Everything You Need to Craft the Perfect Bath, For Every Mood
For your most indulgent spa day yet.
Updated Dec 20, 2019 6:06 PM
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Bathing can be a daily obligation that you rush your way through just to get it out of the way. Or, you can elevate it into an art form. Is there any greater gift to yourself than luxurious time and a curated bath? You tell us after you try it out. We’ve curated three themed baths below—choose the one that best fits your mood, your personality, or just the type of day you’re having. Sit back and relax because you deserve it, babe.
Down-to-earth vibes to pick you up. This bath is centered around products that deliver wellness as much as they deliver beauty.
Mustard Bath, Dr. Singha, $12
World famous for its stimulating, rejuvenating, warming, and cleansing qualities, this therapeutic bath treatment opens pores and detoxes the body.
Calm Ritual Incenses, Bodha, $28
Soothe your mind as much as your body with this set of smokeless incense, scented with herbal notes of lavender, geranium, and rosewood. They’re made from the finest organic woods and essential oils for a gentle fragrance and longer burn time.
Body Oil, Warm, $50
Feel free to throw a dash or two of this body oil into your bath for a most beachy, holiday scent. (And isn’t that just the perfect dreamy scene on a cold winter day?)
Dawn City Skin Potion, Monk Oil, $56
As Monk Oil says, “Thriving in the city requires a unique kind of fortitude.” Allow this body oil to melt away stress, uplift, and purify with sage essential oil, rose oil, California wild rose flower essence, and a rose quartz crystal.
Bush Bath Duo, Balmyard Beauty, $18
Taking cues from the centuries old Caribbean tradition, this sachet combines herbs, Jamaican botanicals, and flowers to create a powerhouse bath treatment that calms inflammation, promoting collagen production, and an even skin tone.
Keep things sleek and streamlined. This is a bath filled with products made for those that like to judge their skincare by its cover. (Don’t worry, these products are all beautiful on in the inside too.)
Deep Hydrating Face Mask, Dr. Barbara Sturm, $160
This intensive mask delivers serious moisture and calms the skin, with aloe vera, chamomile, and Dr. Sturm’s signature purslane (known for it’s high antioxidant qualities and protection against free radicals). Slatter on before the bath for extra TLC.
Kalahari Desert Detox Bath Salts, African Botanics, $75
As the name implies, this mineral-rich pure salt is harvested from the Kalahari Desert, which is great news for you because it is super potent, with oxygenating seaweed, caffeine, and crushed African Buchu Leaf. Fill your tub with warm water, add a handful of salts. Immerse yourself and soak for 15-20 minutes to allow the salts time to absorb into the skin. Without rinsing, wrap yourself in a towel and relax under a warm blanket for 15 min, drink plenty of water to rehydrate and relax.
Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath, Susanne Kaufmann, $30
A bubble bath, but for adults. This version is packed with active ingredients from mallow, pine oil and juniper berry oil, all hand picked in the Bregenz Forest in Austria.
Bio Active Body Exfoliant, Sans[Ceuticals], $40
Gently scrub away any dry skin with an exfoliant made from sustainable, ultra-fine bamboo granules and organic shea butter. Bonus points for it having ginseng, vitamin E, and reishi mushrooms, to actively boost hydration, minimize pores, and smooth skin.
Charcoal Soap, Binu Binu, $18
Inspired by Korean bathhouses, this Brooklyn-based brand is a minimalist’s dream. Their Shaman Charcoal Soap contains activated charcoal, and is boosted with lavender, Himalayan cedarwood, and clary sage essential oils.
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Fur Oil, Fur, $44
Fur Oil’s unique and lightweight blend of Grapeseed, Jojoba, Tea Tree, and Clary Sage Oils is both dermatologically and gynecologically tested to soften pubic hair, clear pores, and prevent ingrown hairs, and heal inflammation for healthy and happy skin.
Amber Love Potion Mist, Crystal Cactus, $38
Mist on damp skin after your bath to attract lasting love (with amber) and inner calm (with citrine).
Revealing Pink Mask, Amanda Lacey, $102
In the most gorgeous blush pink shade, this mask iluminates and brightens skin for a natural, radiant, lit-from-within glow.
Venus Amber Milk Bath, Shiva Rose, $65
The epitome of sensual beauty, Shiva Rose handcrafts each batch of her high-vibration, nourishing goat’s milk bath (a great natural source of lactic acid for gentle exfoliation too). In celebration of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, allow yourself while taking this bath to, as Shiva suggests, “Sink into the warm embrace of Venus and allow thoughts and images of light flood into your being.”
Healing Ayurvedic Bath Soaks, Surya Spa, $35
Get the luxury of a true, healing Ayurvedic treatment in the comfort of your own home with natural epsom salts, organic mined sea salts, and Ayurvedic herbs to soothe and restore. This Vata Calming soak has lavender and ashwagandha to soothe the mind, and open the heart.
A version of this story originally appeared in the Winter 2017 issue as part of a package with the headlineSelf Care Sunday
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