"There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them." - Sylvia Plath
I love baths. Even when I was a kid I loved bath time.
I could never understand why it was thought that no child liked to get clean as I loved it.
I grew up in a house where a permanent shower fixture wasn’t available, and instead we had a rubber (later a metal) shower head that attached to the taps so that we could wash our hair, but it was not long enough to stand in the bath tub and shower with the fixture.
So I was constantly having baths rather then showers from a young age.
Even now that I'm older and I have a separate shower and bath in my own home,
I am still partial to having a bath rather then a shower if I have the time.
I love the bath products you can get.
The different smells; the textures; the relaxation that comes with having a bath.
‘Lush’ and ‘The Body Shop’ are two of my favourite shops in which I buy my products, and I love the combinations in such.
From Lush, you can get bath bombs and bath melts each with different smells and particulates embedded in each bomb, and they each release a mixture of aromas. A few of my favourites include products that have rose buds, seaweed and honey mixed with the bombs, along with ones that have a raspberry or a blueberry sent.
Whereas from The Body Shop, my favourites include citrus flavours, mango, ginger and chocolate. Scrubs and moisturisers are just a few of the products that I use along with bath bombs that educe a relaxing atmosphere.
And after a long day at work or from doing the housework; a nice relaxing bath with all my lotions and potions is just what I need to feel stress-free.
I have no shame in admitting that when I was little, my favourite film was The Little Mermaid, and during my bath I used to pretend to be Ariel. And I'm sure everyone has their flashbacks to when they were a kid, and thus let their imaginations run wide during bath time.
As I grew up, my bath-time imagination disappeared and was replaced by my love of bath products, although you've guessed it; my love of bath time never faltered.
"I think a lot of contemplation happens in bathtubs. It does for me. Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what's going to happen next." - Sarah McLachlan
I used Mclachlan’s quote as it is also true for me. A hot bath and my products aren’t just for relaxation, but they do help me think too. Whatever I can’t sort out in my sleep, I sort out in the bathtub as the steam is soothing, and it clears my head.
How many of you do the same thing?
What does bath time mean for you?
I know that a relaxing bath is not just one of my favourite things to do, but my partners too.
He uses the bath to relax his muscles after a long day working on cars, and having baths eases the stress of the work day as well.
I know it is a cliché that all women love a hot bath, but some, maybe more men also love a hot bath and enjoy the benefits of it too.
Bath-time is beneficial to you because:
You are bathing your skin of dirt
You are releasing all your stress
Bath bombs and lotions will make you smell amazing
Baths can help you get a good night sleep
Your muscles will become flexible, and will loosen.
Bath-time is a great time to spend alone and medal through your issues without any distractions from the outside world.
I miss not being able to soak in a bath. I have trickles of water that don't amount to much Water pressure doesn't exist It can't be replaced in my flat .When I get those opportunity which is rare The essential oils and a bubble bath is desirable to indulge the senses I occasionally go to a spa. Lee