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Relax Already: Take a Bath

It's the end of a very long day. You've cooked, you've cleaned and you've tucked the kids in bed. There is nothing on tv, you're sick of your book (and your husband for that matter) and all you want to do is unwind. Here's a thought: Take a bath.

Almost everyone has a tub but not everyone uses it for bathing (ironic, really). One way to calm down after a hard day is to draw yourself a bath.

Not into soaking in plain, old bath water, then

People pay good money to soak in therapeutic spa tubs, but you can create your own therapeutic bath at home. There are so many fun bubbles, oils, milks and soaks to make your bathing experience even more enjoyable. Dr. Hauschka, the holistic skin care brand, has a line of aromatherapy bath oils for any mood. If you're looking to de-stress, try the lavender or the spruce oils (or combine them both for extra aroma fun) for the soothing and calming properties in the herbs. The trial size kit is only $15.95 if you're not yet sure that bathing is your thing. Buy them here.

Fit's Tip: Put some fresh towels beside the tub before you start the bath... nothing kills the mood of a de-stressing bath like running naked across the cold bathroom floor to fetch a towel.

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stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
Where I live, water is super-expensive. So I don't use baths at all. Just showerheads. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
oh my god, i am so the opposite. i would rather bath at home than in the unknow that is the hotel room bathtub!
nycgirl nycgirl 9 years
Haha, I feel like that too sometimes. In college I had 2 aquatic turtles, and I always joked that they were 'wallowing in their own filth'. I always feel like my tub is never clean enough for taking baths. I just take baths the day after I scrub it, or in hotels.
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years
I love taking bathes! I have a friend that refuses to take them tho, she says she feels like she's laying in her own filth. Wtf!
DStirk DStirk 9 years
I get fidgety in the tub too medicgirl... but i have started doing sodoku (sp?) in the tub to keep me occupied. In the end i feel happier and smarter :)
medicgirl medicgirl 9 years
Although I love the idea of nice hot long bubble baths or a good soak in the tub, I can't seem to relax enough to enjoy it! I get so fidgitey in the tub so I just gave up on the whole thing...thanks for the aromatherapy tip I will try it.
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