How To Make Bath Time A Luxurious Experience
Do you really enjoy a good bath? Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who gets fifteen minutes or more to luxuriate in warm water before rushing off to work, but for many of us, a shower is part wake-up call, part personal hygiene, and part discovering our hidden singing talents. But your daily bath can be a spa-like cocoon of calm if you play it right.
We’re talking about investing in some chic new products to boost your bathing rituals. Think gloriously scented soaps, bath oils, multi-tasking skin polishes, and of course some seriously Instagram-worthy packaging to enhance those beautiful bathroom vibes.
Thanks to a whole host of new bath launches, time-strapped, need not mean basic hygiene anymore. First of all: What are you washing with? A simple soap doesn’t quite cut it to strip away layers of pollution, we’re picking up a wholesome jar of Sake Bath Soak, a purifying silky foaming formula that works to cleanse, soften and moisturize the skin. Not to mention it’ll scent your bath beautifully, while also nourishing your skin and leaving it lightly fragranced.
Of course, exfoliation is non-negotiable for truly supple skin. Eradicate any thoughts of picking up bits of salt scrub out of your drain. Instead, while your bath warms up, decant a handful of Himalayan Bath Salts into running water. Take a few deep breaths to absorb the aroma and soak in the salts, that help balance hormonal instability, releases tension and eases out muscular aches and pains. If you prefer lathering your skin with some delicious body polish, we’d recommend Herbivore’s Crushed Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish to slough away dead skin cells and get that luminous glow.
Next on your checklist should be a fragrant candle that can make all the difference to your bath time. Pro tip: If you’d rather not play with fire, crush some fresh eucalyptus leaves and then tie to your shower hose for a truly invigorating experience.
To give you a low-down on how to take that perfect rejuvenating bath, we’ve rounded up all the products that you need to add to your bathroom shelf. So, dim those lights, slip into your hot tub, and just relax.
First things first, every good bath begins with the lighting of a scented candle. Diptyque’s L’Elide has a divine herbal scent and the ceramic votive will look utterly chic on your bathroom shelf.
What could be more decadent than a bath oil? The Olverum Bath Oil contains essential oils extracted from aromatic plants that feel super light on the skin, providing instant relief to dry skin and leaving it beautifully soft and supple. It’s exotic scents of lemon, lavender and verbena has an instant relaxing effect, making it the perfect antidote to get over a stressful day.
Just this once, we give you permission to judge a product by its packaging. The Instagram-ready Herbivore Crushed Amethyst Exfoliation Body Polish also happens to be as effective as it is gorgeous. The pale lavender paste is brimming with Epsom salt and virgin coconut oil, as well as ground amethyst gemstones for instantly boosting the skin’s luminosity, hydration and smoothness. We call that a royal treatment.
This salt and crystal powder works like magic to harmonise and restore your energy balance. Just sprinkle a handful into your bath water, and sink into your tub for 20 minutes to fully activate the salts. You might feel a tingling sensation after about 15 minutes, get out of the bath and wrap yourself in a robe, and go to sleep. The ingredients promote a good night’s rest, clears toxins and helps reduce stress. Win-win.
Laura Mercier’s Crème Brulee Honey Bath formula was inspired by the aroma of a French patisserie. The luxurious ingredient combination includes warm caramel, spun sugar, and French vanilla bean. Twirl this thick, honey rich emulsion into the bath with the included wooden dipper, and prepare for a delicious soak.
If the more the bubbles the better is your modus operandi in the tub, meet the creamy bath time elixir of your dreams. As robust as it is frothy, the influx of pungent ginger will ease muscle tension while its crisp citrus scent is equal parts aromatic and energizing.
A silky formula made with purifying sake that induces total relaxation. Inspired by ancient beauty rituals of the Japanese Geisha who were known to use sake to purify their skin, the soak calms and comforts the skin, while leaving a lingering fragrance. Just pour two to three capsules in bath water and dive right in.
Before you hop into your bath, engage in some self-care with Pursoma’s body brush. Made with ethically harvested jute fibre, it lightly exfoliates and boosts circulation.