Early sunsets and cooler temperatures are the perfect time to indulge in a little extra self-care in preparation for the activities of the holiday season.
For centuries, the act of bathing has transcended simple cleansing, evolving into a therapeutic ritual that nourishes both body and soul. Ancient Egyptian royals infused their baths with luxurious oils like sesame and moringa, enveloping themselves in fragrant sanctuaries. In medieval Europe, the nobility sought solace in baths enriched with a blend of precious oils and aromatic herbs like chamomile and calendula. Meanwhile, the Japanese marked the winter solstice with the comforting embrace of Yuzu Yu, where the therapeutic essential oils of the Yuzu citrus infused their steaming baths.
Inspired by these age-old traditions, we're delighted to share with you one of our favorite ways to unwind.
This bathing beauty ritual isn't just about skincare; it's an invitation to history, luxury, and a deep sense of well-being. Dive in and let every sense be pampered.
Bathing Beauty Ritual
Step 1: Draw a bath
Begin by drawing a warm bath infused with Epsom salts, calming essential oils, and the sheer luxury of argan or baobab oils. The gentle embrace of chamomile tea satchels further elevates this tranquil experience.
Draw a warm bath and add 2 cups of Epsom salts.
Add 5-10 drops of soothing essential oil like lavender, neroli, or sweet orange and 1 teaspoon of a luxury oil like argan or baobab.
For extra calming effects, let 2-3 chamomile tea satchels steep in your bathwater (the sturdier nylon pyramid types work best for this).
Step 2: Cleanse with an oil cleanser
As the scents envelop you, indulge in a purifying oil cleanse that washes away the worries of the day.
As you soak in the tub, cleanse your face with 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite oil cleanser for 30-60 seconds. Click here for a basic oil cleansing formula.
Place a warm damp wash cloth on your face before wiping away dirt and makeup. Use both sides of the washcloth to get all the oil off.
Repeat if you are removing makeup.
Step 3: Apply serums
Following your soothing soak, with skin delicately damp, apply the Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence, followed by our Alpine Phytonutrient Serum or Purist Delicate Skin serum to lock in moisture and enhance your skin's natural radiance.Continue reading