Bath bags are popular in home spas. Men and women really enjoy them. They are simple to create with off-the-shelf products which are widely available in shops. All you need is a few drops of your chosen fragrance. This way a relaxing home spa can be created in no time at all.
Home spa – what are the benefits?
A home spa can offer many advantages. Firstly is can be a much cheaper alternative than going to a specialist spa but you can still achieve many of the health benefits. Secondly, you can access these benefits, easily at a time that suits you, without even having to leave your home. With just a small pouch and some natural scents you will be amazed by the health benefits you can achieve.
Home spa – relxaing baths
A therapeutic bag for use in the bath can offer great, natural health benefits. To make one, all you need to do is fill a linen pouch with a handful of your chosen herbs. The bags are available in different sizes but small bags made of flax are ideal and are available in the following sizes: 8x10cm, 9x12cm, 10x13cm or 11x14cm depending on the size and strength of therapeutic bag you would like to make. In addition to these sizes, we offer a variety of different sizes and designs as well as pretty, decorative prints if you would like to make them as gifts, for example a rose design and herbal print through to cats and other designs.
Depending on what you would like to achieve with your scented bag, you can use different herbs which are proven to have specific health benefits. For example, thyme is excellent for treating blisters. All you need to do it add two or three handfuls of thyme in to a linen pouch, seal the top and submerge in warm bath. People do it to ease the symptoms of bladder inflammation. Other natural herbs which make great home spas are chamomile, calendula and sage. These herbs ease inflammation of the skin. Furthermore lemon balm leaves can relax the body and reduce PMS symptoms such as mood swings and cramps.
How to get the most out of it
To achieve the maximum benefits from your therapeutic bath, it is best to relax in the herb-infused warm water for 15-20 minutes and the ideal temperature for the water is around 34-35º.
The bath bags can be used in a number of ways, for example a medium size linen bag can be hung from the tap, directly under a stream of warm water while you fill the bath. You can put then the bag in to the bath to continue to infuse the water. Alternatively, put the linen pouch in to a cup of boiling water and wait a few minutes for it to brew. The water along with the herb-filled pouch can then be added to the bath. Remember that the bath temperature isn’t too hot before getting in. Whichever method you choose, both will work effectively.
DIY home spa
If you simply want to relax you can make a pouch specifically for this purpose. Put coarse sea salt or your favourite bath salts in to a small organza bag or linen pouch and get create by adding your choice of either herbs, dried flowers, vanilla pods, orange peel or aromatherapy oils. Dried flowers such as lavender aid relaxation while rose petals can smooth and rejuvenate the skin. Why not try green tea oil to promote regeneration or calendula to aid healing and reduce inflammation? Experiment with the wonderful properties plants have to offer to benefit your health.
Salt has detoxifying, relaxing and soothing properties. However it can also be drying for the skin. So it is important to moisturise with a suitable oil or balm after a salt bath.