On the Pisces new moon, I mentioned on our Instagram page, taking a goddess bath. It was my hope that the meme served you well enough to allow you to dive into the deep waters of self-love. If by chance, you need a little more information on how to make this bath happen, you're in the right place.
What you'll need. To create a goddess bath, you'll need a few ingredients. The good news is that most of what you need, you can likely fine in your kitchen. To prepare for your goddess bath, you'll need to gather milk, honey (optional especially for fellow vegans), himalyan salt, rose petals, bubbles, and white candles. I tend to play it frugal, so if you're looking for cheap places to grab these goodies, I'd be happy to share my "go-to" locations. White candles can be purchased from The Dollar Tree. I mean the store where everything is actually a dollar. I tend to look for the long white candles. They burn for a long time therefore they'll be around for multiple uses. The bubbles are likely my most costly product. I really enjoy the "Love Beauty and Planet" murumuru butter and rose body wash. This product adds a nice sweet smell to the bath. Rose petals can be purchased from almost anywhere. I tend to pick cheaper roses, but I do pay attention to their condition before buying them. I like flowers that are opening and still look vibrant because that energy will carry over into the tub. I purchase my Himalayan pink salt from Ross. Shocker I know. You can find it with the other spices in the back of the store and for a good price too! ;-) Lastly, and this wasn't listed on our original list, but adding a rose quartz crystal never hurts. Allow yourself to be led by spirit on whether you need anything else. You know what you need!
How to prepare the space. I always begin preparing my baths by cleaning the bathing space and bathroom first. This serves both spiritual and cleanly purposes, of which I see as inter-sectional. I want the room to feel as light and fresh as possible before I begin my bath. After the space is clear, I begin running my bath water. When the water is rising and warming, I begin to add the salt, and then two cups of milk. Next, I add the bubbles to create a thin and firm layer before dropping the fresh rose petals into the bath. At this point, the bath is close to ready so I light my candles. I tend to light two to three. No reason in particular, I just happen to like this number for a bath. Sometimes, I will add a row if I want to really create some light or ambiance. The final step is to get into the bath with or without my crystals. Again, this is personal preference and really determined by how I am currently feeling in the moment.
What I do While I am bathing. I always set intentions for my baths. They are usually centered around peace or self-care. I always work on being present in the moment and enjoying the bath. Sometimes, I determine that the bath will serve as way for me to release something that I have been carrying. Always, I am focused on connecting more to myself. After I have set my intentions, I usually lower my head into the water. I want my crown to become drenched in this loving atmosphere that I have intentionally created. I usually allow my full body to soak in the beauty of all that has been created.
Finishing Touches. After the bath is over, I dry off and allow myself to go to sleep. I want all of that love that surrounded me to still cover me throughout the night. I intentionally do not wash off the goddess bath. There will be time for that in the morning. I allow my mind to focus on gratitude. This might involve a prayer of gratitude or a meditation. It varies, but I intentionally work to carry the spirit of peace with me as I drift into a slumber.
Tribe, I hope this helps answer any questions you may have been having about the goddess bath. If you need help re-creating this experience or have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are so committed to helping you further you practice of self-care, self-love and wellness and most importantly helping you Bloom Into Your Best Self.