What are some of the fun things to do in a bathtub? This post shares fun and romantic ideas for stuff that you can do in a bathtub alone or as a couple. Take luxurious baths with bath bombs and oils, relax with therapeutic Epsom salts, read books, talk on the phone, shave body hair or indulge in a beauty routine – there are many things that you can do in a bathtub. They will help you detox from your hectic lifestyle and rejuvenate by reducing your emotional, mental and physical stress.
1) Take a luxurious bath: Bathing with bath bombs, bath pearls and bath oils
Every woman dreams about having a couple of hours for herself on the weekend when she can have a luxurious bath. Men too like the idea of luxurious baths, especially when it involves their partners.
Luxurious baths involve filling up a tub full of hot water and various bath and body products like bath bombs which typically release oils and different types of fragrances when dropped into water. Popular bath bomb fragrances include lavender, jasmine, rose and vanilla.
You can even use aromatic bath oils which are known to keep your skin moisturized and soft at the end of a luxurious bath. Bath oils are also available in spray bottles. Popular fragrances include lavender, honey, eucalyptus, peppermint, vanilla and lemon.
2) Talk to a loved one or a friend on the phone
Combine the pleasure of gossiping with someone on the phone and relaxing in the bathtub. Prepare a bubbly bath and take your phone along with you. Chat away, play with the bubbles and relax while you talk to a loved one.
A great tip for couples in a long distance relationship is to talk to each other on the phone while relaxing in the bathtub simultaneously. It will be one of the most romantic chats they have had in a long time.
This tip is also great for professionals and students who always find themselves short of time to do stuff. If you are always giving excuses to friends for not finding the time to talk and if you never get the time to pamper yourself with a luxurious bath – club both these things into one single half an hour session where you can relax, talk on the phone and have a cozy bath.
3) Read books in the bathtub: Tech-savvy readers can opt for ebooks on a tablet
For anyone who loves reading books, a bathtub can become the favorite place in the house. There are fewer better moments in life than spending a weekend afternoon soaking up in a bathtub while reading a bestseller.
Impromptu reading sessions in the bathtub can be facilitated by downloading ebooks on your iPad or android tablet. You can double the benefits of reading by catching up on your favorite authors while relaxing in the bubbles.
4) Watch movies on a laptop while soaking in the bathtub
Watching a movie in the bathtub is a more luxurious experience than going to the movies. Take your laptop or tablet in the bathroom and fill your bathtub with lukewarm water. Make a bubble bath or just add some aromatic oils to your bath.
Whether you are streaming a movie or watching it on DVD, your movie watching experience will become extremely relaxing. Romantic comedies are a good choice of movies that you can watch while sitting in a bubble bath and sipping a glass of bubbly.
5) Get intimate with your partner in the bath
Getting cozy with a partner is a romantic thing to do in a bath. Light a few aromatic candles in the bathroom and put on some soft romantic music. Ask your partner to join you in the bathtub. This is a great tip for husbands who are looking for ways to get their wives in the mood for some intimacy.
Pick out the best bathrobes so you and your partner can step out of the bath and cover yourself with comfortable robes for the complete romantic experience.
6) Relax your muscles and bones with Epsom bath salts
Epsom bath salts are said to have pain relieving properties. Their therapeutic cleansing properties also help in relaxing tense muscles and releasing body stress.
Depending on the brand and the product, you can buy Epsom bath salts in various different fragrances and flavors including lavender and vanilla.
7) Listen to music and relax your worries away in the bathtub: Bathing for music lovers
One of the easiest ways to beat stress is to relax in the bathtub while listening to soothing music or any other genre that calms your senses. This is a great way to unwind after a busy day at work or school.
Fill the bathtub with warm water. Place your iPod in its speaker dock and load your favorite playlist. You can also use your laptop or your smartphone to play background music.
Immerse yourself into the bath and just lie down while keeping only your head out of the water. Lay there for at least fifteen minutes and clear your mind of all thoughts. Just relax and enjoy the music.
After you are feeling fresh and rejuvenated, use a soap to lather yourself. Rinse yourself in the shower and pat dry with a clean towel. You will become so fresh that you will forget that you have just come back home from work.
8) Use the bathtub while shaving body hair
Do you prefer shaving over waxing and other hair removing techniques? Then the bathtub may be your answers to frustration free shaving.
Shaving your legs or other body parts in the bathtub is a lot less cumbersome than trying to maneuver the razor at hard-to-reach places. You won't feel tired or exhausted while shaving in the bathtub, which may be the case if you are doing it while standing in front of the bathroom mirror.
You can shave with ease by placing your razor, foam and other accessories on one of the ledges of the bathtub. Fill the tub with ankle high lukewarm water and lie down on one of the corners. You can effortlessly shave your legs by placing them up on the sides of the bathtub.
9) Scrub your entire body with a bath brush in the bathtub
Having quick ten minute showers on a daily basis don't not give you enough time to scrub and exfoliate the skin on your body. This includes your back, arms and legs. Use a bath brush for maximum effect or a loofah if you have very sensitive skin.
An elaborate routine to scrub your entire body can be done peacefully only in the bathtub when you can lie down in warm water and take your time as you pamper yourself to the maximum.
This can also be a playful activity for a husband-wife or boyfriend-girlfriend couple who can scrub each other in the bathtub.
10) Have piping tea or coffee in the hot bath tub on a chilly winter afternoon
People who love their tea or coffee generally tend to spare ten minutes so that they can do nothing and daydream while they enjoy their brew. A hot cuppa on a chilly day can be very satisfying and even more so on while you are soaking in a hot tub on a chilly winter afternoon.
The feeling of warm water on your dry skin in winter will be very soothing. Apply generous amounts of moisturizer after you step out of the bath. Use lotions that include shea butter.
Tea lovers can take this method of relaxation to a whole new level by detoxifying in the bathtub with exotic teas like oolong, chamomile, green tea or other herbal teas.
11) Take an ice bath to recover after training after consulting an expert
Ice baths are gaining popularity worldwide among athletes, sportsmen and sportswomen. Immersing the body in ice-water is seen as a technique to fasten muscle recovery, reduce inflammation and prevent muscle-related injury.
Ice baths are widely used by athletes all over the world but this concept still remains controversial because of its possible side effects which include hypothermia and frostbite. Take professional advice and guidance if you feel like experimenting with ice baths.
12) Apply a face mask and lie in the bathtub for half an hour
Proper and complete application of a face mask is a time consuming process. The whole idea of a face mask is to allow the beauty product to work its magic in rejuvenating your skin.
Instead of wasting a few hours on an average work day, it is a better idea to do so in the bath tub. You can just lie down, relax and not be worried about creating a mess. This is ideally done on a weekend or on a quiet evening so that you are not in a hurry to do something else.
Mike Robbers from London on July 02, 2013:
Nice suggestions. It is certainly a calming and relaxing activity relieving both the body and the mind from stressful situations.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 01, 2013:
So interesting and creative things to do in a bath tub, romantic moments well shared and thought of