Ritual bath is one of our favorite ways to wash away the old, welcome in the new, and be suspended in the present while we do so.
For us, a bath ritual is less about tangible steps and more about feeling into our current needs. It's centered around presence.
Sitting with the water as it fills the tub, watching the drops that are meant to cleanse you fill the vessel. Feeling the salts, herbs, and plant matter in your palms and inhaling their fragrance. Adjusting the lights to your preference and taking our your fancy candles.
Bath ritual is about feeling into your own personal ebbs and flows, slowing down enough to create the space needed to revel in them. The blossoming, changing of leaves, and the movement towards bare branches always reflect back to us our own inner and deeply personal seasons.
So take a moment. Slow down. Wash it all away.
- Set your intentions for your Self Ceremony
- Fill the cotton bag with herbal blend and tie it (not too tight! make sure you'll be able to untie it so you can re-use the bag for another bath) The bag will hold the herbs like a tea bag, that way you won't need to deep clean your bathtub after a relaxing experience, nobody wants to do that!
- Run a warm bath and let the bag steep as the tub fills (a few inches will do, please be mindful of our natural resources)
- Squeeze the fragrant herbal elixir out into your bath and onto your body.
- Use the cotton bag in the bath to exfoliate your body.
- Relax and allow your spirit to bathe and soak for at least 20 minutes.
- If you don't have a bathtub or don't want a full-body experience, pour hot water and the salts in a container big enough for your feet, find a comfortable seat and enjoy a great foot soak! The healing properties of the herbs and salts can easily be absorbed through the soles of our feet!