Bathing in Japan is a leisurely, ritual that is not hurried. In America, we tend to prefer the quickness of a morning shower. We miss out on the tension relief that only a soak in a deep tub can offer Although public bathhouses are not accessible here as they are in Japan, we can recreate the same type of experience in our own home.
The key to Japanese bathing is to clean before you enter the bath. If you have a separate shower, you can achieve this by installing a small wooden stool, and wooden slats for the floor. You’ll want a bucket of water (drawn from the tub) to scrub with a brush. At this time you would you use your soap and washcloth, getting as clean as you possibly can. The next step is to enter the bathtub.
A Japanese bath is deep and considered a soaking tub. You can add bath salt or bombs, but that is all. The object is to soak, relax and to meditate. Lighting can be low, either dimmed or with candles with incense in cherry blossom for the ambiance of Japan.
After soaking, then you return to the shower to clean again. Afterwards, you step back into the bathtub. This practice is repeated, and the result is the feeling of serenity, and your troubles wash down the drain.
Ms.Bubble believes that bath bombs make bathing fun and relaxing. It’s one of the life’s pleasures that is simple as well as indulgent, Money doesn’t grow on trees, and spending $8. to $10 on one gorgeous bomb from Lush may not be on the grocery list this week. No, you don’t have to go without, if you do a little shopping around you can find the best deals in sometimes the most unusual places.
CRAFT WAREHOUSE is a fun store filled with ‘crafts’ of course, but also ideas on creating fun projects. Finding an array of bath bombs was a pleasant surprise. There are lots of fragrance combinations like “Black Raspberry Vanilla,” “Kiss Me” and “Petal Dance.” The “Honeysuckle” is a beautiful maize color that transports you back to the time you picked these sweet petals full of honey as a kid. Although these bombs don’t float on the water, you will derive just as much pleasure as you would spending twice the amount of money. You can buy 3 of these bombs for $10.
Expose the bath bombs from their wrapper and let the scent permeate the air. Good things come in small packages, and these little gems are definitely worth a trip to the craft store. You never know what else might inspire you to create as you gather up a piece of tranquility wrapped up in cellophane.
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