Whether you’ve had a long and stressful day, or simply love a self-care bath session, taking a long soak in the tub can do wonders for your mind and body. Here are some relaxing bath rituals you should try to help wash away your worries.
Listen to a Podcast
You may like listening to relaxing music when you’re taking a bath, but sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a bit. Podcasts are great for relaxing, but they’re also ideal for anyone with a busy schedule that finds it hard to keep up with their favorite comedian or wants to implement mindfulness into their life but doesn’t know where to start. There is a whole host of different podcasts so you can easily choose from something funny, heartwarming, or reassuring, depending on your mood that day.
Use Essential Oils
Essential oils are beneficial in more ways than one, making them a worthy bath ritual. Not only can they soothe tired and sore muscles, but they can also work wonders for your sinuses and help to relax your mind and body. Be sure to add them to your bath water correctly, though, to avoid any irritation. Add your choice of essential oil to a carrier oil first such as coconut or jojoba oil, then put it in the bath. Some of the best essential oils to introduce to your bath time routine are chamomile, lavender, and rose as these each have calming and soothing properties.
Light a Candle
One of the most simple yet effective things you can do when taking a bath is dimming the lights and lighting one of your favorite candles in a safe place. Not only do candles instantly create a calming atmosphere, but they can also have therapeutic scents, which will help you unwind even further.