When you come home at the end of a long, challenging day, you want to escape from the hectic world outside. Creating a tranquil space to come home to is the first step to feeling relaxed “ and it’s easier than you think! Help yourself de-stress by turning your bath time into a soothing spa retreat.
Start with Scent
The smell of fresh baked bread, the alluring scent of lilac in the air, some scents just give us that warm fuzzy feeling inside. So start the relaxation process by surrounding yourself with your favourite scent. Maybe spritz a little of your choice perfume, add some aromatherapy salts to your tub, or set the scene by dimming the lights and lighting some scented candles throughout the room. We especially love the Ahava Muscle-Soothing Mineral Bath Salts from Bath &Body Works. Perfect for your aching muscles, these bath salts are made of 100% natural Dead Sea Salts and are infused with a therapeutic blend of eucalyptus essential oils. They relax and revive tight muscles and contain magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium to help stiff joints. So your muscles will feel relaxed and you’ll smell great too!
Add Some Bubbles
What is a bath without bubbles? Not only do bubbles add a feeling of opulence to a bath, but their playful, light-hearted nature is sure to lift your spirits as soon as your first toe hits the suds. I was always a big fan of Mr. Bubble as a kid, but if you’re looking for something a little more grown-up why not try Philosophy’s new Red Apple Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath? This handy three-in one product hydrates skin while gently cleansing and conditioning skin and hair. But the best part is it’s frothy bubbles and delicious red apple scent.
Get Squeaky Clean
It’s not a pampering spa experience if you insist on using a plain old bar of soap. Treat yourself to something special. Why not splurge a little on an exfoliating body wash or oil and reserve it for your special spa days? We know you won’t be able to resist Kheil’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish. This luxurious, creamy wash contains Shea and Jojoba Butters and Sweet Almond Oil. It is blended with ground Luffa Fruit to exfoliate your skin without drying it out. Add a little Honey and some Soy Milk Protein and this body polish will leave your skin soft, smooth, and primed for moisturization.
Make it a Double
If the sweet smelling bubbles and body scrubs just aren’t quite enough for you, my favourite baths always include a partner. Why not grab your guy and make it a twosome in the tub? It’s a great way to bond, catch up on each other’s days and help one another relax and unwind. And the romantic element is always a big plus too. Take turns massaging shoulders or feet. Then complete the spa experience by lathering your partner with lotion and climbing into your p.js – or not.