What is a Spiritual Bath?
Spiritual cleansing is as important as physical cleansing. Spiritual bathing is a time-honored tradition that is passed down from generation to generation. The history of spiritual bathing dates back to 1150 CE. It is one of the oldest traditions followed by almost all sorts of communities and religions. Different sorts of herbs and special ingredients are used to prepare different sorts of baths. For example, to achieve success or to remove negativity from life completely different herbs are used for both purposes. As people are moving forward leaving behind old traditions, the age-old ritual of spiritual bathing is still prevalent, incorporating modern techniques and new herbs, revolutionizing it completely.
Types of Herbs Used in a Spiritual Bath
Herbal baths are extremely famous for the purpose of spiritual cleansing. A hot spiritual bath using calming herbs is a great idea to luxuriate yourself. Being good and comforting, on one hand, hot spiritual baths can also be harmful to your system if you take them more than once a week because it may weaken your system.
When it comes to hot spiritual baths, it is a great idea to use herbs. It is believed that herbs have been used for bathing as long as baths have existed. As long as an herb possesses pleasant smell and comforting ability it works fine for the purpose of spiritual bathing. There are different ways of taking herbal baths. You can grab a handful of different herbs and throw them directly into your hot water tub, another way is to brew some herbal tea in a pot and add that tea to your bath water and yet another is to buy readymade herbal bath bags and throw them directly into your bathtub. If you can’t find them anywhere you can also make one by adding herbs of your choice in a muslin bag and tying it to the faucet of your bathtub.
Choose herbs which not only smell good but also have medicinal effects. Choose your bath herbs according to your needs and don’t be surprised to find some food herbs being as good for your bath as for your food. You can use chamomile, eucalyptus, grated ginger, dandelion flowers, hops, lavender, jasmine, mint, orange blossoms, parsley, rosemary, and rose petals as your bath herbs. These herbs offer many benefits including pain relief, enhancement in blood flow, renewal of skin, the calmness of nerves, rejuvenation of skin, relief from sore muscles, improvement in mood and many others.
10 Different Types of Spiritual Bath for Different Effects
1. Bath for prosperity
This bath increases one’s chances of getting successful and finding new opportunities. It also removes all the obstacles from the way and helps a person achieve their goals with ease. For this bath, add basil, bay leaf, cinnamon, chamomile, dill and clove to a jar. Now add all of these to your already filled warm water tub and soak yourself for good 30 to 35 minutes and then rinse with warm water and soap. Take this bath before an event where you wish to stand out.
2. Bath for Monetary Success
If you are wishing to have some monetary success in your life then you should go for this one. Take a small jar of honey and three fistfuls of coins. Coins can be of any currency or origin, just make sure you disinfect them before performing the ritual. On the night of new moon fill your tub up with warm water, empty the entire honey jar and sprinkle the coins all over, now soak yourself in this water. Rub the coins in honey and stick them to your skin. Take your time and when it feels right, gather up the honeyed coins in the jar and complete the bath by lighting up a green candle and writing your intentions and wishes on a paper. Now burn the paper in the flame of the candle visualizing yourself winning all the fortune you wished for. This ritual can be repeated on the half-moon as well.
3. Bath for success in love life
A love bath can be taken whenever you like but mostly there are two specific reasons first is to attract someone towards yourself and the other is to open yourself to new love. For this bath, you’ll have to take a muslin cloth and add hibiscus, red raspberry leaf, dried roses, and jasmine to it and tie it up to your faucet or either let it float in your warm water tub. Get into the tub and picture your love and how badly you want them. Meditate on this sensation for as long as you want. There is no need for a rinse after this bath.
Cleansing your aura is as important as cleansing your body. Every day we come in contact with people and surroundings which leave an impact on our aura either positive or negative. To free a person from negativity different sorts of cleansing baths are suggested which are as follows:
4. Salt water bath
Take out at least an hour and light candles in your bath area and play some soft relaxing music. Now fill your tub with warm water, make sure it is not too hot. Add two to three handfuls of salt to your water. Make sure you are using refined salt; now give it a swish with your hand. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil as well. Now soak yourself for good 20 to 30 minutes and intend to release all negativity in that water. After getting out don’t towel dry yourself and try not to take another shower for at least the next 24 hours.
5. Apple cider vinegar bath
Apple cider vinegar has been long known as a treatment for many illnesses. It is also a great aura cleanser. You just need to add a few drops of it in your regular bathing water and you will experience an amazing feel of the body and spiritual cleansing. While being in this bath, concentrate on all the positive things in your life and put all the negative things at the back of your head. Soak yourself for as long as you want and then towel dry yourself.
6. Baking soda bath
For recharging positive energies and eliminating negativity from life, baking soda baths have proven to be extremely beneficial. Add a cup of baking soda to the already filled warm water tub. Now soak yourself in this water and close your eyes, say prayers and visualize all the negativity getting down from your shoulders and going into the drain. This bath will exfoliate your skin and reveal baby soft skin. Stay in this bath for as long as you want and then after leaving the water towel dry yourself. This bath can be taken as many times in a month as you want.
Bath that Includes Milk
7. Basic milk and honey bath
This bath is the best if you are looking for something that will enrich your skin, soften it up and bring that dewy glow back. Honey is the best cure to every skin related issue, treats body acne and all blemishes. It is full of antioxidants which slow down the aging process and brighten up your complexion. Milk, on the other hand, freshens up your skin. For this bath, all you have to do is take 2 cups of milk and add half a cup of honey to it and mix well. Pour it in your warm water tub and soak yourself in it for about 20 minutes and then rinse off using a soap and warm water.
8. Dried flower milk bath
Take a jar full of powdered milk; make sure that it is full-fat milk because it will be more beneficial for your skin. Don’t add water to it right now. Add dried orange peel, rosemary and lavender flowers. They will add a touch of fresh aroma to your mixture. You can also add other herbs and flowers if you like. Now add water to your powdered milk and shake it well. Add the entire mixture into your already filled warm water tub and soak yourself for good 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water and soap.
9. Essential oil milk bath
Essential oils have been proven quite effective for their amazing properties and uncountable benefits they offer to your skin. For this bath, add powdered milk, salt, and baking soda in a jar. Prefer using full fat-milk as it will moisturize your skin. Add honey crystals and ground oatmeal to the jar. Now add crushed lavender petals into the jar and 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil to add that touch of amazing smell. Shake the jar well and pour into your already filled warm water tub. Soak yourself in the water for no more than 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water
10. Basic milk bath
For this simple yet effective bath, all you need to do is take 2 cups of powdered milk, half a cup of cornstarch and half cup of baking soda. Add water to this mixture and shake it quite well then pour it into your warm water tub and soak yourself for as long as you like. Rinse off with warm water and soap at the end. This bath will leave your skin extremely soft and touchable.
Spiritual baths have been used for centuries to bring overall improvement in a person’s life. It not only cleanses a person’s body but also aids in the cleansing of the aura, which is why after getting out of a spiritual bath a person feels extremely light and at peace. Being quite beneficial on one hand, spiritual baths can turn out to be health hazardous if taken on a regular basis. One should never take a spiritual hot bath more than once a week. A hot shower lowers a person’s blood pressure levels; you should avoid it if your blood pressure already stays low. Consult your physicist if you have any kind of heart problems before opting for any kind of spiritual bath.
Enjoy spiritually cleansing yourself with any of the above-mentioned baths.