There’s times in your life when you just need a good soak to help you relax. It’s important to maximise every minute of relaxation because you deserve it.
Here are five ways to make your bath more relaxing
Add a few drops of scented oil to your bath water. Floral scents such as lavender and rose are associated with relaxation.
The bathroom light is too bright and sends the body signals that it’s time to get up and go. Light some candles and place them around the tub. The lower level of light will send your body into a more relaxing state. Add scented ones to send soothing aromas around the room.
Bath time is your time. It’s a chance for you to escape. If you’re not into just lying in the water with your eyes closed, attempting to empty your mind, bring some helpers. A playlist of relaxing tunes can help take your mind to a place of calm. You could bring your tablet or iPad and catch up on some of those Netflix series you’ve been wanting to watch. Or bring that novel that’s been sitting on the bedside table for months and make a start on it.
*Be careful with electrical appliances around water. Use safety measures such as water proof cases or bath caddies.
Bring some snacks
Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or herbal tea such as chamomile, while you soak away. Have a few biscuits within reach for some dunking. If you really want to treat yourself, a glass of wine and some chocolates should do the trick.
Make sure the bath water is at the right temperature – 37 degrees Celsius is the recommended maximum. The body needs to be surrounded by warmth in order to relax fully. Use your wrist to the water temperature before hopping in.
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