There are few things a warm bath can’t solve. Even on days where it seems like nothing goes right, a few minutes of solitude can melt away stress and leave you feeling like you can conquer the world!
Even though we would all love to have a big, beautiful soaker tub (with hotel-like amenities to enhance the experience!), all that most of us really have is a 5-by-7 ft basic tub with basic builder fittings to boot. However you're in luck today because we at Solitude Living have mastered the at-home spa experience and are here to tell you how you can do the same. You would be happy to know that it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to have a Pinterest worthy spa experience that is every bit as relaxing as it looks!
Without further ado here’s everything you need to get started:
From antiseptic, detoxifying, cleansing, and a wealth of natural healing properties, bath salts have a wide array of benefits. Soaking in a warm bath with salts, even just once a week, offers great benefits in terms of improving the skin barrier function, hydrating the skin, and decreasing inflammation. In the right concentration, bath salts can help to increase overall circulation throughout the body, which relaxes our internal systems and allow us to wind down.
Pour in a bubble solution in your favorite scent and you can enjoy an immersive bathing experience to calm, delight and indulge all your senses! The best bubble baths moisturize your skin and leave it feeling hydrated and silky soft by forming a protective barrier. Apart from the benefits to your skin, a bubble bath works wonders on your mental and emotional well-being too. Feeling a little frantic? All you need is a nice, long bubble bath. Because, really, what can't a bubble bath fix?
Love a fun, colorful bath? So do we! Scented, fizzy and an absolute riot, bath bombs are a quintessential ingredient to upping the oomph factor of any bath. While aromatherapy bath bombs help soothe your mind and body, it's moisturizing variant indulges your skin leaving it soft, supple, and silky. Treat yourself to bath bombs that have essential oils as they can be beautiful additions to your bathwater, helping to nourish and moisturize the skin while providing a lovely scent!
While the tub is filling up, make a stop at the kitchen and grab yourself a drink! Whether its a glass of red wine or just coconut water, having a drink at arm's reach while you're in the bath definitely lends to the luxurious feel. Kick things up a notch by pouring your drink into a beautiful glassware to really set the mood. Want a pro-tip? Keep refills at close proximity so that you don't have to step out of the tub every time you drain a drink. Because once you're in the tub, it's time to relax!
A great bath is not just about the products in the tub, it's also about the ambience around it. And what better way to set the mood than to have a bath time playlist ready! Whether you like relaxing tunes, pop music or just nature sounds like us, make sure to queue up your tracks to last you for the intended duration of the bath. Also, if you intend to meditate in your bath, then there is no better way to centre your mind and focus than surrounding yourself with the right notes.
Like every great thing, even the perfect bath requires the perfect finishing touch. And candles, specifically scented ones, are exactly what you need for this! Candles can provide the perfect ambience for a relaxing bath and really makes it feel extra special. Turn off the lights and light up a couple of your favorite candles to truly feel transported to a spa. Just make sure to keep safety first, and place candles on stable surfaces to avoid slippage. Also, make sure you have enough ventilation, because nothing ruins the perfect bath experience quite like a fire alarm!