Warm up on a chilly night with your lover in an extravagant array of bubbles. A languishing dip in a steamy tub for two is enough to inspire romance for even the stodgiest of lovers. So, the next time you want to do something special for your partner, or are feeling a bit disconnected with each other, indulge in a romantic bath for two!
To make your special evening perfect, use this top 10 list as your guide to romantic bathing bliss.
1. Clean Environment
Nothing ruins the mood for romance like a dirty room. Make sure your romantic encounter lives up to its full potential by including a thorough cleaning. Freshen up a shower curtain that's past its prime to make the room feel more like a hotel and less like your guest bathroom. Try this Hotel Collection shower curtain for an updated hotel look, ($60).
2. Rose Petals
One of the most common symbols for romance, the rose is not only a beautiful addition to your bath water and/or bath area it is delightfully fragrant as well.
3. Bubble bath
Bubble bath comes in so many varieties it can be hard to choose the right one. Do you want it to be a more refreshing interlude? If so, choose spa type bath treatments in rain or similar type scents. If a sensual bath is what you're after, choose stronger more robust scents similar to sandalwood, or try lavender or a rose scented bubble bath. For a fun romantic bath, use fruity scents like watermelon, peach or berry.
4. SEt the mood
Engrave an invitation to your romantic bath on a heart shaped bar of soap with a toothpick. Leave it out underneath a folded washcloth somewhere your partner will find, so they're ready for the experience. Initiate a romantic environment with a little calm and relaxing mood music. Many stores offer nature or mood themed music. Pick out a CD that will help you create the exact mood you desire.
Restore that healthy glow with a liberal sprinkling of candlelight. Tea lights are easy to use, make little mess and are easy to throw away once cooled. Don't place candles where you may splash water on them.
6. Bath Loofah or Accessories
Why not give each other the ultimate bath and spa experience with a little skin pampering? Shop with your partner and prepare a basket of spa items at your local bath and body or drug store or save some time and order this Amber soothing spa and gourmet basket from FTD, ($99).
Celebrate your time together with a romantic toast. Keep a bucket with ice in it nearby for refills. Use this couple time to renew promises or vows with each other. Or, just revel in actually having couple time. Complete the moment with romantic finger foods on a silver platter nearby.
8. Warm, fluffy towels
Invest in a heated towel rack to keep the towels toasty. Take turns drying each other off for a more intimate experience. Or really treat your love by getting "his and hers" terry cloth robes and slippers.
9. Mood inviting bath soak
Bath soaks are usually a blend of ingredients you add to your bath water to create a desired effect, such as a sore muscle soak, stress-easing soak or relaxation soak. Try Bath and Body Work's eucalyptus and spearmint stress relief bath soak, ($16).
A romantic moment is easily ruined with unwanted disruptions. Arrange your water play encounter at a time when you can be together alone. A great way to do this and create the perfect memorable night is staying at hotel with a spa or Jacuzzi tub in your room.
Advice from Loving You readers
Take our Top 10 and add in Loving You reader's romantic suggestions and you're sure to enjoy a romantic moment for two that's truly unique and intimate. Below we've included some of our reader's best ideas for sharing the ultimate romantic bath!