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Beat winter blues with luxurious bathroom touches

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You don’t have to spend big bucks to make your bathroom more relaxing; a few spa-like touches can take you from blah to “Ahhhhhh!”

Short days, cold temperatures, tense muscles from driving on icy roads—most of us could use a winter pick-me-up. One way to beat the winter blues is to treat yourself to some luxurious touches in your bathroom. Here are some ideas anyone will love!

Wrap yourself in great towels

What does luxury feel like? Soft, plush towels! Treat yourself to new towels. They don’t have to cost a lot; Wirecutter has picks that are less than $20. If you want guidance on choosing between thick and thin, or cotton and rayon, check out this bath towel guide from Consumer Reports.

Replace the rug with something cushy

Be kind to your tootsies and replace worn, thin bath rugs. Toe-pleasing deep shags or cushy memory foam mats with fleece will keep your feet warm and cozy. Plus, your feet will appreciate the TLC after trudging around in boots all day.

Splurge on soap and lotion

You know those gift sets with luxury soap and lotion you buy for other people? Treat yourself to one!

Experiment with scents, like energizing citrus, comforting vanilla, uplifting florals and enchanting spices. Or, try one that reminds you of your favorite vacation spot.

When you use your luxurious soaps and lotions, be mindful of the experience and really appreciate this gift to yourself.

Fill the air with pleasing aromas

It’s no surprise to anyone that the bathroom isn’t always the most pleasant-smelling room. Give everyone in the house a sensory treat by bringing in some pleasing aromas.

Candles are one way to go, but if you don’t like the idea of an open flame, try an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, diffuser sticks or make your own spray.

Add audio to your experience

Every spa worth its bath salt pays attention to its soundscape. You can do the same by adding an inexpensive, waterproof speaker to your bathroom. Here’s a rundown of the eight best Bluetooth speakers for listening in the bath or shower.

Once you have your waterproof speaker in place, head over to YouTube and search for relaxing music.

Add one or several luxurious touches to your bath experience and chase those winter blues away!

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