I’m a Bathing Beauty and I Love It!

While I thoroughly enjoy a personal rainstorm (especially when I exfoliate), my favorite choice on the menu will forever and always be a bath. Sitting in a luscious tub of water that agrees with my mood and takes me wherever I need to go for the next 45 minutes is always pretty damn good to me. I spend a significant amount of my budget on making sure that my bathing experience is anything but ordinary. In the past couple of months I’ve taken my creativity to a new level. The results are, my version of the ultimate bath product! The details are to come…but the photo is the evidence that last nights bathing experience was pretty magical.

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I do understand that not everyone cares to spend money or time to even sit in the bathtub. However, if you are intrigued and believe you deserve a better bath than just running water, I have created a quick “cheat sheet” so to speak. Dedicated to the inner bather in you that wishes to indulge more often. Get into it:

  1. Epsom salt; classic and forever affordable. This is great way soak those muscles that may be a little tight. 1 cup under hot water and soaking for about 15 minutes will help release some of the tension in your joints.
  2. Milk; fresh or powered can make a phenomenal tub of water. Depending on the type you utilize, the benefits are pretty impressive. Your skin will be noticeably softer, and mildly exfoliated. 2 cups of fresh milk or 1 cup of dry milk will get you started (this is a bathing treat where you don’t want to be stingy)
  3. Flowers; if you keep these beauties around, before they dry out completely toss a few in your bathing water. A light aroma and visual enhancement will help you relax, and the foreign texture touching your skin every so often should at least make you giggle a time or two.
  4. Oil; olive oil and coconut oil are incredible for nourishment and can be easily found in most kitchens. A little goes a long way and will leave you moisturized once you’re ready to get out the tub. 1/3 of a cup is all you’ll need.
  5. Alcohol; red wine or sake work wonders in the bath tub. They aid in circulation and red wine packs a punch of antioxidants. Who doesn’t need more of those to protect the skin. 1 cup of either will do.

Voila! Your bath time has went from basic to better. Now of course their is so much more that can be done while bathing. I just wanted to give you a few easy go-to’s. What is most important is that you remember it is about the experience for you. Whatever reflects your personal style while bathing will help you enjoy it so much more.

We encounter daily rituals that can easily be enhanced if only we took the time to do so.

Cheers to living a good life on your terms

~Xo!

PS Bonus tip: Candles! Tealights are actually perfect, the fragrance doesn’t compete and 5 of them spread out in the bathroom gives perfect mood lighting.

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When the name LondonEss came to me well over ten years ago, the defining factor behind the name has fluctuated a few times, but what has remained is the experience I wish to encourage people to enjoy. It is incredibly easy to go through out the day and miss the moments that can become something greater. However, when we have a different perspective and a little creativity it’s amazing how much joy we can add to our daily encounters. This is what I will focus on exclusively from now on. Rules are made to be broken so don’t kill me if I decide to color outside the lines a couple of times. I am truly embracing the importance of a healthy lifestyle and LondonEss represents my lifestyle. When I say healthy; I am speaking of being true to you. Your core, the thing inside of you that makes you tick in a good way. When I  do this and have those days that I’m committed to it, I feel like I am leaving my version of fairy dust all over New York City and it feels good. Lifestyle is defined as a way of living. This is why it is so important for me to expand on my vision for this blog. I am committed to truly enjoying the way I live my life and that needs to be mirrored in how in all areas of my life. With all that said…I am EXCITED!!! The coming attractions to this blog will reflect the love I have for beauty, self care, music, travel, and mini moments that become daily highlights. Trust me if you’re a little interested you’ll want to stick around. There is nothing new about what I enjoy, what I intent to share with you all, and why I feel it’s important. What will be undeniable is my finger print. I choose to do it my way. The BIGGEST part of this new direction is my love of giving. People who know me personally know that it is my nature to give. I am always pulling something out of my purse for a girlfriend if I discovered something new worth sharing. What does your lifestyle look like? How is it  reflected in your daily living? Is it something that already has a category or have your made it personal like myself? Leave a comment and who knows, I may send you a little something 🙂 Say you’ll stay and join my community on Instagram; @TheLondonEssLifestyle. Once you do, please leave a comment that you are a supporter from the blog. I have plans on creating a special giveaway for you guys.