Saturday, March 3

Photo hunters - salty


I have a very well-developed sweet tooth and can happily munch my way through a jumbo bag of mini eggs in one sitting. But I very rarely crave something salty, and when I do it’s usually more of a savoury craving than a need for salt.

But one salty thing I love is a good salt scrub for the body. Scrubbing away the dead skin until I’m pink and glowing like a piglet is almost a rebirthing experience, it leaves me feeling brand new. I love the whole idea of the bathing ritual and on a cold and rainy evening I like to make the bathroom warm and cosy, with scented candles, some moody music, and a hot bath.

But bathing isn’t just about running a bath and jumping in. Instead I like to de-muck beforehand, because there isn’t anything worse than lying in a tub full of grimy water. So a shower and a good scrub down with a deliciously scented salt scrub are essential preparations. I don’t think it’s necessary to accessorise with the ubiquitous glass of bubbly, or even a book, instead I like to take the opportunity to close my eyes and relax and let any tensions and worries slowly melt away.

30 comments:

Daisy said...

Wow, how luxurious! And your photo is gorgeous, I love the texture. This was a hard topic this week, you did good!

ps: thanks for the tip about contact lens solution, heh heh

Beckie said...

WOW, that sounds wonderful...and so is your picture! Great job on the theme. You can see mine at My Photo Blog

Hootin'Anni said...

sounds heavenly.

Mine's posted this week...OLD SALTS

Bex said...

Very nice picture!

I am with you. I hate sitting in a bath of grime. I'll have to try the salt thing.

jennyr said...

that is a great take! thanks for sharing the some info...

Caylynn said...

Oh yes, salt scrubs are wonderful! :) Great description and wonderful photo.

I have some salt scrubs from Origins that are divine. They are great to pamper oneself with!

Viamarie said...

Oops...this reminded me of the bath salts I got for Christmas. I should use it this weekend. Need the massage after a hectice work week.

Cheers!

Twisted Cinderella said...

very cool pic! I have never had a salt scrub but it sounds wonderful!

Cathy said...

That sounds so luxurious! Makes me want to go get a bath right now!

Mummy B said...

sounds amazing! I must try it sometime ;)

pat said...

Ahhhh....that looks and sounds heavenly!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sue said...

ahhhh, yes, sea salt is fantastic in a bath and for scrubbing. This reminds me we are running low. Off to the drug-store later. Cheers!

A. said...

Oh yes, I do love a bathtime ritual, but I have to confess, mine does include a book. Indeed I do some of my best reading in a bath!

Barbara H. said...

I've never done anything like that, but it sounds great. Great photo for today!

Expat Traveler said...

that salt scrub looks incredible.. I'd love to have that. I remember doing that about 4 years back but haven't since... Maybe I need to. :) thanks for stopping by.

Bearette24 said...

i love reading in the bath. so does d...and he often drops the book in!

very cozy (cosy :) entry.

srp said...

Very nice, unique and now I want to go shower.... your words make the scene come alive... now do you feel like someone is watching you? Oh to have one of those huge luxurious bathrooms with a raised big spa tub.

paris parfait said...
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paris parfait said...

Ooh, your post reminds me of Origins' salt scrub - love that stuff! Nice photo.

Sophia, The Diva Kitty said...

I think it's time for a spa trip! Napa here I come...

Thanks for stopping by.

Tammy said...

That's some bathing process ;) Sounds divine! That B&W really has great texture.

kristen said...

I loved reading this post but for me, it's always a shower.

Incog & Nito said...

Lovely way to end a day. Happy weekend.

meeyauw said...

That's neat. My kids gave me some bath salts for Christmas and I have never used it because (embarrassed) I didn't know what to do with it! Now I do!

Heart of Rachel said...

Great entry for this week's theme.

I've never tried body scrubs before but once, my friend gave me a gift certificate for a luxurious salt body scrub at a spa. I gave it to my husband and he said it felt really refreshing. He had a nice, somewhat pink glow afterwards.

Thank you for visiting me earlier. I appreciate it.

eph2810 said...

Oh.my. that sounds so good. I have never had a salt-scrub. I have to try that.
Excellent take on this week's theme of salty...Thank you for sharing you advice.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

PowersTwinB said...

ok, I am feeling really stupid, I have never heard of a salt bath! Great photo though! My photo is upl, please visit me

Dragonheart said...

Terrific photo and great post. :) My mom likes salt scrubs too! I don't like being bathed, although I have to have weekly baths to stay healthy.

Thanks for visiting! :)

Teena said...

What a great way to exfoliate!

Mine's up too :)

daisies said...

and now i am craving a bath and salts and relax :)

wonderful!