The Perfect Spring Bath Ritual to Get Your Body Zinging
Scandanavians were ahead of the whole cold plunge and sauna curve. They have been doing it for as long as anyone can remember. When I lived there, I got to find out first hand how amazing the circuit of hot soaks, cold dips, and saunas can be. It took a lot of coaxing to get me to leave the warm sauna and go roll in the snow, but when I did, my skin came alive. In the summer the snow was replaced by a dip in the fjord, which one could do for about three seconds.
You don’t need to be next to a fjord to get the benefits of opening your pores with a cold plunge, rinsing off the toxins, and then returning your body to its calm normal state. You can do this in the comfort of your own bathroom. The benefits are amazing: glowing skin, reduced stress, and elevated mind. And we are not the only people to tell you about this. For the deeper dive into the benefits of a cold plunge visit this website.
In fact there are a bunch of benefits to taking a cold plunges that most people who love them will list:
- Improved circulation.
- Improved energy.
- Reduced muscle soreness.
- Reduced joint pain.
- Improved immunity to illness.
- Diminishes the appearance of pores.
- Increases relaxation.
If you don’t happen to have a fjord next to your bathroom, you can use your shower to fake it. Before you get in the bath, you can first take a really cold shower. It might take some working up to, but just a few minutes in the cold will make your body sing. Then fill a hot bath and soak. Use some kind of woodsy scent like our bestselling Canadian Pine & White Sage Body Wash. Inspired by the Rocky Mountains that surround us, aromatics of fresh pine, sage, lavender, and clove provide a perfect cold plunge bath environment. And, some folks, including an intrepid friend of mine who swims in lakes in Massachusetts in the winter will tell you - skip the fjord and find a body of water that is the right temperature (between 50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit) and that can do your body a world of good. In spring, those bodies of water abound - but be careful - too cold and you take more risk than you’d want.
But let’s say, for the sake of ease, you are using your shower. When you emerge from the warm water, wrap yourself in a towel, and take the time to slather your face and body with our Ultimate Glow Duo of Antioxidant Glow Oil and Egyptian Geranium & Bergamot Body Oil with their rich organic oils to deeply nourish your skin and give it that post bath glow.
Creating your perfect cold plunge, followed by a hot sauna or shower, ritual can have a lot of benefits - it can get your heart pumping, if you include some cold, it soothes your nerves, it invigorates your skin, and it can change your whole mood. Just look back up at that list. It will make the cold water feel more friendly. And, someday go to Norway and get the real thing, or find a Scandinavian spa for a day of cold and hot therapy. But in the meantime, you have everything you need in your own bathroom to create the perfect spring bath ritual.