Between the kids’ winter break and the havoc that all this crazy weather has been playing with school schedules, I can imagine you’re looking for—desperately craving?—some you-time. When you find it, here’s a list of amazing, relaxing bath products so you can properly pamper yourself.
I have been using Bath and Body Works’ Aromatherapy line since it was introduced oh-my-god-so-many-years-ago-that-I-don’t-even-want-to-think-about-it. While they recently tweaked the fragrances, I still swear by the Sleep and Stress Relief lines. Check out the Luxury Bath and Bath Soak; post bath (or if you’re still looking for time for a bath) the Sleep Pillow Mist is fab.
I love a good drug store find that is luxurious and inexpensive—and this one’s from a trusted brand, too. Aveeno’s Soothing Bath Treatment gives you an excuse for a good long hot bath (30 minutes or so) that will help relieve dry, itchy skin, as well as itching related to bug bites, poison ivy, and chickenpox!
If you’re feeling a little splurgy, check out L’Occitane’s Lavender Foaming Bath. One reviewer raves that the lavender scent is authentic as opposed to lab-created, which makes all the difference. Treat yourself to a relaxing, foamy bubble bath with a lovely lavender scent that will help you relax. (Check out the refill bag and save $15.00 over the price of the bottled version.) And if you’re not a lavender fan, check out the Verbena Foaming Bath.
Officially, Tubby Todd bath products are marketed for kids, but when they smell and feel so great, who really cares who they’re for?! There are three delicious scents available, and seasonal fragrances throughout the year. If baths really aren’t your thing, be sure to check out their ultra-moisturizing All-over Ointment or Dream Cream to nourish your skin. For you bath junkies, they recently launched Bath Bombs for your enjoyment.
I’m an absolute sucker for Aveda’s Rosemary Mint fragrance. I’ve been going to Aveda salons off-and-on for decades and they all smell like Rosemary Mint; the scent is instantly relaxing to me. For the most bang for your buck, try the Composition Oil, which can be used for moisturizing or massage, or added to your bath for a little bit of aromatherapy. (And you don’t have to love my fragrance—although there’s a whole range of products if you do! The Composition Oil comes in a few different scents, including a sensitive skin version.)
If your skin is suffering from wintry dryness, perk it up with the Milky Bath Bubble Bar from LUSH. It’s made with cocoa butter and olive oil to soothe dry skin. Follow your bath up with a Body Lotion like Charity Pot or Sleepy, which are two of my favorites.
Another great drug store find is Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution. There are bunch of different fragrances to choose from, including a Pre & Post Workout version, that’s great for those of us who are getting back into the gym after…a while.
Of course, a great bath isn’t just about the body products. A fabulous bath tray is a must. With a covered book/tablet holder, a wine glass holder, and free Prime shipping, this expandable tray’s a winner.
You can’t forget a soft, luxurious towel, either! People who care deeply about these things and actually review bath towels rave about the Matouk Milagra Bath Towel. Your budget may be different than mine, but at $62.50 a pop, these amazing towels are out of my price range. However, I love my Fieldcrest Luxury Soft Bath Towels (bath sheet size for extra luxury!), which are much more affordable.
Do you have a favorite that didn’t make the list? Share your most-loved relaxing bath products in the comments!