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Welcome to the Bathtub Yoga blog! This blog is curated by Susan Atkinson, founder of Bathtub Yoga. It's full of resources, tips, insight and ways to get the most out of your Bathtub Yoga experience. Please poke around and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have a question!

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Easy Ginger Detox Bath

Adding fresh or dried ginger to the bath is a easy way to increase sweating and detoxifying.

Ever feel the need to detoxify? Perhaps you over did the holiday drinking & eating or a prolonged period of stress? A detox bath with ginger can increase heat levels in the body. This ups the level [...]


Easy to Make Bath Salts-Cocoa Butter Peppermint Holiday Gift Idea

Inspired by peppermint patties, these holiday bath salts are fun to make. Bonus- cocoa butter is a great moisturizer for your skin in the bath.

Remember those thin chocolate covered peppermint patties? They were the inspiration for these easy to make bath salts, and a fun idea for holiday gifts. I recently discovered Cocoa [...]


Benefits of a Hot Bath & Why it Feels So Good!

A hot soak encourages the deeper flow of blood and lymph throughout the body as vessels dilate. Endorphins are also released as our body temperature rises.

A hot bath, or soak in hot water raises our body temperature. Several benefits of this rise include: Improved blood circulation, Improved lymph circulation, detoxification, increased metabolism and [...]


Fizzing Beer Lime Bath Salts-Really?/Make your own

Therapeutic and medicinal properties of beer, lime, and sea salts make an awesome combo!

Beer baths have been popular in Europe for years, costing up to $60 a bath. They claim the beer will soften the skin, make it more elastic, and promote tissue metabolism. It is touted as great for psoriasis, eczema, [...]


Energizing Orange Swirl Bath Salts\ How to Make

Tilting your container as you layer your bath salts gives a nice swirl effect for your sweet orange bath salts.

Orange , like many essential oils in the citrus family, have an energizing effect. This sweet fruity scent lifts the spirits encouraging a cheerful, happy mood! The white layer of your bath salts could [...]


Chamomile Bath Salt Pillows\Make Your Own Arthritis Remedy

These chamomile bath salt "pillows" are easy to make and can be tossed into a hot running bath for soothing anti-inflammatory benefits.

My mom has arthritis, and I wanted to make her a gift of bath salts for soothing joint pain. Chamomile has strong anti-inflammatory benefits, making it a great addition to the warm [...]


Make Your Own Aromatherapy Lavender Bath Salts

Lavender bath salts are a popular favorite with young and old bath lover's before bedtime.

Lavender has a calming influence on our mood, making it a natural with bathing, especially in the evening. The name lavender is derived from the latin verb– “Lavare”– to wash. see: Bathing with Lavender Can you guess what [...]


Foaming Rose Bath Salts\ Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

Soothing and relaxing, foaming rose bath salts are easy to make for special occasion.

Roses are often associated with romance, love, and passion. Over 60,000 roses go into making just one ounce of rose essential oil!Many people smell rose and think of their grandma’s garden, or the rose water she wore behind her [...]


Anti-aging Green Tea Bath Salts\ Handmade Bath Salts

The antioxidant benefits of green tea make a wonderful anti-aging bath salt soak!

Adding green tea to your bath salts can add a “zen” theme to your bath. The antioxidant rich qualities of green tea will enhance your skin with anti-aging benefits. Add some quiet moments of meditation or reflection in the bath [...]


Handmade Bath Salts Foot Soak Gift Basket

"Rock-On" Foot Bath Soak Gift Basket you can make yourself. Eucalyptus or invigorating peppermint. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Most of us have tired feet at the end of the day. What a treat it is to soak them in a hot foot bath while relaxing in the evening! This gift basket theme can [...]