There's nothing more relaxing than a luxurious soak in the bath. And, whether your muscles are aching from an intense yoga class or you simply need to soothe away some tension after interacting with the world, nothing will take your bath time experience up a notch more than adding a luxurious Global Nourish Bath-Oil Candle into the mix.
Ideal for recreating that spa-worthy feel at home, this candle will instantly upgrade your soak, while offering a boost to your skin as well as your mood.
"The two elements of our bath-oil candles offer far reaching benefits,” said Nina Volk, the founder & CEO of Global Nourish - Whole Body Beauty. “The essential oil blend helps deliver a whole-body experience of relaxation and emotional recharge, while the oils helps to nourish and soften your skin."
When it comes to making the most of your bath-oil candle, creating the perfect environment is key. Get started by turning on some relaxing music and switching off the lights.
You’ll also want to make sure you spend enough time in the tub to really enjoy the full benefits of your bath-oil candle. "We always say that a soak should be no less than 15 minutes for your mind, body, and soul to fully rebalance & recharge," said Nina.
And, as if you needed another reason to indulge in some much-deserved ‘me time,’ here are some added benefits of upgrading your bath time.
Hot Baths Burn Calories, According to One Study
We were pretty excited to come across a study which found that taking a hot bath burns as many calories as working out. Here’s the skinny: The study, led by an exercise physiologist, looked at the link between taking a hot bath, a person’s blood sugar, and how many calories they burned. He conducted the study on 14 men (some of whom were not at an ideal weight). He discovered that taking a hot bath burns about 140 calories per hour. The baths also lowered the men's peak blood sugar after they ate by about 10 percent more than exercising. (But in full disclosure, you’re always burning calories, even when you’re just sitting, and the number of calories each person burns doing a certain activity varies depending on a few factors, including their weight and body composition.)
Bathing can improve heart health
Although bathing in high temperatures can put unnecessary strain on your heart, especially if you have a pre-existing heart condition, taking a warm bath will make your heart beat faster and can give it a healthy workout.
Taking a bath may help you to breathe easier
Being immersed in water past your chest with your head out can have a positive influence on your lung capacity and oxygen intake. There are two factors that contribute to this: the temperature of the water and the pressure the water places on your chest and lungs. When the water is warmer and your heart is beating faster, your oxygen intake can improve, and the steam created can clear your sinuses.
Your brain and nervous system can benefit from bathing
Submergence 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. Hydrotherapy can help people who suffer from multiple sclerosis as the temperature and pressure of the water gently relieves the spine of pain and discomfort.
Bathing can benefit your muscles, joints and bones
Stretching and moving in water has been shown to be low impact on the joints, muscles, and bones, but very effective in providing an adequate workout through resistance. There is also less chance of injury for people who are at risk of falls, which makes aquatic exercise ideal for the elderly.
Take care of your blood and immunity with a bath
Not only does a warm bath make blood flow easier, it also makes it more oxygenated by allowing you to breathe deeper and slower, particularly when taking in steam. Taking a hot bath or spa can kill bacteria and improve immunity. It can relieve the symptoms of cold and flu.
Balance your hormones by bathing
Conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and some fertility issues can be assisted by bathing in colder temperatures. Hormones released by the pituitary gland such as adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) as well as other hormones, such as beta endorphin and cortisol, can become more balanced. Alternatively, warm water bathing can increase levels of serotonin, which is the chemical produced by the brain associated with happiness and well-being.
Bathing cleanses and moisturizes your skin, hair, and eyes
Exposure to fluid through bathing and steaming is a great way to ensure hydration of the body in all aspects. The human body is made mostly of water, which is why we’re encouraged to drink plenty of it. But soaking in it is also extremely beneficial. We can enhance these benefits further by adding certain oils or salts to a bath or bathing in a natural body of water or a mineral-rich pool.
Your core body temperature will be optimal through bathing
There is no quicker and more pleasant way to regulate your body temperature than through bathing. On a cold day, taking a hot bath is sure to warm you up. Conversely, going for a cold ocean swim in the height of summer is a wonderful way to cool off.
Evidence has shown that bathing, whether in cold or hot water; at home or out in a natural body of water can have many health benefits without adverse effects. However, you should always consult a health professional if you have pre-existing health conditions or diseases before embarking on any form of hydrotherapy.
We are not medical professionals. Please consult your primary physician prior to any new health regimen.