Relaxation, we all need it. For most of us we live hectic lives that leave very little room to pamper ourselves, or so we think. Stop! Take care of yourself first. Relaxation can mean different things to different people. For some it could be mediation or yoga. For others a long leisurely walk on a beautiful day invokes peace and happiness. My go to relaxation is a soothing warm bubble bath. Not only is this ritual restorative but can be luxurious at the same time. You don’t need a high-end designer bathtub to turn your bathroom into a spa.
First set the mood. Invest in some candles that appeal to your senses and calm your mind. Lavender is probably the most common aroma to relieve stress, however if lavender is not your cup of tea try candles that have a citrus component especially lemon or orange to lift your mood. Don’t forget to play some soothing music or grab your favorite magazine or book to enjoy.
Deciding what to use in your bath can sometimes be overwhelming. Well, luckily today there is an array of products available to choose from. Bath Bombs can add some fizzy fun to your baths if you’re not sensitive to fragrances. One of the leaders in Bath Bombs is LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. Depending on what type of bath bomb you’re looking for expect to pay anywhere from $4.95 and up.
Essential oils and bath salts are good choices as well. Use essential oils when you want to add aromatherapy and moisturize. Bath salts especially, Epsom salts, can relieve soreness but be careful not to soak to long because they can dry your skin out quickly.
Finally invest in a bathtub pillow for the ultimate comfort tool. If you’re lucky enough to have a heated towel rack this is the perfect time to indulge in a warm plush towel after your bath. Don’t forget to moisturize upon exiting the water to keep your skin looking its best.