Upgrade Your Bubblebath With These Blissful Essentials
Reap all the benefits of a steaming bath using these products.
I don’t know about you but I’ve been having a bath every night since Christmas to warm me up and beat the January blues. Lucky for you, this luxurious activity actually has loads of health benefits.
Traditionally, baths are thought to have medicinal and spiritual powers. For example, bathing is an ancient Japanese tradition. Onsen are natural hot springs which emerged through Japan’s volcanic activity. It’s believed that Onsen water is full of minerals to better your health. Plus, it’s super therapeutic to relax in steaming water surrounded by beauty.
Your bath may not be as big or surrounded by pretty views, but the basic benefits are similar. A 2018 study published in New Scientist found that taking baths twice a week produce “a moderate but persistent lift to mood”, comparing the benefits similar to physical exercise.
Additionally, Medical Daily reveal that baths: reduce inflammation, aids restful sleep, helps depression and improves well-being, eases muscle spasms, soothes skin and helps pain relief.
With that in mind, here are out favorite products for the perfect bath…
Rituals Bath Foam ($19)
Inspired by the Ritual of Jing, this bath foam inspires inner peace. Made with lotus flowers which are a symbol of purity, peace and spiritual growth in the Far East; the lotus is renowned for it’s soothing properties. It also includes jujube, an ancient Chinese medicine used to reduce stress. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a blissful experience, right?
There are so many fabulous options to choose from. Something as simple as the Bridge Bath Rack from Wayfair ($39.50) will make your bath ten times more enjoyable. Rest your book, iPad, bath salts and soak so you don’t have to move a muscle. But if you’re looking for something a bit more upmarket, there are tons of luxurious ones online.
The Body Shop Egyptian Milk & Honey Bath Soak ($20)
Inspired by Cleopatra who supposedly bathed in milk and honey, this soak is made up of three oil extracts to keep the skin glowing and silky smooth. The Body Shop recommend a bath using hot water at 95 to 98.6 Fahrenheit as it’s “the ideal bath temperature for perfect relaxation” and keeping a towel close to the radiator for afterwards.
Anthropologie Moon Bath New Moon Botanical Bath Tea ($20)
Using lavender, jasmine and chamomile, it’s specifically designed to enhance your connection to the energy of the New Moon (the week where the moon is invisible or appears as a crescent). This bath tea was crafted to calm your mind, soothe your body and uplift your spirits, linking to the New Moon phase that believes it’s a time to re-align with your true self and nature to set new intentions.
Miss Patisserie Bath Slab ($10)
Designed like a chocolate bar, simply break off a chunk of this beautiful slab and watch it dissolve in the water. The designs and scents are to die for, you’ll want to eat them!
This Works Deep Sleep Bath Oil ($65)
Made with essential oils of lavender, camomile and vetivert, this 100% natural therapeutic product is designed for restful nights and energised mornings.
Cowshed Sleepy Bath Salts ($24.50)
Sprinkle grains of melissa and lemon myrtle essential oils, Himalayan salts and vitamin E into your bath for a therapeutic soak and a good night’s sleep.
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Scented Candle ($69)
Finally, no bath would be complete without the perfect candle. Escape the crazy world right now with the scent of the sea and imagine fresh air and breaking waves.
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