As far as I’m concerned, one of the best investments we’ve put into our house is the corner soaking tub in the master bathroom. It wasn’t cheap, but I use it every single night, and it’s big enough to fit all four of us in its soapy depths.
(Sure, someone’s toes might kick you in an unpleasant location, and sure, someone is bound to produce a thrilling arch of pee, but still: a toddler, a baby, and two adults in one tub! As long as no one poops, it’s all good.)
My solo bathtime is right before bed, and I can literally feel the stresses of the day melting away under the hot water. It is one of my favorite rituals, and one that can only be improved by the right consumer products.
Which leads me to: bath soaps! Let me discuss my favorites with you:
Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap. Ah, Dr. Bronner’s, the soap with the “urgent message to realize our transcendent unity across religious and ethnic divides”. Never mind its ever-so-slightly crazy packaging, this soap is awesome. I like to use it in place of bubble bath; its rich scent and natural oils make for an uber-pleasant soak. My favorite is the peppermint, although the almond and lavender are really nice too.
philosophy shower/bath gels. I have to say, I’ve never met a philosophy skincare product I didn’t love, and that goes for their amazing bath gels too. They smell outrageously good, so good it’s hard not to fantasize about upended the nozzle above my mouth and just taking a big old glug or two. (What?) I particularly love the sweet, edible scents like Candy Cane, Sweet Cream, Sugar Cookie, and the unbelievably decadent Breakfast in Bed trio.
LUSH Creamed Almond and Coconut Smoothie. Now, don’t be fooled by this product’s name, it features coconut and almond oils but smells more like jasmine and ylang ylang. It’s super smooth, soft, melts into your skin and leaves the bathwater all moisturizing and wonderfully scented.
Lander Essentials Foam Bath. I discovered this discount-priced bubble bath ($3 for a huge bottle!) a while back and I still love it, although it looks like they’ve limited the number of scents it comes in. This stuff makes the best bubbles, big foamy ones, and the products I’ve tried have had a rich, long-lasting smell.
And now, here is the part where I ask you for YOUR favorite bath products, because lord knows I could always use some more.