For the perfect way to relax and unwind, here is a guide for the best bath ever.
How relaxing is a nice hot bath? It is the perfect way to prioritize time for yourself, unwind, let go of the day, and feel balanced again.
A nice long bath isn’t just a delicious indulgence or a recipe for instant relaxation. It turns out that bathing can also be good for your health.
So now you have even more reasons to draw a nice and relaxing bath ASAP. Now you don’t want to have just any bath. You’ll want to have the best bath ever.
With the right ingredients, you can easily turn your bath into a spa experience. Here is what you need.
Create an Ambiance
A bath isn’t nearly as relaxing with bright lights, lots of noise, and clutter everywhere. It may be tempting to jump right in, but by taking a few minutes to create a nice ambiance you can be sure that your bath will be an unforgettable experience.
We think lighting a few candles, listening to calming music, and having a glass of wine on hand creates a nice and relaxing environment. Whatever it is you need to create your perfect ambiance, take the time to set up the room. This is also the time to grab a bath pillow or bath caddy and that extra fluffy towel. We promise the little extra effort will be worth it!
Pick Your Activity
A bath is a perfect time to take a moment for yourself. Grab that book you’ve been wanting to read or stream that podcast you’ve been waiting to listen to. That to-do list can wait.
Or simply close your eyes and breathe. You can take a moment to meditate and release any built-up tension or stress.
Choose Your Bath Ingredients
This is where you can really make this bath your best bath ever. Selecting the right bath ingredients can transform your bath into a luxury spa experience. There are numerous products out there, but here are a few of our favorites:
Essential Oils –
Essential oils can be stress-relieving, muscle-relaxing, and skin-boosting. Though it is important to select the right oil. Essential oils are powerful stuff and can irritate the skin if used incorrectly.
First find a skin-loving oil such as lavender, lemon balm, chamomile, and rose. Then add a few drops to a carrier oil such as olive or coconut oil. By combining the oils, you ensure the essential oil is dispersed throughout the bath. Then add the oil to your bath only after you’ve stopped running the water.
Now simply get in and soak up all of those skin-improving benefits.
Epsom Salt –
Epsom Salt has been used for hundreds of years to relieve all types of aches and pains. When used in a bath, the salt breaks down into magnesium and sulfate which is said to improve the body’s natural detoxification process and promote healing .
To include Epsom salt in your bath, simply add 2 cups to the bath when the water is running. The salt should dissolve quickly. Soak for 12 to 20 minutes and release any tension from sore muscles.
Oatmeal can help treat a variety of skin conditions. It has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can remove dead skin cells and soothe dry skin .
Adding oatmeal to your bath is a great way to soak up these benefits. To make a homemade oatmeal bath, grind one cup of unflavored quick or instant oats into a fine powder. Start running the bath and add the finely ground oats. Once the bath is full, step in and relax for about 15 minutes. When done, simply rinse off and grab your fluffy towel to dry off.
Because they’re, well, fun. Pick your favorite bubble bath or bath bomb, and feel like a little kid again as the bubbles completely cover you.
Don’t Forget About Your Hair and Skin
Why not maximize your bath time? For the best bath ever, create a spa-like experience with hair and skin treatments.
Before you get in, take a few moments to hydrate your strands with a hair mask. Let it soak in and simply rinse when you’re finished with your bath. Your future glowing hair will thank you!
Let’s not forget about your beautiful face! Apply a skin-restoring face mask and let it do its thing as you relax. Pro tip – use a warm washcloth to remove it for an extra layer of comfort. Once you’re out of the bath, don’t forget to moisturize and lock in all of the skin-boasting benefits you added to your bath.
If you have time, take a few minutes post-bath to relax in a nice warm towel or soft robe. It will be the cherry on top!