Happy National Bubble Bath Day!
For those of you that aren’t aware, January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day and in honor of this I’m sharing my top 5 tips for creating the ultimate bubble bath. Today a daily shower is the standard in regards to cleanliness but our earliest bathing experiences can be traced back to our infant years when our mothers lovingly washed us in a warm bath. As we grew older we began cleansing ourselves by taking showers on our own. Adults don’t often take the time for a bath but it’s one of the best ways to practice self-care.
Taking a warm luxurious bubble bath is one of the best ways to unplug and recharge. A bath can help open up your pores, cleanse and moisturize your skin, and relax muscles. It’s important to indulge in a luxurious soak every once in a while, and what better time to celebrate today’s holiday than with a bath?! Read on for my top 5 tips on creating a calming bath atmosphere and enjoy celebrating Bubble Bath Day!
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1. Use a bubble bath or bath bomb
Nowadays most people enjoy using bubble bath though bath bombs have become extremely popular in recent years. If you don’t mind splurging, you can pick up fantastic handmade bombs at Lush [or shops on Etsy], or you can save money by finding them at stores like TJMaxx, Target, and Amazon [to name a few].
With over 3,000 5 star reviews, this 12 pack of bath bombs from LifeAround2Angels available on Amazon is a great option.
2. Light a scented candle
Almost nothing creates a calming and relaxing environment the way scented candles do. I try my best to stock up on candles when they go on sale at Bath & Body Works (love their 3-wick candles) and Voluspa candles during the Nordstrom summer Anniversary Sales (love their 2-wick candles). You can sometimes find Voluspa candles for a good price on Amazon too.
One of my favorite scents from Voluspa is their Saijo Persimmon candle!
3. Pour a glass of wine
Rarely do I take a bath without pouring myself a hearty glass of wine to enjoy while I’m in the tub. Although I’m usually more of a red drinker, I tend to drink a cold glass of white or rose during a bath. My favorite place to pick up wine is Trader Joe’s. They have a great selection and anything they have tends to be the least expensive price you’ll pay with the exception of major sales (like the Stater Bros 40% off sale a few times a year).
Make wine time fun with a cute girly wine glass like this one from Fineware on Amazon.
4. Pick a light-hearted book
No bath is complete for me without a light-hearted romantic comedy to keep me entertained. If you’re sitting in the tub for more than 15 minutes, you’ll want a book to pick up a fun book. E-books are less expensive than print but I do recommend bringing a physical book with you in the tub unless you have a small e-reader that you aren’t likely to drop in the water.
I’m currently reading Izzy As Is by Tracie Banister <3
5. Say no to technology!
Unless you’re setting your phone on the bathroom counter to play a bit of relaxing music, leave it in your bedroom and close the door. Don’t bring your phone with you in the tub; you don’t want to let texts/calls/emails distract you, and you certainly don’t want to risk dropping it in the water.
I’d love to hear about your favorite ways to enjoy a bath in the comments!
Valerie deltoro says
Nice article. Happy Bath Day!
Ummm amazing! Who knew bubble bath day was a thing?! Getting mine ready now!!!
Tracie Banister says
What a fun post, Arielle! I’m a big believer in bubble baths. They’re a great way to wind down after a long day and get yourself relaxed for bedtime. I love all your suggestions and am now running off to purchase some bath bombs. Thanks for reading Izzy As Is!
This is great! I’m just now getting into bath bombs, and I love them!
I love bubble baths, you gave some great reminders of how to make it amazingly relaxing. Thanks!
Love this! My only thing is that I swap the book out for something on Netflix. I’m always paranoid that I’ll drop a favorite book into the bath water, so I set up a tiny fold away table and sit my laptop on it near the bath, but far enough away that it won’t be able to get wet!
I LOVE Lush bath bombs. When I buy them, it is usually for some kind of “special occasion” (i.e. I’m really stressed and need as much relaxation as I can handle). My mom used to make the best bubble baths for me. In my opinion, I can’t measure up to the way she would make them absolutely perfect, but I try to make them perfect in my own way. Using candles, no technology, and books is typically my go-to. Also, I tend to use my Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy with it, too. It depends on my mood.
I love reading in the bath and instead of candles I have this vintage chandelier. It’s divine.
I haven’t had a good bath in a long time. Even my boys, at ages 2 and 4, already prefer to take a shower (which, I will admit, is so much easier for me!). The only technology I usually bring in is my kindle because I want to relax and read but I am always so afraid of dropping it in the tub!
Bath bombs are my favorite!! You have some great ideas for a super relaxing bath. My favorite thing to do is a bath bomb some essential oils and a glass of wine.
This sounds like a dream right now. I love having a “spa at home” but I never get around to it. Your post was a reminder I need some me time! 🙂 Thanks.
Whitney Roberts Kutch says
This is the absolute BEST way to wind down after a long day a work!
I so need to do this!
Sonya Ali says
My children love bubble baths and bath bombs. though I’m not fond of slime bath which my kids enjoy, I don’t mind bubble baths myself…they can be so relaxing
Taking a warm bubble bath is my favorite thing to do after a long day at work! Thanks for sharing!
I can just feel myself relaxing reading this article. Hubby will be fishing tonight so it sounds like a good night to take advantage of your tips! Great post!
Suja aka Sindhuja Kumar says
Reading your post itself made me feel relaxed. But unfortunately, now I cant enjoy a bubble bath. To be honest, getting a decent bath itself sufficient enough for me right now. My toddler always hangs out with me “even in the bathroom”. I am eagerly waiting for the day she goes to her school. Though I might cry a bit. But I would really feel grateful.lol.
Arielle Joy says
I don’t have kids but I can’t understand how parents of little ones even have the time to shower, let alone take a bath. Maybe bring a few bath toys and plop your little one in with you if your tub is big enough?
Baths are so relaxing. I love having a night in where I can relax and take some time for me. And bath bombs are totally my new favorite thing. I love the kinds with epsom salt!