Baths most certainly aren’t for everyone. Its most sensible enthusiasts will even admit that public baths aren’t that sanitary, and would agree that proper discretion should be exercised when finding a bath soak to be used regularly. However long you stay in a bathtub, its calming, relaxing effect on your body isn’t up for debate—although how spiritually transformative it purportedly may be mostly depend on how spiritual you are in the first place.
On the other hand, if you’re more interested in a bath soak’s practical uses, then you’ll be glad to know that no more than a few minutes of relaxing in a tub does wonders for hydrating your skin. That’s pretty much the only guaranteed effect you’ll enjoy after running a bath with a mass-produced, commercial bath soak. Variety and highly effective skin treatment are almost exclusively found in all-natural bath soaks and melts. Readymade organic versions of these bath staples are just a click or a swipe away, although when a personal touch or tailor-made customization is required, then making your own out of recipes found online is the way to go.
Unlike beauty product recipes made from various essential oils and herbs, bath soaks aren’t as time consuming or require as much preparation. Since there’s so few ingredients required, there’s virtually no reason to skimp out on a particular component or skip one or two due to reasons pertaining to budget and availability. A bath soak made from olive oil and roses, for instance, are good to go after you’ve gathered a quarter-cup of extra-virgin olive oil, half-a-cup of rose water, and no less than 20 drops of rose essential oil—combining these is enough to accommodate one soak, and the best part is you don’t have to do anything else besides combining these ingredients into running bathwater!
Bath melts, on the other hand, require a bit of boiling and molding before a finished product can be used. An ice cube tray will usually suffice for your molding needs. Bath melts made from 2 teaspoons each of cocoa butter and coconut oil, with a double tablespoon of sweet almond oil, a teaspoon of jojoba oil and about six drops of an essential oil of your choice—brought to a boil, stirred and subsequently molded—will be ready just in time for you to indulge with a bath after a long day at work.