Maybe you’re like me, and life is hectic. Maybe you feel like you don’t have time to do everything on your to-do list, let alone take a quick bath every day. Maybe you’ve been hearing about how great baths are for a while now and are curious about how it’s possible to fit one into your schedule. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s totally possible—and maybe even easy! Here’s the deal: I work from home as an editor at a content marketing agency (which means I write articles for companies).
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I also have two small children who need around-the-clock care (while they’re awake) and supervision. When there’s any time leftover in my day after work, taking care of my kids, cooking dinner and putting them to bed, I spend time working out or writing personal essays. On top of all of this, I take a bath every single day.
First, I clean the bathtub.
To clean the bathtub, use a pumice stone or soft scouring pad to remove hard water stains.
You can also use vinegar to get rid of soap scum and mildew. Just mix it with equal parts water, spray it on and scrub gently with a sponge or cloth.
If you have rust spots in your tub, try rubbing them with some steel wool until they’re gone; they’ll be replaced by shiny metal that looks new again! This is especially effective if you’ve been using bleach or other cleaning products in your bathroom (as most people do).
Lime scale will be easy to scrape out using an old toothbrush: just pour some vinegar on there first so that it’s easier for you to scrub off all that crusty goodness without hurting yourself by scraping directly against metal surfaces (ouch!).
Then, I get my stuff together.
The next step is to gather your bathing supplies. This may seem like an obvious step, but it’s important to make sure you have everything before you get in the tub. I recommend:
A towel and washcloth for drying off after getting out of the shower.
A bottle of body wash (I like to use a liquid because it’s easier to apply). You can also buy bars of soap or use liquid shampoos if that’s what you prefer. Just make sure there isn’t any leftover residue from your last shower!
A loofah – this helps exfoliate and improve circulation while you’re soaking in your tub!
Razor – if needed (shaving can be quite relaxing)
Brush – this is optional; this step is more about personal preference than anything else. I personally think brushing my teeth while I’m in the bathtub helps me relax even more than just using mouthwash alone does so I always do both together when taking baths; brush first then rinse with mouthwash afterward! When brushing teeth during bath time try not too vigorously scrub hard since water could get into gums when brushing too hard could cause big problems down road…not good…so don’t overdo it–just lightly brush those pearly whites!
Thirdly, I run the water.
I use a cup to check the temperature of the tub and adjust accordingly. Then, I follow these steps:
Add bath salts if desired (I like epsom salts because they’re soothing on my sore muscles)
Add a bath bomb if desired (my favorite is “Ooh La La”)
Add bath oil if desired (for example, I sometimes use coconut oil because it helps with dry skin).
Next, I add bath salts and soak.
For the next 20 minutes, I just soak. I add bath salts to my bath and lean back in the water. The air bubbles tickle me as they rise up and pop around me. If you like, take a book or magazine with you so that you can relax even more as you read it.
Then, I use a sealable container to leave my bag of tea in the water by my side to steep.
Once you’ve finished your bath, remove the tea bag or leaves from the water and place it into this sealable container. Then, leave it in the tub so that it can steep for at least 8 minutes (the longer you leave it, the stronger your tea will be).
To make sure you don’t accidentally burn yourself while removing a hot tea bag from a hot bathtub, use an oven mitt to grab onto it. If there’s some residue left behind on your tub or sink after pulling out the container full of hot water and tea bags, just pour some white vinegar over them before wiping them away with paper towels or rags. The vinegar should help neutralize any residual oils that would otherwise lead to mildew growth after drying time passes by. If there’s still stubborn stains on either surface afterward, try scrubbing them with baking soda mixed with warm water until all remnants are gone!