This gorgeous bathroom is part of a recent remodel that I designed for a client. Of course, a deep soaking tub was high on my design client’s wishlist. And what the client wants, the client gets! Especially, when remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, because these two rooms sell houses.
One way to make a bathroom feel luxurious is by including a stand alone tub as the focal point and a large walk in shower. In addition, high end finishes, like marble, and designer hardware make a bathroom feel grand. Plus, light neutral colors for automatic window treatments, plush linens, and cabinetry will always be classic.
It is important to carve out time to make your bath ritual a special experience in a deep soaking tub. The goal is to unwind and recharge in a relaxing environment. You can add essential oils, bath salts or fresh botanicals to the bath. However, with a deep soaking tub, submerging yourself under water can be therapeutic.
If you are looking to take a relaxing bath before heading to bed, this one is for you. First, blend 3-10 drops of lavender essential oil and lemongrass oil with a carrier oil (jojoba, grapeseed, avocado, coconut) and pour into running water. Then, add lavender epsom salt. If you have dried lavender, sprinkle a few sprigs into the water. The combination of lavender and lemongrass will relieve both stress and anxiety and ease muscle tension. Don’t forget a cup of lavender or chamomile tea.
Have an important day ahead? Start your day with a calming bath of citrus infusion. First, add 5-10 drops each of lemon and orange essential oil with a carrier oil to the bath. Both of these oils relieve tension and improve your mood. Then, mix and add 1 cup of warm milk with 1/2 cup of honey to the bath. This will soften the skin. Lastly, slice up a couple of lemons and an orange to add into the bath. Place a few slices into a glass of ice water to sip, too. This will make you feel like a queen. P.S. Be aware that citrus oils can make your skin more sensitive in the sun.
If you prefer oil diffusers to candles, or have skin sensitivities, add a few drops of the suggested oils into an oil diffuser rather than the bathwater. In addition, using essential oils with a carrier oil is always recommended when applying oils to the skin, especially for the first time. My grandma always told me that it is a good idea to introduce one new product at a time. So, take that advice as you may!
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