Common Bath Soaks

People have been adding flowers, oils, salts, and herbs to their baths for centuries. Many bath salts and soaks can have different effects on our hair, skin, and mood. You probably have most of the ingredients already on hand to create an amazing bath soak.

There’s a great article on the history of baths from around the world on Maude, so I won’t cover it again here. But baths and bath soaks do have proven detoxifying, and joint healing properties.

Bath Soak to Relax & Destress

Set yourself up with a coconut hair mask, and a soothing face mask, some lemon water and peppermint tea.

  • tbsps Coconut Oil
  • 3 tbsp dried lavender
  • Handful of Epsom Salts
  • A handful of fresh lemon balm

Need a serious detox? Baking soda is helpful for pulling toxins out of the skin. You can also sweat it out by adding these ingredients to the hottest bath you can stand for a potent bath soak.

detox bathsoak illustration with milk and honey soak, baking soda, facemask and more
warm spice bath soak with orange slices, grapefruit rind, coconut oil, cinnamon sticks and more
self-love bath soak illustration with sage leaves, grapefruit rind, lavender epsom salts, rose petals
indulgent bath soak illustration with lemn slices, coconut oil, honey, and epsom salts

Bath Soak to Lift Your Spirits

Feeling the winter blues? Need to recenter yourself? this bath soak recipe is great with a detox mask, tea, and a journal.

  • 1 tbsp Full Cloves
  • Orange slices
  • 3 drops Pine essentail oil
  • Lemon Slices
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Cinnamon Stick

Looking to schedule a little bit of me-time? Transform your bathroom with a few candles, and your coziest towel. Pair with a lavender peach spritzer and your favourite album.

After my depression, I have very much learned to re-embrace my home-body lifestyle. This includes a few weekend nights by myself. This bath soak goes great with some Netflix, bubbly, and your favourite candy.

  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Lemon slices
  • Lavender Epson salts
  • 2 tbsp Honey

Bath Soaks for When You’re Ill

To soothe cramps – baths at this time of the month are heavenly and help improve so many of my symptoms immensely.

  • Handful of Raspberry leaves
  • Epsom Salts
  • 1 Cbd bath bomb (see below)
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • Handful of Chamomile flowers

When it gets dry in the winter, my asthma acts up. A few years ago, I bruised my ribs from coughing so hard. A good bath soak can really help you breathe easier, even if it’s just a cold.

  • 4 Drops Eucalyptis Oil
  • 4 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp fresh ground Ginger
  • Lemongrass sprigs
bath soak for cramp illustration, with chamomile flowers, homey, raspberry leaves, baking soda, and cbd bath bomb
bath soak for lungs illustration with ginger, lemongrass, baking soda, and eucalypus oil