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For most, a great writing session is relaxing enough. But sometimes, you can be a little anxious, stressed or tired. This can potentially ruin your planned writing time, which results in being uncomfortable. But writing a good book requires you to be entirely focused and engaged in the story. A good bath beforehand will let you de-stress and sink in.
A quality bath should be relaxing, and for the most part, it will be. However, sometimes it can be a little uncomfortable. Most baths are made from enamel, which is a shiny yet slippery material. It doesn’t get much more annoying than having to pull yourself back up every 20 seconds. Being a hard surface, you can also get a stiff neck in the bath. So, order a bath mat and cushion to keep you in place and provide support for your neck and head. The difference is surprising.
There are thousands of products you can put into the bathwater to make it more relaxing. Still, one of the most popular around (at over 20 million sold each year) is the bath bomb. Don’t worry; there won’t be a literal explosion. But these handy pieces of compressed bath salts from specialist health retailers like Sunset Health provide an intense burst of aroma and bath oils. Guaranteed to de-stress after a long day.
Like bath bombs but in liquid form, bath oils are poured into your water for either stimulation or relaxation. Like essential oils, good bath oils are made from a high concentration of natural ingredients with an intense aroma, such as lavender, sage, and jasmine. Many bath oils also double as body cleaning products, so they will actively refresh as you bathe.
Make a Home Spa
The environment in which you bathe can play a role in how you feel. While many bathrooms are decorated in traditional tile, you might benefit from some natural materials. Think of a spa, for example. Spas are excellent at combining traditional tile and nature, such as bamboo and dragon plants. Utensils like scrubbers and clean towels should also be within easy reach, so you don’t have to exert yourself at all.
Candles, Candles, and Candles
The nature of a bathroom means that most are equipped with cool white lighting, which is excellent for solid illumination – essential for styling and grooming. But intense light like this isn’t the best for relaxation. You need warm and soft lighting, and there’s nothing better than a candle for this job. So light as many candles as possible for a relaxing ambiance, but be careful where you place them.
Bathtime is obviously used for relaxation, but it is also when you get clean. And there’s nothing quite like a good scrub. Scrubbing tools like loofahs and back brushes are excellent for getting to hard-to-reach places. But exfoliating soap made from natural ingredients makes you feel as clean as a whistle. Just make sure you scrub before you lie back, or you won’t want to move once you begin to relax in your hot bath.