Instead of perpetually waiting on the perfect day, I decided the right time was during a not so great one. Isak went down for a nap & Markus headed out for some errands, so I had some time to take advantage of. I could have used it to clean the house more, but thought I’d pamper myself instead.
I ran the water while I selected my tub ammunition and fixed a tall ginger beer n’ absolut on the rocks. I also set up the laptop with some favorite music (Dead Can Dance) and grabbed the rest of the lindt orange intense chocolate.
When the tub was full, I lit some new purple candles and tossed in a Softy bath bomb that burbled up rose petals and scented the water (and house) with ylang ylang, rose absolute, lavender & orange.
I climbed in, kicked back and unwound in a big, big way, getting sucked into the music and my own breathing. I indulged in my treats, then eventually got around to unwrapping the Ring of Roses butter cream, which smelled of larkspur, honeysuckle, marigold, cornflower, evening primrose, lemon & rose. Delicious.
My loofah kicked up some sweet froth, I shaved with a new blade, then lay back for a while longer. Thinking. Not thinking. The window was open a crack & made the candlelit shadows dance around.
When I eventually got out, I wrapped up in a big purple towel and lay around on the bed cooling off for a bit, then gave my skin some love with a white chocolate massage bar before lounging around in a slinky red robe eating miniature mandarins, feeling very relaxed and wonderful.
Many, many thanks (again) to Lush for their generous package that wholly fed my inner bath addict. I must try to have an all out tub-extravaganza at least once a month. Fortunately I still have lots of goodies left.