Bathing in color can heal you | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Who doesn’t love a nice relaxing soak in the tub at the end of a long day?


Since water is naturally soothing, one of the immediate benefits of soaking in a hot tub is stress relief. The feeling of weightlessness can significantly reduce physical stress and mental anxiety.


Add a few drops of color into your bath, and you turn your bath into a tool for chromatherapy. Also known as color therapy, it uses color to encourage general health as well as to remedy specific difficulties.


Lightly tinting the water with a few drops of color makes your bath a multisensory experience that is actually beneficial to your health.


Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine point out the particular colors to work with each of the seven chakras or energy centers of the body. This will create harmony and make you feel much better.

Energy healer Nancy Hausauer has these recipes:


White and blue chakra soak to improve creativity:


Bathing in clear blue water helps you express yourself verbally and artistically as it harmonizes your fifth chakra, which is related to self-expression and creativity.


What you’ll need:


  • 2 c Epsom salt
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender buds
  • 5 drops blue food coloring


Start by combining Epsom salt, lavender and food coloring in a bowl, or use a mortar and pestle. Mix until blue hue is evenly distributed and lavender is slightly crushed. Draw a warm bath and add tinted salt; gently stir. Relax for 20 minutes.


For romance


Green chakra Soak to enhance romance:


If you’re after a deep, loving relationship, a green bath is ideal, as it supports the loving energy that flows through your fourth chakra.


What you’ll need:


  • 2 c baking soda
  • 1 c citric acid powder
  • 1½ c cornstarch
  • ½ c Epsom salt
  • ¾ tsp green bath bomb dye
  • Muffin pan


Start by shaking baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salt. Slowly add bath bomb dye. Fill small spray bottle with water. Lightly mist and knead mixture until it forms a crumbly dough. Spray muffin pan with cooking oil; pack in the mixture. Let it set overnight. Flip pan over; remove bath bomb, then soak for 20 minutes.


Yellow chakra soak to strengthen self-esteem:


Reinforce your sense of self and your personal power, the hallmarks of a healthy third chakra.


What you’ll need:


  • 2 c Epsom salt
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 orange, sliced into wheels


Start by combining Epsom salt and food coloring in a bowl. Mix until yellow hue is evenly distributed; draw a warm bath and let them float freely. Relax for 20 minutes.


I have experienced soaking in a rainbow of colors in a spa abroad. The wet floor offers a Jacuzzi with light, changing colors from blue to purple to red and so on. It was quite mesmerizing!


So next time you dip in a tub, melt your cares away, balance your chakras and achieve deep relaxation with a chromatherapy bath. It is not only fun, but also very easy to do.

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