One of my favorite ways to de-stress is by taking a long, hot bubble bath.
I love the way a good bath calms the senses. Water surrounds your body in a cocoon of comfort and muscles relax by soaking away in warmth. Oils or scented candles lift your mood with aromatherapy. Shut out the world by dimming the lights and closing your eyes.
Try a simple bath of just hot water, or add bath gel/shampoo to the running water to create bubbles. Some more things you can try:
- Soothing music.
- A book and a glass of wine.
- Epsom salts to give your body magnesium, restore pH balance and help detoxify.
- Lavender essential oil to reduce tension, relieve pain, disinfect skin and other benefits.
- Baking soda to clean and soothe skin.