Who doesn’t love a perfect relaxing night at home? Whether you were working nonstop, had some tough conversations, or found yourself hurrying to complete endless tasks, sometimes we just need a relaxing soak to decompress from a hectic day.
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Whether you're already a bath connoisseur or are just dipping your toes in for the first time, we’ve rounded up some tips on how to create the perfect bath experience.
Studies have been carried out on the question of what the ideal temperature for taking a bath is, and the optimal temperature is considered to be around the range of 98.6 °F, which is close to the standard temperature of a healthy body. According to Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic, you want water to be at a temperature that can also wash away any dirt and bacteria from your body but isn’t higher than 112 °F.
Take this opportunity for self-care to the fullest with a healthy snack to munch on while you soak in the tub. There are plenty of snacks that you can easily enjoy while taking a bath but finger foods like a fruit cup, sliced veggies, cheese and crackers, or morsels of chocolate are ideal.
Drink of Choice
This could be any drink from champagne, coffee, hot tea, sparkling water, or water with lemon. Choose a drink that makes you feel refreshed, calm and relaxed. Ahem....I prefer vino.
A Good Book
Ditch your phone and use the downtime to read a book that’s been sitting on your nightstand for far too long. Reading is an easy way to clear your mind and fully relax your brain. In need of a new book recommendation? I've been loving "I Am Diosa" A journey to healing deep, loving yourself and coming back home to soul. by Christine Gutiérrez or check out this book list for 2022 from Harper’s Bazaar.
You can’t have the perfect bath without bath soak. Most of us use bath soak as a way to enhance a relaxing soak in the tub, but bath soak can also provide several health benefits for people with:
- Muscle pain and stiffness
- Skin conditions
Pour 1 or 2 scoops of a natural bath soak into running warm water and you’re all set!
It’s undeniable that candles are essential for setting the mood. Pick a natural candle with relaxing scents derived from 100% essential oils.
Post Bath Essentials
Once you’re finished keep all the restorative benefits of your bath by bundling up in a cozy bathrobe or set of comfy pajamas. Since the warm bath water can be dehydrating for your skin make sure to generously apply body oil and drink a big glass of water.
Share your favorite tips for creating the perfect bath in the comments below!