DIY: A Calming Bath for a Pregnant Bride-to-Be

Nerves got you too freaked out to sleep? Whip up this tropical spa in the privacy of your own home.

diy bath mama medicine yellow flowers

photography by STEPHANIE NORITZ


What do you get when you cross Mama Medicine with honeymoon and travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith? A healing bath ritual for any type of bride-to-be. We recently met up at the Riverhouse Suite at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge to learn how to DIY four different restorative baths. Here, you can find how to recreate each sensual soak to help you relieve stress, find focus, cure laziness, or calm your nerves.

One thing’s for certain: When it comes to planning a wedding, a pregnant bride equals an overwhelmed bride. That’s why it’s extra important to engage in self-care when you’re expected to walk down the aisle while you’re expecting. 

According to Deborah Hanekamp aka Mama Medicine—a seeress with over 16 years in the healing arts as an initiated Amazonian Shaman, Reiki Master, and Yogini—“When we’re pregnant, our instincts are on overdrive.”

But, she notes, that this “increased awareness” can be very helpful when planning a wedding. “You get a clearer sense of your boundaries. Just be careful not to let the planning for the new baby combined with planning for the wedding overwhelm you — it’s important to take time to process and assimilate all the new changes.”

diy bath mama medicine yellow flowers

photography by STEPHANIE NORITZ


Below, a soothing bath ritual to take the edge off for all you mamas who are about-to-be-betrothed.

Ingredients:
  • Stick of palo santo
  • Dried lavender flowers
  • A few fresh basil leaves
  • Pitcher of Coconut milk
  • Amythest
  • Moonstone 
  • One tree peony and loose peony petals

diy bath mama medicine yellow flowers

photography by STEPHANIE NORITZ


Ritual: 
First, arrange your crystals around the tub, and cleanse your aura with the sacred smoke of palo santo. Draw a warm bath and pour in the coconut milk, flowers, and basil leaves. Step into the bath and dunk your head underwater.

diy bath mama medicine yellow flowers

photography by STEPHANIE NORITZ


Then, place loving hands on your belly. Next, take several deep breaths, exhaling through the mouth and releasing an "ahh" sound on each exhale. Soak for at least 20 minutes in the supportive energy you've created!

Published on August 11, 2017 - 12:40pm EDT

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