Let’s face it – most of us are on a budget. While we might dream of a luxuriously soothing bath treatment, we settle for a quick shower. Taking the time to pamper ourselves is a luxury we can’t afford for the most part.
As much as we love taking a bath to relax and unwind after a long day, it’s just hard to fit those wonderful spa treatments into our budgets. Even though there are all types of bath treatments you can purchase that will make you feel like you are getting a spa treatment at home, the truth is most are pretty darned expensive. It doesn’t matter how much you would enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub with those wonderful aromatherapy essential oils that are available in a variety of heavenly blends and fragrances – how do you afford it when you’re money is tight?
Well that’s a good question – so we went searching for answers and found a couple of really neat things you can do.
Simple Soothing Bath Treatment Remedies
- Single Use Packets: One of these is the single-use packets you can pour in your bath, to relieve dry, itchy, or irritated skin, like the Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment that contains colloidal oatmeal. In fact, Aveeno recommends it for rashes, insect bites and eczema, besides those pesky summertime rashes that come from poison ivy, oak or sumac. It is 100% colloidal oatmeal, which is a protective treatment that is good for your skin, even if you don’t have these ailments because it is soothing and provides moisturizing treatment. All you have to do is turn on the warm water, sprinkle the packet under the faucet and stir the mixture that settles on the bottom. It is very affordable and easy to use.
- Bath Salts: Another cheap and effective bath treatment you can do at home is the salt bath. This can be accomplished by adding a few cups of sea salt or Epsom salt to your bath. It is a healing type of bath that helps reduce pain and rejuvenates your cells, while getting rid of toxins and the risk of infections. Once a week, you can take a healing salt bath to cleanse your pores because it acts to exfoliate and it detoxifies while healing skin disorders like psoriasis. In fact, the healing powers of saltwater on fishermen’s hands were partly responsible for discovery of this healing treatment that can make your skin healthier and helps to heal rashes or skin disorders.
- Essential oils: are always good bath treatments, but there are some of the natural oils that have skin healing properties and give your skin a rejuvenating treatment. Some of the most popular are jasmine or geranium, because they soothe dry skin and lavender oil is commonly used for many reasons, including soothing irritation or itching. Tea tree oil can reduce scarring and there are many other oils like witch hazel, chamomile, sandalwood and evening primrose that are great to relieve skin irritations, while they add skin smoothing treatment to your bath.Remember it doesn’t take much — just a drop or two and you’ll enjoy the luxurious aroma and benefit of a soothing bath treatment you can afford even on the tightest budget.
Your bath time can be one of the best “me” times of your busy day. Relax and Enjoy!