Did you know that today is National Bath Day?! Finally – a made up holiday that I really want to participate in. 😉
I am sort of the queen of baths – I take a bath at least three or four times a week. It’s my favorite way to relax and unwind. There’s nothing better than a nice long soak after a hard day (or a hard workout for that matter). It’s an easy way to pamper yourself at home and while some soaks are pretty pricy it’s much less expensive than going to a spa. I will say that for me, bathing is about relaxing and soaking, not about getting clean. If I’m coming off of a workout or just feel dirty I will take a shower first (and wash my hair). Then, I’ll pull my hair up into a bun and just soak the day away… usually with a large mason jar of water and a book or magazine.
Today I’ve rounded up my five favorites baths – they are all magical for their own reasons (and sometimes I combine them – a few drops of this oil is really lovely with either of the milk baths).
Susanne Kaufmann’s Herbal Whey Bath is magic for soft skin. My friend calls it exfoliation for lazy people, as this soak actually also (very gently) exfoliates. And I absolutely love the scent. It’s hard to describe it but it smells like milk and chamomile – so soothing. And it’s all organic which I love.
Ren’s Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil is pure heaven. There are a lot of rose scented products out there and there are many I don’t like. This just gets it right as it isn’t too sweet or floral. It’s heavenly and luxurious.
Kaia Naturals Turmeric Bath is epic when I need a little detox. I love all of Kaia’s baths (I did a longer post about them here) but the turmeric is definitely my favorite. I put the whole thing in the tub. It makes you SWEAT, and when I get out I wrap myself in a towel and lay under a blanket to sweat some more. Just be sure to drink a ton of water.
Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath is probably where my love of baths began! Elemis sent me this a couple years ago when I was sick (so sweet) and I developed a bit of an obsession. It’s so soothing and calming (it has this delicious lavender/vanilla scent which makes it perfect for bedtime).
Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Oil smells so good and is really effective when I’m stressed. Sometimes I’ll just put a drop or two in the palm of my hand and breathe deeply before I get into the shower. Or I’ll add this to the tub on its own or with one of the milk baths. It’s just heavenly. Heavenly, but also highly effective. (Also forgive me as the bottle is basically empty – I’ve got one soak left!!!)
What are your favorite baths?
I hope everyone can participate in this very important holiday! 😉
You guys in the US have days for everything! How I wish I had a bathtub in my tiny apartment to take a bath – it’s a luxury I can only indulge in when I’m on vacation. The Turmeric Detox looks so interesting, I’d love to try it one day (when I go on holiday!). 🙂
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Haha we really do. It’s a bit absurd but I’m happy for this one!
I can’t wait to participate tonight! All of your favorite products sound divine, I’ll have to check them out. I’m currently enjoying Whole Foods lavender bubble bath and bath bombs I picked up at White Basin on vacation. Happy Bath Day! xAllie
happy bath day! 😉 xx
I am also a big fan of baths. I am always happy to try a bath bomb or salts or a soak, but my go-to is a couple cups of Epsom Salts mixed with some essential oils (the combo varies depending on how I feel and what mood I want to create), and an unscented organic bubble bath. I also love the adjustable wooden bath tray we got that holds my drink (coffee in the morning, wine at night), my book or phone with Kindle app, and a candle.
I love that idea. I am such a fan of baths that I’m going to work on a series of DIY baths with epsom salts and oils when I’m back from Asia! Also jealous that you have the tray – makes bath time feel even more indulgent!