I love nothing more than a day at the spa, however due to work commitments, I haven’t been able to do that as much recently!
One thing I have been indulging in though is enjoying a Sunday evening spa ritual. My favourite for the last few weeks has been the Rosemary Chi Detox Salt Bath and turning my bathroom into a mini-home spa experience. Which comprises of an aromatherapy shower, invigorating body scrub and detoxifying salt bath.
I thought I’d share with you the protocol so that you can experience this for yourself.
Things you’ll need:
Bodhi & Birch Rosemary Chi Bath & Shower Therapy.
Bodhi & Birch Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Scrub
Westlab Himalayan bath salts (200 – 500g)
Dry body brush
A pint of cold lemon water
Time to yourself
A good book
Rosemary Chi Detox Salt Bath – Home Spa Experience
Step 1. – Light your scented candle (if using) and put some place safe within the bathroom so it doesn’t get knocked over. Any will do but for this particular experience, something herbal like Neom Focus The Mind works best.
Step 2. – Use your dry body brush to gently brush your skin. This helps to boost the circulatory and lymphatic systems, as well as providing a form of exfoliation.
Step 3. – Pre-shower – No one wants to be lying in a bath full of dirty water, so shower using Bodhi & Birch Rosemary Chi Bath &Shower Therapy. Be sure to inhale all of the beautiful aromas to help restore and balance the mind.
Step 4. – If your shower is over the bath (like mine), stay in the tub and put the plug in and add your Himalayan bath salts to the tub (I have been using Westlab) and start filling the tub with warm water.
Step 5. – While the water is filling up, take a large handful of the Bodhi & Birch Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Scrub, distribute evenly between your hands and press small amounts all over your body. Do not go back for more product as this will introduce water into the pot and spoil the product, so be sure to take an adequate amount first time.
Step 6. – Gently massage the scrub all over the body (avoiding the face) in circular motions. This will further encourage the circulatory and lymphatic systems to work following the dry body brushing.
Step 7. – Once the water has filled to a suitable level, submerge yourself in the water and allow for the salt to rinse of your body and the warmth from the water help the oils melt into your skin and the essential oils release their fragrance into the air.
Step 8. – Relax in the bath water, which is now infused with Himalayan bath salts, plus plant oils and essential oils. Sip the lemon water to help encourage flushing of toxins from within and help replenish lost water (the detoxifying effects of the bath will make you sweat!). Read a book or listen to relaxing music and stay in the bath for a minimum of 20 minutes for the full detoxifying effects of this mineral-rich bath to works its magic.
Be careful when getting out of the bath. You may feel a little light-headed from the detox bath. It’s not as intense an effect as an Epsom Salt bath, but it’s still best to be caution. You may choose to have another shower to rinse off any salt water, although it is not necessary.