Okay, so maybe don’t actually splash around in the bathtub because that’s not the most fun thing to have to clean up (especially when you’re aiming for relaxation), but you get the idea. This week’s self-care tip is one of my absolute favorites: take a bubble bath!
I know, I know. Most of us take showers these days because not only do they usually save water, they also seem more hygienic. And, if you’re like me and you don’t live in the US, you may not even have a bathtub in your home! Still, there is nothing quite like a soak in the tub – complete with bath bombs, essential oils, and bath salts (no, not that kind!) – to make you feel pampered!
My mom always says, “When the going gets tough, the tough take a bubble bath,” and honestly, the wisdom this statement holds is on keel with that of freakin’ Thoreau. You don’t need me to tell you how to take a bath, but if you want some amazing all-natural bath recipes (like sugar scrubs, etc.), check out the whole Wellness Mama blog or click here and here to go directly to two of my favorites. Katie is simply incredible, and she offers such great resources for wellness-minded people in modern society!
So, all this being said, I totally understand if you don’t have access to a bathtub. In fact, I am right there with you! When I was living in Korea, I would either have to go to the public bathhouse to soak or splurge on a hotel room for a night (and I’m not kidding, my bestie and I did this more than once). Here in Israel public bathhouses aren’t really a thing (at least among us Jews) and I currently don’t have money to throw around on hotel rooms, so you know what? The shower suffices! Just the act of taking care of your body and being present and aware of the pampering you’re doing for yourself is some serious self-care. So, whether you’re a man or a woman or neither, go all out with the exfoliating, the face masks, and the oils, and then report back to me!
I’ll be wishing you a beautiful, peaceful weekend full of self-love. Shabbat Shalom and Namaste!