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5 Surprising Ingredients You Should Be Adding to Your Bath​

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There are few things more relaxing than a good bath — besides maybe an empty to-do list or a house all to yourself. But if you’re looking to amp the mind-body benefits of your evening soak, add these natural ingredients to the water first.  


For calming dry, sensitive skin: Oatmeal 

Oatmeal baths are a tried-and-true solution for soothing childhood eczema, but adults can benefit, too. Oatmeal is an anti-inflammatory ingredient that can calm dry, itchy skin — ideal for cold winter months. Simply grind up old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor, then add to running lukewarm water.  


For softer, smoother skin: Baking soda

If you’re in need of a good scrub — but are too tired to lift a loofah — try adding this pantry staple to your bathwater instead. The natural exfoliator will help keep your skin smooth as you soak. Add a few tablespoons to your bath and let it dissolve before you take a dip.  Our fizzy at home treats are made predominately with baking soda, try our bath bombs for the perfect spa day.


For a more relaxed state of mind: Bergamot

Move over, lavender: Bergamot is a worthy addition to your bath routine. The herb may help lower your stress levels and has been used for centuries in aromatherapy for its calming effects. Combine a few drops of the essential oil with your favorite bubble bath, mix well, then add to the tub.  


For an instant mood boost: Citrus slices

Turn your tub into literal spa water by throwing in thin slices of your favorite citrus fruit (we’re partial to oranges or lemons). The bright, happy smell will perk you up, even after a long day.  


For rashy, irritated skin: Apple cider vinegar

ACV’s anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties make it a surprisingly great addition to your tub. And no, you won’t smell like salad dressing. (Just steer clear if you have super sensitive skin.) Dilute a half cup or a cup in warm water in your tub before you get in.  

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