organic un-dyed.
Roses are not only a universal symbol of love but also a natural aphrodisiac. According to Ayurvedic medicine, rose petals inspire sensual feelings because they activate the heart, relaxing the mind and nervous system. A rose bath is a powerful mood enhancer and stress-buster. It will dissolve anxiety, detox your body, and help you sleep better.
I suggest these Organic Dried ROSE PETALS for Flavoring Kombucha.
- I used Nielson-Massey Rose Water 4 fluid ounces.
- You can also use a few drops of Rose Absolute, In Jojoba Oil, .5 fl oz (15 ml).
- Or spring for the pricey edible essential oil: Aura Cacia Essential Oil, Calming Rose Otto
Honey is the sacred food of young bees, with countless healing properties. Ayurvedic medicine holds that honey has cleansing properties, leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft. Honey clears the clogged pores and rejuvenates skin to help you look and feel younger. I used raw unprocessed honey.
Hibiscus makes the bath a pink color, rejuvenates skin.
Known for increasing skin elasticity for a youthful-boost, hibiscus actively combats the ageing process by firming and lifting the skin. Hibiscus is often used in skin preparations to combat age spots, or hyperpigmentation. Hibiscus helps to even the skin tone because of its gentle exfoliation compounds including citric acid and malic acid. Rich in antioxidants called anthocyanosides, hibiscus protects against free radical damage and accelerated aging. Hibiscus has a naturally high mucilage content, a natural sticky substance that enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture, a key factor in retaining a youthful complexion. The moisture-rich qualities of Hibiscus helps skin stay hydrated, soft and supple.
Why the Bath Filter?
When you’re bathing warm water makes your skin pores open and drink. That’s why its a good idea to use a filter to reduce your toxic load. Chlorine in water is poisonous to bacteria and humans too. Chlorine leaves skin dry and itchy, causing rashes and accelerated aging. The filter below removes chlorine from your bath. Just hang it from the faucet as you fill the tub, no swirling needed. It uses patented Chlorgon and KDF, a copper and zinc alloy to convert chlorine to harmless chloride. KDF also bonds with heavy metals including lead and mercury. Why bathe in toxic water when you want a luxurious soak? You deserve the most beautiful healing experience inside and out.
I use the Befit Bathtub Filter from Cutting Edge, Available in chrome $59.99, or white $49.99. It’s good for 100 baths, and the inner filter is replaceable. Enjoy!
- 1 tubful of hot bath water
- Use a Bath Filter if possible.
- 1 cup Epsom Salts
- 1/4 cup Dried Hibiscus Flowers Organic, steeped a few minutes in 1 cup boiling water.
- 1/2 cup Rose Petals, dried organic
- 3 tablespoons organic Rose Water, or a few drops of rose essential oil.
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- (Tip: Do NOT add baking soda to this bath, as I did when testing it, because the alkaline soda will turn your bath water dark blue, instead of pink. Ha Ha!)
- Fill your tub with hot water.
- Use a bath filter if possible.
- Add all the ingredients: epsom salts, hibiscus petals in boiling water, rose petals, rose water, and honey. Stir gently with your hand to mix them into the water. Then climb in and enjoy. Let your skin drink while you soak for 15 - 30 minutes. Let your cares dissolve.
- (Hint: Wipe the bathtub out soon after you finish. Don't leave the wet petals in the tub overnight, as they'll stain the tub.)