Five secrets to the ultimate self-care soak - it's almost as good as therapy

Using the water to relax isn’t new.

Since ancient times, people around the world have been using the therapeutic powers of water to cleanse, heal and relax the body. Add our pure magnesium and aromatherapy blends into the mix and you’ve found the answer to sweet scented relaxation.

But as every sōak sister knows, a bath goes beyond the physical body. It’s a spa day for the soul that quietens your mind, soothes your spirit and creates powerful calm.

It’s more than just a sōak, it’s bath therapy. 

Now more than ever, we need a place to soothe our souls and escape the stresses of the world. And the best part is, we can do it right from our homes.

Ready to get serious about self-care? Discover our five secrets to creating the ultimate sōak from home ritual.

  1. Reserve space in your schedule

Your self-care is a priority, so don’t treat it like an option. In our people pleasing culture, setting aside a period of time to dedicate to yourself feels hard but sister, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

Book in a today when you have the time to commit to a sōak. Maybe it’s a Thursday after yoga or Friday after team drinks - schedule it into your calendar like you would a meeting or dinner with friends. That way it’s harder to skip if you’re struggling to set aside time for yourself, remember that this gift of time to yourself allows you to keep giving your best self to the people in your life.

  1. Create a sōak sanctuary

Creating a space that feels like a sanctuary is an act of self-care that you deserve. Don’t have the bathroom of your dreams? Don’t worry. Even the most basic bathroom can be effortlessly transformed into a sacred space.

Clear any clutter, remove sources of stress (whether that’s your phone or a clock or something else entirely) and set the tone for a sōak sanctuary. Our Bamboo bath caddy  across adds an instant spa-like feel to your bathroom, especially when our top it with your favourite wine, book or even a crystal. Leave the candles, our aromatherapy sōaks are all the fragrance you need. Add a pile of your softest towels and your favourite robe and voila! You’ll feel like you’re at a spa, without leaving your home.

  1. Bless your bath with your intentions

It may sound woo-woo but there’s nothing is more powerful than intention. Much like a meditation, the attitude you bring to your sōak are as important as the water itself.

As you fill the tub, listen to the sound of the water. Breathe deeply in through the nose and exhale out through the mouth, and repeat five times. With every breath, feel the stresses of the day float away, as you consciously let go of any tension in your mind and body.

  1. Surrender to the sōak

Savour every moment of your bath therapy experience. This time is for you, so allow yourself to enjoy it and make the most of it without rushing.

  1. Commit to your ritual

The power of ritual is not to be underestimated. By committing to a soak every week you give your body and mind the chance to replenish and rejuvenate - making the rest of your life even more enjoyable.

Same sōak this time next week? See you then sister.