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Science: Being Horizontal In A Bubble Bath Helps Your Mood. 

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On a cold winters day, relaxing in a nice warm/hot bubble bath sounds like the perfect way to commemorate National Bubble Bath Day, which is celebrated annually on January 8th.

The bubbles on top of the water (also known as foam bath or foaming bath) insulate the bathwater, keeping it warmer for a longer period of time. 

  • Children find bubble baths fun and enjoy playing with the bubbles which entice them to take their baths.
  • Some bubble bath, bath foam or foaming bath serves a dual purpose and can also be used as to wash skin or hair.
  • Bath foam preparations may be in the form of a liquid, gel, or as solids in the form of powders, grains, or tablets.
  • According to the AC Nielsen Data, Mr. Bubble is the #1 brand of bath products in the United States and in 2011 it celebrated its 50th birthday.  Mr. Bubble is a brand of bath product made by The Village Company.
  • The brand’s slogan is “Makes Getting Clean Almost as Much Fun as Getting Dirty!”
  • Mr. Bubble was founded by Mr. Harold Schafer and the Gold Seal Company in 1961 in North Dakota, USA.  The Gold Seal company manufactured and distributed Mr. Bubble until 1986 when the company was sold.
  • A bath caddy would help you organize your trashy novels and adult beverages while leaving room for bonbons or other bath time treats.
  • Want to get away from it all? (me, too). The Chanler at Cliff Walk is a posh historic cliffside mansion turned luxury boutique hotel in Newport, R.I. They offer  butler-drawn baths to guests complete with a variety of Aromatherapy Associates oils to choose from
  • When you are ready to take a bubble bath, remember to keep your phone on silent as this would avoid disturbance.
  • Add your favorite bubble bath flavor and enjoy in it.
  • Do light a few scented candles as the aroma would relax you.
  • Remember to keep the lights dim when the candles are lit. This is the best way to indulge in a bubble bath.
  • When it come to kids taking a bubble bath, do keep their favorite toys in it as it is more fun for them.
  • The water in the tub should not be very hot or normal temperature; it should be luke warm so that your skin feels great.
  • Remember bubble bath is the best way to pamper yourself, so leave all your tensions and just relax in the tub.
  • One of the best combinations for a bubble bath is adding 5-6 drops of lavender oil, herbs and salt to relax your body.
  • Being Horizontal In Water Helps Your Mood. This is actually not the most amazing revelation, but it may surprise you to know that it’s actually scientifically proven. In 2002 a University of Wolverhampton study found that a daily bath, usually at the end of the day, significantly improved the mood and optimism of the participants, which was attributed to a combination of bodily comfort, warmth, isolation, and body positioning.
  • It turns out that our bodies associate horizontal conditions with relaxation and vulnerability, particularly in the bath, which possibly mimics the warm, liquid conditions of the womb. One baby-bath manufacturer even makes baths that consciously feel like the womb, to calm any unhappy little ex-occupants. Some scholars think that this particular positioning gives us a sensation of security.
  • Bath Heat Can Help With Muscle Pain.  The real culprit behind the relief of muscle pain in your bath isn’t actually your bath salts: depending on the type of bath you take, it’s either heat or lactic acid. If you’re taking a hot bath, it’s suggested that the heat of the bath is providing the equivalent of a “hot pack” that increases the temperature of the aching musclesblocking pain sensors and producing pain relief.
  • Hot Baths Before Bed Produce Better Sleep. A good night’s sleep is associated with a host of health benefits, from immune system strength to better pain recovery, and a heated bath before bed is apparently a good way to ensure that you drift off to the Land of Nod without too much difficulty. It’s a matter of temperature adjustment and hormones.
  • In the vacuum of space, a bubble wouldn’t be able to form due to the lack of exterior air pressure to counteract the pressure from within.
  • A bubble’s shell is composed of a layer of water molecules surrounded by two thin layers of soap. Technically, a bubble will freeze below 32 degrees Fahrenheit like all water.
  • The liquid shell of a bubble is always pulling inward due to the phenomenon known as surface tension.
  • Children have been blowing bubbles for at least 400 years!
  • Chicago is the birthplace of soap bubble solution. Chemtoy, a company based in the city, began selling the soapy solution in the 1940s, helping spark the bubble blowing craze that is still going strong today.

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