Sometimes you just need some extra bit of comfort, whether you are pregnant, you gave birth or just need some time to yourself; a nice warm bath can just give you that bit of comfort you are looking for.
Keep reading to the end as I will be sharing my favourite links and discount codes with you.
Step 1: Draw the Bath
Making a healing bath – kind of implies you have a bath of course – but you can also make a foot bath (make sure you lower the used amounts though!).
Fill the bath approximately ½ to 2/3 with water, and make sure the water is around 37 Degrees (98 Degrees Fahrenheit). Please check with a thermometer or your inner elbow if the temperature is correct.
Step 2: Add Alka Salt or Epsom Salt
I absolutely love using bath salts in my water as it helps to keep my body balanced. Your skin is your biggest organ so you want to make sure you take proper care of it.
Option 1) Add 3 cups of Alka Salts:
Our bodies have a PH of around 7 but depending on what we eat, medications we take, and what we experience (like lots of stress or operation etc) can lower the PH levels and make the body more acidic. The acidity could be a reason for some of the aches and pains that could come with pregnancy and birth. The Alka salts supports neutralising the pH levels of the body and stimulate the skin's natural oils. I buy mine here.
Option 2) Add one cup of Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is a form of magnesium (Magnesium Sulphate to be precise). During pregnancy and labour our body uses a lot of magnesium to maintain the normal body functions. I used this a lot when I was recovering from my PTSD as my body used a lot of it, especially around moon time. Now I use Epsom Salt on a regular base all those pain, cramping, muscle aches and restless nights are no longer part of my life. I buy mine here:
For both options, please make sure you stir the salt until it is completely dissolved into the water.
Note: The bath sometimes becomes slippery, be careful if you don’t have adhesives at the bottom of the bath!
You can also buy Epsom salts at Holland & Barrett – You can get 10% off your first order here if you use my link.
Step 3: Add Essential Oils
Smell can be a powerful trigger, using the right essential oils in the bath could make it extra lovely. You can add it directly to the water, but to play on the safe side it is better to diffuse in the room.
Check out this blog about my favourite oils that promote healing.
Any questions? Please reach out! I look forward hearing from you.
Susanne is an international Life & Healing coach. She coaches clients around the world to heal sexual abuse & trauma as well as prior traumatic births. She also coaches business owners how to work through limiting beliefs to skyrocket their business.
While pregnant, Susanne’s experience of child abuse put her on a different road of care from her team of midwives. This gave her a new mission in life helping women heal wounds from the past. Having been diagnosed with PTSD at 17, she knows firsthand how challenging this can be. [Read more]
Disclaimer: The techniques, advice and tips are not meant to replace any medically overview of your pregnancy and birth. They are not meant to be viewed as replacement of any medical advice, doctor’s prescription or anything similar. This blog post has to be used as a guideline or it can be used as recommendation. Any pregnant woman should seek medical guidance and/or advice from a doctor or health-care professional such as a midwife, doula or birth coach before using any of the ideas given in the blog, social media content and or other resources. .