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My Bathtime Ritual:

A Moment of Self-Care 

If you read my Healthy Mid Year Resolutions post, I discuss how I am refocusing my energies on my health and fitness goals.  In addition to nutritious meals, proper hydration and the right amount of exercise…stress management is another key element to health and wellness.  When you are stressed, you do not sleep well…which throws everything off…like getting up early to excercise, preparing a healthy lunch to bring to work…the chocolate craving at 3pm. Everything.

I realized that in order to be successful in achieving these goals, I have to carve out some moments where I am able to fully decompress. When I need to de-stress, one of my favorite things to do is to take a bath. It is a nice moment of zen where the challenges of the day seem to melt away. A nice cup of tea, some fun bath products, a book and some faacial masks sounds like the perfect end to a challenging day. Here are some of my favorite bath products. They can also make a nice gift. 

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Body Therapy Kit

From the Canadian brand Kocostar, this Body Therapy Kit contains four treatments that will hydrate, sooth and heal various concerns. A hair, nail, foot and split end therapy creates an evening full of pampering. Available at www.anthropologie.com.

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French Girl Organics: Sea Polish

If my skin needs some deep exfoliation, I use this French Girl Organics Sea Polish This sea polish is a blend of coco butter, sea salt and sugar and leaves skin glowing. Available at www.amazon.com.

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Lush Bath Bombs

One of these days, I will actually take a bath filled with rose petals…just because pictures make it look so amazing.  In the meantime, the heart shaped bath bombs shown above are my choice. They smells of rose and jasmine and leave little rosebuds floating in the water.  Available at www.lushusa.com.

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Soveral Midsummer Dew Body Oil 

Soveral is an incredible skin care line and I use a number of their facial products. This Midsummer Dew Body Oil was the first body product I have tried and was enormously pleased with it. If you are looking for a luxurious and incredibly hydrating post-bath treatment for your body, this oil will not disappoint. Available at www.alexandrasoveral.com.

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Senteurs D’Orient Rough Cut Soap

This soap bar contains raw oat and wheat to gently exfoliate the skin while shea butter and olive oil moisturizes. The almond scent smells delicious.  Available at www.netaporter.com.

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L’Occitane Shower Oil

I received this amazing L’Occitane Shoer Oil as a gift from my amazing aunt and have bought it a few more times. You actually use it while in the shower and it cleanses and moisturizes at the same time.  Available at www.usa.loccitane.com.

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French Girl Organics: Sea Soak 

This sea soak is a blend of four different salts, soothes muscles and smells deliciously of mint, lavender and rosemary.  It will make your bathroom smell like a spa.  Available at www.amazon.com.

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If you are in need of some relaxing, give one of these a try…you may also enjoy my Sheet  Masks, Lip Care or Facial Mask posts.  Happy relaxing! 

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Bisous,

Rebecca

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