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Why bathing regularly is important

Some people don’t take a bath every day. While there’s tons of conflicting advice about how often you should be bathing, this group might have it right. It may sound counterproductive, but a bath every day could be bad for your skin. Some dermatologists only recommend bathing every other day, or two to three times a week. Many people take a bath at least once a day, either in the morning or at night before bed. Depending on the day and your activity level, you might even take two or three baths. There’s no arguing the importance of personal hygiene. But while some people take a bath every single day, in many cases it doesn’t have to be a part...

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Bath recipes that can help you sleep

After a crazy day of work, hectic errands, a hurried workout (if you’re lucky) and a rushed dinner with the family, the last thing you need at bedtime is a restless night of tossing and turning. Fall asleep quickly and stay asleep with natural, green remedies that will leave you feeling rested and refreshed in the morning, without that groggy feeling you get with many over the counter solutions. A bath before bed has been shown to quickly bring down your body temperature, which will help you relax and also supports a deep sleep. Add to the calming experience with some DIY bath recipes that soak away stress and leave your skin silky smooth. A hot bath is so relaxing at the...

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How to create your own detox bath

Carving out alone time to de-stress, unwind, and meditate in our busy schedule can be tough. Balancing family, work, and relationship obligations leaves little time to “indulge.” But allowing our bodies (and minds!) time to rest and rid themselves of toxins is essential to staying healthy. After all, if you’re not feeling your best, you can’t give anything — or anyone else — 100 percent. Toxins are poisonous substances that negatively affect our health. We expose ourselves to toxins on a daily basis, from sources like pollution, processed foods, and pesticides. And when we don’t release these toxins, it’s reflected in our health and the way we feel throughout the day. That is why creating a detox bath for yourself...

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DIY Summer bath recipes

Summer is already here which means its that time of the year where you can go to out with friends, have fun on the beach or maybe host a cook out. Basically, it’s the season where you can go out the whole day or to your hearts content. But let’s face it, being under the sun for a whole day can be harmful not just to your skin (make sure to wear your sunscreen properly, people!) but also to your mental health. “Harmful to your mental health” maybe a little exaggerated but being outside your house can be mentally exhausting too! Aside from staying at home, getting some sleep or watching a movie, what else can you do to recharge...

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DIY Herbal Baths

As the heat of spring transitions into summer breezes, I find myself drawn to the coziness of being indoors. Just as plants draw their energy to the roots this time of year, allowing ourselves to go inward through self-care rituals can sustain us during the busy season of feasts and giving. Water is an essential element for physical and emotional wellbeing. The sensuous comfort water provides connects us back to our bodies, and sometimes, this simple pleasure is the perfect medicine for whatever ails us. Taking care of yourself should not be a challenge, but after a long day it can be hard to fit in one more thing — even if it is good for you. Herbal baths are...

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