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Bubbles, Brines & Beards: My bath time essentials.



We need to have a word about baths.

For many years I fell out with baths. I went through a phase where I couldn't stand the thought of sitting in a tub swimming in your own your own dirt. I was the archetypal "Water Baby" as a child, I would live in the water as much as possible. Every home video I have is of me being in the bath, or a paddling pool. Then one day, around the time I gained my trachea tube come to think of it, water became the enemy. I hadn't learned how be around it without accidentally breathing it in and nearly drowning. To think that I used to spend hours (minutes?) completely submerged swishing my hair & loving life baffles me now. My plan for the day that I am miraculously cured and Tracheostomy free, if that day ever comes, is to spend the whole day swimming. Possibly the whole week. I will become a shrivelled finger mermaid and my life will be complete. But for now I'll just settle for enjoying my baths, carefully. 

My bath essentials are bubbles, salts, and candles. These Radox Muscle Soak salts are £1 in most bargain shops or supermarkets. £1!! They get thrown in every non LUSH bath I take and they turn the water a lovely soft blue colour too. Sanex Pure Hydrate Bath Foam is my favourite bubble bath as it has emollient like qualities and leaves you feeling lovely and soft afterwards! For my most recent bath I also threw in a bit of Ted Baker bath foam for added bubbles. I was a bit disappointed in this one tbh. Just not bubbley enough!!

Which brings me to the candle element of my relaxation fest. I'm obsessed with scented candles, I usually have dozens on display but have an awful habit of hoarding candles and saving them "for best". I finally lit this lovely Bearded Candlemakers burner called Dumbledores Office! It's been sitting for months waiting to be loved and I now that I've started it I just can't stop! 


So yes I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with baths. I love the ritual of relaxation but I can never get too relaxed for fear of choking & drowning. Plus I still  have issues with the hygiene.  I resolve these by having a normal shower straight afterwards. In those moments I am possibly the cleanest human in the world. 

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  1. I'm with you - the idea of rolling in my own dirt makes me feel filthy. Maybe I'll grow out of that one. Maybe....

    Lovely post :)

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    1. I think that's why I have to have so many potions in it. To try and trick myself into not thinking about it. I 100% could not sit in a plain bath. Ugh the thought horrifies me.

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