With the long evenings still very much part of our daily routines at the moment, there’s nothing like a good couple of hours spent in the tub.
That said however, prep-time for long soaks in the bath should never be rushed, as any bathing expert or spa enthusiast will tell you.
So, here are our top tips for getting the most out of a couple of hours lounging in the bath:
Candles are everything
As cheesy as bathroom candles might sound, there is a reason that so many people employ them in and around the bathroom during a good soak.
For one, they offer beautiful ambience, and are often far removed from the harsh reality of bathroom lights; instead supplying the room with a soft glow that will help invigorate both body and mind.
Another bonus is of course the fact that you can buy a great range of scents that can help stimulate moods and feelings; promoting inner calm and wellness.
Find an ambient playlist
Whether on your phone or a Bluetooth speaker, there’s nothing like finding the right kind of playlist for a long bathe in the bathtub.
Although the latest trance compilation album or Taylor Swift LP might not be chill-worthy, there are a great many playlists that you can find online that are specifically designed to help you float away.
Here are some of our favourites for relaxing in the tub:
- chill.out.brain – Spotify
- relaxing bath time playlist – YouTube
- Acoustic Chill Pop Playlist – Amazon Music
- Gentle Dreams – Soundcloud
Make your own bath salts and bombs
If you want to add a little creativity to your chill out session, you can of course make your very own DIY bath bombs and salts.
Bath salts are great for those who want to enjoy a few cheaper bath options, made with very inexpensive ingredients.
Lindsey Johnson at Hello Glow has provided a great write up on how to make six aromatherapy blends for DIY bath salts.
For those who want to have a stab at bath bombs, these can also make great additions to an hour in the tub, and you can also make them relatively cheaply and quickly (some can take just take ten minutes to produce — if you minus drying times).
This article by Popular Science shows you on a step-by-step basis how to make your own bath bombs. Bear in mind that the prices shown are in dollars however, so how much you spend could vary.
Underfloor heating is delish
Once you’re done in the bathroom, there’s nothing quite like resting your feet on some soothing luxury vinyl tiles that are heated from below.
We have a range of flooring options that work wonderfully with underfloor heating, no matter what type of décor you have in your bathroom.
Most notably is our Aqua-Step waterproof laminate flooring range, which is also the world’s first 100 per cent water-resistant laminate floor.
If you want to know a little more about how we can help make your bathroom even more luxurious, call us on 0113 223 4138, or alternatively check out our contact page.