We all love a good bath once in a while, whether it is to soak your muscles after a hard workout, to warm up after an autumn walk or simply to relax with a good book! Baths are very powerful things. Not only can they help relax your body but they also help to relax your mind. Choosing the right bath soak to suit your needs can have a big impact on your bathing experience.
1) Sanctuary Spa Luxury Bath Float, £10 for 500ml, www.sanctuary.com
With their luxury feel and reasonable prices, we’ve always associated Sanctuary Spa with gifts. Born in 1977, Sanctuary Spa has many years of experience developing their luxurious formulas packed with precious oils, rich butters and their iconic oriental scent. Perfect for anyone looking to unwind. With its rich gel formula, Sanctuary Spa Luxury Bath Float creates a silky smooth bath with an amazing layer of bubbles trapping in the warmth and filling the room with the beautiful signature Sanctuary Spa fragrance. After the bath, skin felt soft and hydrated.
2) Noble Isle Fireside Bath & Shower Gel, £20 for 250ml, www.nobleisle.com
The quintessentially British brand, Noble Isle is famous for their unusual fragrances, made from a combination of the finest natural extracts. Their products are unisex so great for leaving in the shower for all the family to enjoy. The packaging is very sleek but functional and just a few pumps under running water created a good layer of foamy bubbles. Immediately, the warm spicy aromas are releases. It’s a very sexy, masculine fragrance but one that we as females also loved. This scent, as the name suggests, is very warming and ideal for those cozy candle-lit baths.
3) Elemis Jasmine and Rose Bath Milk, £43 for 400ml, www.elemis.com
We’re long time fans of British spa brand, Elemis and were excited to try this floral twist on their bestselling Skin Nourishing Milk Bath. Elemis Jasmine and Rose Bath Milk is beautifully scented with Turkish Rose and Egyptian Jasmine. It’s perfect for relaxing the mind after a stressful day. Simply pour 3 capfuls into running water for a creamy, smooth bath that delicately cleanses and softens the skin. We loved that the bath milk is filled to the brim with omega rich oils including nourishing Argan Oil and Camellia Seed Oil to leave skin feeling soft and silky.
4) The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Bubbling Bath, £8 for 250ml, www.thebodyshop.com
We are all aware of the benefits that Argan Oil has on our hair so we were thrilled to be able to get the same benefits of this wonder oil from a bath product too. Enriched with intensely nourishing Community Trade Argan Oil from Morocco, this creamy gel formula creates rich, fragrant bubbles from only a small amount of product swirled into a warm running bath. What’s more, we love The Body Shop’s ethos, meaning we could truly relax and enjoy our bath.
5) REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil, £30 for 110ml, www.renskincare.com
With their paraben and sulphate free skincare, REN is well deserving of their place amongst the cult favourites of beauty bloggers. Known for its stress relieving properties, REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil is, as the name suggests, fragranced with roses. Whilst pricey, a little goes a long way. Adding a small amount into a running bath, the oil evenly distributed through the water without settling on the surface. As well as relieving stress and soothing skin, Rose Otto Oil also assists to reduce inflammation and hydrate the skin. This delicate scent holds on well to skin so there is no need for further products following use.
6) Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath and Shower Oil, £45 for 55ml, www.aromatherapyassociates.com
Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oils are an indulgent must-have within the Livingologie offices, with a range of scents and purposes meaning that there’s one to suit everyone. We love that there are multiple ways to use the oils. Either add a capful to your bath or if you prefer the convenience of showers, apply directly to your body a few minutes before showering, allowing the oil to soak into skin before rinsing off. Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oil leaves skin feeling super smooth and smelling amazing. Scented with clary sage, frankincense and cardamom, this oil claims to help you find your inner strength in challenging and difficult times.