April 10, 2013
Turing your bathroom into a relaxing spa filled candles, scented bath oils and calming music, might seem like too much of a production. But if you've been busting your butt at work and the gym, it's worth it to create a little taste of paradise at home. When you really need to kick back and relax, it's important to pull out all the stops, here are a few bath must haves to help you wash away the stressful day.
Invest in fragrant bath oils
One of the best ways to transform your standard bathroom into a tropical spa is to infuse the room with a gorgeous scent. Putting in a few drops of scented bath oils or bubble bath solutions that contain naturally soothing ingredients like patchouli, lavender or jasmine is sure to set the mood. According to the Huffington Post, it's best to add in products like the Elemis Spa At Home Tranquil Touch Indulgent Bath Elixir when the tub is halfway filled. This allows the liquid to evenly disperse throughout the water, offering you the most relaxing benefits once you get in.
The right temperature is crucial to the experience
It's no secret that a warm bath is more relaxing than a colder one, but just how hot your tub should be might be less well-known. The ideal bath water temperature should be around 92 degrees Fahrenheit. The experts at HuffPo also recommend testing the water with your wrist rather than your hand, since your wrist is a better indicator of how your body will feel when submerged.
Erase stress by exfoliating
Even though the bath is supposed to help you relax, it can be hard to focus and enjoy the tranquility - especially if you have tons of other thoughts racing through your mind. A great way to help keep you in the moment is to focus on exfoliating. Pick up beauty products and skin care products like the Elemis Spa At Home Lime and Ginger Salt Glow and a sponge and gently work the soothing, yet exfoliating mixture into your skin.
According to Self magazine, using scrubs that contain salt, sugar or beads is best for removing dead skin cells from larger body parts like your legs or back. However, the scrubbing can also irritate your skin, so it's important to moisturize well following your soothing bath.