Baths for Relaxation
If you’re like us, you probably don’t need any excuse to run yourself a nice hot bath, but if it’s not your go-to home fix of relaxation – here’s some reasons why it should be…
Submerging your body in hot water, stimulates your blood circulation, which can help to flush your lymph system, meaning your body remove excess water and impurities.
The water in the bath creates pressure on your heart – but the good kind! The gentle increase in pressure means that your heart has to work harder to pump the blood around your body. It’s basically a workout for your heart muscle, whilst you lay still reading your book – the dream!
You can add things to your bath based on what your body needs. Epsom Salts contain Magnesium Sulfate, which reduce inflammation in the body, and relax muscles. Not only that, but they can help with sore or irritated skin, giving temporary relief from conditions such as eczema.
Adding essential oils such as lavender and chamomile can aid with relaxation before bed (as well as our scented bath bomb), whilst using eucalyptus oil will open up your airways and reduce any congestion you have. Adding apple cider vinegar can clear up skin issues, and grated ginger will increase body temperature, promote sweating, and release toxins.
If dry skin is an issue, soaking in a bath before applying any moisturising creams or lotions is the best way to go. According to the National Eczema Association, moisturising within three minutes of exiting the bath or shower means that your skin will absorb and lock in the moisture more fully.
Ready to give it a try? Up your bath game with Calm Club’s relaxation rituals kit