The hot season is back… and so is our #SummerPrepSchool series! This week, learn everything you know about the art of bathing, for a zen, chill summer!

The mood

Place a few candles around the room and on the edge of the tub; Skeem’s Plum & Moss and Sequoia Embers candles are perfect to set the mood. Love music? We’ve got the perfect cocooning playlist!

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The cleansing

Exfoliation is an important part of cleansing, as it removes dead cells and impurities from your skin; Herbivore’s Coco Rose body polish is cruelty-free and plant-based, and it smells delicious! Then, follow up with all-natural soaps. Our favorites? Herbivore’s Bamboo Charcoal, Pink Clay and Blue Clay bar soaps, and Sealuxe’s Carpe Diem and Breakfast Scrub soaps.

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The little extras 

Soft, all-natural products will make all the difference when it comes to making the most out of bathtime. Salts are perfect to help your body get rid of toxins and relax your muscles; we love Herbivore’s Calm and Detox salts, and Sealuxe’s Ocean Goddess bath tea. Your skin needs extra hydration? Try Herbivore’s Coconut bath soak.

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The finale!

You’ve enjoyed your bath, now it’s time to get cozy! Apply moisturizer all over your body, slip into a soft PJ, sleepshirt or robe, and enjoy a few more minutes of pure relaxation. After all, me-time is the best time!

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A few more tips

The ideal water temperature for a bath is 92°F. Test the water with your wrist instead of your hand, as your wrist is a better gauge of how the water will feel once your entire body is in the bath.

Stay hydrated by keeping a bottle of water (we love S’well bottles, which keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours!) and cold compresses at hand.

A bath should ideally last between 10 and 20 minutes.

Sources: Harper’s Bazaar, DailyMail