There’s no wrong way to take a bath, and you don’t have to set aside an entire afternoon or evening to enjoy one. When it comes to self-care, you have plenty of options.
The full bath is the most common type of bath, and the one that folks will pamper themselves with most often. In a full bath, you fill the tub up all the way, submerge your entire body, and enjoy a complete soaking session for 15 minutes, 20 minutes, or as long as you like. Full baths come with their benefits, like having the ability to relax your entire body at once.
While full baths allow you to relax and soothe your entire body at the same time, they do have some requirements that some may not be able to meet. To take a full bath, you need a bathtub, and you may need some extra time to fill the tub, soak in the tub, dry off, and then tidy up after. Full baths may also be difficult for those with limited mobility, especially when it comes to getting in and getting out.
A foot soak is a bath but just for your feet. This type of bath may be taken in a standard traditional bathtub, or in a soaking basin made specifically for foot soaks. When taking a foot soak in a traditional bath, you may fill the tub until water is able to cover the foot and ankle, and then sit on the tub ledge while your feet are comforted and soothed in the warm water.
The average foot bath takes about 10 to 15 minutes, after which drying off is simple. Rather than having to pat dry the entire body, you only need to dry the feet and ankles. A good rinse of the tub after you’re finished, and the foot bath is done.
Like a foot soak, a sitz bath can be taken in a standard bathtub or a specialized sitz bath soaking basin. For sitz baths, the water will only need to be filled a few inches in the bathtub. Once the tub has been filled, simply sit in the tub with your bottom submerged in the inches of warm water and salt soak. An epsom salt sitz bath is a soothing and comforting way to refresh the area, leaving behind a refreshed and relaxed feeling.
In a sitz bath basin, a sitz tub is affixed to the toilet bowl. This bath has a small hole in the back to take care of any overflow of water without the mess, and warm water is poured into the bowl along with any sitz soaks a person may wish to enjoy. To take the sitz bath, simply sit on the toilet bowl, allow your bottom to soak in the warm water, and empty the tub into the toilet when you’re finished.
When To Choose Which Bath
If you’re wondering what bath is best for you, ask yourself a few questions. A few reasons to choose each type of bath are:
Full bath – A full bath is perfect for when you’re looking to really reset the body and mind. In a full bath, you’re able to give attention to the entire body, creating an indulgent self-care experience that feels like a complete session of pampering. If you have some time to set aside, and you’re in need of the sort of attention that only a full bath can provide, then that’s the right pick for you. Finding your favorites out of a selection of bath salts and soaks, choose the blend that best suits your mood, add about ½ to 1 full cup to your full bath, and get ready to soak your worries and stresses away.
Foot bath – After a long day, sometimes you just need that little pick-me-up to show a bit of self-love. For these instances, a foot bath is perfect. A foot bath can be taken in a standard tub in the bathroom, or in a foot bath basin just about anywhere you wish to take one. You can even go outside on a nice day, fill up your foot soaking tub with warm water, and sit in a favorite outdoor chair enjoying the breeze while your feet are soothed from the inside out. Detox foot soak epsom salt features uplifting all-natural essential oil aromas making it a perfect choice for any-time soaking.
- Sitz bath – For those who spend all day sitting in an office, or perhaps you’ve been sitting for long periods during travel, a sitz bath might be exactly the refreshing experience you’re looking for. An epsom salt sitz bath will target the exact areas that need attention the most, and you only need about 10 to 15 minutes to enjoy one. The epsom salt blends for sitz baths feature all-natural aromas with essential oils, providing an aromatherapeutic experience at the same time.
Even if you only have 15 minutes in your day, you have enough time for a comforting, soothing, and relaxing bath. A full bath is perfect for a self-care pampering session, a foot bath gives you an uplift anytime and anywhere, and a sitz bath rejuvenates in a simple way with no mess left behind. With all-natural epsom salt blends for various baths, any bath can be turned into your very own personal spa experience.