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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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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 [...]

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Bathing with Lavender

The name lavender is derived from the latin verb– “Lavare”– to wash. In medieval Europe wash women were known as “lavenders” because they spread the laundry over lavender plants to dry for the scent it gave. No wonder then that lavender has been such a favorite in the bath.

Studies have shown that bathing [...]

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Insomnia- 6 Yogic Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep

Slowing down your nervous system is key to falling asleep.

Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep, or to stay asleep. As you lay awake , possibly worrying,you may feel your nervous system is “reved up” on high, called hyper arousal. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a switch you could [...]

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Easy Bath Tea Bags

Bath tea bath or bath sachets are fun to make and a great way to give yourself some TLC or easy to make gifts.

Flower petals and herbs floating in the tub are pretty, but messy to clean up and clog the drain. That’s where bath tea bags come to the rescue. The warmth of [...]

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Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Your Skin

Jojoba oil is really more of a wax than an oil, and its similarities to skin's natural oils make it great for all sorts of uses.

Pronounced ho-ho-ba, this oil is really not oil at all, but a liquid wax! Since it is composed of wax esters it is very stable and does not [...]

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5 Quick Tips for Healthy Skin

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#1 Tip: Exfoliate regularly for healthy skin.

Exfoliate your skin regularly. Pamper your skin with hydrating warm oil massages. Promote good digestion; eat fiber and drink lots of water. Eat healthy fats from seeds, nuts, and flax. Protect your skin from environmental factors like sun and wind.

To learn more about skin go to [...]

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Essential Oils for the Bath and Skin

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Caution: Essential oils are highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Essential oils should not be used undiluted directly on the skin, or used on broken skin. Avoid getting in eyes. A good rule of thumb is to add 12 drops to each l oz. of carrier oil. Use 6-12 drops for a [...]

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What Oil is Best for my Skin Type?

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Ayurvedic Skin Care Recommendations:

Dry or Rough Skin (vata)- Sesame oil, olive oil, almond oil

Best Essential Oils- orange, geranium, bergamot

Irritated /Inflamed Skin (pitta)- coconut oil, sunflower oil

Best Essential Oils- lavender, lemon, rose, chamomile

Oily Skin (kapha)- corn oil

Best Essential Oils- rosemary, eucalyptus, clary sage

Depending on your skin type, various [...]

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