These Five Products Will Transform Your Bath Into a Restorative Soak
Bath time regularly loses out to commute time, dinnertime, and Housewives reunion time. But we’re willing to bet you’ll set aside an hour (or three) for a truly restorative soak once you settle into a bath infused with these five ultra-lush products.
Best for Dry or Irritated Skin
Rose essential oil, rose petal extract, and rose flower water in Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Nurturing Bath Essence all help to soothe dry, sensitive skin, along with moisturizing jojoba and almond oils ($30; dr.hauschka.com). Add 1-3 capfuls to hot water for the ultimate nourishing treatment.
Best for Clearing the Mind
Some days require more thinking than others and on those occasions we love the herbal blend of rosemary, thyme, and lavender oils in Lush’s A French Kiss Bubble Bar ($9; lush.com). Lavender is a classic go-to for stress reduction, and it’s been said the scent can also help alleviate headaches.
Best for Sore Muscles
Consider this your Epsom salt upgrade. Fortified with over 30 curative minerals, the dead sea salt in the Neroli Cypress High Atlas Mineral Soak ($52; redflower.com) can help replenish the potassium, calcium, and magnesium lost via physical exertion, alleviating muscle tightness and cramping.
Best for Smelling Sweet
If you like your bath on the bubbly side and your skin on the luxuriously fragrant and supple side, pour Lollia Calm Foaming Bubbling Bath ($40; lollialife.com) into your tub. Light hyacinth and honey scents blend with almond and olive oils, leaving your skin feeling as sweet as it smells.
Best for Calming Down
Said to have anxiety-reducing benefits, the spicy orange scent of bergamot oil is ideal for loosening up after a long day. L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Relaxing Bath Salts ($24; usa.loccitane.com) are infused with it and other light citrus notes to pull you out of a high-strung workday mentality.