Author Sylvia Plath got it right when she said, “there must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them”. A long soak in a warm bath on a winter’s evening is nothing short of luxurious.
As well as creating the perfect moment for ‘me-time’, bathing in warm water is known for its healing properties as it soothes aching muscles. Even if you’re a shower fan day-to-day, schedule in one bath a week and turn it into a ritual with the following products:
If you struggle to sleep at night, run yourself a bath with some salts containing relaxing scents such as lavender and vertiver. Aveda’s Stress-Fix Soaking Salts contain real lavender, helping to melt away stress and promote sleep.
Containing unique mineral ions, Bodhi & Birch’s Detox scrub helps to equalise the body’s bioenergetic fields to induce a meditative sense of calm while effortlessly exfoliating the skin – bliss.
To truly recreate a spa experience at home, we recommend The Body Shop’s Honeymania Bathmelt. Lathering up into creamy, fragrant bubbles, this product will nourish the skin while relaxing the senses.
These bath salts from Burt’s Bees are perfect for a post-workout bath as they contain sea salt, helping to reduce built-up lactic acid. This helps your muscles recover faster and reduces that dull ache you get the next day.
For skin that has dried out in the cold winter weather, Jo Malone’s Wild Fig & Cassis Bath Oil is ideal. Containing rich avocado and almond oil, this product will hydrate the skin and protect it against the elements – and of course as it comes from Jo Malone, we know it will smell heavenly.
Doubling as a shower gel and shampoo, this coconut scented bubble bath from Philosophy is the ultimate multitasker – perfect for those feeling the pinch after Christmas.
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