A Brief History of Bathing
The benefits of bath have been long recognized and studied. In ancient times (and even today) for example, Japanese people would practice the tradition of visiting a Sentō, a public bath, where they wash the emotions of their day off!
Bathing, in many cultures, is seen as a cleansing activity that helps you clean your body along with relieving the stress from your mind. As you stay submerged in warm water for a while, your body unwinds releasing happiness hormones like Serotonin. Having optimal Serotonin levels has been linked to better sleep, better productivity, and better relationships across numerous studies.
The Benefits of Bathing
Now, you probably are aware of many of the countless benefits to taking a hot bath. Some of these amazing benefits include:
- Reduction in body pain
- Reduced anxiety and depression
- Enhanced mindfulness
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved blood circulation
These are a few of the many benefits you can receive by taking a long bath.
Besides these, there is so much that a good bath can do for an individual and the luxurious feel that it offers is an added perk.
Why Do Celebrities Bathe?
Celebrities need a way to detoxify emotions and reset for a packed day. Their days are loaded with stress and the pressures from being pulled at all different directions. Which is why we wrote this guide. If they can benefit from bathing, you can to. We can learn from their bathing rituals that help maintain their success and vitality amidst their demanding lives.
The following is a guide to how 5 of the most famous celebrities in the world take baths and why.
“I have a bath every single day of my life. And if I can have two or three - amazing!” says the famous Harry Potter star when asked about her body care routine in an interview.
According to Emma Watson, nothing terrible can ever happen in a bath and so, she always finds time to enjoy her ‘me time’ in a warm bath. Along with being a relaxing and rejuvenating activity of the day, bath time is also a body care routine for Watson. She states that she uses a number of bathing products that helps her skin rejuvenate and stay healthy.
The products used by the Beauty and the Beast star range from bath soaks to sea polishes. She says she likes it if her body is polished and moisturized when she’s still in the bath. So, most of her skincare routine is done in the bathtub. After the bath, she likes to wear a cream deodorant and uses an organic whitening toothpaste to finish the cleansing routine.
Watson is very particular about what she uses for her face and body and she is a fan of everything green and organic. A warm bath, for her, is a natural way to relax, cleanse, and treat her body right.
So, if you think keeping up with skin and body care requires lots of extra effort and time, you can emulate Emma Watson’s idea of efficiency of getting both taken care of while you’re relaxing in a bath!
If you know anything about Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop products, you would know that the actress would be luxurious and high-maintenance when it comes to self-care.
When asked about her night routine, the Iron Man star stated that every night’s ritual helps her get grounded and wash the whole day off. “I take a bath every single night before I go to bed”, the actress told in an interview. She likes to call herself ‘a real bath girl.’
She admits using different kinds of bath salts, oils, and scrubs while she is taking a bath. In another interview, she details her bathing routine saying, “I’ve always kind of mixed my own ‘magic potions’ for the bath, and so I wanted to make them into an actual product. I think there’s just something very healing about like, grains of salt, and all the essential oils. I love aromatherapy.”
By her nighttime routine, you can tell that she is kind of a Zen person and seeks relaxation through a warm bath and skin and body care rituals. For Paltrow, her bath time is what she can never skip and as per her, it is non-negotiable. No matter what is going on in her life, she gets into the warm water and relaxes for that time.
Her bath is also a place for her to do her skincare routine, so, killing two birds with one stone! In all, Gwyneth loves to take a bath as it helps her relax, gives her time for herself, and adds to her self and body care rituals.
The legendary music star has survived decades in the show business and her game is still perked up, even at the age of 60! Her beauty line MDNA SKIN is another name in the luxury skincare products that are introduced and endorsed by celebrities.
When it comes to celebrities launching their skincare and beauty products, people get very curious about the self-care routines of these celebrities and follow the same.
Madonna seems to know it all well and revealed her relaxing bathing secret to her Instagram followers in 2017. In the video on the social networking platform, she showed off her bathtub filled with soapy water and basil leaves! Yes, basil leaves!
Basil is a herbal plant, known for its anti-inflammatory nature and is considered as an adaptogen by Ayurveda. Basil leaves are known to fight muscle pain and reduce stress. No wonder why Madonna looks so radiant and energetic all the time!
So, next time you’re seeking extra relaxation through a bath, try adding herbal touch to it with basil leaves!
Amongst all the famous Kardashians, Khloe is a well-known name in the world of glamour and creates shockwaves in the fashion world with the smallest change in her style or routine.
On her app named Khloe, the Keeping up with the Kardashians star writes about her life, her routines, and everything else that she wants her audience to know. Through the same app, Khloe shared her post-workout routine.
By the looks of it, Khloe is a big fan of soaking herself in the bath after she is done working out. According to her, workout leads to a lack of magnesium in the body. This is the biggest cause of body pain, muscle cramps, inflammation, and joint pain.
She recommends her audience to restock magnesium in the body by soaking in a warm bath that has a decent amount of Epsom salt in it. According to Khloe, the magnesium content in the salts makes up for the lost magnesium in the body after a workout.
That’s some great advice with a scientific reason backing it up! She would know as she has lost a ton of weight but more importantly kept it off.
So, now you know. If your body feels sore after an intense workout, just follow in the footsteps of this Kardashian and soak yourself in a warm bath! You will actually feel relaxed and energetic, and any soreness post-workout will just effortlessly drain away.
A Victoria’s Secret Angel and swimsuit model for Sports Illustrated, Lilly Aldridge is an idol for most glamour-loving women. Being a style icon and beauty influencer, Lily has a huge fan-following.
With hectic work schedules and photo-shooting sessions, Lily’s day is all sorts of stressful and to top it, being a mother adds to her tiredness. However, for this famous celebrity too, baths are the big escape from all stress, body pain, and mental strains.
Belonging to an English family, Lily states that she has always been the baths and bathrobes kind of person. This is why she has been drawing baths for many years and now finds her greatest relaxation in a good bath. She calls bathing ‘a serious business’.
For Aldridge, the purpose of the bath depends on what she puts in her bathtub. She uses the bath for different purposes like detoxification, muscle relaxing, post-concert refreshment, or just to relax in solitude.
According to her, Epsom salts help you draw the best bath. These salts help her muscles relax and clean her skin of all the toxins.
So, like most other celebrities that we discussed, the glamorous Lily Aldridge also uses her bathtub to relax, treat her sore muscles, and refresh for the next big things of her day!
With these famous celebrities following their bath rituals so religiously, there is no denying the fact that bathing works like magic. It is the best way to relax at the end of a long and tiring day.
Where most people enjoy the luxuries of a bath, others can’t get the time out of their routine to relax even in their own bathrooms. If you fall in the latter category, you must now be willing to jump right in your bathtub, after reading all the benefits of bath availed by these famous celebrities.
So, at minimum, visit your nearest store, buy some whole Epsom salt and draw yourself a good relaxing bath, tonight. You will surely love it and witness a great positive change in your mood and body. The magic of a good bath lasts pretty long, and once you make it a part of your routine you will feel healthier and more relaxed, every day.
Also, a good warm bath works as well as a 30-minute workout in terms of burning calories and working on your muscles as you relax. So, why not give it a try? There are so many good things that you’re missing out by missing a good bath!
Amino Spa has developed bathing that goes one step further. Developed by a MIT PhD. in Chemistry, they have developed a patented bathing soak that fuses nourishing amino acids with bath salts that takes relaxation that much deeper. The product is going through national testing and promises to revolutionize the way people bathe and rejuvenate. If interested, please subscribe to our free mailing list to keep up to date on this or other tips.