Taking the waters...
a prescription for relaxation...
women over the centuries have enjoyed this ritual.
I think of Cleopatra luxuriating in her bath
possibly nibbling peeled grapes and being fanned.
Showers are quick and convenient...
they do the job
but if I am weary
I prefer to indulge with a soak in the tub.
Showers are the considered to be the "greener" option
from a water conservation perspective
and we all need to be mindful of our natural resources
so I opt most days to shower.
Sunflower in the Humble Bungalow
I dream of soaking in the tub
especially after a long stint of gardening.
It's a great way to unwind
reclining and enjoying the warmth of the water
soothing weary muscles
My roses love epsom salts and so do I!
Pour a few cups under running water
in a tub
soak and detoxify.
In the evening if I have had a particularly stressful day
I will indulge in a before bed bath
infused with a few drops of lavender oil
I lie back, breathe deeply and
I find it calming and it prepares me for slumber.
Towels are a bathtime necessity
and I choose white
Ralph Lauren Towels of Egyptian cotton
for everyday and affordable
I bought these at 50% off the regular price
but I do not LOVE them.
Abyss Egyptian cotton towels
also for everyday use
the luxe option
see how much thicker and fluffier they are
that is why they are so coveted
and command such a high price!
I LOVE these!
In floor heating
keeps the cast iron tub water stay warmer longer!
If you have the option of installing heated floors I would encourage you to do it
our bathroom has no heat other than the flooring
so in the winter
it's definitely a must.
After "taking the waters"
I slather on an emollient cream after soaking
and I feel rejuvenated.
Pure Shea butter
is the richest cream
and I am happy to report it works wonders on my dry skin.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
I'll be found toiling in the garden
getting my patch ready for Fall,
and you can bet I'll be soaking
away those sore muscles