One of the best ways to pamper yourself doesn’t require a day at the spa or a weekend getaway. In fact, you don’t have to leave your own home. It’s as simple as drawing a bath.
Below are our tips on how to create the ultimate bubble bath:
Scrub the tub: No one enjoys the feeling of a slippery tub coated with soap residue. Do a two-minute scrub down of the tub to eliminate any lingering soap deposits. You want to step out of your bathtub feeling cleansed and rejuvenated.
Calm the senses with meditation music: Find a time when the house is quiet. Turn off your phone, TV, and any other distracting electronics. Put on soothing meditation music such as sounds of the rainforest, Tibetan flutes, sounds of the ocean, or calming rhythms.
Set the mood with candles: Surround yourself with soft illumination. Dim the lights, and light a few candles at the edge of your bathtub. If you can’t put candles at the edge of your tub, simply grab a small side table on which to place your candles.
Add scents for the soul: Use calming aromas such as lavender, eucalyptus, or rosewood to induce relaxation and add scented bath salts, bubble bath, mineral soaks, or bath tablets to your bath water. Adding the essence of calming aromas to your room is a key component to complete relaxation. Bath salts and scrubs can be used to eliminate any impurities from the skin while helping to rejuvenate and facilitate new cell growth. And bubble bath and mineral-rich soaks help reduce tiredness, stress, and fatigue and work to invigorate the senses.
Treat your eyes to relaxation: Reduce stress and headaches, and increase energy with a warm washcloth, gel eye mask, or chamomile tea bags applied to your eyelids. If you have some under-eye puffiness, chilling the washcloth or gel eye mask will help to eliminate this unwanted appearance.
Twist up your hair: If you have longer hair that might get in the water, gently twist it up with a soft tie or small towel. If you pull too hard on your hair, you are only adding more stress to your body, and the pulling causes more tension and discomfort.
Grab extra items before you situate yourself: Grab your book, magazine, or other reading material, as well as an extra towel to dry your hands if you’re reading.
Don’t forget your bath accessories: In addition to salts, scrubs, and soaks, using a natural sea sponge to lightly extract any pore impurities will help purify and soften your skin.
Comfort your head with a pillow: Eliminate any feelings of discomfort while in your bathtub. Find a small pillow or roll up a soft towel, and place it beneath your head as you situate yourself in the tub.
Now lean back, relax, and soak. You deserve it.
If you’re looking for some of the best products for your ultimate bubble bath, we offer hand-picked bath products that add revitalizing minerals to your skin, sooth your senses, and reduce discomfort and tension in your body. One of our favorite bubble bath products is the Deep Steep Bubble Bath, which combines essential oils, vitamins E and B5, with a fusion of organic aloe, olive, Hawthorne, barley grass and rosehips. Choose from lavender and chamomile scented, tangerine and melon scented, or rosemary and mint scented.