You pulled a muscle lifting weights at the gym. Or maybe your arthritis is acting up. Is there anything you can do, besides wait it out? A simple soak in the tub may help you feel better to ease all kinds of aches and pains.
Guess what: it’s National Bubble Bath Day!
Wait, let me try that again. Guess what: there is such a thing as National Bubble Bath Day, AND it’s today!
Don’t ask me why this holiday exists. Is there a National Bubble Bath Coalition out there, advocating for the relaxing properties of suds and soaks? Do their lobbyists wear towels to work? Is their spokesperson a rubber ducky? Oh, probably not—although it’s a lovely thought. All I know is that this holiday is real, and it’s now.
So if you needed that extra push to close the bathroom door, press play on your Enya CD, and wash your troubles away under a foot of bubbles, tonight’s the night. Any excuse is a good excuse for some good, clean fun in the tub. And here are 10 delicious-smelling DIY ways to celebrate…
…But first! Before you soak, remember that while sitting in the bath is great for your soul, it isn’t so great for your nails. So keep that water temp moderate (so you don’t dry out your skin), lotion up after you get out, and keep your fingers and toes out of the water as much as possible. Read a book, drink a glass of wine, or give yourself a scalp massage… anything to keep those fingers out of the water for extended periods of time! Read more
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The huge portion for a low price was a hit with testers. “You can pour in as much as you want without feeling guilty,” noted one. Magnesium sulfate, or Epsom salts, helps draw toxins out of the body and relieve stress, while lavender essential oil has a calming effect. “My head was racing from the day,” said one tester, “but after a nighttime bath, I fell right asleep.”
Best Invigorating Bath Soak
100% Pure Eucalyptus Sea Therapy Bath
Yes, a bath can wake you up as well as calm you down. “Intense” was the word most used to describe these salts. “A tingly feeling immediately penetrates every part of your body,” reported one tester. Another suggested using the salts in a tub to revive weary feet when you don’t feel like taking a full bath.
Best Bath Soak for Sore Muscles
Ole Henriksen Muscle Comfort Soak
“I crawled into this bath after running a half marathon, and when I emerged, my muscles were limply happy,” reported one tester. Another successfully used it to ease a sore neck. Sea salt and seaweed restore minerals that are lost during strenuous workouts, while juniper-berry extract helps stimulate blood circulation and rosemary nourishes skin. Read more