10 healing ingredients to look for in a bath soak

A woman in a bathtub with lighted incense. Photo: Yan Krukau/Pexels

A woman in a bathtub with lighted incense. Photo: Yan Krukau/Pexels

Published May 9, 2024


Did you know incorporating bath soaks into your beauty regimen is about more than just indulgence?

A bath soak infused with nature's healing properties can dissolve tension and stress, soothe sore muscles, and enhance skin vitality, transforming an ordinary bath into a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Refresh Body and Mind creators of recently launched TranquilTub, explore essential ingredients that make for the ultimate bath soak experience.

1. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt, a pure mineral combination of magnesium and sulphate, is well-known for relieving muscle and joint discomfort. The magnesium helps ease inflammation, detoxify the skin, and reduce stress, promoting a sense of well-being crucial for beauty inside and out.

2. Apricot Kernel Oil

This lightweight, natural oil extracted from the seeds of apricots is a powerhouse of oleic and linoleic acids. These essential components help deeply moisturise and nourish the skin.

It's also packed with antioxidants which shield the skin from harmful environmental stressors. Regular use can help maintain a radiant, youthful complexion by fending off oxidative stress.

3. Argan Oil

Argan oil, often dubbed 'liquid gold', is high in fatty acids and antioxidants, making it ideal for preserving and revitalising skin.

Its anti-inflammatory characteristics help minimise redness and inflammation, leaving skin smooth and clear.

4. Hemp Seed Oil

Known for its high concentration of fatty acids, hemp seed oil provides excellent hydration to the skin, soothing dryness and irritation. Its anti-inflammatory effects also help calm conditions like eczema and rosacea, promoting healthy, comfortable skin.

5. Horse Chestnut Seed Extract

Horse chestnut seed extract contains aescin, which has potent anti-inflammatory properties to reduce swelling and enhance circulation.

This extract supports vein health, which is crucial for reducing the appearance of varicose veins and promoting overall skin vitality.

6. Butcher's Broom Root Extract

With compounds like ruscogenins, this extract offers anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive properties that are excellent for reducing swelling and improving blood flow, helping to energise and revive tired, achy limbs.

7. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil can help soothe irritations, reduce redness, and aid in healing minor burns or cuts. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a perfect addition to a bath soak for those seeking relief from skin ailments.

Known for its ability to reduce anxiety and stress, lavender oil instils a sense of calm and tranquillity. It aids in alleviating insomnia and promoting restful sleep after a relaxing bath.

Lavender enhances spiritual connection: it opens up the heart chakra and harmonises the mind with the body, making it easier to meditate and reflect.

8. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus oil's anti-inflammatory characteristics make it suitable for treating muscular pain and joint stiffness. Its refreshing aroma also effectively clears nasal passages and relieves respiratory congestion.

Eucalyptus stimulates mental clarity and combats mental fatigue. Bathing with eucalyptus oil can invigorate the senses and rejuvenate the spirit, providing a natural energy boost.

Its cleansing properties extend to the spiritual realm, helping to clear negative energies and promote emotional balance.

9. Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black pepper oil is a powerful pain reliever due to its warming and anti-inflammatory properties. It's particularly effective in soothing aching muscles and stiff joints, making it a great post-workout soak.

The warming nature of black pepper oil also energises the mind. It helps reduce physical fatigue and mental lethargy, sharpen focus, and enhance alertness. Black pepper oil is often used to fortify the spirit. It encourages courage and endurance, helping to overcome challenges both big and small.

10. Basil Essential Oil

Basil oil has a cooling effect that can help alleviate muscle pain and inflammation. When absorbed in a soothing bath, it is also useful for treating headaches and migraines.

Basil essential oil is known to enhance mood, combat stress, and relieve anxiety. It helps restore mental strength and clarity, making it invaluable for those facing mental exhaustion. By opening the mind, basil oil supports the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. It fosters a sense of harmony within the self.

TranquilTub contains all these carefully selected ingredients that work together to provide a calming and restorative effect on your body. Simply add TranquilTub to your bath water and let the healing power of nature do its work.

In-line with sustainability and ethical practices, TranquilTub is presented in recycled plastic packaging that can be recycled again, with a biodegradable box, ensuring that your path to relaxation doesn't come at the expense of the planet.

Furthermore, this product is proudly South African, carries the vegan badge and is approved by Beauty Without Cruelty, making it an inclusive option for those mindful of their product choices.

Designed with your well-being in mind and priced at R685 per bottle, TranquilTub stands as a pinnacle of luxury and therapeutic efficacy. Simply add TranquilTub to your bath water and let the healing power of nature do its work!