Time for a moon bath
A little bit of self-care
~ under the moonlight
It’s all about self-care for me during full moon and so it’s time to have a soothing moon bath this Thursday (read about this month’s Wolf Moon).
One of the easiest ways of having a connection to the moon cycle is by taking a moon bath.
The moon controls the tides and since our bodies are made up of mostly water, the moon kind of also affects our emotions and moods. If we don’t live in the rhythm of the lunar cycle we may experience mood swings.
These baths allows us to cleanse ourselves both physically and energetically.
What is a
moon bath ?
Moon-bathing is the practice of exposing one’s self to the moonlight for its cooling energy. Sometimes done just by the light of the moon, and at times it’s followed by an actual bath… This idea originates from Ayurveda.
It is a cleansing of the body and soul as the moonlight provides harmony and healing.
Also, moon bathing can help balance your circadian rhythm, if done right before you go to sleep. This signals to your body that it is time to prepare for rest.
5 Moon bath recipes
The night before your full moon bath, place a 5L water bottle out by the window to charge under the moonlight.
On the night of the full moon, run your bath and add the charged water.
Visualise the moonlight pouring into your bath.
Light white candles in the bathroom and switch off the lights. For the Passion Bath, light red candles.
If you have a chosen a recipe with a crystal, the crystal is to be placed in the bath or on your chosen chakra.
Choose one of the recipes below and mix the ingredients together in a bowl, then add to your bath water.
Set an intention and meditate on this for 5 minutes while in the bath.
Soak for at least 20 minutes. Close your eyes and allow your senses to awaken.
When you are ready, drain the water and release with it anything that no longer serves you.
Slowly get out of the tub.
Send out loads of gratitude into the universe for all that you have.
Take out the crystal (if used) and set it by the window overnight to be charged by the moon light.
Make sure to drink plenty of water afterwards to stay hydrated.
* Caution: Do not use herbs in your bath if you are pregnant. Instead you can light incense.
1. Self-Love Bath
- 1 Cup of Epsom Salt.
- 5 Drops of Rose Oil
- and/or Rose Petals
- 1 Teaspoon of Honey
- Half a teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1 Rose Quartz Crystal
2. Lux Bath.
- 1 cup of Epsom Salt
- 3 drops of Rose Oil
- Quarter cup of mint (dried or sprigs)
- Half a cup of Coconut
3. Passion Bath.
- Half a cup of Epsom Salt
- Quarter cup of Pomegranate Juice
- Grated skin of one lime
4. Free Your Mind Bath.
- 1 Cup of Epsom Salt
- The skin from 1 lemon
- 1 spoon of Ginger Root (dried)
- 3 drops of Lavender Oil
- Quarter cup of Mint (dried or sprigs)
5. Awaken Bath.
- Half a cup of Epsom Salt
- and half a cup of Baking Soda
- 3 drops of Lilac Oil
- 2 drops of Lemongrass Oil
- 2 drops of Juniper Oil
- 1 Amethyst Crystal
Influence the quality of the moon in your life and reconnect with its power.
Wishing you beautiful full moon blessings.