Bath beads offer a soothing, calming effect in the tub. Whether you have larger bath beads filled with oil or small, granular beads, tossing some in your bath water is an inexpensive way to give yourself the spa treatment right at home. Use your bath beads the right way to reap the full benefit while you're in the tub. You'll come out feeling relaxed and refreshed.

...
Toss bath beads in the tub to enhance the spa feel.

Step 1

Turn the water on and plug the bathtub drain. Make the water temperature warm to hot. Adjust the temperature to your own preference, but it needs to be at least warm so the bath beads will dissolve.

Step 2

Add the bath beads while the water is running. If you have large bath beads – anything bigger than the size of a nickel – add one to two to the water. For granulated bath beads, use about ½ cup in the tub.

Step 3

Swish the water around a few times with your hands until the bath beads have completely dissolved.