Splish Splash: Tips for the Best Bath

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Splish Splash: Tips for the Best Bath

For those hoping to spend a luxurious evening at home, the right bathtime ritual is a must. Regardless of whether you enjoy a quick dip or long soak, there are a few tricks of the trade to help create the best bath imaginable. With a few handy products and attention to what your skin, hair and inner diva needs most, a relaxing and Instagram-worthy evening in the tub is closer than you may think.

Check out a few tips and tricks to make sure your next bathtime is everything you hoped for and more.

1. Set the Stage

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The most important aspect of any bathtime is whether or not your tub is ready. Cleanliness is key to enjoying a nice long soak, so be sure to check the state of the bathroom before taking the plunge. An all-natural cleaning solution like Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner preps tile without any harsh chemical scent. Remove all excess products and distractions for a minimal, worry-free rinse. An immaculate bathing area is sure to set the ideal, relaxing ambience.

bathbath1.pngSal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner via Dr. Bronner’s All-One, $8.99

2. A Pinch of Salt

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Though bubble baths most certainly have their time and place, bath salts take the cake when in search of a relaxing bathtime. Used to perfume and soften bathwater, these salts typically add a calming scent and help moisturize skin. Herbivore Botanicals offers a bath salt made from ylang ylang and vanilla along with sea salt from the Dead Sea to help soothe and soften dry skin. Sometimes it pays to be a little salty.

bathbath2.jpgCalm Dead Sea Bath Salts via Herbivore Botanicals, $18

3. Light a Candle

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If a calm and peaceful mind does not come easily, even when immersed in water from head to toe, do not forget to light a candle to help quiet those pesky, running thoughts. Whether floral, herbaceous or musky, find the right scent and dim the lights. Diptyque from Paris, France has been in the candle business for decades and knows a thing or two about soothing and luscious aromas. Just try not to nod off while the wick is still lit. As always, safety first!

bathbath3.jpgGardenia Candle via Diptyque, $60

4. Lather, Rinse, Repeat

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If washing your hair while taking a rinse, try a silky shampoo and conditioner to give your scalp an added boost. MERMAID products were practically made for bathtime with their sleek, minimal design. Run a fine-toothed comb through hair afterwards to get rid of any tangles so your inner mermaid may shine with smooth, seductive locks post bath time.

bathbath4.jpgMermaid Shampoo and Conditioner via MERMAID, $60

5. About Face

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Be sure to pay extra attention to your face with an at-home spa treatment as well. Glossier’s Moisturizing Moon Mask, made from sweet almond oil, licorice root and lemon fruit extract, not only helps hydrate overworked skin but also brightens and tightens. Pump up your face’s hydration with this ulta-soothing, easy application facemask.

bathbath5.jpgMoisturizing Moon Mask via Glossier, $22

6. Towel Service

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Last, but certainly not least, the final step to a well-executed bath is, naturally, the towel choice. 100% cotton and in a soothing blue shade, the Aqua Hammam Turkish bathhouse style towel has all the right moves. After an indulgent soak, the best punctuation to a lavish DIY spa night is a couple of warm towels, some chamomile tea and lotion, but be prepared. You may just have the best night’s rest of your life after an evening of welcomed pampering.

bathbath6.pngAqua Hammam Oversized Bath Towel via Dot&Bo, $73

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