When you’re feeling stressed after a hectic day, the last thing you want to worry about is whether the remedy you’ve chosen to de-stress your mind will cause undue stress to your skin. Unwinding with a hot soak in the tub is a favorite remedy of many stressed-out folks, but too many commercial bath preparations contain artificial, bad-for-the-earth ingredients that can dry out your skin and make you itch all over.
Aromafloria to the rescue! The Stress Less Bubble Bath in the January Yuzen box is made with gentle, 100% plant-based ingredients that soothe body and mind. This biodegradable, vegan, pH-balanced formula helps relieve any itching you might be feeling from dry, wintery skin – or from a bubble bath you may have tried that didn’t contain such beneficial ingredients.
Here are Aromafloria’s tips for your “Path to the Perfect Bath,” plus some extra tips for the “ultimate experience”:
Start the experience even before you submerge into the steaming, warm bath infused with powerful aromas. Allow your body to relax as the soothing sound of running water fills up the room. Play relaxing music and dim the lights.
2. Add Aroma
Add the essential oil, bath salt, or gel of your choice, or one that will achieve the results you’re seeking. As the steam from the hot water fills the air, your aromatherapy treatment begins.
3. Set the Mood
Decorate your surroundings with candles, flowers, and other mood-enhancing articles. As your bath is getting ready, prepare yourself physically and emotionally – your tempo before and after is part of the experience as well. Take your time.
Slowly step into the hot water, allowing your body to adjust to the heat. Soak, relax, breathe. This is a YOU-focused time. Let the steam, water, and aroma take you away.
Wrap yourself in a clean, soft towel or your favorite bathrobe. Allow your body to cool down before carefully moisturizing your entire body to complete the treatment.
Special Tips for the Ultimate Experience
A morning bath can make you feel revitalized. Use a stimulating essential oil such as rosemary or jasmine.
Don’t stay in the tub too long, as an ultra-long bath strains your circulation and hot water dissolves your skin’s natural lipids.
There is a definite correlation between bath temperatures, the duration of you soak, and the mood your bath leaves you in:
77 degrees F to 86 degrees F – Duration 10 minutes
98 degrees F to 102 degrees F – Duration 15-20 minutes
102 degrees F to 104 degrees F – Duration 10-30 minutes. To treat a cold or induce sweating.