Posted by: thebellalife | August 5, 2009

Taking The “Perfect” Summertime Bath

Can’t afford to take a trip to the beach where the weather is cooler and life is a little less stressful?

via Fresh Home

via Fresh Home

 

Then I suggest you cool down by taking the “perfect” summertime bath. Take time to pamper yourself in water blended with natural herbs or essential oils. Add some flower petals and soak your cares away!

 

Blossom Farm

Blossom Farm

 

To create your stress-reducing and relaxing summertime bathing experience, take the following steps.

 

via Flickr

via Flickr

Step 1: Run water in the bathtub to your ideal temperature and level.

 

Step 2:  Just before you turn off the tap, add natural herbs or essential oils to the water and gently swirl to combine.

 

Lavendar Scented Bath Salts

Lavendar Scented Bath Salts

 

Step 3:  Light a candle: you might want to find one that’s ocean scented candle or a fragrance that reminds you of those times you’ve been on vacation.

 

Aromatiques Splendor in the Bath

Aromatique's Splendor in the Bath

 

Step 4 :  How about adding some soft ocean sounds by turning on a CD or mp3 player? There’s nothing like listening to the sound of waves ebbing and flowing.

Ocean Sounds CD

Ocean Sounds CD

 

Step 5: Prepare something refreshing to drink. I suggest making some iced lemon water (no sugar) by squeezing 1-2 lemon wedges into a small pitcher filled with ice cubes and a small amount of water. Pour into a fun glass and sip while relaxing and soaking in the tub.

 

Step 6: Turn off the lights and gently get into the tub. Lie back and relax. Soak for 15-30 minutes; then use some naturally scented soap and sponge to wash away dirt and refresh your skin.

 

via My Daisy Garden

via My Daisy Garden

 

Step 7:  After taking the bath, dry off with a freshly laundered fluffy towel.  Wrap it around you and sit in a comfortable chair for another 5-15 minutes to close your time of relaxation.

 

via David Travel

via David Travel

 Now this is the kind of bath I like!

Debs

 

Next Bath Post:  Recipes for Herbal Bath Soaks

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