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Self Care: The Benefits Of A Hot Bath

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Taking a bath in the evening is a great way to reclaim 25 minutes for yourself at the end of a long day. Baths can feel like the epitome of indulgence, but there are lots of hot bath benefits for your physical health too! Discover all the benefits of hot baths and you’ll never think about compromising your nighttime bath ritual again. 

Are Hot Baths Good For You?

A hot bath is not only good for your mind, but your body too. Whether you have 20 minutes or an hour to spend, why not add a relaxing soak to your evening self care routine? 

 

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How hot should a bath be?

Ideally, to maximise the hot bath benefits, the water should be a few degrees warmer than body temperature. Between 40-45°C will be pleasantly hot without being uncomfortable.

 

How many calories does a hot bath burn?

We’ve all been there when the bath we’ve run is just a little too warm, causing you to break out in a sweat without even moving a muscle. But, good news: while it doesn’t compare to a HIIT session, a good sweat in the bath can burn as many calories as a walk. 

  

Is a hot bath good for muscle recovery?

If you’re feeling stiff and tired, then a hot bath can help to relieve some tension. The warm water helps to encourage blood flow and relax your muscles. Next time you’ve trained hard in the gym and your muscles need a little TLC, do some stretching before luxuriating in a long bath. Add your favourite bath product, like our luxury bath float, and feel your tension dissipate. 

Hot Bath Benefits

There are numerous hot bath benefits for both mind and body

 

Relieves stress

A hot bath is the perfect antidote to stress. Dedicate a portion of your evening to some much needed ‘me time’ soaking in the bath. Create the perfect atmosphere and fully unwind, letting go of all of your daily stresses.

 

For ultimate relaxation, add a few drops of wellness calming CBD oil to your bath. This aromatic fragrance is enriched with Vitamin E and Coconut Oil to help your mind and body relax. Step out of your bath and feel completely refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for a restful night’s sleep.

Cleanses and moisturises skin

One of the most obvious hot bath benefits is that they are deeply cleansing. The warm bath water opens your pores, washing away dirt and impurities. 

 

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Try a spa-grade bubble bath or bath oil to make bathtime all the more indulgent. Our soothing Foaming Bath Soak is enriched with Wheat Proteins and calming Aloe Vera. Full of nourishing creamy bubbles, this bath soak is gentle on skin and leaves it feeling velvety smooth and soft.

Soothes skin

If you suffer from irritated skin, then a bath could be the medicine you need. Make sure the water is not too hot as this can aggravate skin conditions. Instead, draw a bath with warm water and a combination of essential oils to help soothe irritation.

 

Our hydrating Luxury Bath Float contains soothing Vitamin E, making it the perfect tonic for sensitive skin. 

  

Relieves cold symptoms

When you’re full of cold and can’t shake it, steaming your face is often advised to relieve symptoms. A hot bath works in the same way to soothe blocked noses and coughs. Congestion occurs when your nasal passages become inflamed, but steam encourages the blood vessels in your face and nose to move, dislodging any built-up mucus. 

  

Promotes heart health

When enjoyed regularly, a bath can help to reduce high blood pressure. A regular warm bath can help prevent health conditions caused by high blood pressure, such as heart attacks or strokes, as the heat encourages better blood flow and circulation. 

  

Reduces inflammation

Adding salts to your bath helps to reduce inflammation in the body and is particularly beneficial for those suffering from joint pain or any muscular diseases. To boost circulation and leave skin feeling soft to the touch, add our mineral-rich Rose Gold Radiance Bath Salts to your next bedtime bath. 

Helps to improve sleep

A soak before bed can greatly improve sleep quality by enabling you to drift off more quickly. A warm bath can help with your circadian clock by regulating your body temperature, thus allowing you to naturally drift off. When your body temperature reaches over 38°C from your bath, it has to decrease. This mimics the natural fall in temperature that prepares your body for sleep.

 

Our Ultimate Relaxation Set contains everything that’s needed for an evening of sleep-promoting self care. Add a generous handful of De-Stress Bath Salts and a few drops of Calming CBD Oil to a hot bath to experience the ultimate calm. 

How to have the best bath

Light some candles and make your bath that extra bit special with one of our luxurious soaks or bath sets. For a truly indulgent soak, add our Vitamin and Rose Flower Water infused Rose Gold Radiance Liquid Gold Bath Elixir to the water to relax your mind and leave your skin feeling supple and soft.

 

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If a good night’s sleep is top of your agenda, you can’t beat our Out For The Count bundle. Containing our Luxury Bath Float and De-Stress Bath Salts, it’s the perfect everyday indulgence. 

Self care doesn’t have to mean expensive spa retreats and time-consuming treatments. Adding a hot bath to your evening routine can reap the same important benefits in as little as 25 minutes.

 

By adding a bath to your self care routine you can soak up the many hot bath benefits while dedicating time to yourself to fully unwind. Bath time is the ultimate relaxation treat and essential for your wellbeing, so enjoy your soak – you deserve it.

 

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Browse our  self care bestsellers and bathing range to find everything you need for a luxurious bathtime ritual. 

 

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