Relaxing Bath Essentials

To me, there is nothing more relaxing than taking a nice, steaming, hot bath at the end of the day. The warmness of the water over me is so calming, and often times it relieves much of my anxiety. When I take a bath, that is my ME time, my self-care – not only to cleanse my body but to relax my mind and spirit.

My routine is simple, yet so important to me, and I feel as though sharing some of my favorite bath time essentials may help someone else who needs a great self-care night, relief from the everyday stressors of the world, or to relieve anxiety.

Set the mood:

I actually just started adding this to my routine, and it has literally made my bath so much more relaxing, all I had to do was light a candle (preferably a 3 wick), turn off the lights, and turn the fan on, and I feel like I am in my own little oasis. I have major problems with harsh lighting and I prefer dark and dimly lit rooms, so the nice glow from the candle and the flicker and adds a calming ambiance to my bath routine.

Add some soothing products:

I always like to add some kind of bubble bath to my water when I am filling up the tub, but often, I find many bubble bath products to be way too drying to my skin, especially during the Midwest winters. So I did some searching on Amazon and found Dr Teal’s Foaming Bath Super Moisturizer Avocado Oil. I’ve used many Dr Teal’s products in the past and have no complaints, so I figured to give the bubble bath a try. I don’t feel as though it gives significant results as far as moisturizing, but it definitely does not dry my skin out after bathing.

Dr Teal’s Foaming Bath Super Moisturizer Avocado Oil

I also love the Dr Teals Pure Epsom Salts, but the Pure Epsom Salt Shea Butter and Almond Oil Soaking Solution actually does seem to make my skin softer and more nourished after soaking in the tub as well as helps relieve the tenseness in my body, especially in my shoulders.

Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution Shea Butter & Almond Oil

I also really like Dr Teal’s Coconut Oil Ultra Moisturizing Bath Bombs. They aren’t fizzy or fun like a bath bomb, say from, Lush, but they do give you a good amount of coconut oil and make your skin feel very nourished and soft after bathing.

Dr Teal’s Coconut Oil Ultra Moisturizing Bath Bombs

A new product I also found to try during my bath routine in my Amazon search session is Calgon Ageless Bath Renewing Bath Pearls

Calgon Ageless Bath Renewing Bath Pearls

To be honest, I can’t say that I have seen much of a difference in my skin when adding these to my bath, but to be fair I have only used them maybe three times. However, I will warn you they do have a small amount of shimmer added to them and if that’s not your thing, you probably don’t want to purchase these. I didn’t realize there was any shimmer until I actually went to use them, but it’s not enough to make me uncomfortable or feel like I’m glistening with shimmer after my bath, so it doesn’t bother me, personally.

Body And Skin Care:

When I go to take my bath I always bring a brand-new wash cloth with me and run it under hot clean water (not my bath water) and wipe my face, then leave the warm cloth on for a few minutes to open my pores up, then I take my face wash of choice and use my Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush and give my face a good scrub.

Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush

In my shower I currently have a variety of face washes:

Last night, for the first time, I used Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In it Two-Minute T-Zone Detox Scrub with my Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush, and it felt amazing! My face was so polished and soft afterwards, and felt so refreshed.

My newest body care item I am loving are Silicone Body Scrubbers:

Silicone Body Scrubber – 2 Pack

Linked above, you can get these Silicone Body Scrubbers in a 2- pack from Amazon for $9.99.

Why Silicone?

According to Women’sHealth:

“The scrubber is made with soft silicone bristles that work to exfoliate skin. Because the bristles are made of non-porous material, they hold on to way less bacteria than a loofah would. Plus, they actually do lather up the same way a loofah would.”

Jasmine Gomez- Women’s Health

I love to use these silicone body scrubbers with my newest body wash find St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Plant-Based Natural Body Wash Soap. This soap smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling not only clean, but super moisturized.

St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Plant-Based Natural Body Wash Soap

IMPORTANT- Bath Hygiene PRE BATH / POST BATH

Prior to taking my nice hot bath, I ALWAYS make sure to give my tub a good cleansing and spray down. Sharing a shower/bathtub with another person not only makes the bacteria found in the tub worse, but also can cause infections such as Urinary Tract Infections for people like myself who are prone to them. As a person with Congenital Solitary Kidney Disorder, I always make sure to rinse my body off afterwards in the shower and take AZO Cranberry Pills to help prevent any Urinary Tract Infections. I also will drain the soapy water after washing my body if I plan to relax in the tub for any greater amount of time.

Do you guys have any great bath relaxation tips? What products do you like to use during self care? Leave me a comment with some recommendations!

3 thoughts on “Relaxing Bath Essentials”

  1. I love baths! I find them so relaxing for my mind, especially before bed. And epsom salts are the best! I have a number of chronic illnesses and find the epsom salts really help with muscle pain. Great post!

    1. I absolutely love taking a nice relaxing bath, it helps so much with my anxiety, it’s like my own little oasis. I have a lot of back and neck issues as well as bad shoulder pain, and the Epsom salts help me tremendously! Thank you for reading!!!

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