Fewer things are more relaxing than indulging in a long hot soak in the tub, but you may be surprised at just how good for you this form of self-care really is.
Have you ever felt really stressed out, only to snap at or get irritated or angry at people you encounter during your day?
If you never give yourself any time to truly wind down and relax, you may find this happening more often than not!
Your mental health has a big impact in not only how you treat others, but how you treat yourself as well and while we all have our own unique relaxation rituals, one thing that we can all agree on is a nice bath after a long and stressful day.
In this article, we’ll be giving you a few special tips to make the most out of your bathtime ritual as well as some of the amazing benefits!
Relaxes a busy mind
The obvious benefit of a good soak in the tub is how you will feel. Warm water helps to relax your muscles and leaves your whole body floating in a cloud of pure bliss.
Our Northern Sage Recovery Bath Soak by Bathorium includes epsom salts, which have a high mineral content that help to pull toxins out of the body. Epsom salts are rich in magnesium, which help to soothe and relieve sore, achy muscles and relax any tension.
Helps you drift off to dreamland
Naturally, feeling more at ease will help to prepare you for a restful night’s sleep, but why not take it to the next level to ensure you have your best night of sleep yet!
Our Bubble Elixir by Bathorium in the scent BeCalm, not only creates a delightful bubbly oasis, it contains the soothing scent of lavender and delicate earl grey tea to help calm your senses and prep your body for dreamland.
Dim lighting is essential to help your body produce the sleep hormone, melatonin. When indulging in a before bed soak, turn the lights off and let some candles light up your private haven with their soft, flickering light.
Try one of our beautiful candles from Harlow Skin Co and remember, you can light them up no matter what time of day it is!
Boosts blood circulation for a healthy glow
Who would say no to a healthy glow, not us that’s for sure!
When you submerge yourself in warm water, your body responds by sending blood flow closer to the surface of the skin for an instant rosy flush. Warm baths can actually also help to lower blood pressure as your veins and arteries expand temporarily, allowing more blood to flow through.
Next time you feel guilty about your sunday self care ritual, just think of the health benefits!
Softens the skin and keeps it healthy
Super hot baths are not recommended as hot water can dry out your skin leaving it looking less than sexy.
However, warm baths infused with the right ingredients can help to soften your skin, open your pores and draw impurities out for skin that looks visibly clearer, healthier and more youthful.
Our Charcoal Garden Detox Bath Soak contains organic activated bamboo charcoal, which can absorb thousands of times its own weight in toxins! Just imagine how this can benefit your skin!
We’ll stop talking now so you can go and run your bath!