We all know the feeling of getting to the end of a long week and washing away the stresses and strains of life in a long, hot bath.
Nothing beats it, but the set-up has to be right.
You will need a glass of something refreshing, an appropriate scented candle and peace and quiet, but the most important thing to consider is what to put in the bath.
The scent, the feel of the water and the effect on your body should all be considered to make your bath as relaxing and restorative as it needs to be.
If you are looking to ensure that the products you use are natural, then you will be looking for something that contains naturally derived ingredients, along with essential oil scents.
Thankfully, nature delivers beautifully in providing something to soothe aching bodies and minds.
A bath feels lovely, but did you know that there are actually proven benefits to taking a bath?
If the temperature is not too high, a warm bath can give you heart a healthy workout, improving its overall health.
It can also have a good influence on your lung capacity and oxygen intake as well as reducing pain and discomfort and calming the nervous system.
Our bodies feel the benefit of a bath because it provides gentle resistance to movement, which can be beneficial to the joints, muscles and bones.
Some hormones can achieve a greater balance and increasing production of the happy hormone serotonin.
As you would expect, bathing cleanses you, but sometimes in ways you do not appreciate.
Hydrating the body in this way benefits the skin, hair and eyes, particularly if you add certain natural bath oils or soaks to it, such as the Tisserand National Geographic Retreat Bath Oil.