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The Benefits of Bathing

From Mountain Rose Herbs By Janice Cox, Guest Writer, May 26, 2022

Soaking in a warm tub full of aromatic herbs, natural salts, butters, and oils is not only good for your body but your mind as well. “Balneology” is the science and study of using mineral baths to support body and mind health. The Latin word for bath is balneum, hence the term balneology.

Bathing was one of our earliest treatments for health and wellness and dates back to ancient times. Scientists today continue to study the use of bathing and bath soaks for blood pressure, stress, metabolism, and more. When you are submerged in water you lose ninety percent of your body weight, so you feel light and lifted. This is beneficial for relieving both physical and mental weight. Baths soothe your muscles, relax the body, and stimulate circulation.

When looking to enhance the experience, I like to add softening body butters and herbs. A simple, and luxurious way to do this is to drop in a bath truffle or two.

What Are Bath Truffles?

Bath truffles are a variation on the common bath bomb. They are generally smaller in size and contain rich natural butters such as cocoa butter, shea butter, or mango butter for added hydration.

They can be used in the bath and also in foot soaks and hand soaks to treat extremely rough, dry skin.


R1:99 makes bath truffles because they are filled with skin-nourishing ingredients. Check them out here.

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