Soak the Winter Months Away

Posted on December 7th, 2012 by Shari´ Parks

The cooler months are the perfect time to spend quality time in your tub. I’m not talking a 10min soak, but something around 30+ minutes. I’ve always loved taking a bath; ever since I was a kid. There was a time in my early 20’s that I lived in a tiny apartment that wasn’t equipped with a tub. My solution was to bathe at any friends house that would allow me.

There are many variety of ways you can turn your bathing experience into a luxurious oasis. Over time you can experiment with what you enjoy the most. We will first start with the basics; accessories. I would recommend purchasing an inflatable bath pillow. This will eliminate any unnecessary pressure on your upper neck. You can get one at any department store.

Before you start you want to grab:
* any bath salts; sea salt or epsom salt
* essential oils such as lavender or my favorite patchouli
* organic oils such as grapeseed or avocado

Next you want to assure your phone or any electronics do not follow you into your new sanctuary. Turn them off along with the day’s problems. Play relaxing music or simple silence is a great addition.

You are about ready to run the water. The temperature should be warm, but not scorching. I usually get into the tub while the water is running to add to the experience of feeling the water engulf my body. Next you want to add your salt (approx. 1 cup) and essential oils (only a few drops are needed). Lay back and allow the scents, the healing powers of warm water take you away. When you are done pat your skin dry and apply your oil.

There are a hundred combinations to make each experience different. You can add fresh rosemary twigs, oatmeal, various essential oils and salts. You will find this weekly or daily ritual will easily become a part of your life.

Pictured are the items I’ve used this month: Elemis spa home muscle easy bath powder, oatmeal, body relaxing bath salts, lavender essential oil, aches and pains essential oil and patchouli oil

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