By Aviv Tome |

There is something about silky fragranced bubbles, warmly lit candles and soft music that transports you into a little nook of relaxation. Meditating in the shower has become of second nature to most, but what do you do when you need a little extra inspiration? Bubble baths can sweep you into the perfect escape. Creating your own paradise is simple, and there are endless ways to do it.

When you are thinking about the perfect meditation scenario, it is important to listen to your body and ask yourself: what do I need to relax? For years, I have turned to aromatherapy, bubble baths and body scrubs to relieve tension and stress or when I simply need to finish a book.

The versatility of a bubble bath comes with the products you use. For example, Burt’s Bees Baby Bubble Bath or The Honest Company Orange Bubbles are safe, affordable products that create velvety smooth skin and snow-white bubbles. With the base of your bath ready, the next step is to add your flavors! I recommend Dr. Teal’s Avocado Oil Bath Bombs and Village Naturals Therapy Bath Soak with Juniper. After you’re cozy and ready to enjoy, it’s time to set the tone.

Over the years, I have had countless candles to use for aromatherapy, yet incense sticks keep proving to be the best alternative. I highly recommend mixing sandalwood, lavender and bergamot together to soothe anxiety levels and promote restfulness. Another slightly more expensive option would be an oil diffuser with essential oils.  Incense as aromatherapy is a very affordable way to cleanse your space and fill it with a calming ambiance.

The next step is to soak in and enjoy the space you’ve created. I recommend always keeping extra minutes to slowly ease into your bathtub and just breathe in. Remember that the reason behind this little ritual is to have fun and relax. You can add your own twist by mix and matching products to tailor the space that is just right for you. Whether it is cranking up the music, tuning out the world, or just soaking in bath bomb trends, adding a few drops of essential oil to your bath or diffuser, lighting some incense and submerging into relaxation are all in the means of creating a solid space for meditation.