Aside from the utter relaxation that a warm bath gives our body and soul, bathing has a handful of health benefits. Ancient Egyptian royalty were among the first to understand the benefits of a good bath filled with essential oils and flowers. Ancient Greeks and Romans followed by building large communal bath houses around hot springs, which doubled as a source of healing and a social hub.
Baths of both warm and cool temperatures increase blood circulation. Hot baths are known to help decrease blood pressure and stress hormones while balancing our serotonin levels, which are responsible for our feel-good emotions. Hot baths are also an excellent tool to use if you’re having trouble sleeping. The warm water will raise your body temperature, and when you leave the bath, your body begins to cool down which cues your body to feel sleepy.
I think we can all agree that the best part of a good bath is what you put in it. Bath salts are a must-- as they provide a lovely aroma for the senses and the power of healing for your muscles. But a nice addition to your tub are also supporting chakra stones and crystals. The energies associated with each stone will help to calm, restore, and detoxify you at a cellular level.
Pay close attention to how you’re feeling and what chakra you would like to focus on-- this will help you develop strong intentions and promote deeper healing. Once you’ve chosen your focus, create an atmosphere. Lighting, candles, relaxing music--do whatever feels right for you.
Stones and Chakras
We recommend pairing our Chakra Bath Salts with a stone or crystal that is associated with that particular chakra to help balance your energies. Chakra Balancing can be a beautiful affair!
Root: The grounding power of Hematite combined with the essence of oakmoss and sandalwood will recenter your sense of focus and ground your energy to promote feelings of connectedness.
Sacral: Carnelian is an orange colored stone that Ancient Egyptians once referred to as the “setting sun.” This chakra is associated with sexuality, passion, vulnerability and relationships. Bathing with this stone will help balance this chakra, while our sacral bath salts will promote feelings of wellness and pleasure while vitalizing your senses with notes of sandalwood and vetiver.
Solar Plexus: Citrine stones compliment your solar plexus chakra, bringing you clarity, positivity, and creativity. It will help to re-energize your self-esteem and soothe your body and mind with notes of jasmine and patchouli.
Heart: Rose quartz is an excellent compliment of the heart chakra, as they surround you with the energy of love.
Throat: Blue calcite removes communication blocks and clears negative energy associated with the throat chakra, thus allowing you to communicate effectively and speak your truth. Bathe with this stone outside of your bath, splash a handful of throat chakra bath salts into warm water, and sit back as the aroma of violet and neroli overcome your senses and soothe your mind and body.
Third Eye: To support and uplift our psychic senses and intuition that our third eye chakra gifts us, use clear quartz in your bath. It will enhance the power of your thoughts going out to the universe. Combined with the healing powers of our third eye chakra salts, completed with notes of jasmine and palo santo, your bath will help you balance and connect with this intuition.
Crown: Represented by the color purple, the energy of the crown chakra is amplified by Amethyst, a beautiful purple crystal. It works as a natural stress reliever and helps you reach a deeper understanding of your higher self. Place this crystal at the top of your bath near your head to connect with the crown chakra. You will soon be submerged in an essence of amber and frankincense for a truly divine experience.