Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s a synonym of self-love
Life has it’s ups and downs, and while we’re on the ride, we must enjoy the journey.
Each day is a beautiful opportunity to reflect on all that we have accomplished and experienced throughout the good and bad days.
When you're drained from work, business and family commitments, it's no surprise that we can find ourselves feeling fatigued, burnt out and a little bit stressed.
But sometimes, indulging in a little self-care can work its wonders, and if you’re anything like us, we love making day to day habits feel like rituals.
We’ve rounded up some luxurious relaxing bath ideas that are guaranteed to whisk you off into a dreamlike state of pure joy and perfectly prepare you for the a new day or cycle.
Let’s explore 4 pampering bath ideas for relaxing to help you relieve stress and step into your most replenished and empowered self.
A luxurious bath time experience can be achieved with the perfect recipe of elements
There are a few things to consider when deciding how to make a relaxing bath just right for you - and most importantly, one that will take you from utterly spent to positively sparkling!
Firstly, it helps to understand why baths really do work wonders for your nervous system and brain. When our bodies are submerged in warm water, our parasympathetic nervous system is activated, which is the part of our body responsible for relaxation - yes please!
This works well for anyone navigating anxiety or going through stressful times either at work or at home. Another important element to getting the most out of your bath time experience is to set an intention before you begin. Do you want to meditate, detox, read a book or simply catch a rare moment of silence during this time?
Whatever bath time means for you, setting an intention beforehand will help you to settle on the best relaxing bath ideas for where you’re at and what you need at that specific time.
Pampering bath ideas for relaxing and sparkling
Give yourself a luxury spa experience at home with aromatherapy
Aromatherapy can make for the perfect addition to your at-home spa experience when done right. It’s soothing, relaxing and doesn’t require much effort for luxurious results.
Just add some of these oils to the tub and feel the magic:
Lavender essential oil
If Lavender essential oil is your go-to scent, you can’t go wrong with adding a few drops in a dispersant like honey to your bath and relaxing into the sensations. Float off into a field of lavender and enjoy all that this dreamy natural aroma has to offer.
Treat yourself to a romantic date for one and give yourself the ultimate gift of self-care with a bathtub full of rose petals. Add a few drops of your desired essential oil to powdered milk, then sprinkle over the top once the rose petals have been placed in the bath for an extra luxe touch.
Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan pink salt baths are a great way to restore and revive your body due to its natural minerals and ability to remove toxins.
Simply add 2 standard cups of himalayan salt to a filled bathtub, soak for a minimum of 30 minutes and step out of the bath feeling rejuvenated and full of life.
Start a bathtub meditation ritual
With the right candle, mood and ambiance, meditating in the bath can become a ritual that is well worth practicing regularly.
You will need to choose a time where you can be completely on your own and in silence. From there, find your center, clear your mind, breathe deeply and meditate for a minimum of ten minutes or until you feel like you have released any lingering thoughts or tension.
Try a herbal tea bath experience
Did you know that herbal teas offer us an abundance of benefits, from relaxation to anti-aging? So besides sipping on your favorite cup of tea flavor while you’re in the tub, it can be a great addition to your bathtime experience and achieving smooth skin.
Simply choose your desired herbal tea, fill up the bathtub with hot water and drop in 3-5 tea bags of your choice. Let the tea bags sit in the bath for at least ten minutes before removing them.
We absolutely love chamomile for its calming and relaxation properties and green tea for reducing muscle pain.
Detox with a turmeric bath
Known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is a beautiful way to detox in the bath if you’re looking to soothe achy joints or sore muscles.
Add half a cup of turmeric to a hot bath, and let the essence of this comforting plant work its magic on your tired body.
Activating your senses with an indulgent bath time experience can do wonders for your mind, body and soul
Prioritizing your needs and making space for regular bath time experiences can have drastic effects on the quality of your overall life.
Relaxing bath ideas are the perfect opportunity to connect with yourself. They’re a sacred time for letting your worries sink away, giving a boost of self-love and a much deserved pamper session.
Everyday stressors can be carried away with just a few mindful moments that are a true gift to yourself.
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