I love taking tubs.
Taking a tub is commonly known to most as, "taking baths." I have a long history of women in my family that loved taking tubs, so it is no surprise that this ritutal is engrained in my being, which is totes cool with me.
There is nothing better than relaxing in your own mini hot tub. Just for the record, I'm not a lounge in the tub for 30 minutes with a glass of wine and a book kind of tubber. I'm more of a let's get clean and enjoy the convenience of shaving my legs sitting down - kind of tubber. And when I do have the time, I'm a salts, soaks and oils kind of tubber. And that's what we're here to talk about...Taking that kind of tub.
A Tub for Every Occasion
1. When you want to detox
A mustard bath is an age old remedy that helps draw out toxins from your body and impurities from your skin. Sprinkle roughly 1/4 cup in hot water and soak for about 20 minutes. Rinse off in a cold shower, bundle up in warm clothes and rest - you'll sweat it out all night too, releasing even more toxins. Woot-woot!
There are a number of mustard baths out there, but my favorite is Fig + Yarrow's
2. When you just worked out
Epsom salt is great for sore muscles and offers complete relaxation in general. Sprinkle 3-4 cups in the tub and soak for 20 minutes in hot, hot water.
You can also add in essential oils, like lavender - good for de-stressing. And peppermint - good for deepening the muscle relaxation. All good things.
3. When you want to hydrate
Dry brushing is great and it will prepare your skin to hydrate completely. The key to dry brushing is to do it in sweeping motions, starting at your feet and brushing towards your heart. It will naturally exfoliate the skin and break up toxins in the body. (Especially good for cellulite.)
One of my favorite hydrating soaks is this coconut one. I sprinkle a good amount in hot water and soak for 20 minutes. For a triple whammy - moisturize with your favorite lotion afterward. (Mine is Aesop.)