I believe bath time is a necessity. I once bowed out of a lovely potential apartment because it didn’t have a bathtub. I’ve planned vacations around spots known for their healing thermal waters (ahem, Baden Baden). As I child, I once fell dead asleep in the bathtub when my parents turned their heads and scared them to death. The bathtub has always been my ultimate zen.
There are many reasons to take a dip in the tub. Detox. Muscle Soreness. Stress Relief. Daydreaming. Hydration. Emotional Outbursts. Jetlag. That’s why it’s important to know how to best complement your bath with the right treatment. Lucky for you, I’ve had my fair share of soaks and can recommend the best of the best when it comes to both indulgent and healing baths.
Violet Grey’s Bathtime Beauty Set
This adorable little kit includes a travel-sized candle, witch hazel bath soak and indigo body butter. Not only does it fit easily into my suitcase, it was a soothing cure for my jetlag during my last trip to Europe, delivering all the comforts of home.
Susanne Kaufmann St. John’s Wort Bath
Need stress relief? This is your answer. A permanent fixture in my bathroom, this soak sold me immediately given the heavenly scent with a hint of rose. I like pairing it with the witch hazel soak for an experience that makes you feel like every worry is slowly melting away.
Pursoma Digital Detox Bath
Warning: This bath is no joke. Each packet is good for one bath, but it’s not one you can take on a consistent basis as it’s designed for a full-body reboot. Sea salt relaxes the body while clay revitalizes the system. After this bath, I wrapped myself in a towel and was comatose for a good hour. I’d recommend having no plans following this bath.
Aromatherapy Polishing Body Brush
We exfoliate our face everyday, but we often forget to do the same to our body. Along with a candle and a mellow playlist, dry brushing is the ultimate bath pre-game. Dry brushing stimulates circulation, helps reduce cellulite and gives skin an overall silky feel.
Dr. Teals Lavender Epsom Salt Sleep
I like to workout a lot, which means my muscles are often sore and in need of healing. My go-to is Epsom Salt and when paired with lavender, it’s the perfect bath to not only heal muscles, but also turn off your brain before bedtime.