Baths are amazing, they’re like a little mini spa at the convenience of your own home. There are a lot of self care benefits about baths, not only do they relax us mentally and physically, but they also boost your mood and help you to sleep better.
Here are a few ways to maximise your bath needs and comforts.
- Bath Pillow
This is definitely the number one game-changer. At first, I had purchased a plastic bath pillow from Amazon, which you attach to the part of your bath where your back would rest on with the suction cups. This was absolutely amazing. My baths had transformed into what I would consider as resting your head on the floor to resting on a luxurious feather down pillow created by angels. It was waterproof, so it dried quickly too! However, after about 9 months later, the bath pillow had burst and lost all its comfort, so I looked at purchasing a more durable pillow. This is where I adventured out to a soft fabric pillow. Just when I thought the plastic one was a game-changer, this was INCREDIBLE. Full comfort for my back, neck, and shoulders. It was so soft and so far it is still in good condition. Only thing is, this one takes just a little bit longer to dry than the plastic one, but definitely worth it for comfort.
- Bath Bridge
If you like to have a drink or a book or something to watch movies from in the bath, this is definitely something I recommend. The exact bath bridge I use is from Amazon. It is really sturdy and does not slip at all! It is also adjustable so you can fit it into your bath. Honestly, I don’t even know how I had a bath without this bridge, it literally has changed my whole bath experience. I usually like to take a glass of cold water with me in the bath, which fits perfectly in the cupholder. This sounds crazy, but the cupholder gives me more security knowing that it won’t fall onto my phone which is resting on the book holder part of the bridge.
- Ipad/ Phone and Speakers
I am absolutely one of the worst people for getting addicted to any TV shows and film sagas. So I always take my phone in the bath with me. I don’t have a tablet so I settle for a smaller screen and I’m definitely not daring enough to take my laptop. But do whatever floats your bath, whatever device you feel most comfortable taking in, just DO IT! One thing I don’t skimp out on though, are the speakers. The speakers I use are the KitSound Diggit they are amazing in terms of sound quality, they’re waterproof and they’re portable. With two of them together in the bath at both sides, they literally have the effect of surround sound. It’s almost like being at the cinemas while soaking in the tub.
I love candles for their smells and ambiance, however it came to the point that I was using that many candles that the smell from the bath soak and candles were too overpowering. So instead, I purchased these electronic candles. They’re perfect and do the job, the only thing I don’t love about them is that they are more of a white light than a yellow light. I was so used to using a warm flame that it took some time literally warming to the white electric flames. I think it’s really important to set the tone for your bath to how you like it because that can be the difference from having a wake-up bath to a relaxing bath. For example, I always bath in the evening when it’s darker and I don’t actually use the bathroom light, just candles. I just feel the bathroom light is far too powerful and not really relaxing.
- Bath Contents
Nowadays, there are so many things you can put in a bath; salts, oil, soaks, and rubber ducks. Personally I’m a big fan of bubble baths, so I love a good old bath soak. There are lots to try from, but Radox Stress Me, does me the job. The smell of eucalyptus and rosemary is absolutely amazing and so invigorating. A good trick to make a lot of bubbles from a small quantity of bath soak is to use the shower on the most powerful setting and hover it over the bath until your happy with the number of bubbles made.
Thanks for reading one of my longer blogs! Please do let me know if you have any more tips to share or if any of these tips have changed your bath experience.