Are you a bath or a shower person – or perhaps you love both?
Whatever your preference, your bathing time is one place you can escape from the rest of your day and pamper yourself.
When my kids were little, I would put them all in the tub at once, scrub them down, shampoo heads and let them play with their bath toys. By the time we finished, got them into their jammers, in bed, story time….. I was beyond exhausted. I NEEDED a little time for myself so I would create a calm, peaceful bath time for myself. No, my bathroom didn’t look like the ones here (I wish!) and no, I didn’t bring in a glass of wine into the bathroom (although that’s not a bad idea), but I would give myself certain luxuries that gave me a few minutes of relaxation at the end of my day.
Creating Your Sanctuary
Keep this on the top shelf away from the rest of the household’s toiletries. Fill it with your puff scrubber, loofas and all facial masks and bath oils. This is yours and yours alone!
Pretty soaps or scented candle seems just about perfect for this mini spa you are creating. Oh, sure it’s nice to have a gazillion candles glowing. It is so lovely and romantic, but for your time alone only a couple of candles are necessary to set a simple, relaxing atmosphere.
Now, don’t the wrong idea, you don’t have to bring in a television – aren’t you there to relax and get in some ‘me’ time? But I do have a big confession – I read in the tub. My days are crazy and the minute I climb into bed at night, I fall dead asleep. So that pretty much leaves bath time for one of my favorite pastimes, reading. If you want to just close your eyes and enjoy the hot water, bring in some nice soft music to set your mood.
Are you more of a Shower person?
Yes you probably have a bath mat so you don’t slip and slide when you get out of the tube, but personally, I have always had a sheepskin throw rug in our bathroom. It is all natural and absorbs the water without making it feel soggy. There are some fabulous faux fur rugs if you don’t like the idea of a sheepskin. It is the perfect transition from going from your relaxing bath back into the real world!
Turkish Towels. They are soft, plush and last for a good, long time. But after you get dried grab a soft Terry robe and when you open that door back into your world, you are relaxed and happy.