Is there anything better than taking a nice, hot 45-minute bath after the worst day ever? The answer is absolutely not. Some candles, a good book, and some of your favorite body care products can 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 and body care products have 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 simply my meditation of choice. 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, my “douse myself in body scrubs, body lotions, and body oils until I am soft as a baby” time. And with that, I'm here to say: More baths forever!!!
Ahead, peep some of the most luxurious, relaxing body care and bath products that’ll help enhance your experience and convert you to a tub lover, too.
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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.
When I first smelled Bath & Body Works’ new Open Sky scent, I was transported immediately to my happy place: relaxing in a wide-open space, looking up at the most gorgeous sky. If that’s not what you want your bath to feel like, I can’t help you.
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 other odorous pain-relieving ointments.
OK, I know this technically is not a body care product, but what’s a bath without a lit candle!? This pick is will your baths smelling like sweet, relaxing lavender for hours on end.
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 if that’s you, applying sunscreen afterward is vital for protecting your skin and avoiding skin cancer. This pick works as a post-bath moisturizer, too.
Not only will this fill your tub like a classic bubble bath, but it also works to moisturize your body as you relax in it, too. Specifically designed to target stress relief, the eucalyptus and spearmint scent will help you relax your shoulders, unclench your jaw, and let the water wash over you.
If you’re winding down with a glass of rosé in your bath, your eye masks might as well match. Do a little self-care multi-tasking while you bathe with these soothing eye gels, which infuse your delicate under-eye area with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants for moisturization and protection.
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 lotion post-bath.
Don’t forget the goddess you are with this ultra-luxurious bath bomb from Lush, which’ll fill your water with all the purple swirls — a true sign of royalty.
This body brush can be used wet or dry to promote lymphatic drainage and stimulate blood circulation — just run it across your body during or after your bath with gentle, brief strokes.
These SallyeAnder bar soaps smell absolutely divine. As an avid user, I would know. Believe me when I say the Shave Bar offers more hydration (and a closer shave) than a shaving cream might.
It doesn’t get more classic than this body scrub specifically targeted to combat body acne, while giving you a solid cleanse and lather.
Transport yourself (mentally, at least) 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. And as summer comes to an end, isn’t that what we all want?
The change in 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 deal with eczema or itchiness, this balm is a great option to slather on after you bathe.
Aside from the adorable elephant carved into the bar, Drunk Elephant’s Juju Soap also goes hard for your skin (but gently). In sloughs off dead skin cells while providing you with a nourish cleanse that leaves your skin feeling softer and brighter than before.
Transforming from a cleansing oil to a foam lather, this body cleanser is scented with hints of vanilla and almond and will definitely transform your bath time into a self-care ~experience~.
Jergens’ cult-favorite product now has an added firming component that helps smooth out skin while also building a gradual self-tan.
Pair this shampoo-shower gel-bubble bath hybrid with an actual cocktail for an extra relaxing — and delicious-smelling — 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? Trust me, the smoothness of your hands and body post-application is even better.
What’s a bath without a classic epsom salt soak? This scent from Dr Teal’s is infused with matcha green tea, which is rich with antioxidants to encourage focus, relaxation, and protection against environmental aggressors that can harm your skin.
This bath bomb is designed to last longer than a regular bath bomb, which typically only fizzes for a few seconds. Don’t you want to delight in the swirling sensation just a bit longer? I thought so.
Be careful not to actually asleep in the tub with BBW’s Chamomile & Bergamot Body Wash & Foam Bath. The scent will charm your senses so much, you may not even feel yourself drifting to dreamland.
Infused with coconut milk powder, this Herbivore bath soak is not only aromatically pleasing, but it offers a superior level of moisture dry skin will crave.
If you’ve been skeptical about CBD products, allow Lord Jones to change your mind. All the brand’s products are infused with top-quality CBD that boast anti-inflammatory benefits and help you destress. These luxurious bath salts will bring that supreme relaxation to your entire body.
You’ve reaped the benefits of retinol on your face. Now, it’s time to reap those same benefits — skin texture improvement, brighten skin, diminishing of acne scars — to your body with Olay’s Retinol Body Conditioner.
Dealing with keratosis pilaris my entire life, I understand how stubborn those bumps can be. Fortunately, I’ve found that Peach & Lily’s KP scrub formula is gentle enough for me to use regularly, but effectively diminishes the appearance of my KP bumps.
I consider Act+Acre a body care product simply because I’ve noticed its benefits everywhere on my body — not just on my scalp and hair. The formula, I’ve found, even works to soothe the psoriasis on my scalp.
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