Showers are great when you’re in a hurry or want to feel super clean, but sometimes you just want to relax in a comfortable bath. Whether it’s for aching muscles or joints, stress, or “me time”, I really love taking a nice hot bath after a long day.
I love to enhance a bath with candles. There is something so relaxing about them and so many to choose from. They make me feel like I’m away from my regular routine. If you can find ones with a scent you love, the aromatherapy can help you relax or rejuvenate depending on your choice. Eucalyptus is great for waking up; lavender is great for winding down.
Sometimes I love total quiet (hard to find around here!), but you can also create a “relaxation” playlist. I have certain tunes I love to listen to when I want to tune out the world. I’ve also found that I carry tension in my neck and shoulders, so a nice bath pillow helps me rest my head while my neck and back muscles relax.
I also love bath oils and bath bombs! I recently found an interesting article that actually tells you how to make them here, http://wikitalks.com/2013/02/how-to-make-geysers-bath-bombs-out-of-cornstarch. I love making baskets for friends for birthdays or to thank them, so I was excited that I’d be able to add some homemade bath bombs as well.
Aromatherapy, baths, candles, reed diffusers: When life is stressful, they give me a welcome break so I can rest before I have to get back to work.
I also like using epsom salts when I’m especially achy, though make sure to drink a lot of water if you use them.