Scented Bubble Baths — How They Can Help

Written by on September 17, 2013 in Bubble Bath Rewards, Bubble Baths, Scented Baths with 4 Comments

scented bubble bathsDid you know that some aromas or scents can actually promote physical and psychological well-being? Certain scents can help alleviate while other scents can invigorate.

Aromatherapy usually uses pure, essential oils. But that can be expensive and some are not recommended for people with certain ailments or conditions. Using a foaming bubble bath that is infused with essential oils is usually much safer for all people.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular scents to use in your bubble bath.

Scents and What They Can Do for You

Relaxing in a bubble bath after a long day should truly be your “me” time. It’s a luxury you have earned and should enjoy fully as well as benefit from. By stimulating your sense of smell — the olfactory system — your bath can become a place to clear your head, calm your body and meditate.

It can truly be a ritual that is good for the body, mind and spirit. Below is a list of some of the popular scents and what conditions or ailments they can help with.

  • Chamomile — Stress relief, and like the tea, it has a soothing and calming effect
  • Eucalyptus – Helps with coughs, colds and sinusitis, increases energy, helps relieve muscle aches and pains
  • Ginger — poor digestion, arthritis, muscle aches
  • Lavender — helps with insomnia, headaches and depression
  • Peppermint – besides giving a refreshing feeling, peppermint can aid in improving concentration, helps relieve headaches, cramps, back pain and can help in promoting circulation
  • Spearmint — energy booster, headache, cough and cold symptom reliever as well as good for relieving fatigue & stress
  • Tea Tree — arthritis, cold symptoms, sinusitis, dermatitis, PMS symptoms
  • Vanilla — reduces stress and anxiety by having a calming effect

Some of these scent can be found in combinations. Pick your favorites!

Best Results from Scented Bath Tips

  • The most relaxing baths are not “so hot you can barely stand it”. You actually derive more benefits from a moderately hot bath. A very hot bath can dehydrate you which can also cause a bad headache among other things. Too hot baths also rev up your nervous system and can make it hard to sleep afterward. Remember, if it cools too much for you before you are finished, you can always add more hot water.
  • An optimal bath temperature for best relaxation and ailment relief is between 89 and 92 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In order to get the most benefits from the scent you choose, you should breath deeply while you soak.
  • Drink water before, during and after a bath to stay nicely hydrated.
  • Enhance your relaxing bath by adding ambient lighting with candles as well as music.
  • Allow 20 minutes for your bath. You will receive the most benefit from the aromatherapy during this window of time.
  • Combine your bubble bath fragrance with like scented bath salts, soap and lotions afterward for longer lasting effects.

Choose Your Scent for the Bubble Bath

Remember, any scent that you really like will have a calming, relaxing effect so don’t give up your favorite because it’s not on the list above. You will get the benefit of stress relief with any scent you choose simply because you like the smell.

Most of all, try to let your mind go — let it wander where it will. Close your eyes and inhale deeply. All of these tips will help you get the most benefit you can from a scented bubble bath.

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