“Me time” isn’t an act of selfishness. It’s an act of self-care. And one of the simple ways you can give yourself the pampering attention you need is with a luxurious soak. Because isn’t it time you pressed pause on the hustle and bustle of life and let yourself relax? We certainly think so.

Though you could certainly head to your local spa, leaning to turn your tub into your own sanctuary means it’s that much easier to make the time. No commute. No costly spa bill. No fighting traffic, finding parking or dealing with the potentially chatty check-in counter lady. This is your time.

And, we have the recipes to make it happen. Use the following recipes to create the perfect environment depending on your mood and personal taste.

3 Ways to Soak Your Way Into Bliss

Zen Out

Whether you’ve had a long week chasing the kids from school to sports practice or it was a rough day at work, sometimes you just need to let go of some tension. Let your muscles relax and give your brain a few minutes to unwind.

Background Music: ‘They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light’ by This Will Destroy You
Read: If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura
Sip: Matcha Tea
Light: Colonial Candle’s Lemon Sage Scented Jar Candle
Soothe: L’Occitane’s Verbena Body Lotion

Get in Touch with Mother Earth

In need of some meditation and chill time? Let yourself go full BOHO with a mesmerizing drip in the tub. Because let’s be honest — sometimes the best way to get in touch with Mother Earth is to get away from everyone else.

Background Music: ‘Roads’ by Portishead.
Read: The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World by Ella Frances Sanders
Sip: Golden Milk Latte
Light: Sandalwood and Tabacco Filled Apothecary Jar Candle
Soothe: Zent’s Earth Lotion

Love Your Green Thumb (no matter what color it actually is)

Does your morning need a pick-me-up? A garden-infused bath time ritual is like a bright ray of sunshine giving you energy to face the day.

Background Music: ‘Get Up’ by Amel Larrieux
Read: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Sip: Lemon-infused Water
Light: Pure Integrity Rose Soy Candle
Soothe: Mayfair’s Sea Likely Jasmine Body Soufflé

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