Let’s get a lil sexy here, shall we? APHRODISIAC BATH.

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

 

One of my favourite things in this world is a good bath.

When I lived in Dallas, it became a Friday night ritual. They ranged to as simple as hot water with essential oils to salts, bubbles, candles – the whole shebang.

There is nothing better than coming home after a long week and soaking in a hot bath for about 20 – 40 minutes.

When I moved to California, I kept the tradition somewhat alive {instead of once a week, it’s about once a month} and added more and more to my arsenal. I switch it up & adjust according to my mood.

….And yes, I am totally that person who takes a bath when I stay in hotels .

They are so nourishing, healing, and relaxing. I personally love to light some incense, as well as candles, turn off the lights, play some music, and just let my mind go.

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

I’ve mentioned it numerous times that I have a hard mind to turn off but these baths get me closer and closer to meditating mode. I still can’t meditate. I try! But I just can’t. I actually think I am trying too hard now at this point, but baths are definitely the closest I can get.

Now, I know if I had a dollar for every time I mention I am in a rut, I’d be a very rich girl… and I’d get myself into even more ruts!

I’ve spent a few months feeling unmotivated, uninspired, bored, lazy… far from sexy.

Sexy to me is the opposite of everything I mentioned. Sexy is confident, inspiring, ambitious, unpredictable, and well… certainly not lazy.

As I have gotten out of this annoying ass rut, I wanted to feel all of the above. I haven’t felt sexy in a long time, so I figured I would put matters in my own hands and I made myself an Aphrodisiac Bath.

Now… I have a bit of a method to my madness for my Baths…

Pretty much, all my baths have salts, a liquid/powder of some sort (it could be bubbles, ACV, milk bath, mustard bath, etc), and essential oils. Lots of essential oils.

And my baths are always hot. How hot? As hot as I can take it.

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

I love spicy scents that make me feel warm inside. This includes cinnamon, ylang ylang, vanilla, tobacco, scotch, leather, etc. You get it. I also love mixing those scents with something soothing like lavender.

Remember my confession? Well if not, in 2009, pumpkin pie + lavender got voted the sexiest scent combo & i doused myself in it (well, not literally, but you get it). Well, the above is a play on that.

I used Cinnamon OilNaturally Loveable Oil. The Naturally loveable is a sexy lil blend of florals & citrus. With the cinnamon, it was a perfect mix.

In case you didn’t know, but cinnamon is known to be an aphrodisiac… ooh la la. Sprinkle some in your lover’s coffee  😉

As far as the bath, I used my trusty dead sea salts, then added my Milk bath I bought from Fiji, then I added about 1-2 handfuls of coffee scrub.

I used my favourite, California Scrub Co. I chose the lavender one to simply set the mood. The milk bath I use is coconut milk + honey scented, so that mixed with the lavender coffee was lovely.

BUT – that’s not all!!!! 

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

Now, I’m about to get really f’ing psycho, but before I did all of this, including filling the bath, I stripped down, put the Spicy Chai {aka cinnamon + clove} coffee scrub all over, as well as a coffee face mask. See my post on the benefits of coffee scrub here.

I put the bath together and let everything fill completely in the buff covered in coffee. Do you guys think I’m insane yet?

Anyways, then after the bath was full, I went in the bathtub, still with the coffee scrub on me and exfoliated it off in the tub during my bath.

Not going to even lie – as soon as I got out of the bath, I felt incredible. FINALLY.

My skin had a je ne sais quoi glow to it, my mind was at ease.. dare I say, I felt sexy?

When you are looking to have a night in – give this bath a go! And hell, draw this sexy bath for two. Get on in, the water is hot.

To add to the sex appeal, you can add rose petals to the bath. And be SURE to have a sexy scented candle. That is an absolute must. My favourites are here, here, here, here & yes yes oh yes HERE.

Oh, and also a lil something-something to drink, perhaps? In Dallas, my poison was bourbon. Here, it tends to be red wine. But ALWAYS be sure to have a FULL glass of water at your side too in every bath you take. Always. No exceptions. If I can do it, you can do it.)

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

Speaking of wine – how amazing are these glasses by Wine by Design?! They have my favourite emoji, my name & instagram handle! I love the sick pixelated font and honestly, everything about it. Obsessed.

Well, on that note, I am off to Amsterdam right about…now! Go get your sexy on with an aphrodisiac bath and let me know any bath combos you love orrrrrrr if you’ve been to Amsterdam, let me know the must do’s. I’m SO BEYOND STOKED LIKE WOAH.

Wheels up!

Shannon

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

{ Aphrodisiac Bath // Champagne at Shannon's }

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