When I was a kid I hated bath time. For no real reason at all, being submerged in warm, soapy water to bathe was probably the worst, most traumatic thing I could imagine experiencing. But not anymore! Now I’m grown up and finding enough time to fill the tub and enjoy a bath is pure luxury, not to mention one of my favourite ways to de-stress and unwind…
Recently I’ve been enjoying the Dead Sea Aromatherapy Bath Salts with Frankincense Oil & Rose Petals* for a calming, stress-relieving soak. They smell lovely and turn the water a pretty shade of pink – though you do need to remember to actually clean the dried rose petals out of the tub afterwards! 😉 (Side note: the picture at the top was from a bath before I added the salts, but after I’d put some soap under the tap to get some bubble action.)
For me, body scrubs are a ‘bath time only’ product because my skin is too sensitive to be exfoliated daily, but every now and again in the bath is perfectly fine and makes for a wonderful treat. (Or once a week in the shower – that’s fine too, though obviously not as relaxing.) The two I currently have on rotation are the Dead Sea Body Scrub with Frankincense Oil* which smells incredible and leaves my skin feeling super soft, and The Body Shop’s Spa Fit Smoothing & Refining Body Scrub which I find leaves my skin with a bit of a glow. I like that they each offer something different, though lately I’ve been reaching for the Dead Sea body scrub more often to help keep my skin soft throughout the winter.
To make the experience even more luxurious – and also make the most use of the time in the tub! – I like to put on a face mask and let it work it’s magic while I soak. Lately I’ve been reaching for the ANTIPODES Aura Manuka Honey Treatment Mask which I find leaves my face feeling super soft, and as soon as I’m out of the tub I like to seal in that hydration with some moisturiser. Definitely something my face has needed this winter! First I cleanse with the gentle Aurelia Miracle Cleanser, then slather on the honey-scented goodness.
What are your favourite bath time products?
Dead Sea Aromatherapy Bath Salts*: £6.85 via Boots | Dead Sea Body Scrub*: £7.79 for 300ml via Boots | The Body Shop’s Body Scrub: £14 for 200ml via The Body Shop | ANTIPODES face mask: £19.75 for 75ml via Beauty Bay | Aurelia Miracle Cleanser: £34 for 120ml via Aurelia
Please note: while the products marked with a star (*) in this blog post were gifts, the views expressed are my own.