“[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:
- Carol’s Daughter: http://carolsdaughter.com
- San Francisco Bath Salt Company: http://www.sfbsc.com/bath-salts
- Jo Malone: http://www.jomalone.com/
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.