Everyone loves baths and but few are doing this simple step to level up their experience to a mineral bath soak! Baths are all the hype, I get it, we’ve talked about this before on here and I was never really a bath person.. but I think I’ve been converted since having a baby. Most people are just soaking in chlorinated water that’s been heated up by lead pipes, nice huh? But seriously, something that used to be so healing and medicinal has become a total dumpster fire for our hormones.
Baths can be a huge tool in your healing journey but you have to take a few extra steps. Our water isn’t what it used to be. Our pipes are leaching heavy metals into the water. Heating the water exacerbates the ill effects of the chlorine and other halogens in it. So, what can we do instead.
Creating a Healing Mineral Bath Soak
First thing’s first, you’ve got to be bathing in filtered water. Tap water, city water, unfiltered water.. whatever you want to call it.. it’s no good my friend. It’s actually far worse than people make it out to be. You can visit this site to check out the exact water quality where you live. You’ll be shocked; maybe even horrified. But we can’t live in the past, we don’t know what we don’t know but now you know. You can do one of two things: one, get a whole house filter (spendier) or two, get a bath filter. This is the only one I have really found. This eliminates you having to take your corded shower head off the faucet (if you have one of those and if you had a shower filter on) and filling your bath up that way. Speaking from experience, 100%.
Next, you need to add in a few simple and easily accessible ingredients to your bath. Borax, epsom salt and baking soda. Whoa, isn’t borax going to eat my skin off Ashlee? No, no it’s not. Borax has everyone trippin’ but it’s a source of boron, a micro mineral we all need to facilitate many different magnesium transports within our cells. 98% of my clients are deficient in this important mineral so, this is a great way to boost your boron without taking another supplement. This is the one we use.
The Baking Soda and Epsom Salt
These ones are a bit more common and you may even have them around the house. You just have to make sure there aren’t any added ingredients in either of them. Common culprits in Epsom salts are essential oils, fragrances and other vegetable oils; all of which are unnecessary. If you need a smelly good, you can add some fresh flower petals like rose or lavender into your bath. Baking soda is a great supporter of your detoxification system and epsom salts are a wonderful way to get in extra magnesium.
Like I mentioned above with the flower petals, you can add all sorts of fun things to your mineral bath soak to level them up. Plus, these things can all add in extra minerals and nutrients. Here are some of my favorite add-ins, depending on the season:
- lavender flowers
- rose petals
- raw milk (goats or cows)
- grated ginger
- other flowers
- magnesium bath formula (code SIMPL10)
Depending on where you are, these can get really fun. I highly recommend you add something in.
Summarizing What You’ll Need
Next, the add-ins like borax, baking soda and epsom salt + any extras you want.
Then, you can plug-in a red-light or use dim bulbs with warmer tones to add to the experience.
Lastly, lather up in some tallow oil (code SIMPL10) for a nice hydration without disrupting your skin-biome.
However you decide to make it yours, just do it and enjoy the benefits of this medicinal mineral bath soak. Have your raw milk hot chocolate in hand and all will be well.