When Josie Feria, the director of operations at Lapis Spa in the über famous Fontainebleau Miami Beach whispers her recipe for the ultimate bath soak, we take notes. Don't be deceived by its simplicity; this soak has serious relaxation, detoxification and re-mineralization benefits. According to Feria, the deep-muscle relaxation associated with a good hot bath also helps to reduce cramps, tension headaches and improves muscle elasticity. We'll take all the help we can get!
INGREDIENTS (good for one soak)
4 oz. mineral salts
1 cup baking soda
Add mineral salts to bath as warm water is running.
Add baking soda.
Before bathing, use a bristle brush, loofah or sisal mitt to dry brush the body in upward strokes. This will exfoliate the skin, make the treatment more effective and increase blood circulation at the skin’s surface, which is key to skin regeneration. (For more dry brushing tips check out this handy tutorial!)
Soak at least 15 minutes, adding warm water as needed. The longer the soak the greater the benefits.
Rinsing is optional. Towel dry and apply your favorite moisturizer.
Optional: Add drops of lemongrass oil to increase aromatic benefits, provide pain relief and soften skin.
p.s. Sip on one of these beautifying teas while you soak to stay hydrated and refreshed.