Bath treat recommendations?
silverstarlight · 19/03/2018 21:21
Newbie here. Had a rough few years with ill health, don't sleep well and am constantly exhausted due to chronic pain but manage my household and care for my elderly mum who lives with me.
For the first time in ages I bought a magazine the other day and there was an article in there that made me realise, with some shock, that I don't do anything to take care of myself. Not really. We have an over-bath shower which I find difficult to get into due to pain, but I do wash regularly and keep myself clean and I brush my teeth and make sure I am dressed. I don't always want the same meal that Mum wants but don't have the energy to cook separate meals so usually just have what she's having or substitute a bowl of cereal or some toast, so I know I'm not getting proper nutrition and need to eat healthier. But I just seem to have stopped treating myself and really no idea where to start again so I thought I would start with the bath.
I'm not looking for bubbles as when I've used those products in the (distant!) past I found it difficult actually getting rid of them and had to use the shower to rinse it all off. And I don't like the idea of bath oil as that just sounds, well, greasy. I would like to try soaking in a nice relaxing hot bath but no idea what to put into it. Any suggestions? I don't mind spending a bit for something really nice if it's going to start me on my way to doing little things just for me.
Hope this doesn't sound pathetic. You'd think at my age I'd know what to put in the stupid bath! I just feel so out of touch with what's available these days. I have a computer so can buy online if necessary. Thank you.
MinaPaws · 19/03/2018 23:35
You could try some scented Epsom salts. They do them at Poundland - lavender or eucalyptus, but there are probably some better quality ones online. They're supposed to be very good for aches and pains too.
silverstarlight · 19/03/2018 23:49
MinaPaws thanks for responding and for the information about scented Epsom salts. I've used the ordinary before but had no idea they did scented salts and since lavender is supposed to help relax and aid sleep I'll see if I can find those online somewhere
bassackwards · 20/03/2018 00:01
Aveda 'Stress Fix Soaking Salts' are gorgeous. I went through a whole tub during my last few weeks of pregnancy - it made each bath feel very luxurious and left my skin feeling supple and nice smelling
MinaPaws · 20/03/2018 10:04
They're not expensive, but the lavender Epsom salts they sell in Poundland are perfectly nice. I buy a few bags whenever I pass by, as they only last for about 3 baths. Or you could buy a big bag of the plain salts online and get some really good quality lavender essential oil and add a couple of drops to each bath. If you buy plain and add essential oils you can make up some lovely blends. Orange and geranium is gorgeous too, or lavender and orange. Or pine/lemon/rosemary if you want an invigorating early morning bath.
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