Self Love Ritual: The Goddess Bath

You cannot love others without loving yourself first. Think about the last time you had a bad day or woke up cranky; how did you treat the people around you? I am guessing there were arguments, resentment, lots of cursing, maybe a middle finger? The energy we give, is often the energy we get.

Just like any other part of our life, self love takes time and effort. Just like sleep, exercise, and food, it is a healthy life essential. Self love is important because it

  • Restores our physical and mental energy
  • Builds confidence
  • Realigns us to our life purpose
  • Enables us to love others
  • Builds patience and understanding
  • Manifests gratitude and happiness
  • Grounds us

There are simple ways to add more self love time into your life. #1 is taking a little time for yourself each week to worship and nourish your inner god or goddess. Drawing a bath is the perfect way to love yourself. Make it more than a habit, make it a ritual.

Goddess Bath Ritual :
Draw a warm bath. As the tub is filling add 2 cups of epsom salt (great for detoxification), 
1 cup of pink himalayan sea salt, 1/2 cup of dried flowers and herbs (options include rose petals or buds, dried lavender, lemon balm, jasmine, or dried chamomile), 10 essential oils of choice, a handful of healing stones either in the bath or around the tub. I also like to light candles or burn incense or palo santo, this helps cleanse the energy.

In a small bowl, add some epsom salt, sea salt, and healing crystals. On a piece of paper write an intention, blessing or prayer and place in the bowl. You can place this bowl next to your candles.

As you enter your sacred goddess bath, keep your intention in mind. Cup your hands and rinse your body with the warm water bath you have drawn. Pour the water on your chest (heart chakra), throat (throat chakra), forehead (third eye chakra), top of your head (crown chakra). Then relax. You can listen to music or indulge in reading your favorite book or magazine.

Goddess Blends:
Here are some Goddess blends I have created. Feel free to use or get inspired and create your own.

Aphrodite (Goddess of Love and Beauty) Blend – 2 cups of epsom salt, 1 cup of pink himalayan sea salt, 5 drops of jasmine essential oil, 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil,1/2 cup of rose petals. Add rose quartz, aquamarine, or amethyst in or around the bath.
Intention: I send love and compassion to myself and to all living beings around me.

Amphitrite (Goddess of the Sea, to cleanse and detoxify) Blend – 2 cups of epsom salt, 1 cup of pink himalayan sea salt, 5 drops of lemongrass essential oil, 5 drops of cedar wood essential oil,1/2 cup of lemon balm. Add Black Tourmaline and Black Onyx in or around the bath.
Intention: I let go of what no longer serves me.

Athena (Goddess of wisdom, poetry, art, for inspiration) Blend –2 cups of epsom salt, 1 cup of pink himalayan sea salt, 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil, 1/2 cup of marigold petals. Add citrine, garnet, and tiger’s eye in or around the bath.
Intention: I create a powerful and creative flow of energy within me.

EOS (Goddess of the Sun, for confidence) – 2 cups of epsom salt, 1 cup of pink himalayan sea salt, 5 drops of bergamot essential oil, 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil, 1/2 cup of rosemary. Add carnelian, orange calcite, and sunstone  in or around the bath.
Intention: I know my life is a miracle.  I respect it like a precious gem.

Gaia (Goddess of the Earth, for grounding) – 2 cups of epsom salt, 1 cup of pink himalayan sea salt, 5 drops of patchouli essential oil, 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil,1/2 cup of chamomile). Add Jasper, Moss Agate and Smokey Quartz healing stones in or around the bath.
Intention: I am stable and at peace.

Hecate (Goddess of the wild places, childbirth and the crossroads,  for healing) – 2 cups of epsom salt, 1 cup of pink himalayan sea salt, 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 5 drops of peppermint essential oil, 1/2 cup of chamomile). Add Sunstone, Amber and Magnetite healing stones in or around the bath.
Intention: I am healing.

Hygea (Goddess of good health and cleanliness,  for renewal) – 2 cups of epsom salt, 1 cup of pink himalayan sea salt, 5 drops of myrrh essential oil, 5 drops of juniper berry essential oil, 1/2 cup of dried calendula petals). Add Green Aventurine healing stones in or around the bath.
Intention: The best moment is my life is now.

Gift of Self Love:

This mixture also makes a beautiful gift. You can purchase 4 oz mason jars and fill them with this mixture. Create a tag with an intention, and wrap around the mouth with a piece of ribbon or twine. Great for bridal showers, bachelorette parties or for Holiday gifts.