All about bathing!


To ‘bathe’ is to wash by immersing one’s body in water or, quite simply, to ‘take a bath’. Bathing is an essential task for maintaining good health and hygiene. While a shower is much quicker, and good for the day to day, a hot bath once a week is ideal for most of us. (nb. Bathing in hot water may not be good if you are pregnant or suffer certain medical conditions).

There’s no better way to end the week than with a hot bath and a nightcap. Bathing gives you a chance to ‘shut down’ and relax. You can read a book or magazine, listen to music or just tune out and enjoy the solitude. Some even go further and fill the room with candles!

This helpful, instructional video may give you some ideas for your next bathing experience. It suggests that among the items needed are a natural-bristle body brush, a thermometer, two washcloths and moisturizer. You may also wish to include bath salts, bath oils and other bathing products like a loofah, for example. Scented candles can also be a nice touch.

Where can you go to obtain these and other related products? The Body Shop, Lush and Priceline are the best stores to visit. If you prefer to buy online, Molton Brown has a wide range of high-quality bath salts and oils on offer. There are hundreds of reputable online retailers to choose from, and this can sometimes be a better option if you’re looking for something a little more luxe and unique.