Turning your bathroom into a peaceful sanctuary is an easy way to slow down, bring love into your life, and treat your physical and emotional body with kindness.
Aside from physically cleaning your space, you can take the process one step further and do a simple energy cleanse using either sage or Palo Santo smudge sticks (see opposite), which both cleanse stagnant energy and smell wonderful. Sage and Palo Santo have both been used for centuries to ward off negative people, emotions, situations, and energy. If you have lots of people coming in and out of your bathroom on a daily basis, cleansing the room is a good step to take so you can really heal in your sacred space and avoid picking up anyone else’s energetic baggage.
Simple energy cleanse
1. Carefully light a sage or Palo Santo smudge stick, let it burn until you see smoke, and then blow the ﬂame out.
2. Waft the smoke around the outline of your body (being careful not to touch yourself) and in the areas of your home where you wish to clear energy.
3. Once you’ve cleansed all the desired areas of your home, open a small window and let the negative energy out.
These bath salts help to draw toxins out of the body and soften the skin, creating an invigorating experience.
2 cups (450 g) Epsom salts
1 cup (225 g) baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
10 drops of ginger essential oil
1 large lemon, washed and sliced
(Makes enough for 1 use)
Fill your bathtub with warm water and then add all the ingredients. Soak in the bath for 20 minutes–1 hour.
Moringa mermaid mask
Moringa powder has antiseptic qualities. It fights and heals acne, reduces inflammation, is rich in vitamin A and amino acids that help produce collagen, and balances the skin’s pH.
3 tablespoons water
juice of 1⁄2 lemon
1⁄2 teaspoon pearl powder
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 1⁄2 tablespoons moringa powder
Cleanse and dry your skin. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Apply the mask to your face with your fingertips or a facial-mask brush, lightly massaging it into your skin. Leave the mask on for 15–20 minutes. Rinse off the mask with warm water.
Any leftover mask will keep for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When using the mask for the second time, you may need to add a little extra water to the mixture, one drop at a time, to loosen the mask to a useable consistency.