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Transform Your Bath Time Routine With These Indulgent Soaks and Salts.
The art of bathing goes back centuries and, across the world, almost every country has its own ritualistic approach to soaking.
A fragrant, steamy bath is both a simple luxury and a standing invitation to lie back, relax and take a time out from the never-ending stream of busyness that defines modern life. Not only do baths help with relaxation, but there are multiple health benefits that come from immersing ourselves in water. Hydrotherapy has been practiced for centuries and, regardless of the temperature, the benefits of taking a bath have been scientifically proven to improve health of both the mind and body.
Submergence in water can reduce pain and inflammation and also calm the nervous system, reducing the levels of stress and anxiety in the body and improving your mood. Baths can even help keep your skin moisturized, reduce blood pressure and boost your immune system. Bathing in the evening helps to promote a healthy, more restful sleep. Footnote: while a hot bath may feel great, a warm bath is better for your skin and immune system, so the water temperature should not exceed your own body temperature by too many degrees.
While water is healing in itself, the addition of oils like rose, neroli, frankincense and sandalwood deliver the extra benefits of aromatherapy; moisturizing coconut and chia seed oils keep skin from drying out; while Himalayan and epsom salts, and minerals such as magnesium, will loosen up tight muscles and soothe aches and pains.
Here, four of our favorites for turning bath time into a relaxing, healing, and energizing experience.
Goop Bath Soaks
Incorporating principles of Chinese medicine, herbalism, and aromatherapy, Goop developed these bath soaks to add some oomph to your bath time. Take the meditative practice of a warm bath seriously, with active ingredients made to nourish your body while allowing you to rest your mind.
Costa Brazil Sal de Banho Bath Soak
With a unique blend of mineral sea salts, epsom salts, and detoxifying Brazilian white clay, this soak is packed full of nourishing antioxidants and promotes whole body relaxation for a good night’s rest. It’s good for all skin types and includes no added fragrance.
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak
Skin softening organic coconut milk is the basis of this luxurious and indulgent bath soak. Perfect for hydrating and softening skin, this bath soak will leave your skin silky soft and smelling of coconut and natural vanilla.
Seed to Skin The Retreat Marine Algae Mineral Bath Salt
A blend of raw Sicilian sea salt and marine algae creates the perfect detox while nourishing and cocooning the skin, scented with sandalwood, neroli and wild rose. Naturally scented and magnesium-rich, calming and soothing body as well as spirit.