How to Set up a Romantic Bath

Creating a romantic bath is an opportunity to experience relaxation and intimacy with a partner. You can use items from around the home or from specialty stores to create passion in your bathroom. Understand how to set up a romantic bath, regardless of whether you're in your home, a hotel room, a resort, or at a secluded cabin.

Steps

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    Clean your bathroom. To set up the most romantic evening possible, you'll need to make sure nothing in the bathroom is dirty or grimy. This includes not only the bathtub, but the rest of your bathroom as well.
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    Choose a time when you know you will be uninterrupted.
    • Unanticipated guests or interruptions can quickly ruin a romantic mood. Make sure roommates or children will be away so that you and your partner are able to relax without fear of being interrupted.
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    Select just a couple of items to add to your bath. Too many additions might make the water overly fragrant or look too crowded.
    • Rose petals sprinkled on top of the water add a romantic and fragrant effect to your bath. You can also blend a few cups of rose petals with half a blender of warm water to make a puree. Swirl it into the hot bathwater or massage it on each other during the bath.
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    • Adding bubble bath to the water while the tub is filling up adds a mood of both frivolity and romance. Look for more adult scents, such as vanilla, rather than using the same fruity-scented bubbles you would put in a child's bath.
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    • Bath salts help soften skin and usually add pleasant scents and colors to your bath. These are available at most bed and bath shops, as well as some specialty or beauty supply stores.
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    • Adding a couple drops of essential oils, such as lavender, jasmine, or cedar wood, to the bathwater introduces aromatherapy into your romantic soak.
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    Gather or purchase large sponges or loofahs to use while you are soaking in the tub.
    • The more absorbent the sponges are, the better, because it allows you to squeeze the warm water over body parts that are not submerged.
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    Set the scene by lighting candles around the bathroom and around the edge of the tub if the rim is wide enough that you won't knock them over.
    • Turn off the lights so your bathroom is illuminated only by candlelight.
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    Create a play list or CD beforehand to ensure you have a constant stream of your favorite romantic music playing during your bath.
    • Try to find music choices that you both enjoy. Set up speakers or a music playing device ahead of time, and keep all electronic devices far away from the water to avoid electrocution.
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    Prepare a tray holding glasses of champagne or wine and strawberries or grapes to enjoy with your mate while soaking in the bath. Set the tray on a small table near the tub so it is easy for you both to access.
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    Have fluffy towels or bathrobes ready for when you are ready to get out of the bath. As an extra loving touch, warm the towels or robes ahead of time in the dryer or using a towel warmer.

Warnings

  • Make sure that candles are not placed under towels or tissue products that could catch on fire, or in places where they are likely to be tipped over.
  • Rarely, a boiler can be placed in a bathroom. NEVER put a candle or any other naked flame under it as it may explode.

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