Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Art (and Science) of Bathing: Additives to Heal the Body and Soothe the Spirit
In today’s fast-paced world, fewer and fewer people are opting to bathe when a shower is faster, said to use less water, and the idea of soaking in one’s own dirt seems foolish. There are, however, substantial health benefits to occasionally opting for a soothing bath. For one, daily hot showers can, in fact, make the skin too clean, stripping it of the healthy bacteria and oils nature provides to ward-off foreign bacterial invasion and protect the skin from a variety of skin conditions. For another, opting for a bath provides opportunities to add herbs, oils, and other healthful ingredients that can relieve aches and pains, ward-off viruses, and improve one’s state of mind. Read more . . .