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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Why take a bath?

I've started my campaign enjoining everyone to take a bath once each week. You might be wondering why. The answer is that it's good for you! How, you ask? Well, for several reasons, which I will list. These are my opinions, so do with them what you will, although I know it's true. :-)

1. You get a chance to soak, removing impurities from your skin.

2. You can soak in a tub with things that help remove the impurities, such as sea salts and epsom salts.

3. You can soak with products that nourish your skin, including oils, herbs, and milks and emerge clean and pampered.

4. You can relax. It might be your only chance all week long!

Just to tantalize you further, take a moment to close your eyes and picture yourself lowering into the tub of warm water that you have added scented bath salts, bath milks, oils, or herbs to. Do you smell it? You're lying there, submerged up to your chin in the silky, warm water as if you didn't have a care in the world. Enhance your experience with candles and soothing music. Don't fall asleep, but let every muscle relax and tune out for just a little while. Now, wash and shampoo, and get out.

Don't you feel better just thinking about it?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Take a Bath!

No, I'm not commenting on the state of hygiene in America. I'm starting a new campaign of sorts to encourage everyone to take a bath once a week.

Most people in the US, anyway, seem to shower more than bathe. It's all part and parcel of modern living, I understand. Even I take more showers than baths for that very reason.

Nevertheless, I want to encourage you to take a bath just once each week. Pick the day and the time, but take a bath. Imagine immersing yourself in warm water with a bath tea, bath bomb, salts, oils, whatever. Take ten minutes to relax totally; then, clean up and get out. In merely half an hour you have cleansed and relaxed yourself.

There. Doesn't that sound good?