These days, many people lead busy lives and simply do not take the time to enjoy a leisurely bath. However, soaking in a bathtub is a great way to relax and unwind and can help the body to heal itself if it is suffering from stress or conditions such as dry and flaky skin.
In ancient Roman times, bathing was seen as a social occasion and special bathing parties were a regular occurrence that allowed people to bond while they discussed business or caught up on the latest gossip.
Bathtub Party Day is the perfect time to indulge in a leisurely soak in the tub. Simply draw yourself a warm bath, fill it with suds or essential oils, turn off the phone and remove all other distractions and enjoy the soothing feeling of the warm water on your skin.
You can also mark the day by inviting friends and family to join you in the bathtub.
From wellcat.com: To enjoy a really good soak, take the ringer off the phone, light a few candles, tune into some favorite music & lock the door. If you want to add a few drops of essential oils to your bath, be sure to wait until the moment you are ready to step into the tub, to ensure the essence doesn’t evaporate before you benefit from it–whether you want the relaxation of lavender or chamomile or the stimulation of rosemary or peppermint.
Don’t forget to have a big, fluffy towel ready for you! For after bath skin soothing, while your skin is still damp, apply a favorite body lotion or body oil.
If you’ve invited a few friends to celebrate Bathtub Party Day, be sure to plan ahead so you don’t have to hop out of the bubbly warmth to pour a glass of wine or serve a platter of snacks. Assign each guest a task: keeper of the towels; cleaner of the ring around the tub; trimmer of the candle wick; guardian of toiletries. Enjoy!
1. Bath bomb your way to paradise with this DIY video from YouTube star CutiePieMarzia:
2. Test the sanity of your friends
using “The Bathtub Test.” The answers may surprise you. (Warning: Read the rest of this article at your own discretion. I’m probably insane.)
3. Watch “Hot Tub Time Machine.”
This ridiculous comedy is purely ridiculous fun. Watch John Cusack, Craig Robinson, and even Chevy Chase defy the physics of space and time from within the comfort of a bubbly warm tub. You can rent it on Amazon Video for $3.99 (or $2.99 in SD).
4. Jazz up your tub
5. Channel Barney Stinson
in everything you do. It will be legen–wait for it… dary.
Barney never misses celebrating National Bathtub Party Day! Do you?
6. Take a bathtub selfie
Or steal one from Miley, she has like, fifty, she won’t miss one. Promise.
7. Enjoy the many interpretations of what “bathtub” means
from the wise minds at urbandictionary.com. For example: “Bathtub. A tool one can use when one’s friend is drunk off their ass and can’t make it to the toilet. Used to Avoid spillage on bed and any other sensitive item.”
8. Break it down to this “Bathtub Dance Party” playlist
thoughtfully curated by soundcloud user Heather Tyme Moonier.
9. Get disgustingly dirty, then take a bath!
There is no better way to enjoy the glory of a bubble bath than when it’s much needed. Why not take today to jump in a mud puddle, clean out the garage, or visit a crazy cat lady? If there is something you’ve always wanted to do that is horrifyingly gross, today is the day to do it.