Baths are often considered to be a luxury. Some of us may not have bathtubs, but at the same time, many of us have them and they are just the place we take a shower.
Whether you are somebody that enjoys taking baths, or someone who does not indulge, baths are known to be extremely relaxing, especially when you are stressed. A bath is a great way to treat your body with much-deserved rest from the day-to-day chores that tire you out.
Setting up a relaxing bath for yourself or a loved one can be quite a process. There’s more to it than just filling up a tub and throwing in any bubble soap that you find.
To help you create the most relaxing bath experience that you will never forget, below is a to-do list that will surely impress you.
Light Some Candles
It may sound cliche but the aroma in your bathroom is extremely important for you to be able to enjoy that relaxing bath.
Scented candles can put you in such a relaxed mood. Pick soothing scents like lavender, rose, vanilla or sandalwood. These scents are known to go best with baths.
If you need to look for candles, check out NY Magazine’s list of the best candles of 2020. That should give you enough inspiration to stock up on some amazing candles.
One thing to remember is that with candles, safety is extremely crucial, so make sure you take all the necessary precautions.
Purchase a Bath Pillow
Bath Pillows provide for ultimate comfort in a bathtub. It may sound a little extreme to have a pillow in a bathtub but a relaxing bath is impossible without one.
One of the most common complaints, when one is taking a bath, is the discomfort felt in the neck and the back. A bath pillow resolves this issue and lets your neck and back completely relax while you are soaking in the hot bath.
There are many kinds of bath pillows available in the market that can qualify to be a good long-term purchase. If you do not know where to start looking for one, check out GiftWits’ list of the best bath pillows out there.
Add Bath Salts to your Bath
Bath Salts are supposed to be great for the body. Apart from adding bubble soaps like Mr. Bubbles, it is essential to add magnesium-based bath salts that help all of your muscles.
According to the New York Times, bath salts and products with magnesium-rich crystals have amazing healing and soothing properties. Certain bath salts can boost one’s circulation and soothe tender skin.
New York Times also notes that products with Epsom or Himalayan salts and antibacterials like sage and lemon are recommended for the best results.
A fabulous bath is incomplete without bath salts, so if you don’t have any, make sure you stock up on some amazing ones.
Add Scented Bath Oils
Once you’ve got your bath salts set up, and bubbles going, adding bath oils is the next step. Usually, you add these oils when the tub is filled about halfway through.
Again, just like the candles, regarding oils too, you should choose scents that are relaxing. Scents like Lavender or Rose are known to be the most relaxing scents when it comes to bath oils.
According to an article on Forbes that focuses on some tips to relax at home by the top spas in the world, adding bath oils to the bath oils and facial oils to your bathing process is a pro tip. So get professional, and add bath oils to your bathing process the next time you decide to treat yourself.
Wear a Face Mask
Most people do not think of this one, but why forget about your face when you are treating the rest of your body? A face mask is the best way to make sure you are treating your face with some rest too.
Face Masks are a great way to cleanse your face and while having a bath this can be an extra relaxing process. Enjoy a relaxing bath and give your face that extra glow at the same time.
The mask will also allow you to close your eyes for a bit and take in the scent from the candles, soak in all the relaxation.
Music is Essential
The ambiance is one of the most important things while enjoying a bath. Candles, oils, salts, bubbles, and to complete that mood we do need music.
Playing light music like smooth jazz or just your favorite tunes if you plan to stay in a fun mood can take your bathing experience to the next level.
Sit back and relax, and listen to music that you usually do not get a chance to listen to with complete focus. Give yourself a serious break from your day-to-day and relieve all the stress you can.
Make Sure the Temperature is Right
This is really important. In order to allow a bath for a decent amount of time with your music, your candles and all of your self-care products, the bath cannot be too hot.
Extra hot baths can make one feel dizzy and that is a little dangerous too. You don’t want to completely fall asleep for hours in a hot bath. The temperature of the water needs to be warm and that’s about it.
Drink and Snack Refreshments
Now that you have decided to relax to the core, why not take it up a notch? The best way to enjoy a relaxing bath is to keep snacks and drinks handy.
Pour yourself a glass of champagne or wine and pat yourself on the back for all of the hard work you’ve been doing. Yummy fruits like strawberries or oranges can accompany your drink.
Make sure you keep some chocolate handy and maybe that could have some sea salt in it too, to go with the vibe. My personal favorites are chocolates with sea-salt and caramel, they kind of go with any fruit and drink.
Make sure you keep your drinks and snacks far enough so that they do not fall into the tub.
Hopefully, all of the tips above will help you set up the most ultimate, relaxing bath experience ever. Have a great bath, and remember to keep things safe and clean.