How many of us could use a freshen up – or maybe a deep-clean, after this summer? September is officially here and with it, all things back-to-school / back to life post-summer-vacay mode. A bath is one quick yet sumptuous way to soak away stagnant energies of the previous months, wash off any impurities we’ve accumulated and set the intention to move forward as a clear slate.
To really bathe like a goddess, swap chemical-laden products for natural ones that use the healing powers of plants, herbs and minerals (your skin and senses will thank you). And, set an intention for your bath as you run that water. What do you want to release? What are you ready to see flow down the drain and out of your life? How do you want to feel when you emerge? If you like, plan your bath according to the new or full moon to maximize your releasing or manifesting abilities. Your bath can be a form of practical magic in itself. Aside from that, ready your most chill-inducing playlist and set your mind to goddess-level unbothered.
Grab these 7 products that draw on the fruits of mama earth’s healing powers.
Wildcraft Herbal Bath Blend
You may not be able to (or, um, really want to) fill up your bathtub with fresh rose petals, but you can totally get the benefits of choice healing herbs in your bath with these bath tea-sachets – which also make clean-up a lot easier. This mixture of dried rose, lavender, chamomile, calendula flowers, and marshmallow root turns your bath into a sensual hydrotherapy experience. Scoop some into the organic muslim tea bag and soak tension away in a tub-full of wildflower tea.
Pursoma Minerals De Mer Body Soak
Hand-harvested French grey sea salt draws out impurities from the skin (hey, 20-minute detox), and added wild-harvested seaweed lets you soak up ocean-rich minerals that nourish and hydrate stressed-out skin. So if you spent too many sun-drenched days in the city’s hot and hectic core this summer, this product will offer the sweet escape your bod needs.
Saje Wellness Bath Prosperity Swish
(Bath Prosperity Swish – $4.95)
Call in your best life with this Prosperity Swish (aka bath bomb), that will scent your bath with high-grade essential oils of frankincense, bergamot, and myrrh – resins / fruits associated with gratitude and generosity. Hot tip: Drop one of these bad boys into your bath around the full moon on September 24th and imagine those gifts of prosperity pouring into your life.
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak
(Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak – $22.50)
Here’s a Cleopatra-inspired milk bath vegan goddesses or the milk-averse can enjoy. Herbivore’s coconut-milk-based bath soak is a plant-based alternative to a traditional milk bath that will moisturize, soften, and soothe your skin. It’s lightly scented with vanilla and coconut so you’ll feel like you’re being enveloped in milky decadence.
OneRoot Organic Wildflower Raw Honey
(One Honey Organic Wildflower Raw Honey – $30.00)
This, to add to your milk bath (if you’re not vegan). Raw honey is a potent super-food for our skin – rich in nutrients with enzymes, antioxidants, and amino acids, it can helps prevent signs of aging and boost your natural glow. This stuff is straight from the beehives of Alberta’s Northern wilds, so there’s no filler here. Add some cinnamon if you want to wake up your senses and emerge feeling spicy and gorgeous.
Aromacentric First Base Body & Bath Oil
(Aromacentric First Base Body & Bath Oil – $29.00)
This super-clean, super-efficient bath oil makes your bath a one-stop shop whole-body skin ritual. It’s got safflower oil, which gives skin a moisture boost, antioxidant-rich organic camellia oil, restorative vitamin E and borage seed oil to revitalize. Ylang ylang, mandarin and patchouli scents make you feel clean to the core. It’s a perf. addition to a fall morning skin ritual.
Kaia Naturals Charcoal Hot Bath
(Kaia Naturals Charcoal Hot Bath – $12.00)
For the extra-dirty goddesses among us, this activated charcoal-rich bath soak contains epsom salts and apple cider vinegar which work together as a powerhouse deep cleanser, drawing toxins from the bod and neutralizing odour-causing bacteria. Drink a bunch of water before and after, and soak for at least 5 mins to feel like a new woman.
(Story by Contributing Editor Kait Fowlie)