5 Steps to A More Relaxing Bath
Creating a More Spa-like Bathroom
I’ve always loved going to a spa and breathing in the wonderful aromas and feeling completely relaxed in that dimly lit room with candles everywhere. Being almost 6 months pregnant, I wanted to create a similar environment in my own bathroom where I could go and relax at the end of a very busy day. Here’s how I created a more spa-like environment in my own bathroom and how you can too if you’d like.
Clean & Tidy
The first thing you notice when you go to a spa is how clean and tidy everything is. There’s no clutter anywhere and just the simple act of keeping your counters clear of bathroom items is already a more relaxing experience. So the first thing you need to do is to clear off all the clutter from your bathroom counter and any clutter you may have around the tub.
You can find baskets and/or organizers pretty much anywhere to help you organize all those items under your sink or in the cabinets above your toilet. Just keep a few essentials on the counter to keep it looking more like a spa and less like a bathroom. Once you’ve gotten everything off your counters, give them a good cleaning with some all-purpose cleaner and clean your mirrors too while you’re at it.
The next thing you can do is get rid of those different shaped bottles and transfer your Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash into these amber plastic bottles to create a more uniform look. I got mine on Amazon here.
Bring Nature In
If you have room, adding a hanging plant in your shower/tub is a really relaxing view when you’re soaking in the tub at the end of the day. Although most tub/showers aren’t very large so if you can’t fit a plant in there, you can always add plants to your countertops.
A bathtub tray is another great place to put a little plant and some other bathtub essentials.
Hanging Eucalyptus from your shower head is also a great way to add that wonderful aroma of a spa. The steam from the shower will also help release the anti-stress benefits of the plant.
Bath salts are a must if you want to create a spa-like environment and you can either buy pre-made salts or make your own. There are a ton of homemade bath salt recipes on Pinterest!
A sea sponge is another great essential to add to your spa bath and you can find these pretty much everywhere now.
And of course, what would a spa bathroom be without all the candles? I like to place mine around the tub, on my bathtub tray, and on the bathroom counter.
Another spa find you can add to your own bathroom is a tray for your soap that sits on a bed of river rocks. You always find river rocks in a spa!
You also want to give your floors a good cleaning and lay some big, fluffy bath mats down.
And of course, one of the things that just makes the spa experience a great one are the super soft towels and bathrobes they have.
The Soothing Scents
You can use scented candles if you’d like, but I have found that a diffuser works best to create that spa smell. Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Cedarwood are the essential oils you’ll most commonly find in a spa. So just add a few drops of each into your diffuser and enjoy your new spa scented bathroom.
The Pandora Spa station is the perfect way to tie it all together and enjoy a soothing, spa-like bath and experience after a long and stressful day. This is by far my favorite way to end the day and unwind before bed.