The Ultimate Bath Time Ritual for the Modern Aphrodite

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 If you want to upgrade your wellness routine, then look no further than your bathtub. Bathing rituals have been observed as a holistic practice for thousands of years, with some of the most beautiful ancient cultures enjoying their own bath time traditions. For the modern Aphrodite or even the modern Ares, a sublime bath ritual can do wonders for mind, body and soul. Here’s how to create your own.


Remove Distractions

To make the most of your bath time routine, it’s important to create an environment free from distractions. There’s nothing worse than preparing a beautiful bath, lowering yourself into the warm embrace of the water, only to have someone knocking on the door to ask you a question that could’ve waited until you got out. This is why, in order to completely immerse yourself in your bathing ritual, you need to make sure that your time will be your own. Choose a time when there will be minimal distractions, and make sure those you live with allow you a little bit of space to relax.


Set the Mood

Setting the mood is an incredibly important part of the bathing experience. Gather together the items that you want to use during and after you bathe, such as sustainable soaps, relaxing candles, bath salts, reusable cotton pads, and cotton towels, and set them down where they can be easily reached. Prepare a drink, such as a glass of water or a herbal tea. Dim the lights, if you can, and then light an apothecary candle infused with natural, plant based oils to help you create an atmosphere of tranquillity.


Prepare Your Bath

The optimal temperature for a bath is actually closer to your natural body temperature. A bath that’s too hot will actually cause your skin to dry out, and even exacerbate conditions like eczema. With this in mind, run your bath, and add a scoop of skin softening bath salts, an aromatherapy oil or even a lavender infused natural bath bomb to the water. Before you bathe, spend a few minutes exfoliating dry areas of your body with a body brush or use our natural jute bath mitten to increase circulation and detoxify your skin.


Maximise Your Experience

Step into your bath and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere you’ve created for yourself. Spend some time breathing deeply, letting yourself exist completely within the moment, and take in the natural fragrance of the candle and any botanical ingredients you’ve added to the water. While the salts are working their magic on your skin, you can take this time to listen to relaxing music, use a vegan face mask, or read a book or write in a journal.


Complete Your Ritual 

Once you’ve finished bathing, pat yourself dry with an organic cotton towel. Then replenish the moisture in your skin by using a skin oil or a cruelty-free, vegan body butter to lock in all of that sublime hydration.


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