Do you want to know one of my favorite ways to relieve stress?
My go-to stress reliever is simple: a bath. The past two years of college I have lived in a dorm room and my sorority house, so taking baths as a stress reliever never happened. As soon as I go home during breaks or the weekend, I take advantage of my nice, clean bathtub.
Are you feeling a little stressed? Go home, fill up your bathtub with warm water, lock the door and make sure you have my bath time essentials by your side:
1. A Good Book
One of the best ways to relax is to take a little escape from reality. What is the perfect way to do that? Make sure you have a book on standby for days you just need to hop into the bathtub and relax. Tonight (yes, I am taking advantage of being home this summer) I am going to start The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. My Nana recommended it to me, so I hope it is good!
2. A Cozy Robe
There is nothing more relaxing than wrapping yourself up in a cozy robe while you prepare to get in the bath and then putting it back on when you get out of the water. My personal favorite robe is my fuzzy, pink robe from Victoria’s Secret. It is literally the coziest thing ever.
3. A Candle
A scented candle is a must when taking a bath. You want to make sure you have something yummy to smell while you relax. Plus, scents are one of the best ways to relax. My favorite candle at the moment is the Buttercream Icing scented candle from Bath & Body Works.
4. A Face Mask
I love a good face mask while I am relaxing in the bathtub. Not only does it help you relax, but you get to purify your face at the same time. Double win! Tonight I am trying out the Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Mask from BioRepublic skincare that I got from my June Ipsy Glam Bag (check out my review of this here).
Well, duh? What better way to unwind for the night by popping open a bottle of your favorite wine. My personal favorite is Cupcake Moscato D’Asti. If you have not tried it yet, you have to I promise it will change your life.
6. A Cute Wine Glass
You cannot drink wine without a cute wine glass! My personal favorite at the moment is my pink sparkly wine glass from Francesca’s that says “Wine is my Valentine.” Shoutout to my best friend for buying it for me.
7. A Bubble Bar
Who does not love a good bubble bath? I might be 20-years-old, but I will not pass up putting bubbles in my bath from a cute little bubble bar from Lush (aka heaven).
8. A Bath Bomb
Bubbles are great, and so are bath bombs! I do not think I will ever get over watching a pretty little ball dissolve in my bathtub and turn the water a pretty color (preferably pink, of course). Another one of my favorite things to buy from Lush.
You most likely got in the bathtub to relax, but also to get clean of course. So, another must buy from Lush is their yummy smelling shower gel. Wow, lots of products from Lush, but I promise I am not a spokesperson for them I just seriously enjoy their products. I mean who would not love a company that does not test their products on animals and (for sensitive people like me) does not break out your skin! That is a double win for me.
10. Body Lotion
Hydration is key. Once you get out of the bathtub, do your skin a favor and make sure to hydrate it with some body lotion. My personal favorite at the moment is Victoria’s Secret Coconut Milk Hydrating Body Lotion. It smells yummy and makes my skin feel silky smooth.
What are your bath time essentials? I would love to know! Make sure to comment and let me know your favorite products to use during your baths.