Relaxing Bath Products to Seriously Up Your Self-Care Game
Laura Mercier Honey Bath
For a seriously luxurious soak, it's hard to top Laura Mercier's Honey Bath, available in four delicious-sounding scents: Fresh Fig, Ambre Vanillé, Crème Brûlée and Almond Coconut. This silky, smooth crème is so luxurious that even adding it to the tub feels decadent. Twirl the wooden honey dipper under running water and relax while your tub turns into a sudsy slice of heaven. Bonus: Ingredients in the bath product like shea butter and provitamin B5 will leave your skin oh-so-soft. (And yes, a bath can *definitely* be healthier than a shower.)
Jane Inc. Effervescent Cube
Toss one of these fizzing bath bombs into the tub and rest easy—because like all Jane Inc. products, the Less Stress Bath Cube is 100 percent natural. Each cube-shaped bath product is artisanally crafted in small batches in Northern California. The Less Stress cube is a blend of Epsom and sea salts, honey powder, spirulina, and essential oils of patchouli. There are five other problem-targeting formulas to choose from, including Energy, Cold & Sinus, Detox, Go to Sleep, and Muscle Ache.
Aromatherapy Associates Shower & Bath Oil
With essential oils of chamomile, vetiver, and sandalwood, the Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil blend by Aromatherapy Associates definitely lives up to its name. Just a few drops of this bath product is all you need for a super-calming, spa-like soak that will leave you, well, deeply relaxed. If you have a hard time mentally winding down at the end of the day, or if you're just plain exhausted, this aromatic oil is a perfect pre-bedtime ritual for a restful night's sleep.
Deep Steep Bubble Bath
If you love a really bubbly bubble bath (and who doesn't?), try Deep Steep's Lavender & Chamomile bubble bath. Pour just a tad of the bath product under running water for frothy, fragrant bubbles that will stimulate your senses. If calming lavender isn't what you're after, there are plenty of fragrant formulas to suit your fancy, including Lilac Blossom, Vanilla Coconut, Grapefruit Bergamot, and Rosemary Mint. (Related: How to Make Your Bubble Bath the *Most* Relaxing)
Fresh Sake Bath
Sake isn't just for drinking. Inspired by the ancient bathing rituals of Japanese geisha, Fresh's Rice Sake Bath is a favorite in the beauty world—and for good reason. This bath product's formula is made up of more than 50 percent real sake, which, because it's fermented, contains amino acids and enzymes that help soften and smooth skin. Paired with ginger root and pine extracts, this sake soak increases circulation and body temperature. It might make you a little sweaty, but that's a small price to pay for seriously soothed muscle aches and pains. While it's definitely on the pricey side, a little bit goes a long way.
doTERRA Serenity Oil
A calming blend of lavender flower, cedarwood, ylang ylang, vetiver, vanilla bean, and chamomile essential oils, doTERRA's Serenity Blend is a go-to at the end of a long day—especially if you're prone to insomnia. Pour a few drops of the bath product into the tub to help ease mental and muscle tension, and prep your body for a peaceful night's sleep. (And that's not the only perk of taking a bath.)
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes
Magnesium has been getting a lot of buzz lately because it's an essential nutrient for good health, yet a majority of adults don't get enough of it. One way to get more of the mineral is by taking supplements, but another is transdermal absorption (through the skin). Enter: Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes. Different than Epsom salts, this flakey bath product is extracted from the Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe and are more easily absorbed by skin. Soaking in one to three cups for about 30 minutes will hydrate skin, reduce inflammation, and leave you feeling super chilled-out.
UMA Pure Calm Wellness Bath Oil
This ultra-soothing bath product makes the most of aromatherapy to help you wind down. The chamomile and vetiver encourage you to breathe deeper and relax, while jojoba and rosehip oils help soothe irritation, eliminate dryness, and heal cracked skin. Not to mention, your entire bathroom will smell exactly like a spa. (Related: Your Guide to the Perfect Post-Workout Bath Ever)
100 Senses “Spirit Guide” Soothing Mind/Body Soak
Each test tube-looking cylinder of the 100 Senses "Spirit Guide" soak will give you four luxurious baths that are designed to calm your mind and relax overworked muscles. The bath product's sweet almond and argan oils soften the skin, while coconut-derived emulsifiers create a creamy foam you won't ever want to leave. (But who says you have to, anyway?)
Diptyque Precious Oils for Body & Bath
Once you step out of the tub, massage this hydrating oil with grounding notes, including vetiver and iris, to seal in moisture and extend the zen for hours to come. Another perk of this bath product? You won't look like a shriveled up seal after you re-nourish your skin.