Ah, a nice soak in a warm tub. Who doesn’t love it?
It offers more than just cleansing – it’s a great way to relax and relieve stress. Indeed, soaking in bath tubs have become extremely popular in recent years due to their relaxing benefits, more so when you use a calming bath oil.
Oil baths are an age old tradition for body and health care, especially in the southern parts of Asia. It is believed that the oils penetrate deep into the skin to repair and provide rejuvenation. (Busy women like us need a lot of that!) With the right ingredients, a nice oil bath can give provide several health-related benefits, such as:
Prevention of Skin Cancer
According to this website/article, oil bath is helpful in preventing the occurrence of viral diseases and jaundice in your body? It reveals that bathing with the use of oils has been observed to provide protection against skin cancer, and many people who have had oil bath at least once in a week since their childhood showed to have stronger immunity than those who did not.
Improvement of Blood Circulation
An oil bath removes fatigue and drowsiness, improving your blood circulation. Oil baths, especially with sesame seed oil and coconut oil, relaxes your muscles, easing the stiffness of joints. It also reduces swelling, numbness and pain in joints, making it one of the top choices to treat rheumatism!
We know milk is a beauty enhancing wonder, but bathing with oils also imparts an instant glow to the body. Bathing with warm oils is said to help reduces soreness of the skin as well as moisturize and soothe it.
Today’s wonderful DIY honey and vanilla bath oil is meant to give you a relaxing, soothing experience. We all know how honey fights aging and skin damage, and because it’s packed with vitamins A and C, it keeps your skin moisturized without being too harsh.
What about vanilla oil? We love its sweet scent! Vanilla oil helps reduce stress, improve one’s mood and reduce depression. Vanilla also has sedative-like properties, promoting sleep and calming nerves. With a touch of light oil and some unscented liquid soap or shampoo, this foaming concoction is a real treat! Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup light oil (mineral, massage or baby oil)
- 1/2 cup liquid soap or shampoo, unscented
1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Place bath oil in a small, clean bottle.
3. Before using, shake vigorously and pour about a cup in your bath.