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.
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
Therapeutic, spa-strength blends of Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile to soothe you to sleep, or Energy burst to wake you up.
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.
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
Deeply relaxing (obviously), highly pure salt with all the therapeutic effects you'd expect
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.
You've heard about the healing, energising, stress-releaving, cell-restoring powers of Magnesium right? Imagine what happens when you combine with bath!
The bath soak equivalent of de-tangling leave in conditioner, but for muscles. Amazing.
Clears the airways, relaxes the muscles, smells and feels amazing
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?
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.
The classic scent that makes you feel like Coco languishing in bubbles and smelling delicious for days
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)
The reknowned de-stresser in a bottle, perfect for pre bed time zen, or if you haven't got a spare hour for yoga.
Awakens the skin, boosts circulation, smells as great as it feels.
Anti-ageing, anti-cellulite, moisturising, exfoliating, hydrating, nice smelling, edible. Don't eat though.
Or just have all the fun
And why not?
Turns your water lagoon blue, reminiscent of of the atolls of the Polynesian islands, as well as super relaxation and skin softening.
These are a few of my favourite things
With popping candy and vibrant colours that change and fizz your bath water while you sit in it, it's really quite exciting
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.