Bath rituals can have a healing effect, both on a physical and emotional level. The modern-day bath helps provide the ultimate stress relief experience for many people and combat stress at the end of a long day.
Turn your shower and baths into a relaxing aromatherapy experience you will enjoy with all the senses. Upgrade your bath or shower routine with aromatherapy products that will leave your skin soft and moisturized, while relaxing your mind and body for a luxury at-home spa experience.
History of bathing
Until the mid 19th century, most bathing was public, reserved for political and religious leaders, and the elite few. Archeologists believe that bathing and cleanliness was associated with godliness in the ancient civilization. Bathing was a religious ritual in Asia and India, using the healing waters of rivers.
The Greeks and Romans were the key drivers behind the popularity of bathing as recreation and healing, and bathing became an experience that was open to all. The Roman baths were open to everyone who wanted to clean and rejuvenate. Greek soldiers used to take steam baths to ease aching muscles after battle.
Eventually bathing evolved into a private ritual with a wide variety of psychological and physical benefits. A warm bath helps relax and rejuvenate, boost the immune system, improve mindfulness, reduce joints and muscles pain, and ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression. An Epsom salt bath can help with muscle soreness and stress, allowing for an even greater relaxation.
How to create a luxury at-home spa experience
1. Create a relaxing and inviting environment.
Warm lighting promotes relaxation and helps to calm the mind. A Himalayan salt wall plug will help purify the air and set a relaxing environment in your bathroom.
This 100% Authentic Himalayan Rock Salt lamp offers natural pink light and helps create a welcoming and romantic ambience to relieve stress and improve wellbeing. It emits negative ions when heated by the bulb, which purifies the air and improves breathing.
You can also create a relaxing ambience with an aromatherapy diffuser.
Vitruvi Move Cordless Ultrasonic Diffuser
Put this wireless diffuser on the bathroom counter and diffuse your aroma oils to set the perfect bath ambience. It also has an optional LED light that gives off a soft glow for added ambience. If you want all the lights off, simply activate night mode.
This Cordless Essential Oil Diffuser with warm light is very convenient to move to any room and not have to worry about plugging it in. It is wireless, rechargeable and super light to be moved around with ease.
2. Exfoliate and massage your skin before entering the shower.
Use a dry brush for a full-body massage. A full body scrub will leave your skin smooth, exfoliate the dead cells, improve circulation and lymphatic drainage, and release stress.
3. Massage and revitalize your skin and scalp with a purifying scrub
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Tropical Mango – America’s number 1 scrub brand
Experience intense exfoliation through Tree Hut’s Shea Sugar Scrub with the exotic scent of tropical mango. The certified organic shea butter gently exfoliates, moisturises the skin and promotes elasticity. It contains an oil blend: almond, avocado, safflower seed, evening primrose, sweet almond , macadamia seed, and orange oil for a divine experience. The mango puree is packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, which prevent the drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles.
A purifying hair scrub will help cleanse and revitalize your scalp and hair. The cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt is ideal as a detox treatment as it cleanses, purifies and restores balance to sensitive or oily scalps. Use it once or twice a week.
4. Upgrade your shower routine
Aura Cacia Reviving Peppermint Aromatherapy Shower Tablets
Jump start the day the aromatherapy way! Enjoy the peppermint in these effervescent 100% pure essential oil tablets for a complete spa shower experience.
BodyRestore Shower Steamers Aromatherapy
Offer yourself a deluxe home spa experience with these shower bath bombs infused with lavender essential oil for relaxation. This gift pack consisting of 15 shower bath bombs is ideal for modern women who want to feel rejuvenated the natural way. A great spa gift for Valentine’s, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Secret Santa and other gift-giving ocassions.
Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
These shower steamers infused with essential oils will help you melt stress away and enjoy meaningful moments of self-care. The set includes the following fragrances: lavender, eucalyptus, vanilla, watermellon, peppermint and grapefruit. The set makes a great spa gift for any gift-giving ocassion: birthdays, housewarming parties, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, and more.
Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Body Wash
This ultra moisturizing body wash hydrates and conditions the skin for a relaxing spa-like experience. Aloe vera, shea butter and vitamin E nourish and moisturize, and natural Epsom Salt helps relieve achy muscles. Lavender essence has soothing properties that help release stress and promote a good night sleep.
5. Cleanse luxuriously
Professional Beauty: Oribe Cote d’Azur Replenishing Body Wash
Rich in oils and essential oils to leave the skin smooth and hydrated. It has a blend of sweet almond, meadowfoam and starflower oils, soybean oil, rice and passionflower oils, and amber extract. The blend rejuvenates the skin, leaving it soft and silky smooth.
Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash
Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash contains a unique blend of moisturizers and skin natural ingredients, which can transform even the driest skin in just one shower. This cleanser from the #1 Dermatologist recommended body wash brand is gentle to the skin microbiome, its living protective layer.
Premium Beauty: L’Occitane Cleansing & Softening Almond Shower Oil
This shower oil, enriched with Provence almond oil, becomes a delicate milk veil in contact with water. It soflty cleans and leaves the skin moisturized all-day-long. This 2-In-1 shower oil offers dual benefits: it both cleanses and moisturizes, and is suitable even for dry skin.
6. Hydrate your skin after the bath or shower
Use a lightweight moisturizing oil or butter to double down on hydration.
Neutrogena Body Oil Light Sesame Formula
This light body oil provides essential hydration while locking in moisture without leaving a greasy feel. Use it after a shower or bath as a skin oil, massage it onto your body while the skin is still damp, or add the body oil to the bath water to help soften and nourish your skin during the bath. Neutrogena is a dermatologist recommended brand.
Sky Organics Organic Shea Butter has essential fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins A and E that help create a protective moisture barrier to reverse skin dehydration and leave the skin smooth and glowing. The Sky Organics Organic Shea Butter is USDA Certified Organic, 100% vegan and cruelty-free and has high quality ingredients.
Professional Beauty: Moroccanoil Dry Body Oil
A weightless formula that absorbs quickly to lock in moisture and leave the skin soft and moisturized. Infused with argan, olive and avocado oils, and delicately fragranced with the signature Moroccan oil scent. Spray a layer directly onto skin immediately after showering and gently massage.