4 Natural Herbs for the Most Soothing Bath of Your Life
Herbs have been used in a variety of ways from candles and oils to spices and teas, but herbs can(and have) also been used to bathe in.
Here are 4 herbs that have been used in baths to soothe the body and skin after a long hard day of work.
If you're looking for a relaxing bath, Chamomile is one of the herbs you don't want to skip out on.
It has been used for centuries to remedy many ailments such as nausea, inflammation, pain, soreness, dry skin, acne, and many other skin conditions.
From relaxing teas and candles, to oil burners and cosmetics, Chamomile has also been used in many ways to promote relaxation, anxiety/stress relief, and sleep.
Bathing in Chamomile Herbs is no different in having these effects. The next time you run a before-bed bath, throw in some fresh Chamomile herb. This is definitely one to try!
Benefits of Chamomile:
Helps to relieve pain & inflammation
Calms the nerves
Soothes skin burns
Protects skin from free radical damage
2.) Linden Flower
This beautiful flower is by far one of the most beneficial and lesser known herbs for keeping our skin looking and feeling soft, clean, and youthful.
Records of this herb go as far back as the Middle Ages where people would use Linden flower to promote perspiration in order to break fevers and calm nerves.
Linden Flower also has topical benefits to the skin. This herb has water-binding properties which keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized. On top of that, because of Linden's astringent properties, when applied to the skin this herb will actually help to clean and tighten pores.
So if you happen to have any Linden lying around, try brewing up a tea and adding that to your next bath...or you could always skip the tea and just toss it in the tub. Either way, this is a good one!
Benefits of Linden Flower:
Helps to relieve stress & anxiety
Sweet & Aromatic
Relaxes tense muscles
Cleans and tightens pores
3.) Lemon Balm
This amazing lemon-scented herb is part of the mint family, which is why you can imagine this one has a very potent scent. When it comes to a soothing bath very few can hold a candle to Lemon Balm.
Some have also reported success when using this herb to combat anxiety and depression. Lemon balm produces a calming effect which can improve mood and reduce stress.
The use of lemon balm can also lead to drowsiness, which makes use of it perfect before bed...and a bad idea before a long drive.
Benefits of Lemon Balm:
Calming & Relaxing
Aromatic and Soothing
Helps with insomnia & other sleep disorders
Helps with anxiety and depression
Lavender, known for it's aromatic nature, is one of the more popular, if not thee most popular herb, on this list. It has been used in candles, incense, oil burners, and even perfumes and sprays, but this herb is not only used to provide a pleasant scent.
Surprisingly, lavender has some pretty amazing skin care benefits as well. With it's antimicrobial properties, lavender is very suitable for healing the skin and can work to reduce blemish-causing bacteria that live on the skin's surface. Reduction of this bacteria can result in healthier and clearer-looking skin.
This herb wouldn't be on this list if it didn't help with relaxation in some way. That's right! Not only does this herb smell great and make your skin look great, it also leaves you feeling great. Lavender's aromatic scent alone has been shown to alleviate stress and anxiety. It has even been shown to slow the reaction times of stressed individuals. It has been used topically and aromatically before bed to promote relaxation and sleep.
Benefits of Lavender:
Promotes relaxation and sleep
Helps with acne and blemishes
Relieves stress and anxiety
The next time you're looking to run a bath before bed, consider inviting some natural herbs to soak in the tub with you and you may just have the most soothing bath of your life.
*The information in this article is not intended as medical advice and should not be used or regarded as such. Many traditional uses and properties of herbs have not been validated by the FDA, therefore, even though every attempt has been made for accuracy, none of the information provided in this article is guaranteed. Each of these herbs may include some side effects, especially for those with an allergic reaction. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs. Even if you have no known health issues or concerns, be sure to consult with a licensed healthcare provider or practitioner before the use of any herb or item mentioned in this article.*