Nothing says relaxing like a hot (or warm) bath – especially when you add a little something to it (i.e., bubbles, bath bombs, or essential oils). After a long day, you crave me-time and just want to put aside everything in your busy schedule. Even if it means you can only find (and take) 30 minutes to pause for a moment, you can find time to relax in a bath. Yes, I am sure you wonder why on earth would anyone want just to take a 30 min bath versus anything longer. The answer is simple: self-care comes in small doses. So, climb in and soak away your day.
Here are 6 Tips to Make Your Bath Time More Relaxing
1. Dim the Lights
A dim atmosphere automatically tells your mind that it is time to relax. So, if you want to spend some time alone, go to the bathroom, close the door, and take a bath. You can also add some essential oils that will enhance your mood and help you relax your body. If your lights do not dim, you can always light a few candles. Between the dimmed light) and the fragrance of the candles, it will create a euphoric experience.
2. Create an Ambience
Aside from the dimmed lights and candles, it is also necessary to plan the ambiance of the bath. As you’re relaxing, you can turn on soft music or read a good book. The goal is to take away the stresses of the day and not think about anything else but what is going on in the bathroom. The change in the environment should be a change in what you allow in your thoughts.
3. Choose The Right Temperature
If you plan to relax, you should have the water temperature comfortable for you the whole time. For instance, though it is tough, some people choose to take cold or ice baths to reduce inflammation. If that is your preference, go for it. And if your choice is hot, you know you can keep it at hot in intervals (it does get warm after a while).
4. Add Essential Bath Oils
Essential bath oils are a great way to relax after a hectic and tiring day (or any day, for that matter). Many options in essential bath oils can soothe and calm nearly every ailment or mood you may have. And the best thing? All of them are natural and naturally scented. The color, artificial additives, and the sensation of the oils help you soothe your senses and relax your mind. Essential bath oils are also a healthy moisturizing choice for your skin.
5. Face Mask
While taking a bath, you can also relax by applying a face mask. Face masks are a great way to get some circulation going when it is cold or heated. Plus, the sensation of a face mask can remove tension and help relax the muscles around your eyes.
6. A Little Bubbly
Bubbles are not just for kids, and bubbles are a definite way of adding relaxation to your bath. There are so many options when it comes to adding a little bubbly. You can use bath bombs, bath salts, or essential oils scented and made up of natural ingredients, thus enhancing your bubble experience.
Long story short, no matter what you choose to do to relax in a bath, you can undoubtedly achieve the ultimate relaxation using essential bath oils. Be it the dim lights or the cozy ambiance; many factors can make your bath time more relaxing. After all, what better way would you want to make the most of your free time. Don’t let your bath time be plain; make it an experience.