In my experience you’re either a bather, or you’re not. And while I understand the pragmatism of shower-preferers, I definitely fall into the prune-fingered camp. During winter I have a soak almost every single night as part of my wind-down ritual. It’s warming, calming, and let's be honest, there's something undeniably glamorous about soaking like Cleopatra, even if my tub lacks the grandeur of an ancient palace.

The product offering is no doubt a big part of the appeal. In this age of Self Care Sundays and Me-Time Mantras, bathing is enjoying a Renaissance. Here, the 7 products that will elevate your bathing experience to new heights of self-indulgence.

  1. The Post-Workout Soak

Say hello to Endota Rest & Restore – Mint & Macadamia Recovery Bath —aka my minty post yoga oasis. Trust me when I say that this aromatic concoction will make your bathroom feel like a day spa, and your muscles will thank you for the well-deserved pampering. It’s like a minty symphony for your senses, transporting you to a world of serenity and leaving you feeling as fresh as a sprig of garden mint.

2. Counter Candy

The Aesop Rose by Any Other Name Body Wash is a fragrant delight that transforms your shower into a blooming rose garden. As I lather this botanical elixir onto my skin, I can’t help but feel like a delicate blossom, showered with love and self-care. Plus, the scent lingers, giving off a subtle allure that’s perfect for those moments when you want to feel like the protagonist in a whimsical romance novel. Pair it with the Aesop Rejuvenate Intensive lotion for a glamorous bathroom bench duo.

3. Grown up bath bombs

Brace yourself for a true treat—Ouai Chill Pills. These little bath bombs are like magic capsules that dissolve stress faster than a cancelled deadline. Picture this: as the water transforms into a frothy wonderland, the scents of jasmine, rose, and bergamot transport you to a realm of tranquility. It’s like a soothing symphony for your soul, with each bubble whispering, “You’ve got this, darling.”

4. Skincare for your scalp

Let’s not forget the Christophe Robin Scalp Scrub—a game-changer for anyone whose scalp deserves a standing ovation. As I massage this gentle exfoliator onto my scalp, it’s as if my strands are attending their very own spa day. The jojoba beads and sweet almond oil work their magic, leaving my scalp refreshed and my hair beaming with gratitude.

5. The oil-absorbing Mask

Now, let’s face it—literally. The Etto Tea Tree Face Mask is a godsend for those days when your complexion feels as dull last years tax return and is prickling with the threat of acne irritalis. Elevate your bathing ritual with Etto’s Tea Tree Face Mask. Packed with the purifying power of tea tree oil, this mask cleanses deeply, combating blemishes and promoting a clear complexion. As you soak in the tub, let this refreshing mask work its magic, unveiling your skin’s natural radiance.

6. An Amazonian Secret

Costa Brazil Breu Bath Soak: Transport yourself to the Amazon rainforest with Costa Brazil’s Breu Bath Soak. Crafted from sustainably sourced ingredients, this indulgent soak combines the aromatic resin of the Breu tree with purifying salts, creating an immersive experience that awakens the senses and nourishes the body.

7. Brazilian bum scrub

Just because they’re encased in clothing, doesn’t mean your limbs wouldn’t appreciate some love in the cooler months. For maximum Goddess-appeal, dive into the Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Body Scrub. This gem of a scrub is like a mini vacation to Rio de Janeiro in a jar. The intoxicating scent of crushed fruit extracts and exfoliating power of sugar crystals make for a delightful experience. My skin is left incredibly smooth, like I just danced the samba on a beach.

Words by Sigourney Cantelo

Comment (0)