Bath time treats: How to create the perfect cold weather cure

Transform your tub into a heavenly spa-like experience

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At this time of year, coming in from the cold to somewhere warm and cosy is one of life’s greatest pleasures. 

And, after unravelling your scarf and leaving your cold shoes at the door, the lure of a sensuous soak seems like the perfect way to melt all of the day’s stresses.

Bath time might be a daily necessity but with the addition of a few pampering products your simple tub can transform into a heavenly spa-like experience. 

While grown-up bath products generally aren’t as fun as the foamy, chemical stuff kids get there is one brand that perfectly straddles the line between novelty and indulgence. Lush’s new Christmas range is chock-full of cult classics like Snow Fairy – a candyfloss, bubble gum scented shower gel – and their Golden Wonder, Father Christmas and Luxury Lush Pud bath bombs.

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Lush Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, £3.75 each

For those with a sweet tooth, skincare experts Philosophy offer up a bevy of saccharine treats too with Vanilla Cake, Cinnamon Buns and Coconut Frosting shampoo, bath and shower gel hybrids.

A proper pamper though, requires something a tad more refined that guarantees complete bath time decadence. The seasoned bath junkie will find favour in the likes of Molton Brown, Laura Mercier and Jo Malone’s all-encompassing bath time collection.

When it comes to the success or failure of a bath, the quality of the ingredients is paramount and while it isn’t necessary to spend a fortune, it’s important to avoid those that will leave you soaking in a tub full of preservatives.

This applies to bath oils particularly which are great for tired and aching muscles after a long, cold day. Make sure you opt for one with little-to-no chemical nasties like This Works’ Deep Sleep Bath Oil.

Wind down and warm up this winter by treating yourself to a sumptuous soak that’s well worth the prune-y fingers.

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