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The Best Bath Tips for Your Health

By Brandi Goodman

Most people probably don't think much about taking a bath except when they're in the mood for some relaxation. A bath is good for your health in more ways than one. You just need to keep a few tips in mind so you can ensure your bath time is working to your advantage.

Tip: Take More Baths!

First, just start taking more baths in general. Laying back in the warm water and closing your eyes can really help with your mental health. It provides an easy way to relax your body and mind and help you wash away the stress of the day. Add a few drops of skin-safe lavender essential oil if you really want to up the relaxation factor.

Tip: Use Epsom Salt

Some people get in the tub when they want relief for sore muscles. It's true that warm water can help ease tension in your body. To really increase your results, though, you should add Epsom salt. Epsom salt can break down into sulfate and magnesium when it comes into contact with water. Soak in it, and your skin can absorb these minerals. Your joints will then get the relief they need

Tip: Bathe Before Bed

Some people struggle to sleep. Using the lavender and Epsom salts in a bath before bed is particularly helpful. They'll help you ease your tension and calm your mind, making it easier to drift off. Better sleep is better for health in the long-run.

Tip: Clean the Tub More Often

Whether you're actually laying in the tub soaking or just standing to shower, you really need to be aware of how clean (or not) your bathtub is. People often fail to clean this part of their home as often as they should. You may rinse it out regularly, but are you using safe products to fully disinfect and scrub all of the bacteria from its surface? A good cleaning should be done at least once per week -- but it's really best to be done more often with several people in your household. Make sure you're scrubbing the tub itself, the fixtures, and the walls.

A bath can work wonders for your health. Make sure to keep your tub clean so you're bathing in a clean space. A warm water soak can be just what you need for your physical well-being and mental health.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rock Hill, S.C.

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