Learn How to Rest & Unwind With This Relaxing Self-Care Bath Routine

Torera George
by Torera George
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40 Minutes

When you’re feeling stressed out and the burdens you’re carrying seem to be too heavy, the best thing to do for your mental and physical health is to do a self-care bath routine.

Your body needs to relax and rest up in order for you to have strength and fortitude to move forward. There’s a reason that baths help and have been a source of rest and healthy body practices for thousands of years.

Here’s how to do the best relaxing bath routine for your mental and physical health!

Tools and materials:

  • Magnesium flakes (if you can’t find them use Epsom salts)
  • Essential oils - 2 drops each of lavender and cedarwood
  • Body brush
  • Bubble bath
  • Face cleanser
  • Honey (preferably Manuka)
  • Body scrub
  • Moisturizer
  • Aromatherapy candle
Relaxing self-care bath routine

1. Choose the right time for you

This is your time so choose the best time that works for you. Many people choose to do a relaxing bath time ritual around bedtime to help them get a better night’s sleep. 

The best relaxing bath routine

2. Fill the tub

Begin by setting the right temperature for your bath. Make sure it is not too hot or too cold. Add some magnesium flakes or Epsom salts to help soften your skin and help your muscles relax.

Choose relaxing essential oils like lavender and cedarwood. Add two drops for fragrance, calming, and relaxation.

What is a good bath routine?

Add some bubble bath and add to the stream of rushing water. Agitate the water if your water pressure is low and the bubbles aren’t forming properly. Agitation makes bubbles bigger! 

Applying Manuka honey as a face mask

3. Get your relaxed face on

As the tub fills, cleanse your face. The steam from the bath will open your pores, so make sure your face is cleansed properly.

You can apply any face mask to wear while soaking and relaxing. I find Manuka honey to be a wonderful way to heal and moisturize the skin. Apply some honey to your face, using just enough to coat it.

Using a dry brush on the body

4. Get the blood moving

Dry brushing your body before bathing helps to increase blood flow and exfoliate your skin at the same time.

Always work in the direction of your heart. Begin at the soles of your feet, working your way up your legs and arms towards your heart. 

How do you do a self-care bath?

5. Set the mood

Light an aromatherapy candle, place some flowers in the tub, play some music or a meditation app to help you clear your mind.

Relaxing bath routine

6. Soak up the relaxation!

Get into the tub and let your worries and cares float away. Stay in the tub for no more than 20 minutes. You don’t want to stay in long enough so that your fingers begin pruning and wrinkling.

Make sure the temperature is warm and not too hot. This is a relaxation experience and not for detoxing. Do some breathing exercises to help relax you even further.

Scrubbing the body as the water drains away

7. Scrub your body

As you pull the plug and let the water run out, apply a body scrub to your body. Gently scrub in small circular motions.

Rinsing off the exfoliation with the shower

Rinse off all the dead skin cells.

Applying body oil to the skin

8. Final relaxation steps

Get out of the tub and apply body oil while your skin is still a bit damp to lock in the moisture.

Relaxing self-care bath routine before bed

Self-care bath routine tutorial

Slip into your pajamas and enjoy one of the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had! I do hope you try this self-care bath routine. Please let me know in the comments how you felt afterward! I love hearing from you!

Suggested materials:
  • Magnesium flakes (if you can’t find them use Epsom salts)
  • Essential oils - 2 drops each of lavender and cedarwood
  • Body brush
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