In celebration of my new apartment’s bathtub, I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with Bath Blends!
These are quick, simple, and very easy blends using the things I already have lying around! Since they cost nothing extra to make, I’m offering this as my own addition to this week’s Witchy Challenge on Being a Thrifty Witch
To make a bath blend, choose a combination of ingredients:
Flower petals/buds- I almost always have a bouquet on the table, so when the flowers are almost wilted, I get one more use out of them! You could also use fresh petals from garden flowers or dried petals. My favorite to use are roses
Herbs- same as flowers, both dried or fresh will work! I highly recommend chamomile for it’s soothing skincare properties. Calendula is also lovely and healing for the skin. Lavender has a gentle and relaxing scent. If you don’t have fresh or dried herbs, you can consider using an extract [ But be careful with extracts and essential oils- they should only be used in very small quantities, and some may cause irritation to your skin!]
Salt- Salt dissolves in bath water and has a host of medicinal and magickal benefits. I always have Seat Salt in the kitchen cupboard, but you may consider using purified salt like a Salt Cleanser Blend, or try Himalayan Sea Salt or Lava Salt (with activated charcoal). You may even consider using a blend of magickal Black Salt!
Crystals- Adding a charged crystal to your blend will help to give your blend the qualities of the crystal you use. I almost always include my favorite Orange Aventurine stone to help draw in joy and good fortune
If you have the time, leave the bath blend on a windowsill overnight to charge it with the power of the moon . You could also say a chant, although I usually prefer to focus my intent mentally as I make the blend
(For the blend in the picture above, I actually let the mix soak in just an inch of water for an hour or so before I took my bath- I wanted to let the water really soak up the goodness of the petals! )
And ta-dah! Add the mix to your next hot bath for a beautiful, luxurious, and blessed experience
I’m not at the level of making fancy bath bombs yet- but maybe soon! I love how simple but delightful these easy blends are to make. And, if you use what you have on hand, a little luxury in the bath is totally free!
Blessed Be (and Happy Baths!) to All!