How to do a Herbal Spa in Balinese Style at Home
Relaxing in a warm herbal spa…
after full body massage and body scab was my favorite way to get full body skin care and in Ubud. Most people who travel in Bali use to get the bath full of flower petals, but I think herbal bath is far more beneficial and healing. Now back to Sydney, I start missing badly whole pampering experience.
Here is the simple ways how to indulge a Bali-style herbal spa at home without going too far away.
A good bath herb should be tonic to the skin and relaxing or stimulating to the mind. Aromatic herbs that contain essential oils is way to go, and its what Balinese good spa retreats will offer you.
Bath salts make an everyday bath into a sweet and sensual, delightful hydrotherapy session. Use 3 parts Epsom salt to 2 parts baking soda as a base and add essential oils to customize your bath experience or look my older posts for DIY bath salt tips.
When adding the essential oils to the hot bath, wait until the water has stopped running, so they don’t evaporate. You can dilute the oils in a base oil or honey, or add them neat, using a total of 10 to 14 drops per bath as a general rule. When using fresh herbs, put them in a muslin bag. To soften skin and remove impurities, dissolve 1 cup of Epsom salts in the bath water.
When using dry herbs – use bath bags. They can be as simple as an old nylon sock or a piece of muslin tied up with a string. Any water permeable bag will do – stuff it full of aromatic dried herbs and let it infuse in the warm water.