Self-care means something different for everyone, but for me? There’s nothing more relaxing or luxurious than taking a long, hot bath at the end of the day. Especially if I have a glass of wine and a really good book to go with it. I put together my favorite bubbles, bath salts, bath bombs, and even stylish caddies so you can have your most indulgent baths yet.
The perfect bath routine starts before you even get in the bath. I’m talking about a brisk dry-brushing session with Goop’s G.Tox ultimate dry brush. It exfoliates your skin and helps with lymphatic drainage, leaving you with increased circulation. This Elemis brush is extra-long to get the hard-to-reach places.
A bath caddy is the best way to keep your books dry and wine glass within reach. Bamboo is a great material, like this one or this one. There are even some truly beautiful options out there these days, like this live-edge Anthropologie one.
Don’t forget to load up your bath with bath salts, soaks, or bubble bath. Antica Farmacista’s Bubble Bath smells amazing thanks to the lemon, verbena, and cedar scent profile. Plus the bottle is so pretty, you can leave it out. Goop’s Martini Bath Soak will help you soothe your body and mind.
When you get it, it’s all about locking in moisture with a vitamin-rich, hydrating body oil. Oil hydrates and moisturizes your skin better than lotion, so it’s perfect for post-bath damp skin. Tata Harper’s Body Oil improves elasticity using camellia oil and primrose oil for soft, silky skin that also smells amazing. Feeling sore? Lord Jones’s CBD Body Oil to help with aches and pains. And if you’re still into lotion, we’ve got you covered. Necessaire’s Body Lotion is fragrance-free, absorbs quickly, and you’ll notice an immediate improvement.
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