If you are someone who hasn't taken a bath in years, I feel it is my obligation to tell you that you are doing life all wrong. Soaking in a tub full of hot water is by far one of my favorite activities of the week. I personally make the time to take a long, luxurious bath every couple of days, but we don't all have as much "me" time as I do. That being said, I am highly suggesting that if you want to be about one billion times happier and roughly a million times more relaxed, then you need to get your bath game on, ladies and gentleman. Yeah, you too guys. We all know that Chandler couldn't resist a nice bubble bath, and neither should you.
So now that we've agreed that you will definitely start taking weekly soaks, I'm going to tell you how to have the most bitchin' bath experience possible. I'm talking euphoric vibes here, people. You can't just twist the faucet and expect everything to fall into place; you need some props! So I'm here to divulge what you need and how this whole thing is done, because there's little I care more about than proper bathing. Then I'm going to go soak in my tub for the next 20 minutes to three hours.
1. COCONUT OIL
This is an absolute must for bath time; the smell is simply divine and coconut oil does wonders for your skin. If you use about a quarter cup in your bath, you will emerge with some hella (yeah, I still use that word) moisturized skin. And you'll be smelling scrumptious.
2. EPSOM SALT
The health benefits from soaking in Epsom salt are essentially endless. This can help with a myriad of things, such as soothing skin problems, easing sore muscles, relaxing the mind, and releasing toxins from the body. I'm not saying this stuff is magic, but it basically is.
Lush bath bombs are the bomb diggity. I'm telling you. These things are an instant mood amplifier — you simply can't be too stressed when you're sitting in pink water, right?
4. A BEVERAGE
It can get hot in the tub, so we need to keep ourselves hydrated. My beverage of choice is usually wine, but you can absolutely have tea or ice water in lieu of an alcoholic beverage.
Barefoot Pink Moscato, $8, Anywhere
This isn't exactly groundbreaking, but you cannot take a bath without candles. They are probably the most important part of setting the ambiance and mood of the whole bath scene.
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