Friday, 04 January 2013
You’re ready for 2013, armed with a list of things you’d like to start doing, stop doing, and do better. You’ll actually use your gym membership; you’ll eat healthier; you’ll quit smoking/drinking/talking too much/being lazy.
None of that sounds like much fun, and by February, you may find yourself returning to your old ways.
But there is one healthy resolution you can make that is so enjoyable, you’re sure to keep it: take more baths!
The benefits of bathing extend much further than simple enjoyment - there are numerous health benefits you may not be aware of. Bathing in warm water can reduce your blood pressure, leaving you feeling calm and refreshed. When you add bath salts to the mix, the benefits are amazing. Sea salt holds minerals and nutrients that are essential in your skin's ability to regenerate and heal, not to mention to simply function well on a day-to-day basis. When you add bath salts to your bath, you are in effect creating your very own sea water, and will reap many natural benefits of the ocean. The warm water causes your skin's pores to open, allowing healthy nutrients in the salts to be absorbed.
You can find bath salts that address your specific needs. There are salts designed to improve your skin’s health, elasticity and tone; some salts are known to draw impurities from your skin and detoxify you from the inside out; some bath salts are known to produce a calming, relaxing effect.
Think about your challenges, and create a bath that will help you live healthier and happier. Are you often stressed and anxious? Add some relaxation salts to your bath. Do you suffer from insomnia? Bathing by itself can treat insomnia by relaxing your muscles and your mind, and the right salts infused with essential oils can deliver and amazing nights’ sleep. If you’re concerned about toxins and pollution in the air (and perhaps your diet), take a bath with one of our detoxifying salts, or pure Dead Sea salt.
If you're often tired and out of energy, soak with a rejuvenating bath salt. No matter what your needs, you can find the perfect bathing “recipe”! (Check out our "Shop by Benefit" category here)
Make a resolution to take at least one bath a week. Pick a day and a time to be alone, to relax, and treat yourself to a healthy, long, relaxing bath. Start the New Year right, with a resolution you'll be happy to keep!