I have gone from a shower aficionado to a total bath babe. When we were buying our first home, I didnâ€™t even CARE if the master bathroom had a tub (but the Husband really wanted one). I am so glad that we ended up with a big soaking tub because I am totally addicted to bathing! It is so relaxing and feels amazing on my sore leg muscles.
But Iâ€™m not down for any old bath. I need scents, bubbles, and soaks. 🙂
I really love this Epsom salt soak! Kristien found it at CVS and, unlike many other soaks and salts, it is cheap â€“ around $5.00. There are a few different scents, but I like this one the best.
Sometimes, we make our own Epsom salt soaks!
This is my favorite combo: salt + lavender essential oil.
Lavender is well-known for its soothing, stress-relieving abilities and floral, sweet, and fresh notes. Itâ€™s been used for centuries to promote sleep! Lavender is â€“ by far â€“ my favorite essential oil scent for baths, but there are other relaxing scents, too!
I also like jasmine. Itâ€™s warm, exotic, and soothing. Sandalwood is great (but pricey). The oil of the sandalwood tree has been used for thousands of years for religious, medicinal, and beauty purposes. It has a rich, earthy smell and is said to promote deep, restful sleep.
If youâ€™re making your own salt soak, just add 1/4 â€“ 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
If youâ€™re looking for other ways to use aromatherapy/essential oils in your wind-down and relax routine, try this:
- Put a few drops of essential oil directly on your pillow, under the case.
- Put several drops of oil into a spray bottle filled with water and spritz your bedroom.
And last, but certainly not leastâ€¦
This is my favorite bubble bath! Itâ€™s a expensive ($10) but totally worth it because a little goes a long way. —> Everyday Shea Bubble Bath â€“ Lavender. You can buy it online, but I found it at Whole Foods.
How do you do baths?