Happy Sunday, loves!
I feel like Sundays are the perfect days for a long, hot soak in the bath, and that’s certainly my plan for this evening. Matt is at work all day (boo hoo) then he’s at a work event this evening, so I’ll be for sure making the most of settling in with my book (I’m currently reading Becoming by Michelle Obama) and relaxing before he arrives home. (I know by the time he gets home kissing him goodbye this morning will feel like a lifetime away!)
Throughout Autumn and Winter especially, I love nothing more than starting my evening relaxing in a hot bath for a good 45 minutes, then getting cosy with Matt, cooking and watching our shows. This is how at least half of my evenings through the week look, if you’re wondering! As much as I love trying new bath products, I definitely have my favourites, and today’s post is a little round up of my current must-haves. I find that a bath is the perfect little snippet out of your day for a little self care or ‘me time’ and it’s something we all should make a higher priority, especially as our weeks get busier in the build up to Christmas.
Lush Body Conditioner
One of my favourite beauty discoveries of this year is the body conditioner from Lush. I have used and loved the Ro’s Argan scent for the past few months, then I seen the Snow Fairy scent body conditioner was included in this year’s Christmas collection. Snow Fairy is my all-time favourite Lush scent, so I was so excited to pick this up! It smells amazing, is a beautiful pink colour with a slight glittery shimmer and it leaves my skin feeling so soft. I apply this in the bath or shower, post-shave, then rinse off any excess. It then acts as a body moisturiser, and means there’s no need to awkwardly stand freezing cold whilst waiting for your moisturiser to soak in!
Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oils
I absolutely LOVE using bath oils, and Aromatherapy Asssociates are really the best brand I’ve ever tried. The oils are so luxurious, and each time I use one I feel so calm and relaxed during and after my bath. I tend to buy the mini sets (or get them for very generous birthday or Christmas gifts) and save them for when Matt and I are travelling and staying in a lovely hotel with a claw foot bath tub. However, sometimes I do use them myself if it’s been a long week and I need a little extra something! My favourites are Relax and Sleep, and a tiny amount goes a long way. My skin also feels so good after a bath using one of these oils, I wish I could justify using them every time!
Radox Therapy Detoxed Acai Berry Bath Salts
Bath salts are a fairly new discovery for me, but I can’t recommend this product highly enough! They smell incredible, and when sprinkled into your bath they just make the water feel that little bit more inviting. Bath salts have a calming, purifying effect on your body and help to clear your mind too. This is also such a great product to use if you have sore muscles or joints, I have arthritis and the cold weather makes it so much worse. A nice hot bath helps a lot, and I love how relaxed I feel when I take a bath using these!
Lush Bath Bombs & Bubble Bars
To be totally honest, I’m not too fussed on the specific bath bomb or bubble bar as I love so many! My favourites from the 2018 Christmas collection are Cheery Christmas, Butterbear, Magic Wand and Luxury Lush Pud. I love sweet smelling scents and pretty pink baths, they’re aesthetically pleasing and they just make me feel so happy! I’ve really got Matt into using bath bombs too, he loves relaxing in the bath as much as I do and there’s just something that feels special about using a bath bomb or bubble bar. I just recently tried Niomi Smart’s new avocado bath bomb from Boots and I loved that also, is there anything she can’t do?!
I am the biggest fan of candles, and I have them burning at every opportunity. Mine and Matt’s favourites for cosy evenings in are usually sweet bakery-like scents, however I love aromatherapy, woody and clean scents whilst having a bath. My favourite ever bathtime candle is Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir (well, it’s my favourite candle ever!), however I’ve used up my last one. Pictured is the Fig candle from Aldi (it’s such a great dupe for Diptyque!) and in the back is a DW Home Sea Salt Pumpkin candle, they’re both so inexpensive yet smell beautiful.
Thank you so much for reading! Have you tried any of these products? What are your favourite bath products?