Treat Yourself This Valentines Day with a Floral Bath
When I was last in Latvia visiting Ozolini farm with my son Emmett, we all shared one bathroom. Evita's sister was bathing all the cousins after a day of romping around the farm, and I remember thinking “get out of the bathroom already!” I too had a full day on the farm and was ready for some pampering, or at the very least wanted to wash the dirt off myself.
As soon as they were done I went in the bathroom, still steamy from the bath, and I will never (never never!) forget the most wonderful scent that filled the room. Evita's sister had picked wildflowers and put them in the bath water for the kids! I was head over heels for this idea, for my kids and for myself. Sooooo much better than the manufactured scents used in store-bought bath products.
So this Valentines Day, treat your kids, or just yourself (with or without a partner...wink, wink) to a simple yet luxurious floral bath.
1. Get some flowers.
If you live in a place where flowers are currently in bloom (first, can I come visit?), pick yourself a generous bouquet. Since we're in the middle of a cold Wisconsin winter here, I plan to stop at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's or even my local florist. There's something so immensely satisfying about buying a beautiful bouquet of flowers only to rip it apart later on. Trust me.
2. Add a few drops of oil.
The flowers themselves will add their own oils to the water, but feel free to add a bit more. A few drops of coconut, jojoba, or even olive oil will leave your skin incredibly soft. Just please be careful exiting the tub as it will be slippery.
3. Set the mood.
Turn on some music, dim the lights or light a few candles, roll a towel into a neck pillow, pour yourself a glass of wine or brew yourself a cup of tea (Evita's Twilight Blend would be perfect for a relaxing bath). Once everything is set, dip your toe, slide right in, then breathe. Breathe in all the luxurious goodness of nature and thank yourself for giving yourself this loving Valentines Day gift.
Hugs and bućas!