The quintessential experience of reading a great book whilst in a bubble bath can not be had without the proper accessories. Therefore, we have created this list of crucial items that will make your bath relaxation time as luxurious as possible without actually checking into a five-star spa.
(For your convenience, we have linked everything to Amazon where possible)
1. Bath Pillow
Sissy: Reclining in the bathtub is much more comfortable when my head is resting on a cushiony cloud instead of a hard porcelain slab. You need one too–so you can lie back, exhale, and begin your much deserved pampering!
Bubby: I always keep a hand towel lying close to hand so that when my hands get wet (after lathering or adjusting my pillow or retrieving the sponge I just dropped) I can quickly dry them off and turn the page (or touch the screen) of whatever I happen to be reading.
Sissy: Oy! There’s nothing more exquisite than being able to scratch that itch on my back that I just couldn’t reach without a soapy lathered up bath brush. My back is both clean and soothed! Heaven!
4. Bath Caddy
Bubby: I recently purchased this item for myself after realizing I’d omitted it from my Mother’s Day gift list. It’s the perfect bath companion. It holds my book, my drink, my snack, my body wash, everything I need all right at my fingertips.
5. Shower Cap
Sissy: If you’re going to go all old lady and wear a shower cap (I’ll admit it, I do wear one from time to time), then you might as well wear one that makes you look like the stinkin’ Queen of Sheba!
Bubby: Short of a box of high-quality imported chocolate, there’s nothing that goes better with my book and bubble bath routine than an icy cold beverage. What’s in your glass is up to you but since actual glass and the tub don’t mix well, I suggest you stick with the “still highly fashionable but won’t draw blood if you drop it” plastic wineglass.
Sissy: When it’s (unfortunately) time to get out of the tub, I’m never quite ready to go whole hog and throw my clothes back on (plus I, like other women of a “certain age” get overheated easily) so I prefer to pop on my bath wrap while I’m getting ready to face the world again. Don’t worry, my Kindle is still reading my book to me all the while.
Bubby: Remember high school gym class and the tiny, thin, scratchy towels they made you use in the locker room? Well this is the complete opposite of that! Thick, fluffy, absorbent and big enough to wrap all the way around even my less-than-slender body.
Sissy: Lying back amidst the frothy loveliness that is the bubble bath, I quite enjoy a background of quiet music to enhance my reading experience. Or if, like Bubby, you are prone to dropping everything into the water, you can link your Kindle or smartphone to the speaker (which is waterproof) and have it read to you while it stays in a safe, dry place, thus saving literature and electronics everywhere.
Bubby: If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of a mesh pouf (or if that’s too girly for you, you can be like the menfolk and call them “lather builders”), you are missing out! No more dropping the slippery bar of soap and having to dive to the bottom of the tub to retrieve it. Nope, just squirt your favorite body wash onto your pouf and cleanse away! Maybe I just like saying the word pouf. Pouf. Pouf! Sissy says I have to stop now. (Pouf…)
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