Soaking it up with Dr Teal's

By Wednesday, June 12, 2019 , , , , ,

What do I love, BATHS! One thing I learned from my mom from a baby on is to love a nice hot bath. I have always loved a good soak over a shower and as I've aged this has only become more constant for me. I work hard at a pretty physical job and I honestly appreciate the comfort and relaxation of a good bath after a long day, and since I am no longer an 18-year-old by body loves the heat and therapeutic properties of a good salt bath.

In the past I talked about Dr. Teal's Sooth & Sleep, which is a lavender-infused Epson salt, now I am going to talk to you about two other Dr. Teal├Ęs products I have been using and loving.

Relax & Relief Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution with Eucalyptus & Spearmint:
Ingredients: Magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt), fragrance, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, mentha viridis leaf oil.
This Epsom Salt Soaking Solution consists of traditional Magnesium Sulfate Epsoms Salt but has Eucalyptus and Spearmint essential oils added to it. I find I actually need very little of the salt to get a very strong effect from the eucalyptus and spearmint, so what I usually do it add as much as I like scent wise and then add some regular Epsom salt to my bath depending on how bad my muscles are, this way I save the fancy stuff and don't overdo the essential oils in the air and on my skin. The end result is a nice bath and a very decongested me.

I get very congested in the winter from the dry weather, constant colds and allergies, in the summer seasonal allergies get me almost every day, so the mixture in this really helps alleviate those symptoms while I am relaxing in my nightly bath. Mint is also one of my all-time favourite scents/herbs/flavours so I find it very relaxing. Any way you work it, I feel better when I use it.

Super Moisturizer Avocado Oil Mineral Soak:
Ingredients: Sodium sequicarbonate, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, isopropyl palmitate, avocado oil, DL panthenol, fragrance, tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Allantoin.
I started to use this soak in January when my skin was incredibly parched and chapt. Despite my dryness, I was taking extremely hot baths because I would get so cold and wet on my commute that nothing less would warm me back up. I realize it was a terrible idea, but dry flaky skin and out of control KP was a small price to pay to finally be warm.

The avocado oil sits as a thin film on the top of your bath, so when you get up it coats you and water repels off you, which is kind of nice and did leave my skin soft and mildly hydrated. The mixture also has Sodium Bicarbonate, which is baking soda, an ingredient that is well known to help soothe dry or sensitive skin. It is a nice alternative to Epsom salts and has a very light fragrance so it didn't set off my sensitive skin.

Overall, I found that Relax & Relief Soak so to be a nice change up from straight Epsom salt baths and really did help me breathe better and relax a bit more. That being said that Super Moisturizer Avocado Oil was a nice option that was mineral salts to help keep me more hydrated during the really dry months. I would purchase either one again but may try out some of their other options in the future. So far Dr. Teal's hasn't let me down yet.

Do you like Baths or Showers? Do you have a favourite product to add to your bath?