If you love self care and taking baths as much as me, you will love the self love bath! The self love bath ritual is an amazing way to raise your vibrations and manifest. If you have been reading my blog for awhile now you probably have come across my tips about water manifestation and how to incorporate rituals into your manifesting techniques.
I truly believe that self love is key to manifestation. Now, there are a lot of other factors that go into the law of attraction, but without self love you will not manifest, or at least not for very long! That is why it’s so important! No amount of letting go, visualization, etc. will work if deep down you don’t think you deserve it!
It can be so challenging to find time to take care of ourselves, but its so necessary!
“I find that when we really love and accept and approve of ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life works.”
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Why Water is Important For Manifesting
Water is such a great tool to use for manifesting, and I love water manifestation!
In my post about why use water manifestation, I explain the importance of water:
“Our bodies are made of 70% water, and we can only survive a few days without it! Water is necessary for our survival. Ancient civilizations and religions have known about the power of water and have revered it for ages with baptisms, prayers, and water temples.”
In addition, Japanese researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto did experiments on water to show how it interacts with our emotions! Water molecules actually change based on emotions like fear, love, joy, etc. So all those crazy plant people talking to their plants may not be so crazy after all?
Either way, water has been used for centuries for manifestation, and self love.
You can also check out my post on all of the water manifestation success videos as well.
Why Rituals Are Important for Self Love Baths
Rituals help reinforce the emotion you want to manifest by putting you into a high vibration! And a self love bath does exactly that- it helps increase your moods, as well as focus on what you want.
The best kind of rituals are the ones you enjoy and that you will want to practice on a regular basis. So if you love taking baths then this a great option for you!
A self love bath is technically a self love bath ritual. When people hear the word “ritual” they think it has to be some complicated religious or witchcraft experience. Yet nothing could be further from the truth!
Sure, a ritual can be all of those things, but at its core a ritual is simply something you repeat with intention. The intention part is where it can be spiritual or religious. If you choose to add religion into your intention, then feel free! It’s simply not necessary to practice a ritual.
A ritual is just a habit, that helps you get into the frame of mind you want better. Humans crave stability, and even the free spirits among us have certain things they expect on a regular basis!
So all that being said, a self love bath is generally more powerful if you add some ritual elements to it.
Self Love Bath Elements to Add
What do I mean by that?
Make it uniquely yours and special! Create a special ritual space with all of your props- candles, essential oils, crystals, flowers, a drink you enjoy, and the right music! Choosing the right time for you is important as well.
You can do a self love bath at any time, but it helps if you do this when you have quiet and know you will not be interrupted.
You may also want to consider the best moon cycles for manifesting. I personally love the full moon, but again, there are no right or wrong times! Do what feels right for you.
Basic explanation though of the most common moon cycles:
New Moon- Exactly like it sounds- it’s for new beginnings!
Full Moon- Great for release, and letting go of old emotions.
There are many more moon cycles though that you can look into.
Self Love Ritual Items:
Some of my favorite are:
Self love crystals: Amethyst and Rose Quartz
Essential oils: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Lavender, Ginger
Chakra Candles: Solar Plexus (Manipura) -Yellow-Amber-Ginger and Peppermint-Rib Cage-Self confidence, self-love, self-esteem.
Heart Chakra (Anahata) -Green-Rose Quartz-Jasmine and Rose-Heart area-Love, peace, joy.
How to Do A Self Love Bath
Once you have all of the self love bath props you want to set the mood (candles, essential oils, crystals, etc.) you are ready to take your bath!
I love to clear the energy in the room by burning some sage, or having selenite wands in the room.
Next, as the water is running, you can do a quick gratitude prayer. Close your eyes and thank God or the Universe for all of the things you love about yourself. Imagine your gratitude for yourself pouring into the water. You can also look at yourself in the mirror and express gratitude for everything about you- both physical and non-physical such as your sense of humor, kindness, etc.
Now comes the fun part-just relax in the bath and enjoy! You can imagine yourself the way you want while you relax, and you can continue the gratitude exercise if you like. You can also just relax if you want, but if you are like me and need to keep your mind busy you can meditate on self love if you prefer.
Once you are relaxed and done with your bath, imagine any anxieties or self doubts going down the drain. As you step out of the water, you can imagine yourself stepping into a new reality where you are confident and full of self love for all of the things you mentioned you were grateful for!