A ritual bath is a bath taken with a spiritual purpose. Maybe you want to cleanse your aura, heal your heart, or draw money into your life. Ritual baths are effective for these intentions and so much more. Since ancient times people bathed to clean their bodies, but also to purify their spirits.
I have always been a bath girl. I don’t know why or how that happened exactly, but I really do prefer to shower off and then soak and relax in the tub. For me, this is a great way to unwind and set my intentions. It is a forced quiet time — just me and my thoughts. I enjoy catching up the latest episodes of my favorite shows while soaking in the tub as much as anyone else, but a few times a week I have to unplug and reset. If you can’t unplug completely, it’s totally fine. I also had to retrain myself a bit to get there, especially after last summer when I completely wore myself down. I started with just reading in the bath, TV free. Try that! Even if it’s gossip magazines, just go for it, you gotta start somewhere!!!
For my ritual baths, I have a collection of crystals that I bath in. I place them in the bottom of the tub before I run the water slowly, and add salts of all sorts as the tub fills up. The salt benefits are not only great for your skin, but also have an incredible relaxing effect on my muscles after workouts (especially my back). It’s just dreamy. Personally, I buy the larger round salt rocks which I think work better than the bags of Epson.
When you plan your bath nights, be sure to set your intentions during the day. Have your ingredients ready and your bathroom space clean to create a calmer, less chaotic environment.
Here are some of my DIY bath rituals you can do for manifesting your intentions, relaxing, and getting in some “you time.” Let’s face it, you really don’t need a reason to shut the door and take time for yourself, you deserve it! This your homework. I look forward to seeing your posts! Please tag me on social @AskHeatherMariannaBlog or #askheathermarianna, or email me at AskHeatherMarianna@gmail.com.
To bring love into your life:
Love is the root of all the universe, and the laws of attraction! This can be for anything, not just relationships.
-1 cup dried rose petals or one dozen fresh rose petals (red and pink only)
-Rose quartz crystal (I also recommend incorporating Beauty Kitchen’s Rose Quartz beauty tools and facial masks into your routine during this bath)
-10 Drops Rose Essential Oil
-10 Drops Jasmine Essential Oil
-1 Cup Pink Himalayan Salt
-Optional 1 Gallon Rose Water
-Crystal and Rose Petals go in first, slowly fill tub and add salt slowly as well as essential oils.
To Spark Creativity and Prosperity:
I do this ritual when I feel stuck. I also burn sage in my bathroom when I do this one as well as these money drawing candles I get online from my friend Ashley, owner of Hacked by Nature in Las Vegas (hers are the best)!!!
-3 Oranges Sliced
-1 Cup Pink Himalayan Salt
-Leaves from 1 bunch of fresh basil, no stems!!!
-2 Cinnamon Sticks
-10 Drops Sweet Orange Oil
-10 Drops Lemongrass
Lay the crystals out on the bottom of the tub, slowly begin to fill the tub with water, add the oils, herbs, fruit, and salt little by little. Soak and take your time, manifest what you want and think about the project you have been stuck on. Happy Relaxing!