There is nothing better than soaking in a hot bath after a long, stressful day. Bubbles, soft music, a good book and maybe a glass of wine will add to your experience.
Another must have for bath time, is scented candles. Candles not only add the perfect lighting to relax, but choosing the right scent will add a special touch to the moment.
Let's take a look at several candle fragrances that will help ease your mind, body and spirit:
The scent of lavender is the most popular fragrance to help induce sleep and relaxation. Lavender is also known to calm anxiety.
This article reports that inhaling scent of lavender will lower heart rate and blood pressure, which causes the body to relax.
Candles that are vanilla scented will create a sense of calm and relaxation.
Similar to lavender, inhaling the scent of vanilla will decrease blood pressure and lower the heart rate, as stated in an article on Sleep.org.
The fruity floral scent of Jasmine is very beneficial to ease tension and anxiety.
It helps calm the nerves and is an excellent fragrance for people who are experiencing insomnia, as suggested here.
The sweet and citrus scent of tangerine is a wonderful fragrance that eases anxiety and stress that has built up in the mind and body.
The smell of tangerine is refreshing and clean and will uplift your mood if you are feeling down.
We all deserve to take a few quiet moments for ourselves. Make the time to give yourself uninterrupted time to decompress and let the stress of your day disappear. So, grab a candle and your other necessities and glide into that tub.
You will be better equipped to handle life situations if you take care of yourself. You will feel better emotionally and won't be on edge with other people that are around you.