I am the bath queen! It is true. We moved into our new (to us) home last Fall and one of the things I was most excited about was the deep, jetted tub, in the master bath. It was one of my bucket list items to own and I am determined to not let it go to waste. I use it at least once a week and sometimes twice depending on how busy my schedule is and over time I have learned how to create the most relaxing and enjoyable bath ever.
Here are some things that I use every time I turn on the faucet and let the hot water run:
This tray was a gift from my husband. He gave it to me shortly after we moved into our home and I have used it for every bath since. It slides to fit across many different sized bathtubs, it has a spot to prop up your tablet or book, it has dish for your soap, and a perfect spot for your beverage. It even has a place to slide the bottom of your wine glass to keep it from tipping over. I
I haven't always used bath bombs. I have tried everything, including oils, bubble baths, and epsom salt. They all have their benefits, but bath bombs are my absolute favorite. They are easy to store and use and they come in so many awesome scents and colors. I am currently obsessed with these Amaze Balls. They come in a lot of different scents and they have cute little toy in the center. The best part? They don't leave a colored residue on your bathtub!
No bath is complete without some tunes. You can create a special playlist for it or you can just browse your favorite artists. Make the experience even better by using a water resistant bluetooth speaker. I have one that I leave hanging on the towel rack, above my bathtub. It is always ready for me to sync with my phone and start jamming out to my favorite music, while I relax in the tub.
*side note: NEVER use your phone in the bathtub, while it is plugged into power!
I always have a book to read. Sometimes it's a physical copy and sometimes it's the Kindle version, but either way I love reading while I chill in the bathtub. While it's nice to rest your eyes and just soak for a bit sometimes, reading can be a good way to pass the time while you are soaking. Next time you take a dip in the tub, download a good romance or mystery novel and see for yourself how relaxing it is.
I'm a fan of face masks. I don't use one every time I take a bath, but I would say 75% of the time I do. I prefer to use sheet masks. They are quick and easy to apply and the best part is they have no mess at all. This one from BioRepublic felt amazing on my face after a long day out in summer heat.
Nothing sets the mood quite like a good smelling candle. I typically will leave the main light off in the bathroom and take my bath by candlelight. The combination of the flickering light and my favorite scent wafting through the air are enough to relax me right to sleep. Just be sure to place the candle at a safe distance from the tub, otherwise you may put the light out before you are ready!
I know you are thinking I saved the best for last and you would be right. A glass of your favorite wine is the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing bath experience. If you get the bamboo bath tray that I mentioned at the beginning, you will even have a safe spot to slide your glass into. I really like the Cupcake Wine flavors, but feel free to choose your favorite.
I hope you are able to take this list and create the most amazing bath for yourself. There is nothing like sinking into a hot bath at the end of a long day. With this combination of items you will be able to melt the stress and worry away and feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
What are some ideas you have for creating the perfect bath? Were you able to try out any of the ideas I suggested? Let me know in the comments!