Who doesn’t love a spa day or a self-care pampering session? There’s no doubt that a bit of lounging around and some well-deserved pampering definitely makes us feel better! But sometimes what we really need is a more spiritual experience to boost our wellbeing and cleanse our mind, soul, and aura. So, if you feel that you could benefit from a bit of spiritual TLC, why not dip into a spiritual cleansing bath!
What is a Spiritual Cleansing Bath?
A spiritual cleansing bath is similar to a regular pampering bath but instead of bathing in bubbles or oil, you add ingredients that ‘charge’ the water with healing vibrations. This helps to remove toxic energy and emotional blockages while recharging your aura. Along with leaving you feeling lighter, more energised, and peaceful, you should also feel a renewed sense of wellbeing.
Why do we need spiritual cleansing?
A spiritual cleansing bath is the perfect self-care ritual to help you detox and rebalance. Toxic relationships, fears, anxiety, pain, and trauma can really drag us down and leave us feeling drained. Friendships, family relationships, and even love can all zap our energy. As a result, if we are not careful, this can lead to mental and physical burnout. Equally, a hard day’s work can also deplete our energy levels. Giving our ‘best self’ or staring at a screen all day is mentally draining, but by replenishing lost energy with regular spiritual cleansing baths we can combat many of the negative effects.
Setting the scene
First, clean your bath (with a non-toxic cleaning product) and declutter the bathroom, then set the scene by playing some relaxing music or a meditative mantra. One of my favourite meditations is ‘Deva Premal Gayatri Mantra.’ In the same way that you would create a relaxing mood for a self-care evening, spend time creating a peaceful, loving space for your spiritual cleansing bath.
Dim the lights, light a candle, diffuse some essential oil, and most of all, make sure that you won’t be disturbed! That means leaving your phone switched off, once you have Instagrammed your beautiful bathroom scene, of course! Next place some crystals around the room, burn some incense, and you can ‘smudge’ the room with a smudge stick too. Finally, before you slip into the bath, take a quick shower to pre-cleanse your body.
What to put in your bath
Fill your bath with comfortably warm water and add your detoxifying ingredients. It’s amazingly easy to make your own cleansing bath salts. Simply add some essential oil to either Epsom or Himalayan Salt (or combine the two.) Then add some dried or fresh lavender and rose petals.
Always avoid using table salt. Epsom and Himalayan salts are rich in magnesium and renowned for their healing properties. Both salts ‘draw out’ toxins from the body, promoting detoxification and absorb any negative energy. Magnesium-rich salts not only help to stimulate circulation, boost lymphatic drainage, and reduce muscle tension, but they also gently remove impurities from the skin and body.
Herbs for spiritual bath
More Love & Romance
- 1 cup Himalayan salt
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1 cup fresh rose petals or 1/2 cup dried rose petals
- 5 – 10 drops rose essential oil
Spiritual Cleansing & Relaxation
- 1 cup Himalayan salt
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup fresh or dried lavender
- 5 – 10 drops lavender oil
Alternatively, you could try this homemade cleansing bath salts recipe from My Tiny Laguna Kitchen which looks lovely.
Set an Intention
Before getting into your spiritual cleansing bath, set your intention. Remember that suffering is caused by holding onto people, habits, or memories that are no longer serving us. Let them go. Free yourself from your past to step into your future. Announce your intention to yourself and the universe.
Here are some examples of intentions you could try:
I only eat food that nourishes my body.”
“I release ……. as it is no longer serving me.”
“I am a successful ……….”
“I have friends/a partner that truly supports me.”
“I choose experiences that are for my higher good.”
Bathe for at least 20 minutes
Try to submerge as much of your body as possible under the water. First, soak a flannel and place it over your face to help you relax. Then soak for 20 – 30 minutes listening to your meditative mantra or relaxing music and try to clear your mind of thoughts. It is so important to try to be present in the moment, as this also helps you to destress and relax. When you feel ready to get out, try to leave the bath mindfully, and allow yourself to air dry. Finally, finish your skincare routine, then lay on your bed to relax and unwind, enjoying a peaceful space. As a result, you will hopefully have a lovely peaceful night’s sleep!
|Natalie Shirlaw is a healthy living expert with 10 years of experience in the field of holistic health, wellbeing, and fitness. If you enjoyed this article be sure to pin or share it!|