How to transform your bathtub space into the ultimate spa retreat with these five products.
Taking a bath is truly one of the simplest yet ultimate ways to treat yourself.
Taking baths performs marvelous wonders and miracles on the body. Bathing has proven to alleviate feelings of depression and pessimism and give you the comforting sense of isolation and quiet, the perfect me time. It has also proven to instigate melatonin production, helping you sleep better, relieve muscle tension and pain, burn calories, relieve symptoms of a cold/flu, & soothe dry or irritated skin. We love baths!
Now, imagine how much better your body and mind will react if your bath became an experience. The more work we put into anything, the more you will reap. Next time you feel like treating yourself to some tender love, and care, try adding these products into your bath time routine.
Plants are potent healing agents in our lives. The more plants and nature we surround ourselves with regularly, the more we feel a connected sense of Earthly peace. By adding plants into your bathtub area, the air you breathe will be purified, and the greenery will guide you into a lush, tropical rainforest. Here are some plants that thrive in low-light bathrooms and high-humidity. If you’re interested in learning more about houseplants and their healing properties in general, refer to our Indoor House Guide for Plants.
Spider plants are great for removing harmful chemicals from the air, such as carbon monoxide, xylene, formaldehyde and toluene.
Pothos plants purify the air of formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide and help eliminate odors. Pothos can also help relieve eye irritation after a long day of staring at a screen.
Moth Orchids are stylish plants to keep near your tub, are easy to grow and keep, and can lower stress levels. As they breathe, they remove xylene, a common pollutant, in the air you breathe.
Peace lilies absorb acetone vapors, purifies the air, are low maintenance, promotes restful sleep, and prevents the formation of mold and mildew.
Air plants emit fresh oxygen, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve focus. Air plants photosynthesize at night, which is pretty neat!
Staghorn’s lush foliage grow vertically and will greatly improve the quality of air around you.
Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular plants in Feng Shuai practice. They are said to bring good fortune and prosperity to the place where it grows. They enhance the follow of positive energy in the home.
Please, keep your candles and your plants separate enough so that you don’t accidentally cause a fire in your Amazonian rainforest bathroom. Other than that little side note, candles are the best way to set the mood. There is nothing like turning off the bathroom lights and allowing the mysterious twinkling lights to burn all around you. I love setting a million candles everywhere. I usually put tiny, unscented candles around the bathtub area and then one deliciously scented candle right by where I’ll be lying. I can go on for days talking about where to place your candles and which candles to get, but it is a personal style choice that you should be playing around with yourself!
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Candle
White Barn Mahogany Teakwood Candle
We know how amazing essential oils are. The trends in the past few years have proven how much people care about what is going inside their bodies and how to watch for themselves. Taking care of our bodies has become the newest form of treating ourselves, and I am here for it. All of us make an effort to see our doctors, participate in physical activities, and watch what we eat. We should also be making an effort to lather our bodies up in oils that benefit us so much. Since the beginning of time, humans have benefitted from essential oils. They have millions of benefits. By throwing oils in your bath, you’re treating yourself to aromatherapy, stress relief, help in skin issues, and a general sense of comfort in every aspect of your body and mind.
Keep in mind; you should always be doing your research when it comes to putting things inside or on your body. Everybody is different. Oils that work for some may react poorly on others. If you’re concerned, do a patch test and see how your skin reacts. Also, always make sure to dilute the oil. Combining essential oils with bath salts, coconut oil, jojoba oil, or almond oil will help carry the essential oils to your body much more comfortable and safer than if they were on their own.
Relives stress, anxiety, and headache relief, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, and nausea
Used for stress and anxiety relief, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates oil production
They are used for tension relief, antibacterial properties, a natural antidepressant, menstrual cramps, and alleviating menopause symptoms.
Used for anxiety and depression relief, antimicrobial activity, pain relief, anticancer and antioxidant activity, and promotes weight loss.
Used for anxiety, stress, depression, and pain relief increases libido and protects against bacteria and fungi.
Used for digestive relief, anxiety relief, wound healing, skin condition relief, and promotes sleep.
Increases alertness, manages anxiety, supports wound healing, fights bacteria and guards against skin cancer,
They are used for anxiety and depression relief, pain management, and their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Bath Bombs, Bubbles, & Salts
Bath bombs & bubbles are the best way to elevate the tub game. Throw a bath bomb in your tub for an artistic dip, or pound in those bubbles until you can only see your face. Keep in mind that whatever products you chose to bathe in are products that will seep into your skin. So, know your skin type and make sure they are safe products.
For a Trippy Bath
Lush Cosmetics Intergalactic Bath Bomb
For a Romantic Bath
For a Calming Bath
Herbivore Calm Soaking Salts and Bath Soaks
For a Bubble Bath
For a Luxury Bath
For a Sensitive Bath
For a CBD bath
Mary’s Nutritionals Calm Bath Bomb
Bathtub Caddy Tray Tables
Tray tables are a must for your bath. They keep your items easily accessible and keep them from getting soaked. You can read your favorite book, binge watch a show from your iPad, chug down a glass of wine or a cup of tea, work on your computer, and the list goes on.
Luxury Bath Caddy Tray for Tub
Well, I think it’s bath time now!