Whenever I tell someone that I didn't have a shower in my house until I was in my late teens, they're always incredibly shocked. What can I say? Both my mum and I loved baths, so we never really felt the need to reconfigure our entire (relatively small) bathroom to fit an unsightly cubical. As far as I was concerned, showers were an oddity. That was until I started working and the shower my mum had finally permitted my stepdad to install came in especially handy when I was running late (which, admittedly, was just about every day).
Now that I have a bathroom all my own—with a shower and everything—I still prefer to soak than stand. I have a bath almost every night, particularly in the winter months. A bath is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful or busy day or to warm yourself from the colder temperatures. Having spent so much of my time soaking in a bath, you could say I'm a bit of an expert at drawing them, so I thought I'd share with you the products I use to elevate my precious tub time.
From nourishing oils and frothy foams to rejuvenating scrubs, elegant accoutrements, and calming reads, scroll below to discover the best bath products that'll make any soak feel significantly more luxurious.
Jo Malone London Bath Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil (£20)
Everyone's favourite Jo Malone scent also comes in a gorgeous bath oil.
Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath for the Senses (£50)
This will look beautiful sitting on a bathtub caddy.
Oskia Vitamin E Bath Oil (£78)
This vitamin E oil will nourish your skin.
Ortigia Florio Bath Salts (£22)
A sprinkle of Ortigia salts goes a long way.
French Girl Rose Sea Soak Calming Bath Salts (£19)
Himalayan salt is known for its detoxing properties.
Bamford Botanic Bath Salts (£30)
These salts give off the most divine smell.
Rituals The Ritual of Jing Bath Foam (£14)
This bath foam makes for a brilliant gift.
Laura Mercier Honey Bath (£41)
The wooden honey dipper makes for a playful bubble bath spin.
Kiehl's Lavender Foaming-Relaxing Bath (£33)
Use this foam in your bedtime bath and you'll have the deepest sleep.
Sanctuary Spa Classic Salt Scrub (£9)
A budget scrub with a huge fan base.
Mario Badescu Skin Care Raspberry Body Scrub (£14)
We love Mario Badescu's vegan beauty products, particularly this scrub.
Fresh The Original Brown Sugar Body Polish (£35)
This scrub is top rated.
Ouai Chill Pills (£25)
A very modern and stylish take on the traditional bath bomb.
Free People Milk + Honey Bath Bomb (£5)
The ideal stocking filler.
Lush Deep Sleep Bath Bomb (£5)
Lush continues to create the best frugal bath bombs.
BATH TIME ACCOMPANIMENTS
Silke London The Katie Silk Hair Wrap (£50)
Keep your hair swept back in a fabulous fashion with this silk hair wrap.
Anthropologie Maison Storage Bath Tray (£98)
For all your bath time luxuries.
Cire Trudon Ernesto Scented Candle (£75)
This candle is a 2020 best seller.
Amly Luxurious Room Fragrance Set (£115)
Pour the essential oil directly onto the stones to elevate your bathroom to spa-like levels.
Iris Hantverk Bath Brush (£18)
The bristles on this brush strike the perfect balance between effectiveness and gentleness.
Matt Haig The Midnight Library (£17)
An essential read that feels all the more poignant given the year we've had. Just beautiful.
Zara Home Loofah Body Sponge (£10)
A loofah we won't hide away when guests come round.
Diptyque Figuier Scented Candle (£27)
Another relaxing candle we continuously come back to.
Fenton Notes on Love (£25)
This book contains writings on what love means to different women.
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