Celebrities seem to have mastered the art of relaxation; it might have something to do with the private jets, personal assistants and all-expenses-paid vacations they get treated to on the regular. But even without those A-list perks, there is an easy way to get your celeb on, according to frequent bather January Jones: take a fancy-ass bath. She shared her bathtime rituals that with Violet Grey, and we got the first look at what goes on behind the closed door of Jones’ master bath. Below, the three rules we’ll be adopting for some R&R this weekend.
1. Salt is key
Jones swears by a “kitchen detox” bath, which requires mixing a pound of sea salt and a pound of baking soda into a warm bath and soaking for at least 20 minutes to rid toxins from the body. “I learned about this a few years ago from Dr. Linda Lancaster in Santa Fe, and I do it once or twice a week,” she says, adding that a glass of water afterwards is important for hydration.
2. Keep your favorite book close — and dry
Reading materials are key, but but Jones notes that keeping them dry is advanced. “I don’t even read magazines or scripts in the bath—they are hard not to get wet,” and, she says, “Don’t drop your iPad. I am just naturally really good at not dropping things into the bath, but it’s another reason to keep your gadgets at a healthy distance.”
3. Food is welcome (within reason)
While it’s okay to indulge in a pastry or tea in the bath, Jones warns away from yesterday’s leftovers. “Don’t even consider eating yesterday’s takeout in the bath—too Bridget Jones for the likes of you and me,” she advises.
Bonus: Diamonds are optional
Okay, that one may still be for-celebs-only.
For more from January, head over to Violet Grey. And tell us: what are your favorite bathtime rituals?