One of the luxuries you can easily do in the comfort of your own home is a bath. This can be one of the best treats you give yourself, after a tiring day at work. There is something comforting and soothing about a tub filled with warm water, bath salts and aromatherapy oils diffused in the air. It helps ease muscle tension and stress both physically and mentally. That moment of perfection from lounging in a hot bath can be enhanced by adding natural ingredients. They will promote relaxation and get your body ready for sleep. Here are some tips for a most relaxing bath:
• Get the right temperature.
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“A warm bath is best for relaxing the body. Ideal water temperature for a warm bath is 92 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to use your wrist, not your hand to test the water since your wrist is a better gauge of how the water will feel once your entire body is submerged.”
• Get Bubbly
“Use a nice fragrance bubble bath, bath gel, bath crystals or essential oils in your bath. Use your favorite soap. Lavender is a fragrance most known for its relaxation benefits and sleep inducing qualities. Rose has a sweet relaxing fragrance. Chamomile, vanilla and sandalwood are good too.”
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• Diffuse Essential Oils.
Not only will this compliment the scents in your bath soak, it will also help set the mood. Try relaxing essential oils in lavender and chamomile to sooth the mind and spirit. We like using our favorite BellaSentials Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser during times like these. It truly is such a moment of calm and bliss.
• Apply a Facial Mask.
“Make the most of your bath by using the time to also give yourself a face and hair treatment. Both the skin and hair respond very favorably to the moist environment created by a steamy bath. To cleanse your face, apply a clay mask to the skin, avoiding the eyes, allow to remain on the skin for 7-10 minutes then remove gently with wet washcloth. Need to soften and hydrate your hair? Apply conditioner or hair mask to wet hair then cover in plastic cap and hot towel and allow the conditioner or mask to remain on hair for duration of bath for 15- 20 minutes. Wash and rinse thoroughly.”
• Let the music take your mind.
“Play relaxing music to sooth your mood and aid in the process of relaxation. Visualization is also a great tool to enhance relaxation in the bath. Complimented by music visualization exercises can transport you to your own private Nirvana. Caribbean beaches anyone?”
Now, there’s one last thing you got to do---RELAX. This is your personal sanctuary. Take a moment and be grateful. Unwind, feel blessed and stay in this moment. You’ve earned it. Enjoy, ladies!