Gwyneth Paltrow is the definition of zen – always managing to stay calm and composed in the face of stress.

Considering the mother of two accomplishes this while juggling life as a business woman, an actor and let’s not forget a career in food writing, we want whatever she’s taking.

So what’s her secret?

Being Gwyneth, you’d be forgiven for assuming it was some sort of earth goddess serum or something only found in the depths of an organic boutique, but it’s actually pretty normal.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s secret to staying zen is having baths. Yes, really. That’s it.

The 45-year-old opened up about her night time relaxation routine in an interview with Into The Gloss this week, explaining how she takes a bath every night.

Burning a candle and adding a Goop bath soak are a must for Gwyneth, with the businesswoman explaining, ‘I’ve always kind of mixed my own “magic potions” for the bath, and so I wanted to make them into an actual product. I think there’s just something very healing about like, grains of salt, and all the essential oils. I love aromatherapy.’

‘Sometimes I’ll be in there soaking and my kids will come in, and we’ll have a whole chat about school or whatever,’ she went on to explain, but that won’t get in the way of her daily bath.

‘It’s non-negotiable,’ she insisted. ‘It’s just like, I do it every night. It’s really the only time I take for myself every single day regardless of what is going on.’

She continued: ‘So, I get in, and then I wash my face. I always use the Goop Cleanser and Instant Facial, and I let it sit. The Instant Facial is very tingly. It’s kind of a dual one — I put it on until my face is really pink, and then there’s a physical exfoliant in it, too. If you use a hot washcloth to take it off, that’s another exfoliant as well.’

Then bed by 9.30pm. ’I’m a pretty good sleeper. If I have a particularly stressful time, someone gave me some CBD oil in a little drop. It doesn’t make you stoned or anything, just a little relaxed.’

If you’ll excuse us, we’re off to try it out for ourselves.

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