The Intoxicating Benefits of a Bath

Woman Resting in Bath ca. 2001

I just came across this 1970’s commercial. Do any of you remember this famous slogan?

The Traffic.
The Boss.
The Baby.
The Dog.
Calgon Take Me Away.

If you do remember this commercial, perhaps when you watched it you were instantly put in the mood for a nice escape behind the quiet door that leads to that porcelain oasis of serenity; where you could soak for an hour and travel to wherever your imagination would take you.

Speaking of that…when was the last time you were taken away by a nice hot bubble bath?

I know, I know who has time for baths right? In today’s fast-paced society, where we’re in a rush to accomplish as much possible in our 16 hour days (give or take an hour depending on how much sleep you need) showers have become the norm by default.

Yes I know showers are convenient and of course they have their benefits, but bathing may become well worth the extra effort once you hear of its many benefits.

The Benefits

  • Give Your Brain a Boost – Relaxing in a warm bath, using essential oils such as Sage and Rosemary can enhance your memory, quiet your mind and act as a natural mood booster.
  • Relieve Stress – Bathing lowers blood pressure because you can relax and allow your mind to wander. Try adding Eucalyptus or some Lavender oil, which has shown to help reduce stress.
  • Induce Sleep – Taking a bath is a natural way to rid yourself of insomnia. Try adding a little Lavender or Chamomile to your water for an extra calming and soothing experience. Soaking in warm water will enable the temperature of your body to increase. Once you step out of the tub, your body’s temperature will return back to normal allowing your brain to release Melatonin, sparking bedtime.
  • Fight Off the Onset of a Cold: Changes in the weather making you feel a bit congested? A nice bath may be what’s needed to combat those pesky germs. Peppermint or Eucalyptus along with the steam from the water will help
  • Natural Detox: Soaking in warm water helps to open up the pores and cleanse your skin from the inside out, ridding your body of harmful toxins.

So lose your cares in the luxury of a soothing bath today! Line that tub with some candles, add some scented bath salts, or your favorite essential oil and you’ve basically just created your own little spa.

Note: Don’t have any of the oils mentioned? No problem. The benefits are the same with or without the oils. The oils are just an added bonus. So there are no excuses to you enjoying a little you time

FYI:

Peppermint oil should not be used on infants or small children.
Rosemary oil should not be used by people with high blood pressure, ulcers, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Eucalyptus oil should never be ingested by children, and it should be avoided by pregnant or lactating women.

Here’s To Your Health!!!

Stephanie B. Davis
Certified Natural Health Professional

**Disclaimer: Please pray and ask God for direction, and always consult a doctor before starting any new regimen.**

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9 thoughts on “The Intoxicating Benefits of a Bath

  1. Diamond Diva

    Reblogged this on JUST MAKE SCENTS and commented:
    There is nothing like a relaxing bath at the end of a long hard day. Don’t forget to stop by JMS Candles at http://www.jmscandles.com to get your favorite soy massage candles to help you set the mood. You deserve to take time out for yourself to relax, relate and release.

    Cee Cee Caldwell-Miller AKA “The Scent Diva – Creative Owner

    Just Make Scents, LLC

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  2. Reblogged this on dpyles9 and commented:
    I have always enjoyed baths as a child, then the activity ceased for years until I got married to my wife… Now it has become a favorite activity again… The wife has gotten us so many bubblebath soap from Bath and Body Works…

    • Hello dpyles9,

      Thank you for the reblog!

      I also use to take baths a lot as a child and then showers became the thing to do (quick and easy).

      Baths are so much more relaxing.
      Using candles are awesome as well.

      • I have always enjoyed a nice relaxing bath after a long hard day 🙂 I don’t know why other guys don’t like a bubblebath, I have read other men’s posts on this subject and they claim it’s not manly to take a bubblebath with candles and all.. Even before I got married, it has been something to look forward to before bed… Do you have any favorite bath gels worth trying?

      • I totally agree with you. I think baths are for everyone because they’re very therapeutic. I’m a huge fan of Bath and Body’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms and Warm Vanilla Sugar; but I’m currently transitioning into more organic products, so I’m going to start with some organic essential oils like Vanilla and Lavender.

      • The lavender vanilla would be good before bed, I have not tried the cherry 🍒 one you mentioned, how is it? I have used the vanilla sugar one though

      • I think you will love the Japanese Cherry Blossom bath gel because it’s just one of those in between mixes of fruit and flowery smell with a light musk scent. Not to overpowering, just perfect.

      • The lavender vanilla would be good before bed, I have not tried the cherry 🍒 one you mentioned, how is it? I

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