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!