Max-o relax-o in a tub of suds.
SET THE SCENE
Preparation is key when it comes to a good, long soak in the bath. Clear the bathroom of any stray clothes, toiletries, or hair dryers #safetyfirst. Grab a chair, cover it with a towel, and place it next to the bath. Put your phone on flight mode. Tell everyone that you are Not To Be Disturbed for an hour. Prepare for oncoming bliss.
POUR IT UP
Fill the tub, and don’t be stingy with the water. There is nothing worse than a luke-warm puddle that barely covers your legs. Water is precious, but when is the last time you lashed out and had a proper bath? Treat yo’self. Pour in some Epsom salts, coconut oil, or (in a pinch) plain old shower gel. While we are on the subject of liquids, grab yourself a drink. Tea is good, wine is better.
Set the stage. This is not a quick dip – you are making a proper commitment to this bathing experience. Own it! Light some candles, load up a playlist, and select something chill to watch on Netflix. Use that chair you covered with a towel earlier as your bathside table – much easier than trying to balance your laptop on the toilet seat.
This is it – the main event. Do as you please. Put on a face mask. Swish the water with your feet. Make a bubble beard. Marvel at your pruny fingertips.
Sadly, all good baths must come to an end. Exit the tub carefully – you are probably a tad slippery from the bath oils. Have a quick rinse in the shower, then pop on a robe. For maximum effect, exit the room wearing sunglasses, and a towel wrapped around your head. This will extend your post-soak glow and send a clear message to anyone you encounter that you are not to be trifled with. Declare yourself “a bath person”. Repeat as desired.