Is there a better day than Friday to take a luxurious, relaxing bath?  We don’t think so.  Below you’ll find ideas and tips on how to create a perfect bath from our acclaimed spa director, Simon Marxer.  Happy soaking!

Recipes:  Add about 10 drops of your favorite essential oils to your bathwater to enhance your experience and remedy your aliments.

 Relaxation: To be able to switch off and sleep at night use Chamomile, Sandalwood & Lavender
 Stress-relief: In times of stress use Ginger, Black Pepper, Rosemary & Chamomile
 Energize: If you are feeling sluggish use Patchouli, Rosemary, Grapefruit & Juniper Berry
 Improve: To uplift your mood use Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Frankincense & Rose

 For a truly luxurious bath, add in your favorite natural bath products. Try bath salts, essences of herbs and flowers and bubble-baths.
 When using bath salts, be sure to add them while the water is running to dissolve the salts before you get in.
 Make sure that the bath is the perfect temperature for your body – not too hot, yet not too cold. 
 When filling the bathtub, get in when it’s filled about halfway. That way you can feel the temperature and adjust it so it’s comfortable for you!
 After the bath blot yourself dry and then apply body lotion, moisturizer or use your preferred product of choice to lock in moisture.
 Pour yourself a warm cup of decaf tea.
 Hop into bed for an early night or just read a book or magazine. Do anything that is relaxing to you.

 Prepare your favorite snack (maybe some berries or grapes?) and place it within easy reach.
 Infuse a cool glass of water with cucumber slices or lemon to sip on.
 Spray aromatherapy oils onto 2 chilled towels to use on your face and neck to refresh you during your bath.
 Arrange some candles in the bathroom to create a soft relaxing light.
 Play relaxing music while you soak.
 Bring a book you enjoy reading. This will add to the relaxation, by keeping your mind in one place and quieting your thoughts.
 Have fluffy towels, pajamas, slippers and/or a warm robe on hand for when you hop out the bath. This will save you the trouble of trying to find clothes in your relaxed state.
 Use soft bath towel pillow to rest your neck while in the bath.
 Wet your face and apply a facial mask, then lie back and relax for as long as you want.
Remember to wash the mask off thoroughly and cleanse.
 Apply a hair masque to your hair. To rinse, lay back in the bath and massage your scalp until you feel like all the product is out.

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