How to give yourself a relaxing and spa-like bath at home

Relaxing spa-like bath at home

How to give yourself a relaxing and spa-like bath at home

How to give yourself a relaxing and spa-like bath at home. Bring in the bath bombs, salts, candles and body washes because having a relaxing bath at home is one of the best ways to unwind.

To help you indulge in some much needed TLC, here are our tips on how you can get your self and your tub ready for the best bath of your life.

Clean Your Tub

Before you hop in your tub, there are a few things to do beforehand to optimise your experience. Start by giving your tub a good cleaning! Nobody wants to soak in a dirty tub. A quick scrub with some citrus and salt will do the trick.

The last thing you want to do when you’re having a soak is to immediately hop out to grab a book or change the music. Have a bathtub tray handy to keep all your drinks, books, magazines or gadgets within arm’s reach.

Set The Mood

When you step into a spa, the first thing you notice is the relaxing atmosphere. It’s easy to create a similar atmosphere at home with lights and music.

Bright lights keep us alert and awake so keep your bathroom dimmer to help you relax. Different types of music are relaxing to different people.

However, some music is scientifically designed to be relaxing and calming. Look for songs that are slower that a 4/4 beat and feature piano and strings. Some ambient songs can also be relaxing. Browse rainfall, or even railroad tracks on your phone.

Keep Your Water Toasty Warm

A decent soak in the tub should be at least 20 minutes but hot water loses heat quicker than that. Start your bath hotter than you might think.

It’s better to err on the side of the bath being too hot than too cold. If it’s too cold, you have to add a ton of hot water to heat it up again. However, if it’s too hot, you can drizzle cold water to get your desired temperature.

Once you start running your bath, it’s important to keep your bathroom door shut. This will let steam build and warm the room, so the water doesn’t lose heat too quickly.

While you are soaking in your tub, there are two important things to keep on hand: a glass of cool water to keep you hydrated, and a cold compress rag to cool you down if your body temperature gets too hot.

Use Bath Bombs & Bath Salts

What spa-like experience would be complete without some good stuff to soak in? Bath salts are crystals that dissolve in your bathwater to soften and perfume the water as well as easing sore muscles and relieving tension. There are many bath salt blends out there, however, you can make them at home with inexpensive ingredients.

Add two parts Epsom salts, two parts kosher salt, and one-part baking soda to a few drops of your favourite essential oils. If you don’t know where to start with essential oils, peppermint and eucalyptus will clear sinuses. Lavender and bergamot will help to aid relaxation.

If you want a more all-in-one approach, try making your own bath bombs. These fizz as soon as they hit the water, infusing your bathroom with fragrant essential oils and Epsom salt. You can even add a little food colouring to them so they change the colour of the water.

How to give yourself a relaxing and spa-like bath at home