Better products mean you can now have the best bath of your life

The bath is back. Get in

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I've always been a bath person, it's one of the things Oprah and I have in common. Sometimes I can't be bothered to stand up to wash, when I could be reclining with a book and maybe even a candle. Taking a long hot soak. My husband would call it 'bathing in my own dirt soup', but here is where he is wrong: These days bathing is crucial (yes, crucial) because of it's restorative powers - mentally and physically if the latest product formulas are to be taken into account, it's deep-cleansing power and yes, it's sheer level of undulgance. We all need some of that. Behold, the bath is back and here are all the reasons you should be partaking, in product form.

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Soaking got an upgrade

Now you can multi-task while you bathe. These can do various other jobs while they soothe and moisturise you. It would be rude not to take advantage and save time

This Works Deep Sleep and Energy Bank Bath Oils, £80

Therapeutic, spa-strength blends of Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile  to soothe you to sleep, or Energy burst to wake you up.

Clarins Tonic Bath Concentrate, £20

An in-water cleansing oil that activates with the heat of a warm bath to release the invigorating powers of Rosemary, Mint and Geranium essential oils. 

Radox Herbal bath Salts, £1

Aside from being very much on trend and good for your wallet, the thyme helps to soothe aching muscles while it makes your home smell delicious

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Himalayan Bath Salts, £42

Deeply relaxing (obviously), highly pure salt with all the therapeutic effects you'd expect

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Medicinal properties are all the rage 

You see? You were practically prescribed a bathtime, therefore someone else has to make dinner/empty dishwasher/put bins out. While you soak. In bliss.

Magnesium Oil Original Flakes, £9.95

You've heard about the healing, energising, stress-releaving, cell-restoring powers of Magnesium right? Imagine what happens when you combine with bath!

Molton Brown Bracing Silver Birch Thermal Muscle Soak, £19

The bath soak equivalent of de-tangling leave in conditioner, but for muscles. Amazing.

Kneipp Eucalyptus Bath Salts, cold and flu relief, £8.95

Clears the airways, relaxes the muscles, smells and feels amazing

Selexir Peach Bath - Instant Serentiy Bath Salts, £29

Anti-sensitive, agitated, sore skin, plus stress, anxiety, all the things that keep you from sleeping soundly.

If you can't have designer clothes, have designer baths

Ultimate water-based indulgence, combined with bathroom shelf status symbol. So justifies the expense, right?

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Bath Bar, £26

Dear Tom Ford, I love you but I can't afford you at the moment. Your bath bar on the other hand? I'll take two, thanks. 

Chanel No. 5 The Foaming Bath, £40

The classic scent that makes you feel like Coco languishing in bubbles and smelling delicious for days

Prada Perfumed Bath & Shower Gel, £28

Pure, precious, profound and Prada. It's pretty much as luxurious as bathing in champagne

 

A Hot soak is a direct substitute for exercise (almost)

Mio Liquid Yoga Bath Soak, £26

The reknowned de-stresser in a bottle, perfect for pre bed time zen, or if you haven't got a spare hour for yoga.

DECLÉOR Aroma Cleanse Alguaromes Toning Shower and Bath Gel, £23

Awakens the skin, boosts circulation, smells as great as it feels.

Bean Burst Coffee Scrub Orange Blend, £15

Anti-ageing, anti-cellulite, moisturising, exfoliating, hydrating, nice smelling, edible. Don't eat though.

Or just have all the fun

And why not?

Thalgo Lagoon Water bath Pebbles, £23

Turns your water lagoon blue, reminiscent of of the atolls of the Polynesian islands, as well as super relaxation and skin softening.

Liberty Gin & Tonic Bathing Gel, £10

These are a few of my favourite things

Lush The Experimenter Bath Bomb, £3.95

With popping candy and vibrant colours that change and fizz your bath water while you sit in it, it's really quite exciting

Gelli Baff, £5.95

Technically for kids aged 5-11, but why the hell can't we run a bath of water, add crytals that turn it into gooey coloured jelly and sit in it? It's bloody miraculous.

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