There is no replacement for taking time for yourself ... some time alone, whether self care means a bath, facial, a hike, reading a book or closing your eyes and resting for a few minutes... it is all meditiative and we all need a little self time to reset.
Our Chief Mermaid loves the water, whether it's the ocean, a pool or the bath! She is not alone, from the beginning of civilization health by water has been a ritual from Cleopatra, Roman soldiers to people today such as Tom Ford who reportedly takes multiple baths a day!
Today we are sharing the many benefits of the bath. As a skincare company we care for all your skin, head to toe in natural, beneficial ingredients your skin will crave.
First off let's look at the heath benefits of bathing.
Your brain and nervous system benefit from bathing - submerging in water can reduce pain and inflammation and also calm the nervous system, reducing the levels of stress and anxiety in the body and improving your mood.
Oxygenate your blood with a bath and boost immunity. Not only does a warm bath make the blood flow easier, it becomes more oxygenated by you relaxing and breathing more deeply and slowly. It works particularly well when breathing in steam.
Taking a hot bath can kill bacteria and improve immunity. It can also relieve the symptoms of cold and flu. Oxygenating your blood with a bath helps boost immunity. Baths are great for relaxing your muscles, stimulating your nervous system, and gently exfoliating skin.
According to a cross-sectional study published in 2018 participants who took immersion baths in warm water each day experienced less fatigue, stress, and depression.
Add pure infused aromatherapy products and you have add even more therapeutic benefits to your bath. Our aromatherapy bath salts have food grade coarse sea salt, hand picked indigenous boreal botanicals and therapeutic grade essential oils. We've described our different salts below so you can choose the right one for your mood, skin needs, and season.
Wild Ridge Bath Salts are a relaxing combination of Frankincense, Lemon and Lavender. Breathe in deeply and be transported to nature as calcium rich red clover infuse in the bath.
Feel like you need a detoxifying bath? Sea Veggie, Sea Goddess and Post Workout are all infused with North Atlantic seaweeds that nourish the skin with minerals and vitamins while quickly and gently exfoliating your skin. They are so pretty too with tri colored seaweeds for Sea Goddess and Post Workout. If you want a more detoxifying bath Sea Veggie is the best choice.
Is your skin ultra sensitive and you don't enjoy botanicals floating in your tub? Then Bikini Babe Bath Crystals is for you. This one is made with blush pink Himalayan salt, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa and Wild Rose essential oils.
If you have worked out like a warrior princess or just worked a long day on your feet and need some extra muscular relief menthol based salts work best, and we have those too. Partridgeberry Bath Salts and Sea Goddess Bath Salts help relax muscles to the max, lighten your heavy legs and clear your sinuses all at once.
Once in a while a bath bomb is a great addition to the bath. Ours are made with 100% natural ingredients. Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes chlorine in your bath water, antioxidant rich grape seed oil hydrates and calms, wild foraged botanical extract sooth and nourish the skin while pure essential oils have an immediate aromatherapeutic effect to calm and relax you.
Our bath salts have a 24 month shelf life ( because of sealed packaging) , our bath bombs have a 6 month shelf life. All our bath products are 100% natural and like food, it is best to use them sooner than later. They all benefit women who find bathing problematic. You won't find anything foreign that your body will not like, no preservatives, fragrance, sulphites or chemicals. Natural works best and we are keeping it that way!
What are your self care rituals? We would love to hear your comments and suggestions, xo Lisa #selfcare #bathbenefits #cleopatra #tomford #home #selfcareritual #readabook #selfcare #indigenaskincare #shopindigena #naturebottledforyou
Chief Mermaid, Esthetic Expert & Educator
PS: Add a good book, music, and a beeswax candle and that soak just got even better! Enjoy your downtime you deserve it :-)