Time To De-Stress! 6 Steps To The Perfect Bath 

Living a busy life means more stress, which is why it’s important to find time and space to relax and forget all worries that are plaguing one’s mind throughout the day. There are multiple ways to make that happen: some people prefer yoga, others swear by exercise, while some simply enjoy meditating and being present in a given moment. Whatever the case, it’s totally up to a person to decide which ways they want to relax. However, taking a bath has unique magic: it allows you to be still and calm in the water, which will give you a perfect sense of happiness, especially after a long and stressful day. 

Hence, here are some steps to the perfect and most satisfying bath.

1. Do it when you feel like it 

There is really no point in having a bath if you’re lacking time to completely relax. In case you don’t have at least half an hour to enjoy your bath including the preparation, you’ll just end up feeling tenser, which is the opposite of what a bath should be like. Therefore, if you’re too busy to dedicate some time to relax, it’s best to postpone the bath to another time, when you’ll be more open to letting go of your worries and taking a rest.

2. Prep your bath before going in

This step is crucial because a bath needs to be clean in order for you to enjoy it. So, before you decide to hop in, make sure to clean your bathtub, at least on the most superficial level, so you’ll be able to relax without worrying about dirt underneath you. Also, if there are bottles with cosmetic products lying around, be sure to move them someplace else, so you’ll have more space for other stuff, such as candles or your favorite music device. 

3. Think about the self-care

Recently, there’s been a lot of chatter regarding self-care and its benefits, and rightly so. Taking care of your well-being and putting yourself first in certain situations can surely help you feel better and more self-confident. Therefore, if you’re taking a bath, it would be great to use the experience for some beauty treatments, such as body scrub or a nourishing facial. Besides, you can give yourself a complete self-care, so feel free to use nourishing shampoo and conditioner for oily hair that will leave your locks soft and your scalp clean and free from irritation and dandruff. Taking a bath can be a great way to enjoy some free time and take care of yourself.

4. Forget your daily worries

Having the perfect bath goes best with a soothing atmosphere that allows you to be fully immersed in the experience. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to switch off your phone but muting notifications (mainly if they’re related to work) will help you unwind for sure. You can still use your phone to browse various websites and social media, as long as you keep yourself safe and protected. Additionally, it would be great to have a bath after finishing with other commitments and chores for that day, as then you won’t be thinking about them while lying in a bubbly bath.

5. Enhance the whole experience

Just lying in water can be perfectly fine, but let’s be honest, it is also quite boring. That’s why you can add a luscious bath bomb, scented oil or bath salts, to make the whole experience richer and more satisfying. Also, don’t forget to get aromatic candles and place them near or at the edges of the bathtub, just make sure to keep yourself and your surroundings safe. Water temperature also matters, so be sure to dip your fingers before entering the bath.

6. Pick the music that makes you feel good

If you want a fully relaxing experience, then choosing the music should be the right thing to do. However, not all music is the same, and even though you might prefer listening to alternative rock or gangsta rap on the way to work, remember that a bath should be soothing, so it’s better to pick music that will help you destress. So, slow jazz, classical music, and lofi hip hop are all excellent choices. 


These steps will help you create the perfect bath, so next time you feel like doing something relaxing, feel free to consider lying in a bathtub for a bit. You will certainly enjoy doing such a soothing activity, so feel free to include it into your regular monthly or even weekly routine.