After the holidays we could all use a little help to destress. These featured homeopathic bath oils from Uriel are all about bringing your mind and body back into balance. The simple act of taking a hot bath can promote better circulation, relax muscles, improve sleep and calm the mind.

bath enhancementsBelow we have provided some of the health benefits of a good soak:

  1. RELAX! Lower stress levels lead to fewer illnesses.
  2. Helps to recover from injury. Overworked, tired muscles can relax in the hot water.
  3. Calms the nervous system; a relaxed nervous system promotes balance of mind, body and spirit.
  4. Improves quality of sleep. As your body temperature decreases after a hot bath, it strengthens your circadian rhythm, promoting sleep.
  5. Supports weight loss efforts. A hot bath stimulates circulation. Better circulation helps to flush out toxins from our body. Add two cups of Epsom salts to further support detoxification.

 

Tips for a great bathing experience:

drawing a bathMix the perfect bath! Mix one or two tablespoons of bath oil into the bath using a vigorous, figure 8 motion for 1-3 minutes or add oil to the water as it fills the tub. When finished, you will have an evenly dispersed oil in the bath. You can also dry brush your skin before the bath to promote circulation and detoxification.

The oil will coat your skin as you enter and exit the bath. After your bath, pat the skin dry so that the oil absorbs into your skin. If bathing before bed, add a hot water bottle to the foot of your bed to warm the sheets. This will help you to drift right off to sleep! You can also add a few drops of bath oil to a washcloth or directly to the skin in the shower.

Relax and end your day with Uriel Pharmacy’s selection of bath oils:

  • Lavender – Helps to suppress anxiety, promotes sleep, treats pain and improves circulation
  • Sage – Aids in mental clarity; improves athlete’s foot and chapped skin
  • Spruce – Calms the respiratory system and may strengthen the nervous system
  • Lemon – Normalizes the skin, decreases oil secretion, combats body odor, softens dark spots and minimizes pores
  • Rosemary – Awakens the sensory system; a great way to start the day!