wikiHow to Relax With a Hot Bath

If you need to have a relaxing bath after a hard day's work,read this article for what to do to make your bath as relaxing as a spa.

Steps

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    Think about the last time you took a bath, for yourself to languish in and soak away the stresses of the day.
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    Make time for yourself to relax. Get all your chores and homework done before you relax. Give your mind, body, and spirit some attention and for a while let your worries drift away.
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    Make a bath special. Take the phone off the hook. Pour yourself a glass of wine, choose a magazine, turn off the bathroom lights and light a candle (scented ones are nice), and run a hot bath adding oil or bubbles or using bath bombs. The aroma therapeutic choices on offer today are staggering. There are plenty of lovely bath products out there and it wouldn't be a bad idea to invest in some!
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    Immerse yourself in the tub and let all your stresses wash down the overflow with the displaced water.
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    Relax. Let your worries dissolve into the water. Think happy thoughts of sun kissed beaches and starlit skies and let thoughts of kids, work and money evaporate with the steam. Open your mind, meditate and just enjoy!
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    Try to take a shower before so you are clean before and you're not just soaking in your own filth for a long time.
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    Make a playlist of relaxing songs to enjoy while in the bath
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    A face mask and a good book are also essentials for a good bath. Get creative and make your own homemade face mask by adding 1 Banana (mashed), 1 tablespoon of honey and 5 tablespoons of oats. You can also get many store bought face masks that are reasonably priced too.
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    Enjoy!

Tips

  • Have a glass of your favorite drink by the bath to sip as you soak.
  • Use a shower cap if you don't want to get your hair wet.
  • When you are done with the bath, use some body lotion.
  • Add some relaxing music in the bathroom and some amazing smelling candles. Lay your head back and enjoy the quiet.

Warnings

  • Keep the candle at a safe distance where you can watch it.
  • If you enjoy listening to the radio, tapes, or CDs while in the bath, make sure whatever you are playing any of the above on is in a place where there is no chance it might fall into the bathwater.
  • Do not stay in the water for too long as it can promote early aging of your skin.
  • Don't drink too much wine in the bath! It could spill, or you could end up a little tipsy. You can also get very bad cramps from having alcohol at the same time as sitting in warm to hot water.
  • Meditation in a bath could be a risky thing, prop yourself up in such a way that you don't drown, or let people know where you are and what you are doing and that you don't want to be disturbed.

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Categories: Bathing | Water Relaxation Techniques