Some people think of having a bath as a luxury; something that happens maybe once a month if you're lucky. When you can strip, put on some relaxing music, some scented candles, shut the door and be alone uninterrupted (hopefully) for at least 20 minutes. However, there's a lot of research these days that show how having a bath can actually be extremely beneficial to your health. Did you put 'have more baths' on your 2020 new years resolutions? No? Here's why you should!
Bathing can help with stomach problems
Bathing is also great for helping with problems like anal fissures (get over yourself!) and haemorrhoids, as the warm water increases circulation thus getting the blood moving around those areas.
*important note - if you're diabetic, then be careful taking hot baths. A hot bath can lower your blood sugar levels and sometimes bring on a hypo.
Bathing boosts your immune system
Now, there is also research that shows the incredible benefits of having a cold bath, including improving cell damage. This has been proven to be especially beneficial to those who suffer with, or are at risk of, cancer. Want to know more about benefits of a cold bath? Click here.
So, having a bath when you're suffering with a cold or flu really is one of the best at-home remedies! Whack in a Congestion Bath Bomb and you'll be on your way to feeling better in no time.
Bathing helps balance your hormones
We have a bath bomb called Floral Slumber, which has a beautiful lavender based essential oil blend with roman camomile and clary sage. Clary sage is a powerful essential oil that's been proven to go above and beyond helping women suffering from hormone imbalances. It helps with menstrual cramps and menopause symptoms in a very unique way. To find out more about clary sage and it's benefits, click here.
Bathing helps with your core body temperature
Bathing is fantastic for your skin
Having a hot bath opens up your pores and allows for a gentle cleansing, as well as hydration. The human body is essentially a giant cucumber, made up of mostly water, so sitting in a bath of water ensures overall hydration. Great! But, this is why it's so important to make sure that the water you're bathing in is helping looking after your skin! You want to make sure that the bath products you're using are treating your skin gently when it's at it's most vulnerable - not clogging pores or using harsh chemicals. That's part of the reason why we started Lavaná - to offer natural cosmetics that aim to help care for your skin when it's most vulnerable.
Bathing helps you breathe better
Bathing is good for your heart!
Bathing helps look after your nervous system - and your brain!
All-in-all, having a bath is more than just having a wash. It's taking care of your heart, your skin, your nervous system, your mental health, and your immune system. It's relaxing and feeling at peace, while also taking good care of that ticker inside. Add the right ingredients to your bodily cup of tea, such as therapeutic essential oils, salts, bath bombs or oils, and you take your bath that next step further to make sure you're happy, healthy and glowing!