Let’s be honest: the flux of visitors, travel, and general stress around the holiday have you 100% warranted to lock yourself in the bathroom for an hour and take a bath. A great gift for yourself, or that friend that loves to indulge in a full sensory bathing escape, I’ve got some items you may want to have at the ready, which include bath oils, effervescent cubes, salts, and bombs. Essential oils are a quick and easy way to add a little scent to a bath or shower, to be used alone or with some bath salt.
My favorites include the Aura Cacia Lavender, Eucalyptus, or Chill Pill blend oils (from around $10 each), or the NOW Essential Oils Put Some Pep in Your Step Kit featuring scents such as Grapefruit, Orange, and Lemon (about $13 for the kit). Bath bombs for the win include Being by Sanctuary Spa ($6 each) in scents such as Chili Mango & Tonka Bean and Cloudberry and Lychee, Fresh Sugar Lemon Sugarbath Cubes ($39 for the bottle), and ME! Bath Lavender Mini Ice Cream Bath Soak ($10 for six mini balls).
If you are a traditionalist and bath salts are your go-to, try the classic – Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soothe & Sleep Lavender Soaking Solution ($4.89) or the Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salts Blend ($28 for a 10 oz tube). No matter what option you choose, know that your mind and body is on the way to the post-holiday recovery zone!