You may have seen idyllic images of floral baths popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest lately. Maybe you’ve been caught scrolling through photos of colorful flower petals spilling out of oversized bathtubs in a state of dreamy wanderlust while at work.
Fortunately, it doesn’t take a trip to Bali to experience this sensory treat for yourself in the comfort of your own home! You can recreate the bath of your daydreams with fresh or dried flower petals in your tub. Voila! A luxurious, rejuvenating experience for the mind, body and soul.
Taking a floral bath is not only aesthetically pleasing—there are also numerous healing properties and physical benefits. By combining your favorite flower petals, herbs and oils, you can customize the perfect wellness treatment for yourself. Here are just a few of the types of flowers you can use and the benefits they provide…
Rose: Hydrate the skin
Lavender: Works to calm the mind and relieve stress
Sweet Jasmine: Enhances and uplifts mood
Chamomile: Soothes skin
Rosemary Petals: Boost circulation
Peony: Tones skin
Lotus Flower: Softens skin and reduces anxiety
Orchid: Reduces fine lines and wrinkles and contains antioxidant properties
Play with infusing one or two types of flowers into your bath at a time to find your favorite blend. There are endless combinations that you can experiment with to have the ultimate #SelfCareSunday! Enjoy an at-home spa by adding your flower petal concoction into a hot bath, light some candles, apply a face mask and get ready to indulge in a self care ritual that will melt away any tensions and refresh the soul.
As the steamy water releases fragrance from the petals, take a few deep breaths, inhaling the light floral scent. As you exhale, allow yourself to relax even further.
You can give yourself an extra dose of healing, too! Add epsom salts for sore muscle relief, olive oil to treat stretch marks, or eucalyptus essential oil to minimize inflammation.
Emerge feeling cleansed, calm, and ready to tackle the week ahead!
Have you tried a DIY floral bath? Let us know in the comments below!