Ultimate Guide To A Lavender Infused Skin Care Bath
This one’s for all the lavender lovers out there! Or the bath lovers, or for anybody who likes having a pleasant time really.
When you think of lavender you probably picture rolling fields of purple, delicate flowers swaying in the breeze and a sweet floral scent wafting through the air. Looking at a lavender field can put even the most distressed minds at ease. It’s not the flag-bearer of aromatherapy for nothing. Even apart from its enticing scent, this miracle herb is known for its many therapeutic properties. Its buds and leaves are dried and infused in oil, fresh lavender is used to make tea, and the flowers are used in cosmetics, perfumes and to make potpourri. Here are some excellent benefits of lavender that help make a widely popular herb-
- Lavender essential oils have been found to be effective in improving sleep quality. So, the next time you’re lying wide awake at 1 am, try placing a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow.
- Lavender is also infused into skincare products as it can ease inflammation and treat blemishes, acne and eczema.
- Lavender aromatherapy gives a soothing effect that can help ease pain, so when cramps get the better of you, you know what to grab.
- Lavender has positive effects on mood and can help you alleviate anxiety, depression or other mental stressors.
Lavender infused bath routine
Ready to soak up on all these health benefits? We’ve got the perfect lavender-infused bath routine for you to follow! It goes like this -
Step 1: Set the mood
Hoarding pretty looking scented candles is the best form of self-care, trust us. Set some lavender scented candles out before you step into the bath and turn the lights down. The fragrance from the candles and the dim mood lighting will lift your spirits instantly and put you in a serene, unwinding mood.
Step 2: Grab your bath salts
Add one or two cups of lavender bath salts to running bath water for a relaxing soak. Bath salts are great at soothing the skin, relieving body ache and relaxing tense muscles. If you don’t have lavender bath salt at hand, you can also combine a few drops of lavender essential oil with regular epsom bath salts to get the same result.
Step 3: Try a bath bomb:
A good, bubbly lavender bath bomb can turn your bath water into a nice shade of purple, so you really feel like you’re soaking in lavender. If you want to amp up the flower power further still, you can sprinkle dried lavender buds over your bathwater. Is this step necessary? Not at all. Does it make for a great Instagram picture? Yes!
Step 4: Exfoliate
It’s time to apply some lavender body wash to complete the experience. We recommend using Yardley London English Lavender Moisturising Shower Crème. It is the perfect body wash to complete your lavender-infused bath ritual. Its natural flower extracts will nourish and smoothen your skin, keeping your skin fragrant and hydrated all day long. Pour a small amount out on a loofah and massage it into your skin using gentle circular motions.
Step 5: After soak care
Always use a moisturizer on your skin right after you step out of the bath. This will help combat dry skin by packing the moisture in. This is especially important in cold winter months when the skin is more prone to dryness. Moisturizing after your bath will keep your skin soft and supple throughout the day.
Well, that’s about as lavender-y as it gets. With this array of bath time comforts at your service, you’ll never want to step out of the tub. But don’t worry, if you end up taking an hour-long soak, we won’t tell!
Looking for more relaxing bath routines? Check this out: DIY Wellness Bath Routine Experience