Why I Swear By Bubble Baths | Mental and Physical Health

When I started to write this post, it felt a bit trivial to spend (nap) time talking/thinking about bubble baths, haha! But I wanted to share some things that have helped me, mentally and physically, during this season and bubble baths are definitely one small thing. Because after all, it is the small things that seem to make the big differences.
If you know me, you know I love a good bubble bath. A nice candle, a good book, fancy beauty products, it’s all got my name written all over it! But did you know baths are great for more than just those things? A nice warm bath can genuinely help you relax, rest and even detox.

Why I Swear By Bubble Baths | Mental and Physical Health | Victoria Austin

The first reason I gravitate toward taking a bath after a long day is for rest. It is something easy that I can do for myself and have alone, quiet time. When you chat with a sweet one year old all day… this is huge for me! haha. But this rest time does even more… bath actually help me sleep better. They help me fall asleep faster, and stay asleep (I am notorious for waking up suddenly in the middle of night and letting my mind wander until the sun is coming up). Bubble bath before bedtime works better for me than a work out, a melatonin, etc.

Baths can help detox your body as well. I always add epsom salts and some essential oils to my bath to detox. Adding baking soda can also add to this and neutralize the water. A tip: warm water is better than HOT. I love for my baths to be scolding but they can dehydrate you, so making sure they aren’t too hot is key. So if baths help with better sleep, detoxing, rest and relaxation, quiet time, etc., what are you waiting for?

This Bamboo Bath Tray is my current favorite bath necessity!

The Start of Fall | at Magnolia Corn Maze

Well as we roll through October, we got our first glimpse of Fall in south Alabama. Temps were almost (my kind of) perfect for two whole days. Blue skies, golden light and 70-75 degrees. It felt so good after a long, blistering Summer. We were thankful to have no plans today and we got to enjoy a few hours at Magnolia Corn Maze in Summerdale.
We met another couple there with their sweet girl (and a baby boy on the way)! Thomas and Elle danced to the music, fed the goats together, snacked while riding in Elle’s wagon, etc. The corn maze and hay ride were so fun as a group! We even did the "hardest” corn maze, and both mamas agreed we wouldn’t have done that without the husbands! ha! It was quite long.
Of course, just as we were talking about the amazing weather… it did warm up. Thomas lost his pants and shoes to keep cool (so I was definitely “that” mom and not ashamed).
Anyways, what a fun time! We give Magnolia Corn Maze 5 stars, and we will definitely go back next year!

Magnolia Corn Maze | Fall Fun | Victoria Austin
Magnolia Corn Maze | Fall Fun | Victoria Austin
Magnolia Corn Maze | Fall Fun | Victoria Austin
Magnolia Corn Maze | Fall Fun | Victoria Austin
Magnolia Corn Maze | Fall Fun | Victoria Austin
Magnolia Corn Maze | Fall Fun | Victoria Austin
Magnolia Corn Maze | Fall Fun | Victoria Austin
Magnolia Corn Maze | Fall Fun | Victoria Austin

Thomas’ (glow in the dark) Ghost Tee is from H&M