Self-care is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Taking time to look after our well-being is essential to thrive and not merely survive. One of the ways that I like to make time for self-care is to run a bath in the evenings once the children are tucked into bed, and the night becomes my own. Slowing down and indulging in my favorite bath and body products, either in silence or to my favorite relaxing playlist, is a great way to refill my cup. These are my picks for the products that no bathtime self-care routine should be without.
Fresh Milk Body Care Set
Why, it’s terrific! This three-piece skincare set from Fresh smells and feels lovely and works to soothe, nourish, and strengthen the skin. This set has become a part of my nightly self-care, and the results of the products are hard to miss. Winter skin needs extra hydration, which the plant milks in these products deliver in body wash, body lotion, and hand cream form. Hyaluronic acid features prominently in each product; this ingredient retains 200x its weight in moisture, so supple skin is now a part of my life. Take your time and let these natural products do their work. Plus, the packaging is beautiful to look at.
Dr. Teal Epsom Salt Soak
This soak lives next to the bath, within easy reach whenever the need arises for a deeply relaxing and calming soak. Dr. Teal’s comes in several scents (aloe, elderberry, lavender, chamomile, green tea, spearmint), but my favorite is the Milk and Honey variety. It aligns perfectly with my favorite body wash and leaves me feeling completely at ease when I step out of the bath. Add a cup of salts to hot bath water and let them dissolve before stepping in. Any daily aches and pains will vanish in a cloud of scented steam.
Fur Bath Drops
The transparent glass packaging of this product lets you see straight to the luxurious little bubbles of oil inside the jar. This product will go the extra mile when your skin needs more hydration and pampering. Drop one honey-colored pearl into your bath, and the seaweed coating will melt away to release the silky, softening oils. These drops make me feel like I am adding a touch of luxury to my self-care routine.
Lush Snow Fairy Bath Bomb
Everyone loves snow fairyThe bright fuschia color of this limited-edition bath bomb never fails to lift flagging spirits. The candy-sweet scent of this bath bomb is just the ticket when you want to feel like a queen, bathing in a sea of milkshake-hued, shimmering water. The Snow Fair range only comes near Christmas time each year, so stock up on these magical, fizzing spheres of happiness while you can. Get an airtight glass jar to store your bath bombs, and keep them away from water before use.
Joe Malone English Pear and Freesia Bath Oil
All Jo Malone packaging makes you feel like you’re elevating your bath product game, but the delicious scents with the English Pear and Freesia Bath Oil make the product incredibly special. This decadent oil makes you want to stay in your self-care bath as long as possible. If you add the oil to the tub while the faucet is still running, you’ll be enveloped in milky buddles that make it even harder to leave the tub.
Evridwear Exfoliating Bath Gloves
The moisture and hydration in the delicious oils, washes, and soaks we bathe in won’t work well if they can’t access freshly exfoliated skin. My exfoliating gloves are a part of my bathtime self-care routine once a week. Using a physical exfoliator more often than that is not advisable. Put the gloves on and rub gently all over your body, except for your face, to reveal a whole new, smooth you. Dead skin will be sloughed off, and your bath products will be able to do their work.
Yankee Candle’s Honey Clementine Candle
Candlelight works on the senses like nothing else. Light a Honey Clementine Yankee Candle rather than flipping on the light switch when you climb into your self-care bath. The subtle scent instantly makes you feel at ease, and the flickering light will calm and soothe your mind after a busy day. Yankee candles have a long burn time, so you can use your new favorite candle for much longer than other brands.
These bath products encourage you to put other things out of your mind, relax, and indulge in your self-care time. Nourish your skin and soul by making time for yourself in a small way that can make a big difference. A busy, loving, hard-working mom deserves a few blissful moments just to be herself.