A bath isn’t just a method of cleaning and cleansing the body.
It can act as the perfect sanctuary to a stressful day and a quiet retreat for the body and mind.
So switch off, light some candles and sink into a luxurious soak whilst we explore bathing essentials.
Bring hygge to your bathtime with candles.
Turn any bright lights off and surround your bathtub with scented candles to help ease your mind into relaxation. transport your mind into
Neom offer a great range of candles which target specific needs, from de-stressing to boosting your energy. The organic candles have been formulated with a blend of pure essential oils and the Scent To De-Stress range has a calming effect on the mind and body.
Perfect for your bathing haven.
The heat of the bath can induce a lot of sweat, so make sure to stay hydrated whilst in the tub.
A cold bottle of water at your side is a must, if you’re feeling glamorous try sparkling water.
It’s also important to have a washcloth and a bowl of cold water nearby, to make sure you don’t overheat.
Compress the cold water on your forehead and neck, to feel instantly refreshed.
Oils are essential
Essential oils are vital in creating the relaxing environment you need when unwinding in the bath.
Each essential oil has different beneficial properties and true therapeutic benefits for the mind and body, helping to transform the way you feel.
Floral scents like lavender and jasmine are known for their ability to relax and calm, perfect after a stressful day.
Mix and match different scents in your bath to tailor to your needs.
Stuck for ideas? Try lavender and vanilla, for a good night’s sleep.
Bath bombs are another way of getting essential oils into your tub, infused with bubbles and colour.
We love Lush because their products are economically and ethically friendly, (whilst smelling divine).
Watching the bath bomb dissolve as all its luscious colours and scents defuse, helps you to really be in the moment, switch off and enjoy your luxurious bath time.
Once you’re in the bath
It can be easy to start getting bored quite quickly once you’re in the bath.
Especially if like me, you’re always full of energy and not quite used to lying and relaxing in a bathtub.
If so, your bath can be a time to pamper yourself and indulge in ‘me-time’.
Give yourself at the very least half hour bath time to truly reap the relaxing benefits of a bath on both your mind and body.
In this time you could read that book or magazine that you never have time to sit down and read.
Stress can begin to take a toll on skin, you might notice it looks lifeless and dull. Take this time to truly thank and treat it with a deep body scrub by Rituals or Sanctuary. Whilst a face mask is sure to make you glow.
Origins have a range of natural face masks to tackle different skin problems.
Your bathing experience doesn’t end in the bath.
Make sure to take care of yourself and to stay in the same calmed state of mind after your bath, to ensure a good night’s sleep.
Gently dab yourself with a clean, warm towel and use a lotion to lock moisture into your skin.
The certified organic rosemary in the Rosemary Mint Body Lotion by Aveda is a natural antiseptic which mixed with the aloe and mint has a cooling and relaxing effect on both the body and mind.
Following your bath your evening routine should be relaxing, consisting of dimmed lights, candles and extreme comfort.
Bath product essentials
On the hunt for the top products for your bath?
Here’s a round-up of our favourites.
Want more tips on de-stressing? Check out these relaxing yoga poses for after your bath.