Let’s think about things that relax us for a second. Massages. A stiff drink (or herbal tea). A calming walk by a waterfall. Hot bubble baths and a good book. Notice that nowhere on that list did you see Instagram videos of a person chopping up a perfectly good bath bomb.
Yet after watching a few of @therosequeenn‘s videos of her doing exactly that, you’ll feel ready to melt — into a bath or otherwise.
Andrea, a self-professed LUSH enthusiast, has been Instagramming her experiences with bath bombs and other all-natural beauty products from the store for a while now, and has accumulated more than 21,000 followers.
And watching the process of Andrea cutting up bath bombs is strangely satisfying.
Apparently there’s a term for watching something this satisfying: autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR for short. Basically, it happens when we see a video of something relaxing, like bath bombs getting cut up, and endorphins are subsequently released. Who knew science could be so soothing?
Anyhow, Andrea doesn’t just stop at chopping up the bath bombs — sometimes she takes the remnants of her destroyed bath bombs, puts it in a sieve and then lets the water wash over it into her bath. And yes, before you wonder, those videos are indeed just as pleasant to watch as the previous ones.
Even the videos of Andrea using a bath bomb the regular way will give you tingles.
They’re kind of hard to stop watching, aren’t they?
At this point, one can assume that LUSH is sponsoring Andrea in her bath bomb obsession. And if they aren’t, they certainly should be. Because now that I’ve watched a few of these things, I’m about ready to empty my pockets on some new bath bombs. Besides, it’s chilly out and I could really use a warm bath tonight.