8 Jan
2015

Bubbles

Today we celebrate the great wonderful world of Bubble Baths! (Yeah, I know that song is about champagne, but I don't care)

I have always been a huge fan of a good relaxing bubble bath. (Usually paired with a dangerous habit of placing my laptop entirely too close to the tub so that I can stream Netflix....)

the all magical bubble machine.

My love of bubble baths started very young. One of my favorite reasons for visiting my Aunt's house was that she had this very strange and loud device that made ALL THE BUBBLES. See that thing on the right there? Yeah, it looked kind of like that except bigger and with more 80's production values. Like really cheap yellowing plastic. You stuck it in the bottom of the tub, and then there were bubbles EVERYWHERE! It was magical.

Now, I'm sure a lot of you have your perfect set up for a bubble bath already, but just in case it's been far too long since you've had a bubble bath and you want a very detailed how-to guide, here it is!

 

 

How to take a Bubble Bath for the person who needs all the tips:

Step 1:
Clean your tub ahead of time.
Look, this is the hardest step, but you're getting it over with first. It's also well worth the hard work, so just go ahead and do it. Cleaning your tub will make you feel much more relaxed and happy. No one wants to be mid bath and then start thinking about the slime and grime that is possibly encrusting your tub. But make sure you do this a day or so ahead of time!! Don't clean your tub and then just jump right it! there is bound to be some residue cleaning solution in your tub, and that stuff is killer on your skin!
*While you're cleaning your tub, make sure your tub actually has a drain stop! Some tubs sadly lack this feature. If your tub doesn't have a plug, you can always buy one!

awwwwwwwwww. kitty bathtime.

Step 2:
Collect the following supplies:
-Bubble bath solution! Choose a scent that makes you all warm and fuzzy inside! In a pinch a few dollops of shampoo or soap will work just fine, but to really get all the bubble action, you want to stick with actual bubble bath!
- A nice bottle of wine (optional, but you don't know relaxation until you mix hot water and an alcohol buzz)
-Some candles! If you want a scented candle, make sure you choose a smell that will mix nicely in the air with your bubble bath smell. You want something light and fresh, not a heavy thing that will give you a heachache after 30 minute of being in an enclosed room with it.
-A good book. Stop on by for recommendations!
-Music. You want something relaxing and meditative. Seriously. Don't be like, mannnn I just really like metal, I'm going to just listen to that. No. That's music for cleaning your house and boosting your pulse. You want to do the opposite of that.
- Toys! (also optional.) (also..... I'll let you decide if I mean kid toys or.... adult toys.) Just make sure they're water safe! Obvi, don't stick anything with batteries or chords in the water with you unless it's actually supposed to do that.
-A Very Fluffy Towel!
- Possibly one of those bath tub pillow things. sometimes the ceramic can be a little hard on your neck, and you can get a nice bath pillow for relatively cheap.
- Have roommates? You might need to print this out to hang on the door.

pop that bubble, gurl.

Step 3:
Create the perfect setting!
It's time to bubble bath! You have all your supplies ready, and your tub is clean! Now to start creating the spa-like scene for your epic bath.
-Start filling your tub. This can take a while, so it's nice to start this while you're prepping. Make sure to add the bubble bath in early, and occasionally give it a good stir to create an even amount of bubbles. Also, make sure to keep the bathroom door closed so that all that warm lovely steam fills the room.
-Light those candles! Just make sure they are not close enough to accidentally set your hair on fire.
-Put on some low soft music. (You're going to want to be able to adjust the volume AFTER the water stops flowing. Just keep that in mind.)
-Make sure the bathmat is there for when you get out. (I know that sounds like common sense, but I can't even tell you the numbers I have almost died because my bathmat was not where it should have been when I got out of the tub with my super wet, very clean feet.)

Step 4:
Fill an easy to reach table or surface with all the things you need during your bath:  fluffy towel, book and a small hand towel to keep it dry,  wine (Seriously consider using a plastic cup, because broken glass in water is like a literal death trap.) and toys of course.  Once everything is within reach, it's time to....

Step 5: 
HAVE A BATH. And enjoy the hell out of it.

Have fun bathing, guys!

P.S. Don't like bubbles? Use Bath Tea or Bath Bombs instead! ( We might have some in store, but they're going quick!)

 

So, what do you think?