SenSpa's Guide To The Perfect Bath
13th Oct 2016
There’s nothing quite like a blissful bath after a long day, especially when the skies look ominous and the temperature slowly drops. It seems what can be so unkind to our water bill, can be so kind in other ways.
A warm bath can be very beneficial to your mind, body and soul, much like a luxury spa day and as we enter the season of hibernation, we’d like to offer some helpful tips in experiencing the world’s best bath.
The Benefits to Bath Time
To de-stress or to soothe, a bath can not only relax your mind and body however also lower blood sugar levels, relieve pain from joints and muscles and keep your bowels working normally. With a warm bath comes the hope of a little steam, this will unblock your pours and cause sweat to detox those unwanted toxins so if you’re feeling under the weather – it’s bath time!
When it comes to the temperature of your bath there’s how warm you want it, and how warm you should have it. Experts say a bath should be no warmer than between 32-35°C as any hotter could cause dizziness and potentially even physical damage to your skin.
There are many factors as to why you shouldn’t spend too long in the bath and one is overheating. When in hot water (and we mean hot, hot!) the skin cannot release heat sufficiently which can cause the body to overheat. Another risk is drying out your skin. This is why the after-bath routine is just as important. An effective, safe bath should never last longer than 20 minutes.
We believe in the old theory that less is more. Baths are not to be overdone however creating a relaxing atmosphere and using the right products will certainly ensure you have the tranquil experience you are after.
Our brand new Thai Rituals collection combines the best of natural and exotic ingredients with essential oils such as Hibiscus Flower and Ylang Ylang to leave your body glowing and your mind and soul soothed.
The products contain essential oils such as:
- Neroli - balances and calms the mind
- Geranium - improves circulation and stress related conditions
- Jasmine - The aroma of jasmine essential oil has a pleasing and uplifting effect on the mind and actively fights depression/antiseptic
- Basil – also has a calming influence
Your Bath Time With The SenSpa Thai Rituals Collection
Step 1 – Float Away Bath Soak
Add a few drops of the Float Away Bath Soak for an uplifting and cleansing experience. The Frangipani extract will create the soothing atmosphere you desire and as it is often associated with love in Feng-Shui, it’ll lift your spirts. As you slip into a deep feeling of contented relaxation, allow the Hibiscus in this product to moisturise your skin leaving it feeling hydrated and soft.
Step 2 – Skin Renewal Body Polish
A gentle and natural body scrub the Skin Renewal Body Polish contains pumice and bamboo powder to exfoliate, shea butter to deeply nourish, and mangosteen and coconut extracts to leave skin feeling softer, smoother and delicately scented. Apply this product gently over your skin and rinse with warm water for a smooth finish.
Step 3 –Moisture Heaven Body Wash
Envelop your skin with pampering Frangipani extract and organic hibiscus flower extract to cleanse and moisturise, while neroli, ylang ylang and jasmine essential oils leave your mind and body relaxed and skin delicately scented. The Moisture Heaven Body Wash is the perfect way to finish your Thai bath experience.
Step 4 – To finishing touches
Step out of the bath and wrap your warm body in a soft clean towel. Try your body by dabbing the towel gently over your skin and moisturise to keep the skin hydrated. Then put on your favourite PJ’s and slippers to enjoy the rest of your evening feeling completely calm, warm and content. Why not top up the heavenly scents of our Thai Rituals collection by using the Daily Escape Hand Wash when you're next passing the bathroom?
Want to experience the whole package?
Book our latest spa day special offer, for the ultimate cosy, autumnal experience at our Thai sanctuary.
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Keeping things natural is central to SENSPA’s philosophy. All of our products are as natural as they can possibly be and are free from Parabens, Petrochemicals, Sulphates and animal ingredients.
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