There is no better way to enjoy #selfcaresunday than with a relaxing bath. To get the most out of this sacred time, check out our six tips to creating an amazing bath.
A bath is a beautiful way to relax on a Sunday evening. It rests not only your body but your mind too. A warm bath helps you unwind, and relaxes and soothes sore and tired muscles after a busy day. When we create a soothing atmosphere we can de-stress, calm our mind, and set ourselves up for a night of deep relaxed sleep.
Here are six tips to creating an at-home spa experience, plus a luxurious bath bomb recipe.
Be prepared: Get together all the things you need before getting into the bath including essential oils, a delicious bar of soap, epsom salts, your favourite scented candles, a lush towel, a cup of tea, music or a magazine, and bubble bath.
Add your favourite essential oil: Lavender is our favourite oil to add with its natural calming and relaxing properties, but you could also try peppermint, orange, grapefruit, or roman chamomile. (click here to shop some of our favourite essential oils). Add in a cup of Epsom salts at the same time to soothe your skin.
Create the mood: Dim the lights, set the music on a low volume, light the candles, and ensure the bath temperature is just right. Plus ensure your phone is on silent, you don't want to be interrupted, this is your time!
Skincare: Apply a face mask on clean, fresh skin. A bath is an ideal time to let a nourishing mask work wonders on your skin. (Try our favourite face mask here).
Relax: Enjoy your dedicated self-love time. Lie back, relax, and enjoy the time, you deserve it!
Post bath glow: After your bath, dry yourself off with a fluffy cosy towel and put on clean and comfortable pj's. Continue to relax into the evening and have an early night. Sweet dreams.
Fizzing Bath Bomb recipe:
- 1 cup citric acid (available from your local supermarket)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil
- 8-10 drops of essential oil (try lavender, wild orange or peppermint)
How-to create your bath bomb:
- Place citirc acid, baking soda, cornstach and oil in a bowl
- Add your essential oil
- Mix well with a spoon. A soft dough is formed similar to damp sand. Add more baking soda and cornstarch if too wet.
- Add dried flowers or colouring (optional)
- Place into silicone moulds and leave for 24 hours
- Add to your bath