To Relax Body And Mind, Try These 3 Manuka Honey Bath Recipes

By Ava Brown, April 22, 2015

There is no food more powerful than Manuka honey. For thousands of years it has been used in just about every culture in numerous ways. Form healing cuts and scrapes and moisturizing skin to improving sleep and boosting immune system, Manuka honey has been the most popular superfood for centuries.

Manuka honey is well-known for its amazing antibacterial qualities which help protect the body against bacterial infections. It is also known for its great ability to stimulate production of special cells that can repair tissue damaged caused by infection. And you may already know that, to relax body and mind, there is nothing like sinking into a warm, honey bath. Manuka honey bath will relax your nerves system and ease tension and stress; relieve headaches and help you sleep better.

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So, to relax your body and mind, here are 3 Manuka honey bath recipes you can try.

Seaweed Detox Bath

Aside from relaxation, this seaweed detox bath promotes circulation and detoxes which can help you to get rid of cellulite. Furthermore, it hydrates and softens the skin for a smooth, supple appearance.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup Manuka honey
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1 cup dried seaweed

Directions: Combine the first two ingredients. Under running water, pour the milk and Manuka honey into a warm bath. Add the salt and seaweed before you get into the tub.

Rose & Manuka Honey Soak

This rose & Manuka honey soak will not only help you relax, but will also leave your skin smelling sweet. The ingredients will exfoliate and moisturize your skin and at the same time tone it. Manuka honey is also an excellent natural antiseptic which clears pores without drying out the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Manuka honey
  • 20 drops of rose essential oil

Directions: Pour the ingredients into a warm bath and soak for around 15-20 minutes. This soak is also good for hair, so don’t be afraid to get your hair wet.

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Egyptian-Style Milk & Honey Bath

Cleopatra was beautiful, right? Her beauty secret was a milk & honey bath! You may not believe (until you try it), but bathing in milk and Manuka honey is a wonderful way to get a soft, graceful skin.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • ½ cup of Manuka honey

Directions: Pour the two ingredients into the tub under the running warm water. Close your eyes and imagine you are on a island being fanned with palm leaves.