The pandemic has forced many to slow down their daily routines and connect to simpler processes. Remember the popularity of baking sourdough bread? Well, just as that required a recipe, there's a method for elevating a simple bath to a healing experience, according to Deborah Hanekamp, author of the book "Ritual Baths: Be Your Own Healer."
"In a world where we are constantly bombarded with external stimuli, it's easy to look outside of ourselves for the comfort, peace and healing we need," she said. "But true healing and inner peace come from within, so rather than looking outwards, we need to turn inwards. A bath is a perfect way to relieve depression, stress, and soothe because it's a way of being our own healer that we are already familiar with. Just adding a bit of intention to it, what you are cleansing beyond just your physical body will do just that!"