Why This Full Moon Bath Ritual Is Just What you Need Tonight
How are you all doing post-Super Snow Moon last night? With it being the biggest Super Moon of the year, don’t be surprised if you felt a lot of stuff coming up or desires to make changes, shed old energies…you name it. This can still last throughout today as we shift and settle back into rhythm. And with this Super Moon landing in Virgo…be patient, take action and give yourself a little extra loving and understanding. We know it’s hard.
If you’ve joined the Pathway, log in to access UNBLOCKED Full Moon where you can take inventory of what’s come up, see where you need to release and where you can prepare to receive as you begin on the new 28-day lunar cycle! If you haven’t joined, sign up for the Pathway today to receive a free downloadable Moon Journal and Daily Accountability Chart to track your monthly progress. Very Virgo of us, we know.
And alongside the work within UNBLOCKED Full Moon, we all need a little extra self-love and ritual. We reached out to our friends at Moon Bath to share a Full Moon bath ritual for us to soak in as we come down from all the cosmic craziness.
Extra Bonus Tip: listen to the UNBLOCKED Full Moon DI while sinking into this warm bath to get extra deep in your hypnosis.
FULL MOON BATH RITUAL
Awaken, Invigorate, Uplift
The Full Moon is a time of abundance, fertility and light, calling upon us to celebrate and dance in the lunar glow. During this time, we are invited to bask in the delight of our manifestations having come to fruition. We also become clear on that which no longer serves us, preparing to release and let go when the moon begins to wane.
FULL MOON BATH RECIPE
According to Ayurveda, the Full Moon evokes the intensity of the fire element, known as pitta. This ritual bath is designed to harness the pitta energy of the Full Moon with sensual, activating botanicals, while simultaneously calming the moon’s intensity with cooling and grounding milk. This lively recipe activates the body and mind for focused energy, delicious sensuality and a celebration of having brought your seeds of intention to life.
½-1 qt. Milk (dairy or coconut)
½-1 cup Mineral Salt
Recipe quantities vary depending on your personal preference and the size of bathtub.
Steep botanicals in a French press filled with hot water — or on a stovetop — for 20 minutes. Strain and pour infusion into bathwater (set the steeped botanicals aside). Add the milk, salt and essential oils. Immerse yourself, set an intention and tune in to your breath. Enjoy this ritual during the week surrounding the Full Moon.
Rose petals increase sensuality, while cleansing and protecting us from negative energy. Calendula promotes cellular renewal and radiant skin and symbolizes true and unconditional love. Ginger activates the body and mind for focused, sustained energy while simultaneously relieving anxiety. Lemon peel improves immunity, moves stuck energy and encourages positive action. Damiana reconnects us with our desires, uplifts the spirit and enables the mind to go with the flow. Shatavari grounds us, promotes healthy energy levels and strength, and supports the reproductive system.
Self-massage with warm oil is perhaps one of the most nourishing and grounding ways we can honor our bodies and minds, and is especially beneficial on cold winter nights. Doing this practice on the Full Moon is a sensual treat that invites us to honor and appreciate the delicious curves of our bodies.
Before your bath, anoint your body head to toe in sesame oil (consider adding a few drops of ginger essential oil to warm your senses). After you are fully covered, massage your joints in circular motions and use long strokes on your limbs to soothe your skin and muscles, always moving the blood toward your heart. Allow your skin to fully take in the oil before stepping in to a warm bath.
Embrace your journey with awe and admiration. Take a moment to consider areas in your life that bring you joy, fulfilment and a sense of gratitude. Consider writing an appreciation letter to yourself, praising you for your efforts and the ways in which you’ve called in happiness, or supported yourself and others. Start small — even if you haven’t accomplished your wildest dreams just yet, you have succeeded in so many ways this month. The Full Moon is a time of celebrating the ease in your life so that you can become clear on what is not in alignment and recognize what needs to be released in the next phase.
Founded by Dakota Hills & Sierra Brashear, Moon Bath curates earth integrated bathing rituals including Botanical Bath Teas for each phase of the lunar cycle and Milk & Honey Infused Salt.
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