5 Things You Need for the Perfect Bubble Bath

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There is nothing quite as rejuvenating as the perfect bubble bath. As a child, a bubble bath is all foam beards and fun. As a mother, I’ve ditched the bubble beards and have switched to a few necessary components that make bubble baths the “me time” that is both necessary and a luxury (read: I can actually lock the bathroom door for once!).

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Here are my 5 picks for the most important things you need for the perfect bubble bath!

1. Bubbles, bars, salts and more

Feel free to pass over your kid’s Paw Patrol bubble bath. Get some bubble bath that speaks to you (I love the bubble baths by Philosophy and the bubble bars by Lush), and add ingredients that will take your perfect bubble bath experience to the next level. My favourite combination: a good squirt of bubble bath, ¼ cup Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salts to detoxify my body and relax my muscles, some organic coconut milk powder to soothe and moisturize dry skin, and essential oils to suit my needs or mood (I love adding a few drops of frankincense,  lavender, or clary sage*). Mixed into a tub of hot water, these ingredients make for a definite upgrade from your usual bubble bath.

2. Lighting

No one needs the bright lighting of a bathroom during their relaxing bath! Turn off the lights and go for candlelight. The perfect bubble bath candles are actually soft LED candles around the bathtub so that I don’t need to worry about knocking one over during my bath.

3. Something to sip on

You could go for wine here, as many people do, but my favourite drink during a bubble bath is actually a nice tall glass of lemon infused water. Lemon water is hydrating and refreshing – something you need while you’re soaking in a hot tub of water. Simply steep fresh, washed, organic lemon slices in water and chill for a minimum of 4 hours. Add in other fruit options for different flavours or sparkling water for something a little bit different.

4. Tech free entertainment

Ditch the phone. Forget the e-reader. Put away the tablet. You don’t want to drop those devices in your bath, you don’t need to memorialize your perfect bubble bath on Instagram, and those YouTube prank videos will still be there when you’re done. Give your eyes and mind a break by leaving the technology behind and simply listening to some relaxing music or a great new audio book (opt for CDs so you aren’t tempted to check on Facebook!). Or enjoy the peace and quiet and opt for something we don’t hear much of anymore: silence.

5. Exfoliate and Moisturize

What better time to do this than while in the bath? Grab a good natural loofah, a brush, and a moisturizing bath scrub and take some time taking care of yourself. It’s not only going to make your skin softer, but it will help increase skin surface circulation! Also, don’t forget your pumice and foot file to give your feet some TLC! When you’re all done with your perfect bubble bath, apply a rich body butter all over to seal the deal. My favourite is the Coconut Oil Body Butter by The Body Shop.

Have I missed anything? What are your essentials for the perfect bath? Share in the comments!

*Always do the appropriate research before using any essential oil. Not all essential oils are safe for use on or around children or pets. Make sure to check for allergies before using any essential oil for the first time. Use essential oils at your own risk and discretion.

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Ritu Sundaram is a Vancouverite who spends her days split up between writing, teaching, and being a mom to her two kids and fur baby. In her perfect world, you’ll find her curled up with a good book and a hot cup of chai, dreaming up her next meal. She loves sharing her favourite moments and her favourite foods on her blog www.happyblurrybeautiful.com.

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