In my opinion there is nothing more wonderful than a long hot bath. Since having Jane, I have taken baths as often as possible. I love my time with her, but every once in a while I take advantage of daddy/daughter time and sneak off to enjoy a moment of solitude. Here are a few tips I have found helpful in creating the best bath time experience.
Who doesn't love the luxury of a bubble bath? With the Laura Mercier almond coconut honey milk bath, you simply swirl the honey dipper into the product and place under running bath water. The scent is divine!
A bath is the perfect time to exfoliate your skin. If you're taking time to relax and renew your soul, you might as well renew your body's glow! This product pairs so well with the milk bath mentioned above.
I like to turn the bathroom lights off and light a candle or two. Their glow is so peaceful, and they add another dimension of fragrance. My candle of choice is the Capri Blue Jar Candle in Volcano. It has the essences of sugared oranges, limes, lemons, and tropical fruits. It reminds me of being in a spa in Mexico or the Bahamas. The second it starts burning, I drift away to a tropical paradise.
For ultimate comfort, I like to roll a hand towel into a pillow to rest my head on. I recently went to the Ritz Carlton spa here in New Orleans care of a birthday gift from my parents. It is truly the most wonderful, heavenly place in town. There is absolutely nothing softer than their towels. Next time I'm there, I'm going to get some from their spa store. You can get them online if you don't have one nearby.
I have not always been a fan of lotion. I found it would leave me feeling sticky and oily. And then I discovered Bliss Spa's Vanilla and Bergamot Body Butter. I would lather this stuff on ten times a day if I could afford to. It has all the creaminess of other butters but leaves your skin feeling light and soft. There is certainly a fragrance to it, but it is never over powering. It's the perfect end to your bath.
Right before I had Jane, I stopped by the intimates shop, Basics Underneath, around the corner from our house to pick out sleepwear for my post-delivery hospital stay. The best advice they gave me was to find something colorful rather than something black. The store owner said that while black is often thought of as the more flattering option, something colorful adds vibrancy and joy to your whole outlook. I left with a fabulous turquoise knit gown and this adorable Missoni-inspired robe. It is incredibly comfortable and so playful. I was so happy I chose something I really loved that I could wear in the delivery room and enjoy slipping on after each relaxing bath I get to enjoy!
Of course there is no bath time better than Jane's. What is it about baby baths that are absolutely adorable. After her baths, I snuggle Jane up in her ducky robe, and we rock in her glider until she is warm and cozy. I think it is my favorite Jane activity.
Do you have any favorite bath time suggestions?