If you follow me on Instastories you may think that I spend most of time time swimming in my tub, and yes while I am partial to an occasional dip, it usually is to help remedy a day of work and aching muscles and scrub off the dance floor, my sweat and everyone else’s. and just like most things in today’s world, it’s all done rather quickly, in and out and off to the next thing.
After a really sweet Christmas gift of bathing petals, from my friend, with the message ‘best with a glass of prosecco’, it dawned on me how wrong I was getting this so called ‘Bath Time’! So with that comes my recipe for the best kinda soaking in January. Created with aim to defrost those January bones, for wanderlust dreaming, just close your eyes and imagine you are bathing in an outside bath in Bali and finally for those those
crazy people who’ve given up sugar, chocolate, carbs, alcohol and generally life for a month, there is still a little treat for you for the first 31 days of the year…..
So here goes;
- You have to get your timings right, no point in setting it all up to just jump in and out, that’s why the Victorians invented the shower…take your time. The Winter months are just calling out for defrosting in the tub, so choose your time wisely and for the ultimate indulgence, Sunday morning is the key! Sundays are made for being on ‘slow mo’, so it’s just natural progression…..(My friends with kids are doing the inevitable roll back of eyes here, but surely they can watch a film or something (no not going there !)
- Light lots of beautifully scented candles of choice, it may look a little like you are in a Danielle Steel novel, but who cares, it just adds calm and a peace, just allow the bathroom to create a concoction of scents…….your own little steam haven and escape.
- Add a Bath soak. I’ve been using the Herbivore Botanic soak for a while now, and this totally adds to the tropical aroma, it makes your skin super soft and smells AMAZING. The indulgence of feeling like Cleopatra and bathing in milk, well ‘coconut’ milk.
- Rose bathing petals, so my new addition, sprinkling these beautiful petals in the bath. They make you feel as if you are bathing in frangipani petals in Indonesia, when in fact you are bathing in a Victorian Terrace in the UK. In a way they are kinda better as they disintegrate into the water so you don’t get out covered in petals, just smelling of roses!
- The bath is the best place to apply a face mask and actually give it time to have a good go at sorting out and detoxing that early January skin. Like most things, applying face masks and deep conditioners are always so rushed. So apply as soon as you get in the bath, then you can leave it on for a decent amount of time so it can work its magic. I have recently had a re-found love for Origins products so I’m using their Charcoal Mask, to clean up my skin once a week.
- Now just sit back and relax with a book or even catch up on Netflix, BBC iPlayer, films, (now this is not an option for me after loosing 4 iPhones to water, 2 in the bath, one down the loo (so glam) 1 in a champagne bucket ( more glam) so I go for the book, or I just close my eyes!
SO jump in, immerse yourself in your surroundings, just lie back and soak it all up……Enjoy!
Thank you for reading x