7 Benefits of Bath Rituals

A bath ritual is truly a beautiful way to take an ordinary bath and promote a sense of well-being, relaxation, and comfort. Some women swear by taking a bath every night as part of their self-care ritual. But if you don’t have the luxury of taking daily baths, taking a relaxing bath once a week is a great place to start.

7 Benefits of Bath Rituals

1.Forces you to take time off from work

Running a bath might seem like a huge waste of time and an unnecessary luxury when you’ve already stretched for time. But when you’re tired and stressed, you will struggle to focus and get things done. So, creating space to relax and recharge is actually beneficial. We are no good to anyone when we’re exhausted.

2.You’re practicing self-love

When you’re in the bath and warm, soothing water washes over your skin, your body releases endorphins—the same way it does when the sun is kissing your skin. Baths are good for your mind, body, and soul, offering self-care and nourishment to all levels of your being.

3. Soothes sore muscles

Are you someone who runs, hits the gym hard, sits for long periods of time, or suffers from muscular aches and pains in your body? Dilo Rescue Bath Therapy might be exactly what you need to alleviate any soreness and soothe your muscles in a different way than a massage might. A traditional blend of fresh coconut milk with Dilo extracts and aromatic herbs help rejuvenate your skin, release tension in muscles and joints while restoring balance and calm.

4. Boosts mental health

Baths have been proven to improve both the physical and emotional qualities of life. That includes boosting your mental health, reducing stress and anxiety. This is largely because the act of a bath ritual offers an oasis of calm away from everyday life. It pulls you out of your routine and distractions and gives you permission to slow down and hit the pause button. Make sure you leave your phone and laptop outside the bathroom door (unless you’re using them to play music or an audiobook).

5. Relieves cold symptoms

If you feel a cold coming on, a bath can be a great way to nip it in the bud before it takes over. Warm baths have also been shown to improve the immune system by helping certain types of cells function better.

6. Improves skin

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7.Helps with sleep

If sleep is something you struggle with, a bath may help you drift off and improve the quality of your sleep.

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Bath Ritual

In the summer we tend to hop in and out of the shower to cool down and freshen up, but there's nothing quite like a relaxing bath to soak away the stress. Here’s how to elevate your next bath ritual:

1. Dedicate a specific time

Choose a time when you know you don’t have to be somewhere else or won’t be worrying about something you need to do.

2. Rinse off first

Have a quick rinse in the shower first so you’ll be cleansed as you step into the bath. This helps it feel much more luxurious and indulgent.

3.Get rid of clutter

Our space has a huge subconscious impact on how we feel, and clutter and junk will only make you feel cluttered.

4. Light some candles

Candles will help make your bath more of a soulful experience. Plus, it’s better to avoid artificial light as much as possible in the evening because it interferes with our sleep rhythm.

5. Bath pillow for comfort

It can be uncomfortable on the back of my head and neck without a bath pillow so consider investing in one. If you don’t want to invest in a pillow, you can also roll up a spare hand towel and use that as a support, but you may find it slips out of place.

6.Multi-task if you’re short of time

There are times when getting through your self-care checklist just isn’t going to happen. Here are some ideas so you don’t miss those self-care days:

  • Buff your body with a soft body brush before you get in the bath.
  • Apply a face mask and keep on for ten minutes while in the tub.
  • Rub in your favourite hair treatment for the whole bath, then wash your hair in the shower when you step out.
  • Add in some more hot water as the tub cools if needed. Now your skin will have softened, it's the perfect time to give yourself an all-over body scrub.

Key Takeaway

Forget about what you need to do today or tomorrow. Release anything that’s weighing heavily on your heart. Give yourself permission to be here in the moment and to enjoy every minute of this sacred experience. You deserve this.

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