A candlelight bath is a luxurious, calming experience that can help you unwind and relax after a long day. It does take a bit of effort to set the mood though. But it’s an ancient ritual that has been used for centuries to promote health and wellness, so why not take advantage of it?
With a few simple tips, you can create the perfect candlelit bath experience right in your own home.
Quality Candles For A Quality Candlelight Bath
When it comes to candles, quality matters. Not all candles are created equal. Some burn faster than others or emit a foul odor when lit.
Make sure you select high-quality ones that provide clean, pleasant scents when lit. Consider buying soy or beeswax candles—both of which burn longer than paraffin ones and don’t release any potentially harmful toxins into the air when burned.
Play Soothing Music
Nothing sets the mood for relaxation better than soft, soothing music. Choose calming music that won’t distract from the tranquility of your candlelit bath. Classical music and instrumental jazz are excellent choices.
Nature sounds such as rainforest ambiance and ocean waves work well too. If you need help finding good music for your bath, consider searching for “relaxing music” on streaming services.
Decorate The Bathroom
The more time you spend preparing for your bath, the more likely you are to enjoy it thoroughly once it begins. Consider setting up a few decorations in your bathroom to add special touches that further enhance the mood of relaxation and calmness while bathing by candlelight.
Hang some twinkling Christmas lights around a mirror, or place a few trinkets around on shelves or counters to give off a relaxing glow in addition to your candle’s light.
You may even want to play with aromatherapy. Certain essential oils can be used during baths as well. Products like the bath soaks we offer at Better Bath Better Body come in a wide variety of scents, so you are sure to find something that you will enjoy.
For instance, our Tranquility Bath Soak is infused with chamomile and lemongrass essential oils while our Muscle Soak gives off a minty and refreshing aroma, thanks to eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils.
Set The Mood
You can set the mood for your bath by dimming the lights and making sure your bathroom is as quiet as possible. Then, play soft music or white noise.
Next, light some scented candles or incense—lavender is always a good choice! Finally, fill up your tub with warm water and add some essential oils for an extra layer of relaxation.
Our Deep Relaxation Bath Soak at Better Bath Better Body is a great choice if you want a truly calming and soothing experience. It is already formulated as a perfect blend with high-quality epsom salt, pure lavender essential oil, and vitamin C Crystals.
Enhance Your Bath With Pure Essential Oils
If you want to prepare DIY baths, you can also turn your bathroom into a spa-like oasis with calming scents by adding epsom salt soaks with essential oils to your baths.
You can take the soaking experience to the next level. Reap the benefits of aromatherapy while soaking in relaxing warm water.
- Lavender Essential Oil
It has been used for centuries for its calming properties. It can help reduce stress so that you can sleep better.
It’s an ideal choice for a relaxing bath before bedtime. The scent of lavender is also known to be uplifting, which can help with your mood.
- Chamomile Essential Oil
This is another excellent choice for those looking to relax in their bath. This essential oil can help relieve tension and promote restful sleep.
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Some people find its powerful aroma relaxing.
- Ginger Essential Oil
It is a powerful and versatile natural ingredient that has been used for centuries. The warm, spicy aroma of ginger essential oil helps to stimulate the senses.
Taking a candlelit bath is an incredibly relaxing experience. You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a stressful day.
With just a few simple steps, you can create the ultimate spa-like atmosphere right in your own home. Don't forget to add extras like flower petals for a better, more relaxing visual.
Why USP Grade Epsom Salt?
If you want to DIY a candlelight bath and create your own soak, choose USP Grade epsom salt. It contains no additives or contaminants, ensuring that it is safe to use.
We at Better Bath Better Body use only this kind of epsom salt, which makes our bath soaks safe and effective. We also use 100% pure essential oils and don’t add artificial fragrances. Shop our soaks here.