People around the world have been hopping into the tub for centuries…and for good reasons!
A soak in the tub can boost your mind, help you wind down after a long day or soothe sore muscles. According to the experts, the optimal bath lasts for 10-20 minutes with a temperature of about 89F-95F (32C-35C). This warm, but not too hot temp encourages sweating to help release toxins. And while bathing is a great way to soak up a few precious minutes of solitude, it can do so much more.
1. Fight a cold
When battling a cold or flu, your throat and sinuses can get inflamed, leaving you hoarse and achy. Breathing in steamy air while you’re in the bath brings soothing relief in the form of gentle heat and moisture, which can put you on the road to recovery. Add in an Intergalactic Bath Bomb and its peppermint-cedarwood blend will leave you breathing deep and easy.
2. Sleep easy
After a few minutes of soaking in warm water, you’ll probably feel calm, relaxed and ready to nod off. Adding a bit of lavender to your bath, like you’ll find in Deep Sleep and Twilight Bath Bombs, or Sleepy Bubble Bar, will give you a double dose of bedtime relaxation. As the cool air hits your skin when you step out of your bath, your brain also releases melatonin, a hormone that can help you fall asleep more easily. Travelers often take melatonin as a supplement to help them adjust to a new time zone, but you can get yours the all-natural way by hopping in the bath before bed.
3. Soothe sore muscles
In Victorian times, cold water baths were prescribed to ease pain, treat insomnia and improve poor health. Today, athletes and healthcare professionals swear by ice cold baths to reduce the lactic acid that builds up in muscles after intense exercise. When you’re done, find a friend to massage in Wiccy Magic Muscles and deliver a spicy cinnamon and peppermint hit of to knead out leftover tension.
4. Calm angry skin
Sore, troubled and dry skin benefits from a bath filled with soothing ingredients like moisturizing butters and oils. Butterball Bath Bomb is packed with cocoa butter to deliver a hefty dose of hydration to skin. Or, choose the Goddess Bath Bomb, full of soothing jasmine and skin-softening cocoa butter to help you forget your skin troubles.
5. Fill your senses
We’ve all got our favorite scents. Whether it’s a sunny citrus fragrance or the sweet and subtle notes in The Comforter, there’s something inherently relaxing about a beloved scent. Our bath bombs, and bubble bars will help you add a personal, soothing touch to bath time, so you can sit back, relax and breath deep. Ommmmmmm.
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