‘Me time’ is crucial — no space for arguments there. We’re not suggesting a luxury nature retreat for that, unless you have spare time and money. Your alone time can be something as simple as binge-watching your favourite tv series or indulging in your favourite dessert. Here’s another suggestion: drawing the perfect bath right at home.

It sounds like an easy task — it is. But there’s more than just filling the tub with water and add a few drops of essential oil here and there. You can actually create a spa-bath and atmosphere at home by just adding a few more steps.

Create that ambience

Professional spas have this specific ambience — dim lights, lightly scented room and gentle music playing in the background. You can create the exact same thing. Light your favourite scented candle and place them on the counter and have your phone (or even better if you have a portable speaker) play your music of choice. Since you’re going to be in the bathroom for a certain amount of time, best to have your favourite beverage ready next to you too. We know bubble tea may sound like a great idea, but how about something soothing like a cup of chamomile tea.

Meanwhile, if you’re staying with family or housemates, we’d recommend telling them (nicely) to give you a bit of privacy. You won’t want anyone to come banging your door while you’re at soaking in the bathtub.

Time for bath products

Of course, we’re not suggesting to soak in just plain warm water. Adding in bath salts not only add scent to your water but they are also good for sore muscles. There’s a choice of using essential oils for a stronger scent, but we recommend bath oil instead as it emits nice smells and also nourishes the skin at the same time.

Remember the other parts of your body

We know it’s supposed to be a relaxing, quiet time — but you can still multi-task. Apply on a face mask or sheet mask while you rest in the tub. Followed by a body scrub, either with a physical scrub or bath mitts. Now you’ll be reinvigorated from head to toe.

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.