How to have a luxurious bath
Indulge in the sweet relief of a luxurious bathing ritual.
Drawing the perfect bath is an art form, one that requires some careful planning to ensure you’re getting the best from your rinse. Bathing connoisseurs will understand that a bath is never simply just a bath; it’s a chance to decompress, indulge and wash away stresses or headaches (corporal or not). Of course it’s also an opportunity to carve out some ‘me’ time, a moment to free yourself from responsibilities, work, family, social media and all the other modern life trappings that follow us. But how does one create the perfect bath? We attempt to answer all your questions here and now.
When is the perfect time of day for a bath?
Studies show that to improve the quality of your sleep, the ideal time for a bath is one to two hours before bed.
What is the perfect bath temperature?
Water temperatures can be contentious but experts tend to recommend that the ‘Goldilocks’ bath (not too hot, not too cold) reflects your body temperature. 37°C or around 98°F is ideal but a range between 36°C to 40°C (or approximately 96°F to 105°F) is fine.
How do I make my bath relaxing?
If the aim of your bath is rest and relaxation, indulging in a few aromatic and skin-loving extras will turn the rinse into ritual, one that your body benefits from in a multitude of ways. Scent has a powerful pull on our mind and mood: studies show that rose oil in particular has a calming effect on humans. A dash of Theseeke’s Rose Elixir will provide that soothing effect while also nourishing the skin. Alternatively, add a few drops of the Arithmos Soothe Rose Geranium Body Oil, to your bath to restore tranquility, leaving you calm and composed.
For muscle relief, use bath salts that deliver detoxifying benefits while serving up much needed minerals and antioxidants. Hunter Lab’s Pinot Grape Skin Bath Soak calls on antioxidant-rich grape skins and seeds to exfoliate and Epsom and rock salts to help muscles relax. Theseeke’s Calendula and Rose Botanical Salt Soak has magnesium, Himalayan rock and Dead Sea salt to absorb and replenish much needed minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium. Or try the Green Superfood or Milky Hydration bath shots from Peggy Sue, designed to leave skin feeling revitalised and smooth.