A bath is the perfect opportunity to reflect inward and heal both spiritually and physically. Ancient civilizations would practice bathing and cleansing rituals in order to achieve what they believed to be godliness. Today, bathing rituals are the perfect addition to one’s self-care routine. Read below to learn how to transform your bathing routine into a sacred, spiritual ritual.
Benefits of Bath Rituals
Bathing as a ritual has many physical benefits as well as mental and spiritual benefits. Performing a bathing ritual on a regular basis has been proven to recover overused muscles, improve circulation, prevent skin conditions, and even help to reduce the chance of heart disease. Mentally, bathing rituals can help to alleviate stress and relax one’s mind from even the busiest of days.
The spiritual benefits of sacred bathing rituals may just outweigh the previously mentioned. Sacred bathing rituals purify the energy in your soul and create a peaceful, calming atmosphere for contemplation and the setting of intentions.
Why It’s Important
Sacred bath rituals are important to implement into your self-care routine for both your mind and body. Incorporating a bathing ritual into your self-care routine can make all the difference in how you feel day-to-day. Remember: This doesn’t have to be done multiple times a week or even once a week; this ritual should be done as often or as seldom as you’d like. In order for a ritual to become sacred to you, you must learn to practice it on your own terms.
How to Create Your Own Ritual
In order to fully recognize your bath as a ritual, you must view it as a sacred time for yourself. If you do not shift your mindset to view your bathing ritual as such, you will lose any spiritual benefits you could have gained through the practice. Creating a sacred bath ritual can be deeply transformative and relaxing but you must first recognize it as a sacred ritual. Clean your surrounding space, buff your body with a dry brush, and rinse off before sinking into the tub. Pro tip: It is best to perform this sacred ritual at night in order to properly achieve a state of restfulness before, during, and after your bathing ritual.
Using all-natural, aromatherapy products during your ritual is key to taking your bath ritual to the next level. We recommend the use of Palo Santo during your bathing ritual. By burning or using Palo Santo-infused products, you are able to purify both the air and your mind with its grounding scent of lemon, mint, and notes of pine. Our Palo Santo Bath Bar Soap is 100% natural and ideal for dry, dehydrated skin. The coconut oil, goat milk, and shea butter in our Palo Santo Bath Bar Soap will rejuvenate your skin while you simply relax and breathe in the fresh Palo Santo scent.
After your bathing ritual, it’s important to care for your body both on the inside and outside in order to properly restore your senses. Moisturize your body with an all-natural lotion or oil and hydrate your body with a glass (or two) of water. The practice of bathing rituals often leave your skin and body dehydrated, it is vital that you moisturize and hydrate post-ritual. Properly wind down for the evening by reading, listening to soft music, or journaling.