It’s bath time, but not as you know it...
We spend a huge amount of time searching for suppliers who pass our 3 non-negotiable tests:
- Independent & UK based
- Sustainable & environmentally conscious
- High quality products
A recent search uncovered the wonderful BAVE.
Started by Reece and Joe, the original Bathletes, they decided to teach the world how to bathe - and BAVE was born.
BAVE is a range of masculine fragranced bathing products that utilise the finest Essential Oil-infused Soaks and therapeutic Salts to maximise the spiritual, mental and physical benefits of regular bathing with minimal effect on the environment.
But why take a bath? Being so busy many of us claim to only have time for a shower, well maybe our blog will make you think again...
Elevate Your Mood:
We all know how good it feels to sink into a hot bath, but did you know that the combination of isolation, quiet, and comfort we experience while BAVING can lift our mood and diminish feelings of depression and pessimism?
In our non-stop world taking the time to submerge yourself in warm water infused with BAVE therapeutic Essential Oils and BAVE Restorative Salts induces feelings of comfort and easiness, creating the kind of security that allows your mind, and subsequently your body, to relax.
Reduce Muscle Pain:
If you are into your exercise you’ll know that a downside can be those niggling muscular aches and pains. Soaking in a hot bath promotes blood flow, which isn’t only great for circulation but can also help tight and sore muscles to relax.
But don’t just take our word for it: many studies have found that repeated exposure to heat induces mitochondrial adaptation in human skeletal muscle. Put simply, repeated heat therapy helps promote cell and muscle recovery and survival.
Promote A Healthy Heart:
Heat therapy has been shown to lead to a 40% decrease in all-cause mortality by improving circulation and blood flow, and we’d all like to live longer wouldn’t we?
Research has shown that regularly taking a warm bath can help to lower blood pressure, reducing instances of serious heart conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes. Adding Magnesium salts to your bath improves heart health further by improving circulation and managing blood pressure.
How? By inducing heat and blood flow you’re essentially giving your heart a mini workout.
Ok, your bath is a place to rest and relax, but you might be surprised to learn that a good sweat brought on by a hot bath can burn as many calories as an outdoor stroll.
Researchers at Loughborough University found that participants burned 130 calories whilst enjoying a Soak - the same as a 30 minute walk.
Not only this but the participants had their blood sugar tested 24 hours after their time in the tub and this was found to be 10% lower than the blood sugar of other participants who had ridden a bike instead of bathing.
Improve Your Mental Function:
Find your inner peace in the self-induced isolation of taking a long, hot bath. Refresh and relax your mind and body in a combination of warm water, restorative Salts and aromatic BAVE Soak, clearing away confusion and helping you to find clarity and focus.
The improvement in mental functioning brought on by a warm bath is linked to other benefits of bathing, namely an elevation in mood and better sleep - “Decreases in stress hormones (like cortisol) have been reported with water bathing (Toda et al., 2006). It has also been shown that water bathing may also help the balance of the feel good neurotransmitter, serotonin (Marzsziti et al., 2007)”
So, isn't it time you get out of the shower and into the bath to experience the spiritual, mental and physical benefits of a long hot soak?