• How to draw the perfect bath

    Since the Romans invaded our shores we’ve been taking the waters for rest and relaxation.

    A deep bath can help you get a good night’s sleep too, which is vital in this age when access to constant communication is keeping us all awake.

    If you’re looking to wash off the dust of the day or grab some ‘me time’, then turn off your mobile and tablet, and take a long soak.

    Here’s our guide on how to have the perfect bath:

    Temperature

    • Get the water temperature just right – for a relaxing, pre-bedtime bath, your water should be 37°c as this helps promote sleep. Buy a bath thermometer, so you can get it just right. In the morning, go for a cooler bath to prevent it from zapping your energy. A temperature of 36°c is just right for this and also not too chilly.

    Scents and gels

    • Scent the water to help soothe and relax you. Cleanse and replenish your skin as you soak and treat yourself to some lovely soaps, oils and gels. Use oils when you get out on your damp skin for maximum moisturising potential.

    Lighting

    • Don’t forget to use candles safely in the evening rather than opting for harsh, electric lighting. But remember, never to leave a naked flame unattended.