There is nothing more relaxing than a nice bath at the end of the day. It’s a little bit of time that you can take for yourself and recharge, emotionally and physically. Some people like to take a book with them, others a glass of wine for an extra indulgent treat. But there are other benefits! Besides the luxurious feeling, baths have actually been proven to be good for your health. Yes, you heard that right. Baths can help you sleep better, increase your mood, relieve muscle pain, and even improve your heart health!
In a way, taking a bath is like meditation. You have time to reflect on your day and take a deep breath. Gwyneth Paltrow loves them so much Goop released a line of bath salts and soaks so you can take full advantage of the essential oils and aromatherapy for an even more relaxing soak. Our favorite? The Martini Emotional Soak, which is a stress reliving mixture full of essential oils like frankincense and sandalwood. It’s a great alternative to reaching for an actual martini, if you’re trying to cut back.
Sometimes you just want good old fashioned bubble bath, and we have plenty of those too. L’Occitane’s lavande bath smells of lavender, and leaves skin silky soft. Kai is a cult favorite brand that you might recognize from their cool branding and gardenia scented products. Their foaming bubble bath is another all time great.
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