Bathing is an essential part to the spa experience and has enormous health benefits. It energizes you and gives you a calming and soothing effect, especially if you immense your whole body in the water, including your head.
To create the atmosphere of a luxury spa environment, light an oil burner and place a few drops of pure essential oils, or you can make your own special blend. You can choose an oil such lavender, which has a calming and soothing effect. Another great alternative is to light some candles, this will also create a soothing and relaxing ambiance.
Next, you can use a long-handled, natural bristle brush or loofah to lightly brush your skin. The skin being the largest organ of the body is also responsible for one quarter of your daily detoxification,so by gently exfoliating your skin, you will be stimulating the lymphatic system which greatly improves your circulation. Make sure your strokes are gentle, yet firm and even, and always stroke towards the heart.
If you prefer to use a body scrub instead, you can make your own with the following recipe. Once you have applied the scrub, you may need to rinse off in a shower before climbing into your bath.
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