In a world in which demands on your time are high it is reassuring to know there is one day in the year when you can reclaim the right to relax at your leisure. National Bathtub Day is more than just an excuse to while away the time as you immerse yourself in the warm waters of your bathroom; it is a day to remember and rejoice in the introduction of the bathtub in England in 1828.
Learn about National Bathtub Day
I noticed every time I spent a lot of time in the bathtub, I would just get fantastic realizations about myself, and they were so valuable and liberating.Leonard Orr
National Bathtub Day encourages people to immerse themselves inside of their bathtub and truly relax. After all, is there any better way to unwind?
Did you know that there are actually a lot of benefits that are associated with taking a bath as well? Taking a bath can help to sooth your joints and muscles. Moving and stretching in water has been shown to have a low impact on the bones, muscles, and joints, yet being extremely successful in providing you with a good workout through resistance.
There are other benefits as well to consider. For example, a warm bath will help the blood in your body to flow with greater ease, which then enables you to breathe slower and deeper, especially when you take in the steam. Taking a spa or hot bath can kill bacteria and enhance immunity, as well as relieving the symptoms of flu and cold. Bathing can also help your nervous system and your brain health as well.
Did you know that taking a bath can also help you in terms of breathing easier? If you are immersed in the water, with your head out of course, this can have a positive impact on your oxygen intake and your lung capacity. There are two factors that aid this. This is the pressure the water puts on your lungs and chest, as well as the temperature of the water.
Your heart beats faster when the water is warmer. You can clear out your chest and sinuses with the steam that is created and your oxygen intake is improved too. As you can see, taking a bath offers a lot more than a bit of relaxation!
Bathing has also been proven to assist with heart health. Your core temperature is also going to be optimal through taking a bath and you can balance your hormones too. If that was not enough bathing will cleanse and moisturize your hair, skin, and eyes. By being exposed to fluid through bathing and steaming, you are going to ensure that all of your body gets the hydration it needs. As the human body is mainly made of water, this is why you need to make sure that you drink a lot of it. Nevertheless, soaking in water is also highly beneficial. This can be enhanced by adding certain salts or oils to your bath.
History of National Bathtub Day
Despite the fact that plumbing systems for bathing date as far back as 3300 BCE, it was not until approximately 1700 BCE that the first bathtub of any sort was found. This was in Crete. In terms of modern bathtubs, the first was invented in England in 1828.
Bathtubs can either be free standing, sunken, or built-in. A lot of them are made through bonding porcelain enamel on cast iron. This is a process that began in the 1880s. In the late 19th century, the clawfoot bathtub was very popular. This has originated in the mid-18th century in Holland. However, once the built-in version took over during the second half of the 20th century, it started to lose popularity.
How to celebrate National Bathtub Day
How to celebrate this momentous occasion is an individual’s choice but options include turning your bathroom into a mini-spa, complete with scented candles and aromatherapy oils; inviting a partner or friend to share in the bathtub experience; watching a favourite film or television show while bathing; or simply locking the door, turning off the phone and enjoying a rare moment of solitude and peace, with a glass of wine by your side.
The best way to celebrate National Bathtub Day is to make sure that you have the most relaxing bath ever! There are so many things that you can do to make your bathtub as relaxing as possible. This includes filling your bath with epsom salts, essential oils, or bubbles. You can also listen to music, turn the lights down, light some candles, and enjoy a glass of wine. Why not treat yourself to a bath tray so you’ve got somewhere to put your book and wine glass while you are chilling in the bath?
There are a lot of different things that you can do in order to make sure that you enjoy the perfect bath. The first step is to create the right ambience. You can also ensure that your bath is more beneficial for your skin and your body by adding a cup of bath salts. There are a lot of different bath salts on the Internet, so have fun looking at all of the different options that are available. You will also want to make sure that the bath smells delightful as well, and essential oils can help with this.
To ensure that your bath is as beneficial as possible, think about the different things that you can do to improve your skin and relax while you are taking a bath. For example, a lot of people like to apply a face mask while they are bathing, as this helps them to unwind while also improving the condition of their skin. It is up to you. As we say, there are so many different products available today, so you are bound to find something that appeals to you.
You could even use National Bathtub Day as the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new bath. There are a lot of great baths on the market today. Some of the baths out there have different jet systems so that you can relax and soothe your muscles. Baths can also become a statement piece in your bathroom, with a lot of different styles and designs for you to select from. Freestanding baths, in particular, are at the height of interior fashion at the moment.
You can also make sure that your loved ones are making the most of National Bathtub Day by purchasing them something that is going to make them enjoy their day more. For example, you could buy some bath salts or essential oils for someone you love and tell them that they deserve a bit of pampering on National Bathtub Day. After all, it is nice to make other people feel special and to encourage them to relax and wind down too.