DIY Flower Bath: A Must-Try Self-Care Ritual 

DIY Flower Bath: A Must-Try Self-Care Ritual 


Flower baths are next-level self-care. They’re not only Instagrammable, but they can be therapeutic, too. You don’t have to book a flight to Bali to enjoy this incredibly luxurious experience. In this article, we talk about everything you need to know about flower baths and how to create one for yourself at home. 

Benefits of Floral Baths

Beyond its beauty, rewarding yourself with a luxurious flower bath after a long and exhausting day comes with many helpful benefits, including: 

  • Promoting better sleep 
  • Easing stress and anxiety
  • Encouraging meditation and self-awareness
  • Soothing aches and pains

How to Create Your Own Flower Bath at Home

Making your own dreamy floral bath in your own tub is easy. Follow these steps and prepare yourself for an unforgettable spa-like experience. 

1. Draw your bath

Keep it at a temperature you’d be comfortably soaking in for a long time. Best to start with warm and then layer with cold afterward, which is the secret to keeping the fresh flowers afloat. 

2. Add Epsom salt

Epsom salt baths are a popular at-home treatment for many health issues, including arthritis, insomnia, ingrown toenails, splinters, and sunburn. The theory is it breaks down as magnesium sulfate, and when you soak in it and seep into your skin, it detoxifies the toxins and releases tension from the body.

3. Pour a few drops of essential oils

Different essential oils offer various benefits. Here are some of our favorites, which are also phenomenal when added to flower baths.

  • Lavender oil - Promotes sleep and pain relief
  • Frankincense oil - Improves mood and manages inflammation
  • Peppermint oil - Lifts mood, eases headaches, and fights fatigue
  • Jasmine oil - Reduces stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression

4. Choose your flowers

Repurpose your bouquet or flower arrangements from your florist a few days before they wilt, or pick wildflowers from your garden. You can also get flower bath tea bags and rose petals online. If you’re using fresh blooms, you can cut from the bulb, so you have a whole flower head floating or tearing them into petals.

5. Take a photo (only if you want to) and enjoy!

Pamper yourself like a queen in your very own flower bath. Try to meditate and be in the moment for a few minutes. Take deep breaths in and out while you relax. Let go of your thoughts and fears for a few moments. 

You’ve put so much effort into creating this masterpiece, and would be such a shame if you get up after a few minutes. So, the second phase of the ultimate flower bath experience is to do anything you’ll enjoy while soaking in it. For example, read a book, put on a beauty mask, take your jade roller or gua sha out while sipping a glass of red wine.


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