By Mik Hyldebrandt
Now that the cold weather has set in, a good, old-fashioned bath is one of the best ways to get and stay warm. Sure, a shower is faster and more efficient, but a bath done right can create a luxurious and relaxing oasis for you, which is incomparable to a shower. In fact, if you do it right, you create your own little home spa.
Added Bonuses of a Bath
- You get time off from your phone
- Your body is warmed up to the core
- The body heat stays with you for hours
- Soothes aching muscles
- Lowers blood pressure
Natural Salt Soak
Bath Salts are the most natural of all soaks, and it won’t dry out your skin contrary to belief. Instead, the natural bath salt will stimulate and soften the skin.
Ahava Natural Dead Sea Salt, $22
Scrub with Salt
Salt is also perfect to scrub the skin with to smoothen skin and make it supple. In combination with oils, a salt scrub can do wonders for the skin. And a salt scrub can be used while you’re in the tub!
Oxalis Sea Salt Body Scrub, $26
Bathing with Oils
A bath soak can dry out the skin on its own, but in combination with a bath oil which dissolves in the water, your skin will be detoxified and moisturized.
Tisserand Bath Oil, $14
A scented candle can quickly set the mood and have you riding aroma-therapeutic waves into deep relaxation.
DW Home Mahogany and Suede, $16
Pop and Fizz
A bath bomb is basically a fizzy and fun way to release all sorts of oils and salts in the tub. This one contains cleansing and calming spices.
Lush Metamorphosis Bath Bomb, $9
Even though you soak in the tub, you’re actually also in it to get clean. Finish your soak by using rinsing off with a nice shower gel that nourishes while cleansing your skin.
Kiehl’s Musk Shower Gel, $20