Reducing Stress, Anxiety and Lifting Moods
Closing the bathroom door, lighting candles and slipping into a warm bath provides us with the chance to get away from things resulting in unwanted stress and anxiety.
The good news is that there are medically proven health benefits of baths, with a daily bath found by researchers to help beat depression , having an even greater effect than exercise.
The peace and quiet a bath provides, especially with essential oils such as lavender oil, helps to bring on relaxation — with a temperature of around 40°C and 45°C ideal.
The benefits to body and mind mean baths should be central to your daily routine, with a long soak even acting as a brain booster when memory-boosting sage oil is added.
Eucalyptus and lavender oils have been proven to help reduce stress, while bath steam can alleviate the symptoms of a cold, such as a blocked or runny nose.
Bathing in a nice warm bath is a great way to moisturise the skin, hair and eyes, with the water and steam opening up the skin’s pores and helping the body cleanse itself.