Nothing is better than soaking and relaxing in your bathtub after a long day. You can even treat yourself with a glass of wine as you soak under the bubbles. But not everyone knows how to prepare a relaxing bath. This article will share the tips and tricks to a relaxing, special bath.
Use the right bath temperature
If you are aiming for relaxation, you need a warm bath. The ideal temperature is 92° F. When testing the warmth of the water, do not use your hand. Instead, use your wrist. The wrist is a better gauge of how the water will feel when you submerge in it. It helps to have a frozen bottle of ice water near you if you feel toasty so that you can rub the ice on your forehead or neck to make you feel refreshed. You can also drink it after to feel hydrated.
Play with scents
Scented bath oils can make your day. Floral scents like lavender rose, and jasmine can immediately place you into a state of relaxation. The trick is to put in the oils when the bathtub is halfway full. This will help disperse the oil thoroughly and evenly on the water.
Relax your muscles with bath salts
For those who are having an active lifestyle, bath salts will do wonders for you. They are great at relaxing your external muscles. You should use them when you are experiencing pain, soreness, or swelling. Bath salts are great at reducing stiffness and inflammation. It also detoxifies your skin and increaser your blood circulation. You will definitely feel the tension leave your body right after.
Moisturize with a body scrub
For those who have dry skin, a body scrub is recommended. All you have to do is massage your body with the body scrub using a bath sponge. This helps you get busy while in the tub plus it buffs away all the dry skin. When you rise from the tub, your skin will be moisturized and will feel more supple.
Play some music
Music can soothe your mood. You can put on relaxing music and close your eyes as you soak. You can play music visualization records to transport you to another place like the beach or a rain forest.
Soaking takes a while so why not use the time to do your beauty regimens and pamper yourself? Skin and hair regimens work best in moist, heat, and steam. Apply your face masks and conditioner while soaking in the tub. Be sure to do this 15 to 20 minutes before you plan to stop soaking so that you can wash up and rinse thoroughly right after.
Forget the lights and use candles
It is hard to relax if the light in your bathroom is too bright. Instead of flipping on the light switch, use candles instead. Place the candles around the room and on the edge of your tub. This will give your relaxing bath dim, romantic lighting. Make sure the candles are positioned out of reach from flammable objects and cloths.
Heat your towel and robe
Ever tried feeling all warm and cozy but the feeling is ruined once you step out of the tub and a rush of cold air reaches your body? You can avoid this by heating your towel and bathrobe. You can do this by placing them near the radiator. You can do the same to your slippers too if you want.
With these tips in mind, you can now have the ultimate spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home.