Don’t make your clients travel to Bali or Thailand to indulge in an incredible bathing experience. You can create divine bathing rituals in your own spa that will leave visitors feeling like royalty.
Herbal bathing and balneotherapy have existed for hundreds of years, and are enjoyed in many cultures for their spiritual and physical healing properties. Bathing rituals lend themselves flawlessly to almost any spa treatment, and can elevate your client’s treatment from an average to an unforgettable one.
There are limitless options, from salts to bombs, so we’ve picked a few decadent options for each to get you started.
Specifically designed to transport users far away to a tropical oasis, you won’t find any artificial preservatives, artificial colours, animal products, SLS/SLES, phthalates or parabens in this small batch Australian range of bath and body products. The Soak Life’s coconut bath salts and soaks are designed to be loved by skin and muscles alike, and include scents like pineapple and mango, frangipani and hibiscus, and Tahitian gardenia.
A milk bath will make your clients feel like Cleopatra herself, plus they are ultra-gentle, calming and nurturing. Pure Fiji’s Coconut Milk Bath Soak will nourish and rehydrate dry skin, and soothe both body and mind. Packed with nourishing oils like cold pressed virgin coconut oil, macadamia and sikeci nut extracts combined with fresh coconut milk.
Detoxifying bath salts make for an even more luxurious bathing experience when combined with delicate florals, and Lux Aestiva’s Boheme Crystals have to be some of the prettiest we’ve seen. Available in a range of salt combinations, catering to different needs (and colour combinations!) such as pink Himalayan salt and Hibiscus, or Dead Sea salt with Bentonite clay.
Soak Society’s Bath Dew is a moisturising bath foam, delicately and naturally fragranced with magnolia, rose, vanilla, and a host of other delightful-smelling and skin soothing botanicals. Free from parabens, SLS or SLES, synthetic colours fragrances or preservatives, EDTA, silicones or mineral oils.
Muscle Relief Bath
Ideal in combination with any sports relief treatments or deep tissue massage, you can soothe your clients’ aching muscles and speed up tissue healing with a magnesium soak. Amazing Oils offer pure, organically sourced Magnesium Chloride flakes from Australian salt lakes.
The ultimate hydrating experience. As your clients generally won’t be able to see the oil in their bath, you may want to dress this one up with some bath foam or fresh flower petals, but one of our favourites natural oil baths is Salt By Hendrix Bath To Body Oil, which is multi-purpose and can be used throughout your spa in a range of applications. It’s a simple, pure concoction of botanical oils including argan, jojoba, mandarin, lavender, rose and camellia to name a few.
These provide a fun and interactive element to the spa bath if you leave clients to do these themselves. Linden Leaves Pink Petal bath bombs are infused with skin-softening sweet almond oil, disperse delicate pink petals as they foam and beautifully fragranced with musk, grapefruit, ylang ylang and clove bud.
Another potential interactive element for your clients to enjoy, bath tea is a fun idea that mimics the same concept as a regular cup of tea – just on a very large scale! Special tea bags are placed into a hot bath to infuse, and ingredients generally include a combination of tea leaves, herbs, flowers, clays and/or essential oils. A nice example is Short Story’s Bath Blends, offering combinations of all of the above to relax, soothe or invigorate.
Add Your Own Blooms
Take decadence to the next level by adding flowers and petals to your baths, which can be visually stunning on their own or the cherry on top of your favourite soak or oil. Little Green Workshops offer dried florals in bulk, including rose buds, petals and lavender, or you could add your own freshly ordered rose or peony petals as an upgrade option, like Melbourne’s Miss Fox (pictured below).
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