Your bathroom should be like stepping into an oasis. A place for you to refresh and clean up; not only physically, but mentally and spiritually. Every shower (or bath!) should benefit your entire body, inside and out.
My personal favorite bathroom additions, are not only aesthetically pleasing, but extremely nourishing. You need to add some of these to your bathroom...
1. Eucalyptus Leaves
Hanging eucalyptus leaves from your shower head has been trending for awhile. It's absolutely beautiful, inexpensive, and beneficial to your entire body. The branches are aesthetically pleasing, and a great start to turning your shower into an oasis.
The steam of the shower releases the essential oils of the eucalyptus plant, which can clear nasal congestion and inflammation related to sinus and bronchial infections. You may also see improvements in pain and stress relief. You can get eucalyptus branches at your local florist, plant shop, or the flower section of your grocery store. You can also subscribe to Eucalyptus Farms for a monthly delivery. Check them out at https://eucalyptusfarms.com/.
2. Handmade Body Scrub
Exfoliating your skin is essential to achieving baby soft, radiant skin. We shed like snakes, but instead of once in a few months, it's everyday. Without exfoliating, you end up with dry, flaky skin. Most body scrubs you buy at the store, contain hundreds of cancer causing chemicals. These chemicals include, but not limited to, parabens, fragrance, triclosan, and sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate. Exposure to these chemicals has been linked with conditions as diverse as cancer, depression, asthma, diabetes and birth defects.
With so many toxic products, it's easier to just make your own! Checkout my DIY sugar scrub at https://youtu.be/i3L9vIkg9DE.
3. Essential Oil Candles
Essential oil candles are a great form of aromatherapy. These candles are special. You can't find these at Target or on Amazon. I suggest using Etsy or local handmade shops in your search. These candles are works of art; just like our handmade luxury soaps. Made with 100% essential oils and natural ingredients. No chemicals, always free of parabens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances.
Benefits of such a fancy candle; range from pain management, improvement of sleep quality, stress and anxiety reduction, headache and migraine management, the list goes on... I suggest doing some of your own research into aromatherapy based on your personal needs.
4. Handmade Luxury Soap
As you read above, chemicals are terrible for your body. Store-bought soaps are the same as body scrubs - loaded with chemicals and carcinogens. Our handmade luxury soaps are made in small batches, with love and 100% essential oils. We use natural oils and butters, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that are essential to healthy skin. We use superfoods and clays, for colorant. So that's an added bonus of nutrients! Your skin absorbs everything it touches, so be cautious of your skincare products.
And let's not forget... My handmade luxury soaps can be used as shampoo, body soap, hand soap, etc. And, they are gorgeous on display in your bathroom. I only sell through my “Soap Club,” and membership is limited. If you're in the Soap Club, you are guaranteed 3 Luxury Soap Bars a month. Select your favorites, or allow me to select some favorites. Check it out at https://handmadesoapclub.com/products/monthly-soap-club
5. Add Some Plants
Plants can absorb harmful gases through the pores in their leaves, filtering and cleaning the air you breathe every day. Not only do bathroom plants many health benefits, but they also add a nice touch of decor and bright energy to any indoor space. I recommend air plants and ferns. Consider plants that love moisture and heat, and can cope with low light conditions. Head to your nearest nursery for these babies.