4 ways to make the most of a relaxing bath

Do you like your relaxing bath at the end of the day? Life gets stressful. We all know that. When you’ve had a manic week at work, the kids have been screaming, and life just isn’t going your way, the widely recommended way to deal with this is to run a warm soapy bath.

There are many health benefits to a therapeutic soak, both for your mind and your body, but taking time out for yourself isn’t always as easy as it sounds. We’ve put together our 4 ways to really make the most out of your time out from the world.

1. Dedicate time

It may seem obvious, but dedicating time out of your day for some well earned “me time” isn’t always that easy for everyone. Salacia of London recommends taking at least an hour out so you can really release all your troubles and stress. Turn your phone off, and if you have children, ensure they are occupied and that everyone at home knows you’re having some relaxation time.

2. Set the scene

For you to truly relax, it’s important that your bathroom reflects a sense of tranquillity too. Light some candles, de-clutter as much as possible, and turn down the lights. Turning your bathroom into a mini-spa is the first rule to really be able to kick back and get the relaxing bath you deserve. A lavender candle and soft, warm lighting can help induce a sense of peace and help you to unwind.

Another tip is to test the water. You want your bath to be hot enough to not go cold within half an hour, but not so hot that you feel uncomfortable. The best way to check the real temperature is with your wrist, as this will give you a better sense of what the water will feel like when your body is submerged.

3. Relax!

Many people find it difficult to relax after having such a stressful period. Lay back, close your eyes and empty your mind – a soothing face mask or cucumber on your eyes will also help to push you into a state of serenity. Alternatively, catch up on that book you’ve been meaning to finish, and lose yourself to the pages within. This will give you the feeling that you are leaving one world and entering a new one within the book – great for relaxation!

We also recommend a chill-out playlist. Pick something that you enjoy listening to, but soothing enough to help you unwind.

4. Dry off

Your relaxation period doesn’t have to stop as soon as the bath is over. Salacia of London’s number 1 tip is to keep a big fluffy towel or a bathrobe on one of our heated towel racks, to maintain the warmth and comfort of the long soak you just endured. Set a little more time after your relaxing bath so you can put your feet up and enjoy a restful sleep to round it off.

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