Relax and Unwind with Some “Bubbly”: Bubble bath, that is!
It’s National Bubble Bath Day…and when it comes to self-care (you are doing some that of that, aren’t you?) this one tops the list for many of us! Water is a naturally soothing element and is something that so many crave when they’re stressed out, feeling the pressure of the day or just want a quick, healthy escape.
The Serene Scene: Why Water Makes Us Calm
Are you one of those people whose soul longs for the seashore? Does your computer screen saver have an image of water included? Do you love the sound of cascading water in a water feature at a favorite restaurant, mall or outside of your home? Ever wondered why water is so relaxing? Check out this post if you want to learn more about why water makes us calm.
Not all of us live by a body of water, but most of us have a bathtub. And that’s a good thing (for more than the functional reason of getting clean) when it comes to relaxation.
In a recent article on Prevention, they shared:
It doesn’t get much better than a sudsy soak in the tub—but now what you’ve always known about a bath’s power to relax body and mind is borne out by science. Research from the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that soaking in warm water daily for 8 weeks is more effective at easing anxiety than a prescription drug.
What? Wow, right? I know!
Our Fave Products for Relaxing in the Tub
Some of our top picks for a spa day include:
The next time you have a hankering for dreamy, creamy vanilla ice-cream, save yourself some calories and opt for these vanilla scented goodies. Speaking of vanilla, did you know it can stave off a sweet tooth? Try it sometime. Add just a bit to a cotton ball and whiff to your heart’s content!
Keep your skin smooth and hydrated…especially after a bath. Milk baths are good for your skin and so is Fresh 3 Milk Ageless Moisturizer.
I love, love, love vitamin C serum. Truly. There are tons of options out there, and this one is oh, so cute!
I adore the smell of rose hips! Check out some of the incredible benefits of rose hips, one of which is tightening skin! No wonder it’s great for under-eye use!
Eucalyptus? I’m in! How do I love thee? I’ve had a love affair with with this scent since high school. High school! It’s been a long relationship!
Admittedly, I don’t have a bath pillow…yet! This is the one I have my eye on, though!
If you don’t have a long handled bath brush set…what are you waiting for? Treat yourself!
National Bubble Bath Day will come and go, but you don’t have to wait for a special occasion escape to a warm oasis. Even a 15-minute soak can net you a huge return!
Until next time,
Wendy Young is a mom of 3 who loves the farmhouse/eclectic/vintage/shabby vibe and maintains this site for fun. By day, she is a child, adolescent and family therapist, is the founder of Kidlutions: Solutions for Kids, creator of The Joyful Parent and the co-author of BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids, along with multiple workbooks for kids. Her total readership is in the millions via her online and social media venues.