This post is sponsored by Unilever. All opinions are my own.
I think that we can all agree that it’s been a crazy year for all of us. Especially for moms, juggling work, kids, virtual school, and maintaining a house. Most days the last thing that I get is a break but I’ve started to carve out time in the evening to unwind and it’s been life-changing, to say the least. Being intentional about making time to decompress and recharge after a long day or week, helps me to truly be able to show up as my best self for my family. You can pamper yourself and have a luxurious bath experience right at home. Here is how I create a spa bath at home…
I don’t know about you but I find it pretty difficult to think clearly, let alone relax in the midst of clutter. Pick up any random clothes or towels, empty your trash bin and if you need to, clean the tub. The last thing you want while you’re trying to take a relaxing bath is something gross floating around the tub. Make sure you have a fresh mat or towel down to step on when you get out as well.
Have you ever gotten into the shower and forgot your towel? Annoying, right? We don’t want that to happen with your relaxing bath so a bath caddy or tray can help make sure you have everything that you need. I’m partial to a bath tray because it can hold candles, a book or tablet, a glass of wine, and even your favorite body scrub.
Speaking of body scrubs right now at Sam’s Club and SamsClub.com if you buy any two Dove, Nexxus®, or SheaMoisture® items, you’ll get $5 off! I especially love the Dove Exfoliating body polish for my baths. The whipped texture and indulgent scents take my bath experience to new levels. The exfoliators leave your skin renewed and nourished all at once. Enriched with ¼ moisturizing cream, Doves Exfoliating Body Polish gives a creamy coverage to buff away dull, dry skin, while nourishing the new layer underneath too.
If you are more of a shower girl then put this same effort into setting the scene for a long relaxing shower. The Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Body Wash is perfect for your shower needs and it’s a part of the Sam’s Club offer too.
It helps to set everything you need on your tray before even running a bath to make sure that you have everything at your fingertips; including your towel nearby. We’ve been in our home for over a year now and would you believe that this month was my first time in this tub?
Music is so powerful and can change your mood almost instantly. This is probably one key ingredients to creating a spa bath at home. Create a relaxing playlist (think of your favorite spa) and let the sounds take you away. If you don’t have surround sound or a portable speaker your headphones or simply setting your phone nearby will suffice.
We know that light can affect how alert you are, so dim lighting can help signal to your brain that it’s time to slow down. I have dimmable lights so I usually just put them on the lowest setting if it’s in the evening. If you’re taking a bath during the day it helps to close all of your blinds, bedroom doors and to still light a candle for a bit of ambiance.
These days it has been especially difficult to get time to myself. Almost to the point that mom guilt will creep in and I feel bad for it. However, it’s not often that we put ourselves first so we need time to ourselves. Let your family know that the time is for you and you only, so they know not to interrupt. If you don’t have a spouse or partner to take the kids off of your hands then set a strict bedtime for the kids and do it once they are resting. Whatever you do, be intentional about making time for yourself!
I typically finish the experience off with a glass of water to help my body cool down, my favorite moisturizer, a face mask, and some soft pajamas. Afterwards a charcuterie board filled with your favorite snacks and a nice movie would be a great idea.
Have you ever attempted a spa bath at home? What’s your favorite way to pamper yourself?