Stress is not so hard to handle when you’re young, but when you’re seasoned, it just seems more difficult to manage. When you’re older, stressors like the death of loved ones, too much unstructured time on your hands, relationship shifts, and the loss of physical abilities are situations that are very upsetting and can take a serious toll on you mentally. And when you’re dealing with a chronic disease like diabetes or hypertension, it’s even harder to bounce back physically from the toll the stress response takes. One of the most self-indulgent ways to take care of you and to momentarily kick those stressors to the curb is to take a long luxurious bath.
Believe it or not, a bath will energize you especially if you spice it up with different oils, salts, bath bombs, or even bubbles. Why not finish off your hectic day with a relaxing bath? Here are some bath products that are soothing and will get you ready for quality sleep.
Kneipp Herbal Bath Sweet Dreams–this herbal bubble bath made of hops extract and valerian oil will help you drift off to beddy bye; Amazon, $20
Sleep Lavender Bath Salts by San Francisco Salt Company–is a therapeutic bath soak that promotes relaxation and restful sleep; it also soothes aches and pains while softening the skin; Amazon, $13
Alfaffia Moisturizing Shea Butter & Yam Leaf Unscented Bubble Bath–for those who prefer no fragrance, this bubble bath hydrates dry skin by using unrefined shea butter and African yam; great for sensitive skin; Alaffia.com, $15
Dr. Teal’s Soothe & Sleep Lavender Body & Bath Oil–lavender has natural calming properties and this bath oil contains not only this soothing agent but sesame oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, aloe vera and cocoa butter to soothe dry skin; it also helps to calm your spirit down in preparation for sleep; Amazon, $14
Deep Sleep Bath Soak by thisworks–it contains essential oils like wild chamomile and lavender to help you unwind and fall asleep faster; the therapeutic bath salts help with skin hydration; Dermstore.com, $41
Sleepy Oats by River Soap Werkz–this bubbling bath melt or bomb contains spirit-calming ingredients such as lavender, shea butter, virgin coconut oil and oatmeal to put you right into sleep mode; Riversoapwerkz.com, $5