When was the last time you took a nice, hot relaxing bath? If you’re anything like us, you probably can’t remember (unless you count hopping in the tub with your toddler, and that’s not exactly the kind of “relaxing” bath we’re talking about here) — and so you’re long overdue. Aside from being an amazing (and easy) way to indulge in some much-needed self-care, there are actually health benefits associated with taking a soothing soak. In fact, one recent study even found that a hot bath can have similar effects to exercise.
The latest news in bath products is that there are a ton of new (as well as some tried-and-true) bath salts and soaks out there made with high-quality ingredients that are designed to add extra relaxation to your bath. Think epsom salts to soothe weary muscles, lavender for calming aromatherapy and even (you guessed it) CBD oilfor a bit of extra de-stressing power.
Here are the latest bath salts and bath soaks we’re dying to try. We recommend you pick up at least one, too. Then find some quite time (easier said than done, we know), draw the water and relax. Just don’t forget to lock the bathroom door!
French Girl Rose Soak Calming Bath Salts
Epsom salts are an old standby for soothing tired muscles. In this luxurious soak, they’re complemented by trendier Himalayan pink salt and sea salt and subtly scented with rose geranium, frankincense and ylang ylang.
French Girl Rose Soak Calming Bath Salts, $22 at Bloomingdales
Herbivore Detox Soaking Salts
In this all-natural soak, Cambrian blue clay is included to help clear pores of impurities. And in the scent department, you can’t really go wrong with the addition of lavender and eucalyptus oils.
Herbivore Detox Soaking Salts, $18 at Sephora
Goop G.Nite Bedtime Bath Soak
We highly recommend a bath with this luxurious soak right before bedtime. Valerian root is said to ease anxiety, and sandalwood simply smells amazing.
Goop G.Nite Bedtime Bath Soak, $35 at Goop
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts
We can’t talk about calming products without mentioning the calming ingredient of the moment: CBD oil. That, paired with epsom salts and calendula, is the ultimate recipe for de-stressing.
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts, $65 at Beautylish
Mio Skincare Liquid Yoga Bath Soak
A massage in a bottle? Yes, please! In addition to tried-and-true epsom salts, this liquid bath addition also contains moisturizing ingredients for soft skin and antioxidants. Did we mention the wonderful smell?
Mio Skincare Liquid Yoga Bath Soak, $40 at Mio Skincare
Kismet Chill Black Lava Salt Soak
Aptly named, this “chill” salt soak not only smells like relaxation-friendly lavender and rosemary but it also contains activated charcoal for detoxification.
Kismet Chill Black Lava Salt Soak, $20 at Anthropologie
Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Honey Bath
Honey and fig with coconut, almond and vanilla sounds like a delicious dessert — but it also is a recipe for an indulgent bath that relaxes and nourishes skin.
Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Honey Bath, $50 at Laura Mercier
Jane Comfort and Joy Less Stress Effervescent Cube
Just drop this cube into your bath for fizzy soak that’s equal parts healing (baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt) and pampering (honey powder, spirulina, ylang ylang, patchouli and sandalwood).
Jane Comfort and Joy Less Stress Effervescent Cube, $10 at Jane Inc. Products
Kneipp Red Poppy and Hemp Bath Oil
A pour of this natural bath oil is said to promote relaxation and boost mood. Definitely worth a try.
Kneipp Red Poppy and Hemp Bath Oil, $20 at Amazon
Lush Deep Sleep Bath Bomb
No list of bath products is complete without a Lush bath bomb. This one was obviously created with the lavender lover in mind. It’s made with lavender flowers, lavender oil and lavender absolute for the ultimate in before-bed unwinding.
Lush Deep Sleep Bath Bomb, $7.95, Lush
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