For some people, there is nothing better to help you relax after a long stressful day than to sit back and soak in a warm bath with some gentle music washing over you or a favourite book to read. With our day-to-day busy schedules often we see long baths and naps as a waste of time, however if you push yourself too far for too long without any breaks or time to yourself, you can get physically and emotionally tired.
Overstressing yourself is a serious problem in today’s technology heavy age, as everything is expected to be immediate and the human race isn’t like that. Becoming severely stressed can affect your happiness, leaving you feeling tired and upset and can even have a detriment to your overall health as your immune system won’t be working as well.
Take an hour out of the week to take it slow with a beautifully relaxing bath. We’ll have a look at ten of the most original bath scents which will help you achieve relaxation in the most stressful of times.
1. Molton Brown Firefly Embers Candle
A stunningly rustic scent, this candle evokes aged leathers and campfires. Perfect for hot tub parties in the Alps.
2. Banana Sugar Bath Scrub
Using a ripe banana, a few tablespoons of granulated sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract, you can create your own, beautifully scented sugar scrub. It does wonders on exfoliating skin!
3. Yankee Cinnamon Stick Candle
Perfect for a cold December evening, bathe in the spicy smell of Christmas with this warming cinnamon candle.
4. Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom Soy Candle
Made from 100 vegetable soy wax this candle combines lemon blossoms with the smell of the fresh sea air. Tropical bliss!
5. Peppermint and Orange Bath Salts
This stunning combination of mint and citrus is fantastic to help reduce stress and smells great at the same time!
6. Mint Chocolate Scented Candle
Love chocolate but on a chocolate free diet? Why not try some healthy masochism with this beautiful mint chocolate scented candle!
7. Honey Almond Oil Bath Salts
The subtle blend of the honey and almond will give your bath a beautiful smell and the honey and almond combine to help smooth and soften skin. Wonderful!
8. Buttermilk Soap and Scented Lotion
Buttermilk has a simple, yet stunning scent that is subtly pleasant and it smoothes your skin, leaving you feeling revived and refreshed after a long, hot bath.
9. Juicy Watermelon Candle
Although not a conventional scent, the watermelon candle provides a crisp, refreshing scent that is not too powerful, allowing you to relax and enjoy its gentle fragrance t in peace. Watermelon candles can also be used in bathrooms and toilets as they provide an excellent ambient scent.
10. Lavender Scented Candles/Bath Salts/Sugar Scrub
An old favourite, for a relaxing, soothing bath try a lavender scented scrub, salt or candle! Lavender is great in all forms so choose your preferred method and go for it!
Whether you’re normally a fan of quick showers or you’re a long time bath lover, with a huge collection of different scents, candles, salts, sugar scrubs and lotions out there, why not take some time out of your day to treat yourself and relax in warm, liquid bliss. You’ll feel better for it!
Carrie Harris is a great believer in the rejuvenating properties of a big bubble bath! As a simple and effective way to unwind, she believes that creating a space conducive to peace and relaxation in the bathroom should be a priority for everyone! She writes about her thoughts and ideas for great bathrooms for Christopher James Bathrooms.