Is there anything better than taking a nice, hot 45-minute bath after the worst day ever? The answer is absolutely not. So here are 25 body care products under $50 that’ll make your bath time feel so luxurious, you’ll never want to leave. (Get ready for some seriously pruny hands, y’all).
If I'm being honest, I don’t think I’ll ever rent, lease, or purchase another apartment or house that doesn’t have a bathtub in at least one of the bathrooms. I've been addicted to taking baths for a very, very long time, and it’s hard to imagine living life without the warm embrace of a bath every night before bed.
My bath time has cured me from so many ailments, including colds, fevers, painful hangovers, mild depression, general sadness, stomachaches, a few rounds of a broken heart, headaches, and much more. Baths are my meditation of choice, and I don’t see myself changing my mind any time soon.
I take a bath at least 3-4 times a week, and I look forward to taking one all day. It's my moment of peace. My check-in-with-myself time. And I'm here to say: More baths in 2019!!! Check out the list below for a few (just kidding, there are 25 suggestions) of my favorite bath time products that’ll help enhance your experience and convert you to a tub lover, too.
Wake those senses right up with this ground coffee scrub from SheaMoisture — the coffee grounds help to exfoliate while the raw shea butter works to moisturize, too.
You might be stuck in a stinky city or the sleepy suburbs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pretend you’re relaxing on a tranquil beach in Tahiti. Let this Pink Lily & Bamboo Shower Gel take you there.
This luscious sugar scrub contains an “EXOTI-COOL” formula to help smooth, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin, thanks to the coconut shell and pink jojoba exfoliator balls.
Got sore muscles? This body oil is for you. Hemp oil helps to naturally relax sore muscles, so you can say bye, bye to that odorous IcyHot!
OK, I know this technically is not a body care product, but what’s a bath without a lit candle!? This pick is small enough to live in one of the corners of your tub.
I don’t know about you, but I cannot go one bath without slathering my skin in rich body cream right after toweling off. This one from Epionce contains safflower seed oil and meadowfoam seed oil for a super-rich moisturizing experience.
Hey, some people like to take their baths in the morning before getting up for the day, and applying sunscreen afterwards is vital to protecting your skin and avoiding skin cancer. This pick works as a post-bath moisturizer too (shea butter for the win!).
Not only does this add bubbles to your bath, but it also works to moisturize your body as well.
Do a little self-care multi-tasking while you bathe with these soothing eye gels. Just don’t dunk your face in the water and you’ll be A-OK.
Thanks to the kukui nut oil, blue-green algae extract, and Vitamin E, this fancy Tocca bar soap is so dang moisturizing — you might not even need to add body moisturizer post-bath.
This bath bomb changes colors! Need I say more?
This dry brush can be used wet or dry to promote lymphatic drainage and stimulate blood circulation — just run it in brief strokes across your body during or after your bath.
These SallyeAnder bar soaps smell absolutely divine. I would know, since I’m using this one currently. The Shave Bar offers more moisturization (and a closer shave) than a shaving cream might.
It doesn’t get more classic than this body scrub specifically targeted to fight against body acne.
Transport yourself straight to a luxe, claw-foot Parisian bathtub with this dual-purpose shampoo and body wash — the most romantic city in the world (or your mind) awaits.
Sol de Janeiro fans cannot get enough of the intoxicating scent in each of their products — it seriously makes you feel like you’re back on the beach if you close your eyes.
Changing seasons can be a time when eczema on my body and face get really bad, like during the fall and spring. Even if you don’t suffer from eczema or itchiness, this pick is a great option to slather on after you bathe.
This bar soap contains coconut shell powders to help exfoliate the skin while cleaning and moisturizing too.
From cleansing oil to foam, this body cleanser is scented with hints of vanilla and almond and will definitely transform your bath time.
Jergens’ cult-favorite product now has an added firming component to it to help reduce the appearance of cellulite while offering a gradual self-tan.
Pair this shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath with an actual cocktail for an extra-relaxing happy hour.
I am totally obsessed with all Aerin products, and this rose-scented hand and body cream is no exception. And how gorgeous is the packaging?
What’s a bath without a classic epsom salt soak? This new scent from Dr Teal’s is infused with matcha green tea, which is rich with antioxidants to encourage focus and relaxation.
This bath bomb is designed to last longer than a regular bath bomb, because, well, don’t you want to delight in the swirling sensation just a bit longer? I thought so.
Careful not to literally fall asleep in the tub while indulging in this body wash/bubble bath combo — it’s that relaxing.