An Ayurvedic Bath Ritual for Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2016    BY Britt B. Steele

A bath is more than just a way to clean your body: it's also a practice to purify and nourish your entire being. Infused with attars, natural perfume oils, and flower petals, the bath was once thought of as the most potent of erotic medicines. It’s easy to long for that sweet someone else to drape us in love come Valentine’s Day, but this year set the divine intention to be both the giver and the receiver of loads of love with this ayurvedic ritual.

Infused with attars, natural perfume oils, and flower petals, the bath was once thought of as the most potent of erotic medicines.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups powdered milk 
  • 10 drops lavender oil 
  • Petals of 3 roses, fresh (red or pink) 
  • 5 drops rose oil, optional

Light your candles, choose your music, and even select your favorite outfit to complement your mood. Close the drain on your bathtub, and sprinkle your rose petals. Run enough hot water to cover the petals, steeping for about three minutes. Fill your tub with water, adding the rest of the ingredients, mixing as the tub fills. 

Choose a heartwarming beverage to sip while soaking, and slip into your tub. Soak for at least 20 minutes and experience the creamy, soothing effects of this, sensual, self-care ritual.

Britt B. Steele
Britt is a thought leader in modern yoga tethered to the ancient teachings, and is the author of Pilgrim: Live Your Yoga Every Single Day. She is a guiding light in the world, dedicated to bringing the powerful and simple teachings of yoga to the forefront of life today. She works with students and teachers alike to discover the hidden depths of the practice and to be a guide in bringing these potent teachings into day to day life. Britt lives with her husband at Deva Daaru YogaFarm, an hour... Read more>>