Saturday, May 11, 2013

Self- Love Lesson #2: B is for Baths

“[My guilty pleasure is a] deep, eco-unfriendly, hot bath. Preferably with a glass of champagne and someone sitting on the loo seat gossiping.”  ~Prue Leith

A long, hot, oily bath* can do wonders for you at the end of an over-scheduled day, at the beginning a weekend or a-in-the-middle-of-the-day-treat on a Sunday. 

People are so busy these days that the idea of a long, leisurely soak in the tub surrounded by scented candles with soft, relaxing music filling the room with no deadline seems like a luxury.  But a simple bath can relax muscles, calm your mind, detoxify (if you make the water hot, hot), moisturize, stimulate circulation and clear your lymph system.  And the cherry on the sundae: Bathing has also been proven to lead to a better night’s sleep and who can’t use that?   

Morsel for the Day: Don’t feel any guilt for taking the time to indulge in a soul-soothing bath.         

Scented bath salts are an inexpensive way to perfume your body and according to the Smell & Taste Research Foundation in Chicago, lemon scents have a mood-lifting, anti-depressant-like effect while green apple scents seem to help reduce headache pains.

Product suggestions with prices varying from reasonable to oh-no-they-aren’t-charging-that-much are listed below:

Schedule yourself some bath-time!  You DESERVE it!

I hope this has been Tasty & Informative like Cupcakes & Travel Magazines.  

*If you have high or low blood pressure check with your doctor before indulging in water that is too hot.

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