How to Have a Comforting Bath

A bath can be very comforting when upset. Here is how to enjoy a truly comforting bath.

Steps

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    Close your bathroom door, with you inside of the bathroom.
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    Carefully take off your clothes, and either put them in a wash basket/chute, or fold them neatly on a clean, dry surface.
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    Make sure your bathtub is clean (no obvious dirt marks, threads, cotton twirls, patches of dirt or soapy patches).
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    In your clean bath, plug in the bath plug and make sure there are no large cracks or holes (all of which will let out water).
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    In the enclosed bath, place in one of these:
    • Scented bath crystals (lavender, jasmine, rose and chocolate-and-orange scented are delicious, comforting scents)
    • A few drops of your favourite perfume.
    • A dribble of bubble bath
    • A large bath bomb/bath fizzer
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    Start running the water. Put it on a fairly warm temperature.
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    Let the bath run until it is three quarters full, mixing it occasionally with a stick, spoon or your arms.
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    Light some scented candles to light the room and give it a good smell.
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    Wrap your favourite books cover in a plastic bag, or laminate it previous to the bath.
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    Get a large, fluffy towel, and put it near the bath, as well as the water - proofed book.
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    Lower yourself into the water, keeping your hands dry.
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    Lie back in the water, and read your book as a first relaxant, for about 20 minutes.
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    Place your book under the towel after the reading.
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    Lie back in the water, and relax under the comforting warm water and the comforting smell and the comforting, smooth bathtub, and relax!
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    Lie back for at least 20 minutes, but don't fall asleep.
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    Get out and dry yourself in the lovely soft towel.

Tips

  • Prepare a cup of tea or glass of wine to drink during your bath beforehand.
  • Blow dry or tumble dry your towel beforehand do it is still slightly warm when you dry.
  • Imagine locking all of your worries in a box, and tying it up with chains. Then imagine throwing it in the sea. Now your bath should be more comforting because you aren't worrying.
  • Keep a hairbrush, deodorant, and body butter handy to rub in and brush your hair after your bath.

Warnings

  • Don't light candles without your parent's permission (if you are under 13) - anyone can make a mistake.

Things You'll Need

  • Warm soft towel
  • Bubble bath/crystals/perfume/drops
  • A water source
  • Bathroom
  • bathtub
  • Book

Article Info

Categories: Bathing