A good long bath to cap off your night is often the simplest remedy to an exhausting day. There’s something about putting on on your favourite song with a glass of wine in hand as you dip into a hot, steamy soak, and feel the tension in your muscles dissipate along with the soft waves of water on skin.
Bathtime products always make the experience better as well. While most of us would bag a bath bomb or some bubble bath, there are products on the market that deliver a far better sensorial experience than fizz and colours.
Body oils, serums, scrubs, loofahs and the like are all here to take your bathtime to the next level, if you know which are the best ones to buy. Since we’re in the business of helping you get relaxed, we’ve curated a list of some of the lushest bath products on the market for your shopping pleasure.
Scented candles are a surefire way to set a mood, and if you want something that helps you relax, go for a heady scent that can stand out against the perfume of your bath products. Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille candle is exactly that. Blending sweet, sultry vanilla notes with the spiced smokiness of tobacco, this candle creates an aroma that just sets you in the mood for calm downtime.
Available at Tom Ford.
You’ve heard of facial serums and cryotherapy, but never the two together. That is until 111Skin’s innovation, the Energising Body Serum came along. It’s little surprise that this product was created by a brand in collaboration with space scientists. It’s formulated to tighten the skin and even out discolouration, applying cold to give you a touch of post-shower rejuvenation before you apply your moisturiser.
Available at 111Skin.
If you can’t get a masseuse at home, then this brush is the next best thing. The hardy walnut handle is long enough to reach down your back, and the head is fitted with clusters of badger hair that delivers just the right amount of tension to slough at your skin dry or wet without being too soft or abrasive. Body brushes are an investment that will end up giving you the most therapeutic pay-off, so it’s about time you get one.
Available on Net-A-Porter.
Our weather might be a tad too hot for fluffy cashmere robes after your bath, so go for silk instead. British designer Olivia Von Halle specialises in silk apparel, and her robes are some of the best in the market. Cut from a 10-metre sheet of precious silk, this kimono wears like butter on the skin, keeping you cool and comfortable after getting out of the hot tub.
Available at Olivia Von Halle.
Bath salts are fairly common, but this one from Mauli is anything but. Created with Himalayan sea salt, 13 different soothing oils and rose quartz crystals, this is a spa in a tin. It contains 84 trace minerals that your body naturally has, helping to balance and calm your mind and body as you soak. The salt’s dissolution into water also releases the scent of lavender, sandalwood and frankincense into the air, further keeping the senses tranquil.
Available on Net-A-Porter.
Swap out the bath bombs and opt for bath oils instead. This one from Aromatherapy Associates is made primarily with coconut oil to moisturise the skin as you wash, as well as a number of deep, musky oils that range from vetiver to wood, each included to help get your mind in the right space for rest. This oil is also formulated without artificial fragrances and colouring, making it better for your skin than most others on the market.
Available on Sephora.