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Candles lit – not one but several. Hot steam rises off the water as clouds of fluffy lather float along the surface. Aromatherapy oils fill the air and have turned the water translucent. It’s 6:30am and I’m in the bathtub. Surrounded by complete and utter silence (and the best bath products) – this is my time.
When it comes to the tub we always assume long baths are the reserve of the evening. Sure, after a long stressful day in the office / running errands – delete where applicable – there is nothing better than a long soak in the tub. But there’s something about taking time for you in the morning that I am wholeheartedly embracing. Twenty minutes. That’s what we’re talking about.
I’ve always associated taking some me-time in the evening with guilt; that’s when I should be completing that tax return or finally unpacking that box from our move six months ago – generally anything on my life-admin list that seems to find itself to be low in priority. But it’s just twenty minutes, which is enough to get away with. Plus, when you find out how many calories you can burn in the bath it seems silly not to indulge in one.
Read on and scroll through the gallery to see the best bath products out there.
What are the best bath products to use?
Best bath scrubs
From sugar and salt scrubs to scrubs that give your body a glow, gently exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal soft and smooth skin.
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Energising Exoliator – £38 | Aromatherapy Associates
Treat your body to the Aromatherapy’s polishing natural exfoliating scrub, which combines sea salt, coffee and grapefruit to stimulate a healthy circulation as your scrub. Your skin will be left feeling smooth, soft and smelling great.
Best bath oils
Olverum Bath Oil – from £36.50 | Space NK
With a unique blend or aromatic essential oils, Olverum bath oil is the perfect product to ease away the stress of your day and relax in the luxurious scents surrounding you.
Best bath moisturiser
Keeping your body moisturised throughout the year is important. In the winter the cold air leaves your skin dry whilst in summer all the exposure to the sun dehydrates your body.
Augustinus Bader The Body Cream – £130 | Cult Beauty
Not only is this cream super nourishing, but it also improves the appearance of cellulite. It’s made using the brand’s special healing complex, which means in the colder months this will transform your dry and scaly skin.
Do baths help you sleep?
Baths have been proven to help you get to sleep. It’s something to do with temperature. Your body heats up in the tub and followed by the rapid-cool down once you’re out that relaxes you and sends your body into sleep mode.
Effective time management
As much as we’d all love a few extra hours in the day, sadly that’s not going to happen. Anyone got Tempus on speed dial? So it’s all about effective time management.
Here’s a handy list of things to try while your bath is running:
- Prepare your breakfast / lunch for the day
- Lay out your clothes for the day (if you haven’t already done this)
- Pop those ingredients in the slow cooker and turn on.
- Watch this GIF to reduce your anxiety
Crafting the perfect atmosphere
When it comes to crafting the ideal setting candles are firmly at the top of the list. We could wax lyrical about candles all day and therefore have adopted a more is more attitude. So why not get a few on the go?
Tom Daxon Sous Les Glycines Candle –
normal price £55, now £38.50 | Liberty
This classic like Tom Daxon’s Sous Les Glycines candle will fill the room with notes of Bergamot and Jasmine.
Or try Feuille de Lavande by Diptyque which is full of fresh leafy notes which evokes calm.
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Lets face it, any help to sleep during the last few months is greatly appreciated. Try a capful of this in your bath this weekend. It's one of the best bath products for sleep. Thank us later.
If your skin is in need of some desperate TLC, this bath oil from Ameliorate is designed to soothe and hydrate. With extracts of starflower, collodial oats, camelina and sweet almond oil, it's a total winter skincare saviour.
A soothing blend of Sandalwood, Rose Geranium and Frankincense. Great for those longer chilled out bath moments.
Thanks to the blend of Frankincense, Petitgrain, Wild Camomile and Rosemary, this bath oil is the perfect remedy to a stressful day. Just pour a small drop into the flowing water, sit back, and relax.
When you're talking about the best of the best, Aesop would definitely earn a place on the list. Everything from this brand is brilliant. Our pick of the bunch? This refreshing body cleanser.
Can either be used as a shower gel or as a bath foam. So, you're basically saving with this super product which leaves your skin feeling soft and smelling great.
Enjoy a super luxurious and fluffly lather. Bursts with crisp blackberry notes.
Oils calm the skin while Pumice and Bamboo stem gently scrub away dead surface cells.
The clue really is in the name. Containing Kewda and Frankincense plus 84 essential minerals, find a moment of bliss with the Tranquility Bath Soak from Subtle Energies. The ultimate way to care for min, body and soul.