There’s just something about a nice, hot bath that helps you de-stress and unwind. But instead of sitting on plain hot water, try adding certain ingredients to your bathwater to help soothe both your body and mind. Besides a glittery bath bomb, here are other ingredients that you should incorporate in your bath time to give your body its much needed tender loving care.

1. Milk
Milk is loaded with proteins, fats and lactic acid, which won’t only hydrate but also soften and smoothen your skin. While you can add either the powdered or liquid version to your bathwater, dermatologists recommend using two cup of full-fat milk to further optimize the softening, smoothing and hydrating benefits of milk.

2. Honey
Just like milk, honey also offers skin-smoothing benefits thanks to the antioxidants and amino acids that it contain. You can add it on its own or pair it up with milk to enjoy a well-hydrated and extra soft skin. To add it on your bath, simply dissolve a cup of honey in hot water before incorporating it to your bath so it becomes evenly distributed.

3. Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea salt is loaded with bromides, magnesium, potassium and calcium chloride, all of which have muscle-relaxing properties. So to help increase your blood circulation, calm your nervous system, and ease any muscle pain, it’s recommended to dissolve two cups of this salt into your bathwater.

4. Bentonite Clay
Bentonite clay baths are excellent for detoxifying your skin and healing body breakouts. Since clay has a tendency to get clumpy when mixed with water, it’s advised that you thoroughly mix a cup of clay in warm water before gradually adding it to your bathwater.

5. Colloidal Oatmeal
Although it’s totally fine to use ground oats, adding colloidal oatmeal might just be a better option due to its anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing benefits. What’s more amazing about this oats is it comes in a handy packaging, allowing you to add it to your bathwater with much ease.

Plain bathwater might already feel relaxing, but just by adding an ingredient or two from your pantry could instantly turn it to something that’ll calm you and aid in your skin issues. So be sure to use any of the aforementioned ingredients on your next so you can see how beneficial it can be both for your skin and your mind.