International Bath Day, June 14th, first came around in Ancient Greece where mathematician, scientist and scholar, Archimedes, discovered that an object’s volume could be accurately measured whilst submerged in water – all whilst taking a bath!
I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not that productive whilst I’m taking a bath. I would much rather use the time to relax and unwind, the traditional way of taking a bath. Have you ever considered the health benefits of bathing? Well according to scientists, regular baths can help to reduce pain and inflammation by soothing muscles, joints and bones. The perfect medicine for that dreaded time of the month!
In the current climate, little acts of self-love couldn’t be more critical to your wellbeing. If you’re feeling a little down, then submerging yourself in warm water is known to help reduce stress levels and anxiety as well as cleansing, hydrating and moisturising the skin, whilst opening pores and drawing out impurities.
No matter what your plans are, it’s always nice to treat yourself to a relaxing bath. We’ve curated a list of products you’ll want to get your hands on, to ensure you are making the most of your time in the tub…
If you experience dehydrated and dry skin during the warmer months, then this Laura Mercier bath soak is the one for you. Formulated with natural ingredients to help firm and tone the skin, whilst the vitamins A and E help to deeply moisturise and condition the skin, leaving you feeling soft and supple. The product comes with a honey dipper to twirl under the running water, adding a bit of luxury to your bath time. The sweet honey scent is also the perfect fragrance for Springtime!
If you struggle to settle down and fall asleep, then consider using this in your pre-bed soak to help send you off into a nice, peaceful sleep. This bath foam uses coconut oil to help nourish the skin, whilst the sweet almond oil and aloe are formulated to soothe and calm the skin too. The key ingredients that help relax the body and senses are lavender and hints of jasmine. This can be used at any point during the day, to really help you relax and de-stress. Whenever you need a perfect night’s sleep, this is the bath foam for you.
Whether you’re feeling sore from your workout or you’re tense and stressed from work, these bath salts are the perfect way to help unwind and soothe the body and mind. The combination of botanical and coastal notes in these salts help to uplift the senses and take you away to your dream beach destination. The formula helps to soften the skin whilst deeply penetrating muscles and joints to ease tension. The Molten Brown Bath Salts are great for relaxing and helping your mind escape.
If you suffer from sensitive skin and still want to experience the fun of using a bath bomb without any irritation, then look no further! The Lush Cosmetics Butter Ball Bath Bomb contains cocoa butter to lightly nourish your skin, whilst easing easily irritated and rash prone skin. It has been formulated with ylang-ylang extract, to help relieve both sore skin, as well as stress. The beauty of bath bombs, just simply place it under running water and let the magic happen.
If you prefer to feel revitalised and re-energised after having a bath then no worries, this bath oil will do just that. The combination of ripe lemon and lemongrass will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. The lemon extract helps to tone and firm the skin whilst the sunflower seed oil helps to lightly moisturise the skin, without leaving you feeling greasy or oily.