Monday, April 8, 2013

It's the Simple Things - Sacred Waters


It's amazing how rejuvenating a good soak in the tub can be. Not just your utilitarian scrub-a-dub, but taking the extra time to make your bath a true retreat.

As your draw the water, light some candles and fill the tub with bubbles, your favorite salts, or a few drops of essential oil. Turn on some soft music, fix yourself a snack (fruit and chocolate, perhaps?) and close the door. Make your bathroom a technology free zone - the phone can wait for a few moments.

Invest a couple dollars in a bath pillow, and bring your favorite recreational reading material with you. If there is salt in the water, be sure to pour a cool glass of drinking water to replenish the hydration that the salt will draw from your skin.

Breathe deeply. Close your eyes. Let the stress of the day melt into the water.

I'm always amazed at how refreshed and peaceful I feel after an unhurried time in the tub. I don't do it often enough, but it is healing to the soul.
It's the simple things.


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