A luxury bath, like the kind you might enjoy in a nice hotel, could mean one thing to one person and something entirely different to another. What we all have in common when it comes to luxury baths, however, is that they hit all the most important marks when it comes to self-pampering.
When To Take Luxury Baths
When a person might benefit most from a luxury bath will differ. For one, self-care is most appreciated after a great run or gym session. For another, they may treat themselves to a bit of luxury to ring in the weekend on a calm Friday evening.
Others may bathe to start their day off right, opting for a bit of morning self-care to get themselves in the right headspace. For the post-gym or post-run bather, they might benefit most from adding a bit of our Runner’s Bath Soak or Muscle Bath Soak at Better Bath Better Body.
Our Runner’s Bath Soak is perfect for winding down after a great run. Essential oils of peppermint, frankincense, lemon, tea tree, and lemon grass bring a refreshing, uplifting, and grounding aromatherapy to the experience, helping you wind down comfortably after even the most strenuous run.
Meanwhile, the Muscle Bath Soak is an ideal post-gym or post-workout luxury option, with cooling and soothing eucalyptus and peppermint to bring you back to a comfortable center.
If you’re someone who enjoys a bit of self-care at the start of a weekend, our Deep Relaxation Bath Soak is a perfect blend to incorporate into your routine. This simple mix of USP Grade epsom salt, fractionated MCT coconut oil, vitamin C crystals, vitamin E oil, and pure natural lavender essential oil embodies the relaxing feeling of luxury.
Lavender has been used for thousands of years for serious relaxation and pampering, proving its effectiveness as part of any self-care routine.
How To Make Your Bath More Luxurious
One way to make your bath more luxurious is to add an epsom salt blend tothe water. Here are other ways to make it more extravagant:
Exfoliate the skin – A great skin treatment is an effective way to turn your bath into a more luxurious experience. Using the salt blend that you put into your bath, take a pinch and use your palms to gently rub the salt into your skin in light circular motions.
As you rub the epsom salt onto the skin, the coarse exfoliation will help remove dead skin cells while prepping the skin for additional products if you choose. A mild exfoliation during your bath could make your moisturizers and lotions work better.
Light a few candles – Harsh light can really take its toll. While you’re trying to relax and enjoy the luxurious feeling, a bright overhead light can take you out of the atmosphere you’re trying to create.
Rather than harsh light, you can try lighting a few naturally scented or unscented candles around the bathroom.
Bring along a favorite book – You can make the experience even more luxurious and relaxing with a book or puzzle book. It can help you clear your mind and simply get lost in the ambiance you’ve created.
- Play soothing music – Soft music or any music that relaxes you can help create a soothing atmosphere while you enjoy your bath. With a smartphone, Bluetooth speakers, or even waterproof speakers made for the tub, you can create a playlist you can use for your luxury bath.
- Warm your towel first – If you plan to have a luxurious bath, you can prepare ahead of time by throwing a clean, fresh towel in the dryer for a few minutes. This will allow you to step out of your bath and pat dry with a towel that is warm, soft, and feels like a gentle hug.
Follow-up with after-bath care – Your luxury “me” time doesn’t have to stop when you exit the water. Following up the bath with a face mask, body moisturizer, meditation, or other after-care activities helps you to keep the pampering going.
Before getting into your bath, have your products ready so you can move right into your next self-care step.
Creating The Perfect Bath
The star of a luxurious experience in the bath is just that –– the bath! To create your own luxurious bath, first begin filling the tub with comfortably warm water. You don’t want water so hot that it’s uncomfortable, nor do you want water that is too cool that it leaves you unable to relax.
Once you have a couple of inches of warm water in the tub, add your ½ cup to 1 cup of chosen bath salt blend and allow the tub to fill completely. If the salt hasn’t completely dissolved, agitate the water a little bit with your hand to speed up the process.
The perfect soak will last around 20 to 25 minutes, so you get enough time to get the maximum benefit from the epsom salt and aromatherapy. Soaking for longer may leave the bath water cool, which can take away from your luxury experience.
Once the bath is over, pat dry with your warm towel after getting up slowly and proceed to any additional self-care you wish to incorporate.
Indulging in luxury baths transcends preferences, offering universal self-pampering. Enhance your experience with these simple tips, ensuring each soak becomes a truly luxurious retreat.
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