Staying Stylish in Suburbia


Thursday, May 9, 2013

My birthday and mother's day both land on the same weekend this year. Our new house has a deliciously big stand alone bathtub that I've been dying to try out. As busy as we've been with unpacking and putting things in order I haven't had the time (or taken the time) to relax in that way. But for those of us with young children mother's day is the perfect excuse to be a bit generous with ourselves. And even if your not a mama. Why not treat yourself, right? Do we really need an excuse to enjoy one of life's little pleasures? I think not. 

With that in mind this post is dedicated to creating a detox bath experience using simple inexpensive everyday items. No excuses. So light some candles, put on some tunes or grab a book, dip your toes in and lower yourself down. I promise you won't regret it. 

                                     Source: via Juniper on Pinterest

DIY Detox Bath

                         DIY Detox Bath by juniper-briggs on Polyvore


1/2 Cup- Course Sea Salt
2 tsp- Ground Ginger
1/4 cup- Honey
1 Tbs- Fresh Lime or Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup- Epsom Salt

Add directly to bath water and swirl. 

Essential Oils

I also enjoy using essential oils in my baths. You can order them online or easily find them at any health food store. I got these two at Wegmans. It's fun looking the varieties and figuring what specific aspects you want.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Lemongrass = Inspiring/Invigorating
Lavender = Calming
Grapefruit = Cheering
Rose =  Uplifting/ Romantic
Ylang Ylang = Soothing/ Sensual

Tea Infusion

                                      Source: via Antonella on Pinterest

Another easy way to treat yourself during bath time is by rummaging through your cabinets. I bet you didn't know that peppermint and chamomile were good for more than just sipping on during tea time. Yep! Peppermint helps alleviate aches and pains and chamomile is great for your skin.  

To use in the bath simply steep 4 to 6 bags in approximately 1 quart of hot (not boiling) water. After 10 minutes add the infusion to bath, swirl and voila! You've got yourself a lovely healing spa experience on the cheap.

What do you think of these ideas. Will you give it a try?

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  1. i've only used epson salts alone in a bath...even that's amazing, will be giving these other additives a try

  2. Wonderful! So glad to have given you some other options. :)