Instead of making you feel relaxed, most luxurious bath products these days can leave you feeling stressed due to their ridiculously steep price tags. If spending top dollar for these items is not your thing, fret not. There are plenty of inexpensive ingredients that you may add to your bathwater to feel like royalty.
Dropping 5 to 10 green tea bags in your warm bathwater allows you to beautify your skin all over while having a relaxing time in your own bathroom. Green tea, as everyone knows, is packed with antioxidants that reduce free radical activity, thus protecting your skin cells from getting damaged.
While your bathtub is still being filled, pour a cup of honey in it. Agitate the water with your hands just before you soak in it. Honey is regarded as a superfood by many due to its loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Soaking in bathwater with honey helps soften and moisturize your skin.
There are a couple of things in powdered milk that makes it very good for the skin. First, there’s lactic acid that gently removes dead skin cells and softens your skin. Second, milk is packed with amino acids necessary for healthy skin. Dumping powdered milk in your bath is especially beneficial after spending hours under the sun.
Had a tiring day at the office? Simply add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt in your bathwater. Spend several minutes soaked in it until you attain full relaxation of the mind and body. Epsom salt is known to help combat tired, sore and achy muscles. While in the bathroom, gently scrub some Epsom salt on your skin to exfoliate it.
Mix a cup of oatmeal in your bathwater, agitate the water with your hands, and soak and enjoy! Oatmeal helps naturally make your skin soft and smooth. Having an oatmeal bath is also a great idea if you have itchy and irritated skin as oatmeal helps in soothing inflammation.
Adding the juice of 5 to 6 lemons in your bathwater is a wonderful idea if your skin looks tired and lifeless. Vitamin C in lemon helps remove dead skin cells and even provides gentle bleaching of blemishes. If lemons are not available, feel free to go for bottled lemon juice with all-natural ingredients.
Grate a small piece of ginger and place a tablespoon of it in your bathwater. Ginger has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, helping to kill off bacteria, eliminate toxins and soothe irritated skin. Feel warm on a cold day by having your luxurious ginger bath.
Place 1/4 cup of cinnamon powder in a small piece of cheesecloth and tie. Dunk it in your warm bathwater and spend several minutes soaked in it. This potent spice is capable of neutralizing toxins and eliminating microbes. The smell of cinnamon powder will also help invigorate you.
This list of cheap ways to enjoy a luxurious bath won’t be complete without mentioning baking soda. This highly versatile white powder is pocket-friendly and available everywhere. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda in your bathwater, mix and dip. Doing so will help soothe tired and irritated skin.