Tuesday, October 25 2016
1. Relaxing lighting
Set the mood with the right lighting. Bright lighting is not relaxing and will only heighten your senses. Candles make for great lighting during a bath - a few scattered around the bathroom make a huge difference.
2. Soothing sounds
Set your phone or iPod away from the tub to prevent it from getting wet and adjust the volume just loud enough to hear from the tub. Whatever type of music soothes you, turn that on and relax.
3. Aromatherapy is a must
Sight and sound aren't the only senses you need to tap into during your bath. Scents can help adjust your mood as well! Lavender essential oil is wonderful for relaxing and can be found in several of our bath salt blends.
4. Just add salt!
Time to choose which salt is your favorite or what your body is craving. Need a muscle relaxing salt - try Epsoak Epsom Salt. Eczema, acne, or psoriasis giving you a hard time- Minera Dead Sea Salt is the one for you! My personal favorite is a mixture of the two together for maximum benefits.
5. Prepare for post bath
Make sure that your favorite fluffy towel and robe are waiting for you when you get out of the bath. You want that wonderfully relaxed post-soak feeling to last as long as possible after you get out.
6. Ditch your phone
You might be tempted to bring your phone into the tub to read, check social media, or play the latest addicting game (looking at you Candy Crush!). But leave your phone out of this. The tub is a technology-free zone.
7. Close that curtain
A step that many of you probably do not follow! Close your shower curtain to keep the heat of the bath and the scent of the aromatherapy in. It also helps to add another layer between you and the rest of the world!
8. Soak those worries away
Replace all thoughts that are stress inducing and focus on all the positive things around you, leaving out any negativity. Reflecting on the good things in your life can leave you feeling centered and peaceful.
9. A good time to exfoliate
Right before you get out of the bath is a great time to grab your loofah, or your salt scrub, and exfoliate. Focus on areas prone to dry skin like your elbows, knees, and feet that tend to get breezed over quickly during morning showers.
10. The end.
When the time comes for your bath to come to an end, don't fret. This can become an essential part of your relaxation routine! Dry off with the fuzzy towel you set out, moisturize your freshly exfoliated skin, slip into your robe and head to bed.
This is a time to get away from the world, don't rush it! You deserve time away from your phone, family, job, and worries to have some much needed 'me-time'.
NEED SOME SALTS FOR YOUR BATH?