The Shelter in Place of 2020 allowed the Sistah Scifi team to lean into and discover new ways to practice self-care.
One self-care practice we rediscovered was taking an Epsom salt enriched long hot bath. According to Healthline, an hour long hot bath can reduce risk of a heart attack, improve blood sugar control, lower your blood pressure, burn 140 calories and protect you from illness and infection.
During the bath, we would listen to our favorite audiobook. Audiobooks help improve our moods and outlooks on life. The chance to enjoy a hot bath while listening to an audiobook makes us feel more productive and in control of our time according to BookRiot.
We enjoyed our "LIT.bath" self-care ritual so much, we decided to bundle it as an experience and share it with you. Surprisingly, there are not a lot of audiobook bath bundles focused on Afrofuturism and Black fantasy out there!
The Ms. Priss bath bundle is inspired by the Katherine Deveraux of Justina Ireland Dread Nation series. It comes with a Deathless Divide audiobook available on Libro.fm, Ms. Priss LIT.bath Soak and Ms Priss tea.
The Ms. Priss LIT.bath Soak
Lavender Vanilla LIT.bath salt has a comforting, sweet fragrance of vanilla, which is the perfect complement to the calming scent of lavender, as both work to melt stress and bring peace to the body and mind. This is an all natural product infused with French lavender. It includes a tea bath of dried lavender.
The Ms. Priss Tea
The Ms. Priss tea is a soothing, elegant blend of lavender and rooibos vanilla. The French lavender notes swirl with the South African rooibos flavors to create a taste as haunting as the Creole Crescent City. Steep for 3 to 5 mins and enjoy! Caffeine Level: Low