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.
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.
Bath time treats
Bath time treats
Jo Malone, Bath Time Collection, £48 houseoffraser.co.uk
Philosophy, Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel, £14.50 johnlewis.com
Aesop, A rose by any other name body cleanser tcultbeauty.co.uk
Lush, Father Christmas Bath Bomb, £3.75 lush.com
This Works, Deep sleep bath oil, £80 net-a-porter.com
Sanctuary, Hot sugar scrub, £12 boots.com
Molton Brown, 12 days of Christmas body wash set, £39 selfridges.com
Lush, Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb, £3.50 lush.com
Laura Mercier, Sweet temptaions creme brulee duet, £35 johnlewis.com
Escentric Molecules, Escentric 01 Body Wash cultbeauty.co.uk
Philosophy, Vanilla Cake Shower Gel, £14.50 johnlewis.com
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.Reuse content