Between juggling school, sports, clubs, work, writing, and a whatever-I-can-scrap-together social life, there are times I get so stressed it’s hard to really focus on anything–especially when my mind is scattered between everything. Something that really helps relax me when I get overly-anxious is a long, deserving showering. However, I realized that the same old shower was starting to get boring. Recently, I decided to go on a mini mission to figure out how to create the most relaxing shower ever in hopes of creating a completely stress-free night. 🙂
1.) The first step to ultimate paradise in your bathroom is CANDLES. That’s right–turn the lights off, and find your favorite Yankee Candles. I used to collect them, so this was fun for me. I placed three around the bathroom, but you can use as many as you want. I chose one of my favorite scents: Pink Sands.
2.) The next step to achieving the ultimate peaceful shower is to find your favorite relaxing album. The type of music you are looking for should be similar to the kind you listen to when you’re about to fall asleep. For example, my favorite album is American Idiot, but because I was trying to calm down, I opted for a more serene, indie genre. I recommend bands such as Cold Play, Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos, Daughter, and Gang of Youths. For this particular shower, I decided to go with the XX. Their songs always help me relax, and I especially listen to them at night when I’m trying to recover from the day and fall asleep.
3.) Now that you’ve got your candles and music, you should turn the water on. While waiting for it to warm up, toss your clean towel into the dryer to freshen it up. Then, hang it outside the shower so you can curl yourself up in it once your done. By now, the water should be at the perfect temperature (not too hot, not too cold… just right!). You can step in, and start relaxing.
4.) The essential step to winding down is making use of the RITUALS shower oils. After you wash your body and hair, you can officially allow yourself a spa getaway by lathering yourself in these luscious oils. My personal favorites are Shanti Shower and Fortune Oil.
Shanti Shower is a succulent oil that contains Indian rose and sweet almond oil. It’s a soft, smooth product that holds a heavenly scent, and transforms your plain shower into a breathe-easy getaway. After applying it, your skin will be silky, velvety, and smooth. I adore the wonders it works for me, and definitely recommend it to anyone looking to wind down and wash up.
The Fortune Oil is another personal favorite because it contains sweet orange and cedar wood. This refreshing, flavorful soap softens your skin, and is a definite need for the summertime. I typically use this product after a long day in the sun because its formula actually helps retain a sun tan for a longer period of time. It nourishes and hydrates your skin, preventing pigment loss. It also smells heavenly, and leaves skin feeling ridiculously soft and smooth.
Overall, these products create a savory shower experience, and sincerely help you relax after a long day. Allowing you to think well, breathe easy, and meditate, both of these scents are great for pampering yourself. Their foamy, moisturizing elements are truly a great addition for transforming skin and encouraging a hydrated, healthy glow. They also add a more tranquil, spiritual, and unwinding experience to the typical shower routine.
5.) Once you’re finished showering, curl up in your fresh towel and find your favorite pair of pajamas. Hopefully, by this point your album is almost over, your candles are almost burned out, and you are almost or (ideally) completely stress free!
That’s all you really need to know to achieve the perfect stress free shower. Once again, I definitely recommend RITUALS shower oils to step up your relaxing shower game! They definitely help transform the typical shower experience… PLUS, these products are totally affordable–$15.00 each! To find more about RITUALS products, you can visit the following sites: