3 Health Benefits of Taking Baths

April 6, 2020

Our bath bombs are designed to promote self-love and self-care, but taking a bath can go so much further than adding a bit of relaxation into your routine. 

I’ll be honest, until I started working at Fragrant Jewels, I hadn’t taken many baths in my adult life. I can actually think of only two instances, both of which were to use a bath bomb I was gifted and both times I was disappointed.

I remember dropping it in the tub excited to see what would happen next, and well…. nothing much ever happened.

That’s not the case for me anymore. Being a part of the Fragrant Jewels team, I have the pleasure of getting to test some of our bath bombs and it’s always the highlight of my week.

The blissful scents and gorgeous colors are both relaxing and stimulating, while the natural oils leave my skin feeling super moisturized. What more could you need?

Turns out there’s a lot more benefits than a relaxing evening and soft skin. Here’s what studies have shown:  

1. BETTER SLEEP

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? A study found that people who bathed every day reported having better quality sleep compared to those who didn’t.

Source: Science Direct

2. LOWER RISK OF HEART DISEASE

A new study found that taking a hot bath daily is associated with a 28% lower risk of heart disease. Heart disease is one of the biggest health issues in the United States, so I’m sure all you bath lovers out there are thrilled to hear this news!

Source: Eureka Alert

3. LOWER RISK OF STROKE

The same study referenced above also reported that a daily hot bath is associated with a 26% lower risk of having a stroke, likely because taking a bath is associated with lowering your blood pressure.  

Source: Eureka Alert

Learning these health benefits is a great reminder of just how important self-care is. I know it can be hard to find the time when you’re so busy taking care of others, but as the saying goes, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” It’s not selfish to take care of yourself first. It’s necessary. 

Next time you start to feel overwhelmed, think back to these health benefits and make it a priority to enjoy some me-time with a warm bath bomb and your favorite Fragrant Jewels bath bomb. 

Source: CNN

Michelle Sardina

Michelle Sardina

Michelle is Senior CRM manager for Fragrant Jewels, an office dog mom and a candle fanatic.