It's time to rediscover the joy of bath time as adults. For some reason, we don't seem to have the same level of excitement as we did when we were younger. Bath time is a universally anticipated activity, and enhancing the experience with special additions to the tub can make it even more enjoyable. In this post, we will share some ways that you can reconnect with the child who was once diving to get one more second in the bath.
Oatmeal and Honey in the Tub
Sometimes, simplicity is better. That's why we only use what your skin needs, without filler. If your skin is experiencing an increase in dryness, you’re not alone. Your skin can be adversely affected by cold weather. In addition to using hydrating soap in the shower, consider adding a rejuvenating bath to your routine at least a few times a month.
Try our new Oatmeal & Honey Relieving Bath Soak. While you're in the bath, the oatmeal will be working to moisturize your skin. It works as an emollient, aiding in softening and retaining moisture. If you want to learn more about the benefits of oatmeal as an ingredient, read our blog here.
Honey is another time-tested ingredient that is as good for your skin as it is sweet! Honey is antimicrobial and antibacterial, so it's good for fighting skin infections & irritations. This means that if you have any small wounds, it can help with healing. Many countries, including the U.S., have approved it in medications for wound healing. If you want to learn more about the amazing uses of honey, read this 2021 study all about it.
Along with calendula extract, honey is also anti-inflammatory. This benefit helps if you have psoriasis or acne. Coupled with its soothing effects, it's a common ingredient in all kinds of skin products for blemishes, including facemasks that deeply penetrate the skin. A bath with honey gives you all these benefits and allows you to soak them up.
As a humectant, honey attracts and retains moisture in your skin. Humectants play a vital role in maintaining your skin's hydration and preventing dryness. Similar to anti-wrinkle products, honey also has anti-aging properties. These include a ton of vitamins and antioxidants. But unlike typical anti-aging creams, it also contains natural minerals, amino acids, and antiseptic properties. If you’d like to learn more fun facts about honey and the bees who create it, we wrote a blog post a few years back.
Reasons to use bath soaks
For thousands of years, people have utilized salt baths, a practice likely to persist indefinitely due to several compelling reasons. If you need more encouragement to give yourself a little self-care this holiday season, here are a few.
The most popular reason people take Epsom salt baths is to relax sore muscles. If you’re someone who works a lot, has a labor-intensive job, or is just very active, a salt bath can help with your recovery. It includes magnesium and sulfates, which are believed to play a role in its effects, as many individuals do not usually obtain sufficient magnesium through their diets. Although more research has to be done to verify whether magnesium is absorbed through your body through a bath, there is no denying that many people have noticed a positive effect from taking Epsom salt baths.
Another surprising benefit of using Epsom salt is that the increase in magnesium promotes better sleep! This is a result of sleep-inducing neurotransmitters that your brain produces with the help of magnesium. If you haven’t been getting good sleep lately, this may be a good excuse to wind down with a bath. Plus, since baths relax us, you’ll have a better time falling asleep.
Salt baths, combined with the power of oatmeal and honey, equal triple the magic. In just a few steps, you can be distressed after a long day. Simply run a warm bath of water and scoop in your desired amount.
Once you've soaked in the soothing blend, slip into your comfortable 100% cotton underwear for women to complete the relaxation experience, allowing your skin to breathe and unwind fully.
Incorporating a bath soak into your routine at least a few times a month can offer you numerous benefits for both your mind and skin.
The soothing and moisturizing properties of oatmeal will leave your skin soft and relieved of irritation, while honey will help keep your skin's surface healthy and hydrated. Additionally, the benefits of using Epsom salt can help relieve aches that have been weighing you down.
There is nothing wrong with a simple water bath (with bath gel or oil, of course), but when was the last time you had a truly relaxing one? One that you could brag to your friends about when they asked what you did last weekend. So, mark your next self-care day on your calendar and get ready to rekindle your relationship with the bathtub.