Written by Fur Contributor Jane Morgan
The new year is a perfect time to check in with how you’re taking care of yourself. You don’t have to think about it as a time to do a dramatic overhaul and set unattainable goals that will ultimately feel like chores. Reevaluating and resetting your routines doesn’t have to feel daunting–the act can be as simple as taking a bath. Whether bath time is something you can incorporate multiple times a week or once a month, every time will feel like a luxury, and you can feel good knowing you took some time for yourself to unwind and indulge. Here are some tips for making the most of your bath routine, based on your zodiac sign.
Your motivation and work drive is one of your most admirable traits, but if you’re not careful, your ambitious and energetic nature can lead to some serious burnout. Use your bath time as a way to reward yourself for your hard work, and leave your stresses at the door (that means no phone in the bath to check your emails). Add some epsom salts to a warm bath for some extra soothing and a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil to lift your mood. Make your favorite tea, and cozy up with a book that helps you escape. To keep the benefits of your bath going, use Stubble Cream when you get out to lock in moisture and keep your skin silky smooth when you get back up and running.
You understand the value of indulging and love to treat yourself when you’re in need of an extra boost. You also know the importance of spending some quality time at home, which makes baths a perfect ritual to incorporate into your routine. Draw a hot bath and add a dropperful (or two–you deserve it) of Fur Oil to the running water. To give your winter skin some extra TLC, add a little coconut oil or argan oil. Double up with your favorite face mask, put on your favorite show, and enjoy.
You’re known for your energy and communication skills, and are often feeling your best when you’re being social with the people you love. Because of this, it’s easy to forget how important it is to take time to yourself to check in and refocus. Set intentions for your bath time to help combat your tendency for boredom. Start off your routine by exfoliating with Silk Scrub to treat your skin and reap the benefits of your bath. Follow that by adding some invigorating essential oils to your bath, like bergamot or grapefruit, plus your favorite epsom salts and moisturizing oil. Take this time to journal, catch up on your reading, or zone out to your favorite playlist.
You know all about caring, but often you channel it more towards others than yourself. Spending your energy caring for loved ones is one of your kindest qualities, but if you neglect yourself in the process, it can make for some serious exhaustion. Use your bath time as a way to disconnect and spend some quality alone time. Add some Fur Oil to your tub along with a scoop of lavender epsom salts to relieve tension and nourish your body. Make your favorite snack, light a new candle, and relax.
Your magnetic energy makes you the life of any party, which you love, but this year is all about bringing your trademark enthusiasm to your own well-being. Pay attention to what you need, and create a bath routine that helps you feel like the best version of yourself. Take an epsom salt bubble bath and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Put on a rejuvenating face mask, watch a new movie you’ve been curious about, follow it up with some Fur Oil for extra hydration, and bask in your alone time.
You have a tendency to strive for perfectionism, which makes you highly motivated and keeps you thinking about all of your great ideas, but also means you often stretch yourself too thin. Treat your bath time as the part of your week where you let yourself relax and reward yourself for the work of your day-to-day life. Exfoliate with Silk Scrub pre-bath, and add some argan oil to the running water for that extra radiance. Curl up with a book or a bingeable show, make some tea with ginger and lemon, and unwind.
You feel a strong need to keep the peace and make everyone happy, which can lead to you feeling torn between being super social with friends and taking time to yourself. Combat any potential FOMO by treating your bath ritual as an event to look forward to that’s perfectly catered to you. Pick yourself up a new essential oil blend, and add it to a coconut oil bath while you watch something new or listen to your go-to album. Follow up with Stubble Cream to keep the hydration going.
The passion and intensity that you bring to everything you do is admirable, but can often be emotionally and physically exhausting. Treat your bath as a way to detox and rejuvenate your body and mind by taking the time to exfoliate with Silk Scrub before you soak. Add some patchouli or neroli oil to the running water to soothe your spirit, a scoop of epsom salts to help you unwind, brew a pot of your favorite tea, and spend some time getting your thoughts and feelings out in a journal.
Your curiosity and need for freedom has you constantly on the go, but you can treat your bath time as a dreamy escape that you don’t even need to leave the house for. Hang eucalyptus branches from your shower head (as the water heats up, the super fragrant oils in the leaves will release), and add some Fur Oil to the running water. Grab your favorite beverage and settle in with a rom com that takes place somewhere faraway while you fantasize about where you want to go next.
You pride yourself on your admirable ambition and attention to detail, but it’s important to give yourself a break and know when it’s time to unwind. Use your bath time to focus on your emotional center and tap into what you need. Run a bath with epsom salt to relieve tension, and add a dropperful of Fur Oil for an extra treat. Take some time to catch up on what you’ve been missing, whether it’s a new book or a show you’re a few weeks behind on.
You find immense value in your individuality and alone time. Extend this energy to your self-care routines this year so you can self-reflect and connect. Make your bath a sacred ritual for you to get in touch with yourself. Add some coconut or argan oil with a few drops of ylang ylang essential oil to your bath. Burn some palo santo, make some turmeric tea, and check in with your emotions and set your intentions by breaking out your journal. Follow up with Stubble Cream to keep the moisturizing benefits of your bath flowing.
You are known for your self-awareness and intuition, which is beneficial and makes you highly perceptive, but can also leave you feeling overwhelmed. Harness those powers and create a haven for your deepest daydreams to come to fruition with your bath routine. Add some Fur Oil and bath salts to the water, light a calming candle, and play some music or a guided meditation to help you feel centered and in tune with yourself.