There’s nothing quite as relaxing as taking some me time to soak in a bath filled with bubbles. Helping your body to relax, submerging yourself in warm water can help relieve anxiety and stress which in turn improves your mood. If you’ve been hitting all your exercise goals baths can also soothe sore muscles, joints, and bones as the warmth of the bath can help improve blood flow.
Taking a moment to focus on your breath is also key as it can help oxygenate the blood. We haven’t even touched on the positives for your skin. With hot water opening the pores and causing us to sweat, this is the body’s natural way of cleansing itself. By adding certain oils and salt to your bath you can also enhance this process. Here’s a round-up of our bathing must-haves.
Set the mood.
Dim the lights, get out that luxury candle, and light it to help set the mood.
Before you hop in the bath set some time aside for some dry brushing. Helping to reveal bright and even-toned skin aim to do this one to two times per week.
Give your legs some extra love with this scrub specially formulated to smooth skin and help combat cellulite. Start from the ankles up, before hopping the bath to wash off.
Formulas that work.
Pipette this precious oil into your bath to feel the healing powers of aromatherapy. Featuring lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood essential oils you’ll feel an instant sense of calm.
Sprinkle one to two handfuls of these salts into your bath. Made with four salt varieties including Epsom which is known for aiding in the elimination of toxins this formula can help energize your mind, body, and soul.
Feeling a bit anxious? This formula by Herbivore brings together calming essential oils to help ease your mind, whilst the coconut milk powder moisturizes your skin.
Post bath care.
Post-bath slather your body with this aloe vera-enriched balm. Leave skin slightly damp to help it absorb quickly and feel the effects of super hydrated skin.
Don’t run back to real-life straight after your bath. Instead, apply this sheet mask collection from 111Skin which will lift and firm your skin on your face, neck, and decolletage.
Finish the whole process off with a balancing mist. Offering an extra hit of hydration, spritz, pause for a moment, and then breath in this antioxidant-rich formula which features rose water.