How to Plan a Romantic Bath for Valentine's Day

How to Plan a Romantic Bath for Valentine's Day

by Holidays & Celebrations Editor

A romantic bath for two can be the perfect end to Valentine's Day or perhaps the beginning of an intimate evening. In either case, a warm bath with your loved one can be a chance to relax, unwind and spend some quiet time together.

Items you will need

  • Towels
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Candles
  • Portable radio or CD player
  • Essential oils or bubble bath
  • Mesh sponge
  • Body wash or bath gel

Arrange for child care, if you have small children, so you can plan to have your romantic bath without the threat of interruption. Hire a babysitter to take the kids out to a movie or another out-of-the-house activity. If you live close to family, ask your parents or your spouse's parents to invite their grandchildren over for a special Valentine's Day sleepover.

Think about how you want your Valentine's Day plan to unfold as a whole. If you want to surprise your partner with a romantic bath, avoid disappointment by giving him a hint that you have arranged something at home to celebrate the holiday.

Clean your bathroom. Nothing can ruin a romantic mood like soap scum and an otherwise dirty bathroom.

Create a romantic atmosphere with fancy candles. Select pink and red candles for a Valentine's Day theme or choose your favorite scent.

Bring a portable radio or CD player into the bathroom for some mood music. Tune the radio to a station you both like or play favorite CDs that you have collected as a couple.

Add essential oils or a scented bubble bath to your running bath water. Lavender oil is especially relaxing.

Plan to have your favorite body wash or bath gel available, along with a mesh sponge. The purpose of this bath may not be to wash, but the scent of your body wash can be a nice addition to your romantic bath.

Choose large, soft towels for you and your spouse to use after your bath. Pre-heat them in the clothes dryer for a few minutes before your bath for an added touch, especially on a cold winter's night.

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