If you’ve perused my Instagram Stories it should come as no surprise that I’m a huge fan of flower baths. Not only does bathing in a sea of flower petals instantly make you feel just a teeny bit more glamorous, but when paired with other ingredients it can turn an ordinary bath into a stress-reducing, healing elixir.
I’ve tried various combinations of flower baths but the following is by far my favorite way to indulge. On nights when you’re feeling really stressed from the day or sore from a workout, I definitely recommend giving this a try!
Pro Tip – Before you bathe, be sure to only purchase organic flowers. Otherwise your bath will turn into a pesticide and chemical soup, which aside from being toxic, can leave you feeling extremely red and itchy. You can usually find these at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods or your local farmer’s market.
My go-to flower bath is made up of a few components, the first being a little DIY coconut milk & honey bath soak. It only requires two ingredients (maybe 3 if your epsom salts aren’t already infused with essential oil). Coconut milk acts as a natural moisturizer thanks to a high concentration of Vitamin C. It not only soothes rough skin but also helps maintain skin’s natural elasticity and flexibility. The honey, especially Manuka honey, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces redness, heals inflamed skin and oxygenates pores to draw out bacteria.
Bath Soak Ingredients:
1 can of organic coconut milk
2 Tbsp honey (preferably Manuka honey)
Optional Add ins:
1/2 cup of rolled oats (finely blended into powder) – soothes inflamed or sensitive skin
5 -10 drops of Lavender essential oil – relieves stress, reduces anxiety, induces sleep
Pour coconut milk and honey into blender
Blend on low speed for 15 seconds
Transfer to a bowl and heat in microwave (or stove top) until warmed through
Add any of the optional “add ins”
Now that you’ve made your coconut milk & honey bath soak, it’s time to gather your other ingredients. I personally love adding 5 tablespoons of Saje Wellness Lavender Balancing Bath Salt Soak but have also used a variety of different Epsom salts. If you’re opting for the latter, feel free to add 1 – 2 cups in your bath for optimal benefits. Epsom salt baths are sooo amazing for soothing sore muscles, reducing sunburn pain, getting rid of bruises and more.
Pro Tip – make sure your Epsom salts don’t have any “fragrance” added. I accidentally bought some lavender Epsom salt from Rite Aid awhile ago without looking at the ingredients and not only did it smell awful (you can tell the scent was perfume and not essential oil) but it can also irritate your skin.
Alright, now it’s time to throw it all together! Add in the coconut milk bath soak and Epsom salts to your nearly full warm, bath. Let the water run for a minute more just to stir everything together and allow the salts to dissolve. Then add in a handful (or more) of your favorite flower petals!
Light a candle or two, turn on some moody tunes, and climb into your dreamy flower bath.
If you’re new to epsom salts and have any health concerns, please consult your doctor before using them.