Merry Meet to all!
Thank you once again to the charming collectors who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Head the Call of Crystals
After being dazzled by everyone’s beautiful crystals and stone treasures, it is time to switch sparkles for suds and sink into a truly self-indulgent area of magick.
The theme for this week’s challenge is an idea shared by the lovely @Limeberry and is…
Relaxing Rituals for Baths and Showers
Baths and showers offer a quintessential opportunity for self-love and self-care. After a tough day or spell exhaustion, they are a great way to cleanse not only your body but to refresh and recharge your mind and magick as well
This challenge is all about bringing your magick to the tub to enjoy the many benefits of relaxing shower and bath rituals.
It’s time to treat yo self!
So suds up and get ready to relax , because it’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
There are so many ways to add a little magick and take your me-time in the tub to a whole new level of relaxation!
No bath? No problem!
While bath rituals are easier to find than shower rituals, know that rituals for bathtubs can be adapted to suit a shower- and vice versa!
For advice, tips, and ideas on how to switch a bath ritual into a shower experience, visit Bath Improvisation
Be sure to check out the Easy Guide to Spiritual Baths that discusses the benefits, process, and shares some great recipes!
Consider spicing up your bath or shower with these magickal additions:
Whether you sprinkle them in the water or hang them beneath the shower, herbs are a wonderful addition to a luxurious bath. Collect them in the garden, use dried herbs, or use products that include your favorite plant to get the benefits
For easy clean-up, hang them beneath your showerhead where they can catch the steam- like this Eucalyptus Shower. You can even toss an herbal tea bag into the water to get the benefits without a mess!
Soothing herbs with relaxing properties such as those in Self-care: Herbs for Anxiety make lovely additions with magickal enhancements and potential health benefits.
For more medicinal and magickal properties of common herbs, visit the Green Witch Herbal Witchcraft Course.
In addition to making you feel like royalty, adding fresh or dried flower petals to your bath or placing them around the shower can help to imbue your time with the many magickal benefits of the blossoms.
[Picture by TheTravelWitch in Blessed Bath Blends]
Consider studying up on your flower of choice. Here are few guides:
You might also find some pointers in Info on Dried Flowers
Here are a few bath and shower rituals you can use or gain inspiration from:
Safety Heads Up
While using medicinal herbs can help with some conditions, keep in mind that those with sensitive skin or open wounds/injuries should check with a doctor before taking herbal baths/showers.
No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!
Please write about how you used magick in your bath/shower
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums. If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time) on Tuesday, December 1st!
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
Let bubbles and steam wash away your worries as you cast comforting magick and indulge in a special ritual that’s all about you