31 Day Challenge To a Healthier You Day #12—Take a Hot Bath








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© 2014 Shanna Lea

Taking a hot, aroma-therapeutic bath offers significant healing benefits by reducing your stress levels and boosting your immune system. Plus, it’s fun, inexpensive and accessible for anyone who has a bathtub at home. Read on for benefits of hot baths.

Hot Baths are the Perfect Way to Unwind

Spending 30 minutes in a hot bath is all you need to take your mind off your emotional worries. The hot water and steam relaxes your mind, body and soul, allowing you to break from a hectic day. If you want an extra calming effect, add some essential oils of lavender or eucalyptus to your bath.

Hot Baths Help Improve Your Sleep Pattern

Taking a hot bath is one of the easiest ways to induce sleep. Relaxing in a hot tub increases your body’s temperature, which boosts the production of melatonin in your brain. This helps trigger your body’s response to bedtime and prepare your mind for a deep and healthy sleep.

Hot Baths Help Relieve Cold Symptoms

A hot bath can help you fight a nasty cold. The steam from the hot water relaxes achy muscles, reduces cold symptoms and moisturizes nasal passages. If you have access to fresh eucalyptus, hang it under the showerhead as you take a steam shower.

Next time you need to relax and rewind, warm up in a steam bath before bedtime.

Sources:

Ess oils from Mt Rose Herbs

Recommended Reading:

Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils

The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils

 

 



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