“The way to health is to have an aromatic bath…”
When was the last time you had a long, slow, bath?
The act of bathing, or immersing in water has been used for centuries to promote self care and for therapeutic purposes.
Bathing relaxes muscles, calms your nervous system, and gently exfoliates skin. Recent studies have found that people who bathe in warm water each day experience less fatigue, stress, and depression.
Yet, in our fast paced world it can seem like a luxury to take the time to have a bath. The Danish know this simple act can be an effective and immediate way to relax and unwind.
With a focus on creating feelings of cosiness and enhancing wellbeing, hygge makes bathing time a priority.
What does bathing ‘hygge style’ mean?
This means there is an emphasis on creating a quiet and calm sanctuary to bathe, not just the act of ‘having a bath’. Below are seven steps to create a hygge bathing ritual at home.
If you prefer not to do this everyday, consider a foot bath as an alternative.
A hygge ritual for bathing in 7-steps:
To truly engage with your bathing experience, allow between 5 and 30 minutes.
1. Set your intention and time of day
Decide in advance on a time when you won’t be interrupted. Completely declutter your bathroom to avoid distractions, and set a beautiful intention for relaxation.
2. Play music or meditate
Avoid taking your phone into the bathroom, instead play some gentle music or guided meditation.
3. Soft candlelight & presence
Surround yourself with soft candle light while you are drawing your bath. Focus on being present in the moment.
4. Choose your bath soaks
Try to choose bath products like our organic bath range that are free of harmful chemicals and are good for body and planet. After all, our skin is the largest organ in our body, and no one wants to rush their bath time.
5. Immerse and inhale
Immerse yourself in warm water and inhale the aromatic scent of your bath products infused through the steam.
The only thing left to do now is relax and leave the world behind, ensure you have some water (or even an organic tea) to sip.
Once you have finished your bath, pat yourself dry and drink a glass of water. Time permitting, relax under a warm blanket so the body can continue to detoxify through perspiration.
The difference between ‘having a bath’ and a creating a home spa
Now you have your hygge bath ritual, why not enhance it to create a premium home spa experience?
Balneotherapy is the use of mineral-rich thermal waters to cultivate wellbeing. This ancient therapy has been widely practiced on every continent for centuries. It’s often used in spa environments to harness the power of warm water in combination with mineral-rich salts.
Considered very safe, it has minimal side effects compared to standard medical treatments. Psychological and physical benefits include relaxation, stress management, and improvements in sleep and mood.
At Organic Merchant, we combine rich mineral salts with curative mineral clays, organic botanicals and organic essential oils for enhanced holistic wellness.
You can enjoy the benefits of balneotherapy from the comfort of home with our beautiful range of bath soaks.