Today we celebrate National Bubble Bath Day! Who knew such a thing existed. I love that people will take the most random thing and celebrate it. That’s not a complaint. I love good bubble bath, when I can actually take one. This dilemma doesn’t stem from the fact that my kids don’t allow me to shower in peace, but from the fact that my dam tub is too small. You see I’m a tall gal and that means unless its a jacuzzi no tub in my tiny Brooklyn apartment will ever fit me. When decide to take a soak I’m left debating whether or not my legs will be propped up on the wall so that my upper half can soak or if my upper half will be cold so my legs can soak, and as someone who is a member of the arthritic knee committee the latter is usually the route I go.

But, don’t mistake it even if I could fit in my tub I’d still never be able to use it cause kids don’t leave us alone in there long enough to do the most basic shit. So a forty minute bath is obviously out of the question.

But just because I’m not able to take one that doesn’t mean bubble baths still can’t be celebrated.

Creating The Perfect Bubble Bath Experience At Home

Now in order to have a pleasurable bubble bath experience it needs to be more than just fitting in the tub. You need to set the mood, mentally and physically. The best way to do that is to gather your favorite fragrant bubble bath and candles for during your bath time and plush towels and robes for afterward. And don’t stop there, bring some tunes in there as well. I am a huge Sade fan so I bring her everywhere I go. She soothes me. By the time I get out of the bathroom 45 minutes later I’m left feeling like a new woman.


Invite Your Mate

Speaking of setting the mood…fill the tub up halfway and ride it with your…

surfboard

Why bathe alone when you can bathe together. That’s all I’ll say about that.

Make Your Own Bath Soap

If you’re in the D.I.Y mood then you can make your own bath products. According to Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home, “One of the perks of making it yourself is that you can mix a unique bubble bath based on what your body needs,” and she’s absolutely correct, especially for those who have sensitive skin and need to be mindful about what they’re putting on their bodies.

Here are 2 of Janice Cox’s  recipes for you to try on your own:

Old-Fashioned Bubble Bath
In a clean container, mix together ½ cup mild liquid hand or body soap, 1 tablespoon sugar or honey, and 1 egg white. Pour the entire mixture under the running water as you draw your bath. Honey is a natural humectant, which will attract and retain moisture in your skin. The egg white helps create stronger, longer-lasting bubbles, for a nice, fluffy bath. For extra-dry skin, consider adding a tablespoon of light oil, such as almond or light sesame.

Foaming Vanilla-Honey Bath
In a clean container, mix together 1 cup light oil (almond, sunflower, or canola), ½ cup honey, ½ cup mild liquid hand or body soap, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. To use, shake gently to remix and pour ¼ cup under the running water as you fill the tub. This recipe yields about 16 ounces, or enough for 8 baths.

And don’t forget that they make excellent gifts as well. Sharing is caring!


The World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Bathrooms

We can talk about bath products all day long. But what’s bath without looking at some fabulous bathrooms. But  not just any bathrooms, I’m  talking about ones that only a few people in the world will get to experience.

Top 5 Most Luxurious Hotel Bathrooms:

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Ritz Carlton Suite in Hong Kong (Photo Credit: Ritz Carlton)
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Four Seasons Hotel George V Suite in Paris (Photo Credit: Four Seasons)
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Four Seasons Seychelles’ Serenity Villa (Photo Credit: Four Seasons)
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Boutique Hotel location unknown (Photo Credit: Mr. & Mrs. Smith)
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Southern Ocean Lodge at Kangaroo Island Australia (Photo Credit: Southern Ocean Lodge)

I love them all but my absolute favorite is the the last one. If I were relaxing in there leaving wouldn’t even be an option.I’d just tell the next guest to ignore me as I’ve taken up permanent residency.

So there you have it ways to indulge and enjoy National Bubble Bath Day. How are you going to celebrate?

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Author: Mommy R+R

Valerie Pierre is the owner and content creator for Mommy R+R. She is a lover of food, wine & cuss words. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her comic nerd husband and their two kids. Valerie is also Co-Owner of Sisterhued. A digital collective that showcases women of color in positive lights. She also contributes pieces to MomCave TV, Fit Noire and Football, Food & Motherhood.

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One thought on “CELEBRATING BUBBLE BATH DAY

  1. Love that surfboard 😜 The Mr. And Mrs Smith bathtub is nice. 👌🏾

    Posted on January 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm