No matter what time of year, we can all probably agree that a warm bath is a soothing, therapeutic way to wind down.
But how you set the scene matters—think fluffy, oversized towels to wrap yourself up in, the flicker of a candle, an aromatic bubble bath or oil, and maybe even a convenient place to set your wine glass.
All the above, and more, can help you elevate your future bath experiences. Here is a list of luxurious bath products that will make bath time even better, so you can enjoy peak self-care.
Ridiculously Soft Robe: Soma Cool Nights Long Robe ($65; soma.com)
If you think about any of your favorite spa or hotel experiences, they all probably have at least one thing in common: a luxe robe. Bring that same sort of energy to your own bathroom via this beautiful, luxurious robe from Soma. We love the timeless silhouette, including the easy wrap and shawl collar, and the fact that it’s made from lightweight rayon. Bonus: It has pockets.
Fluffy Towels: Boll & Branch Plush Bath Towel ($48; bollandbranch.com)
You’ve obviously got to dry off before wrapping yourself up in a robe, and anything less than fluffy, oversized towels simply will not suffice. Boll & Branch has your back (and front) with their spa-worthy Plush Bath Towels. Available in six different colors, they’re extra-thick, oversized, crazy soft and fluffy, and made with 100 percent organic cotton. While they are definitely a splurge, they’ll deliver that luxury spa feeling for years. For a less pricey alternative, try Potterybarn’s Hydrocotton Quick-Drying Towels ($10; potterybarn.com).
Nourishing Bath Soak: OUAI Chill Pills ($30; sephora.com)
If you’re sitting in the tub, you might as well make the water work for you via a bath boom, bath oil, or milk. You’ve got plenty of options out there, but we’re shouting out OUIA’s Chill Pills because they’re so dang cute. Plus, each is scented with jasmine and rose and formulated with jojoba seed, safflower seed, and hemp seed oils to moisturize, improve tone, and soften skin.
Restorative Bath Salts: Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts ($65; sephora.com)
Whether you are looking to reset mentally after a long day or ease sore muscles after an intense workout, consider a healing soak with CBD. A spoonful of these bath salts, which also contain arnica, magnesium, and essential oils, promote deep relaxation, ease muscle tension, and reduce inflammation. Aside from these benefits, we also love the luxe packaging, which elevates the look of your tub.
Not only does this bath accessory give you an easy spot to house your wine glass mid-shower or bath, it also has a built-in, Bluetooth-enabled speaker. Put on your favorite jams or a podcast, pour yourself a heart glass of red, white, or rose, and make a whole night of it. Not into wine? Try the beer version ($30; urbanoutfitters.com).
All-You-Need Caddy: Live Edge Italian Olive Wood Tray Tablet ($68; etsy.com)
Speaking of a place to keep your glass, a tub caddy is a great addition to anyone’s bathroom. It rests across the length of your tub and serves as a catch-all, holding your glass, a book, tablet, candle, or whatever else you want to bring into the bath. This one is handmade by Etsy seller Giftswithcherryontop and features a live edge design.
Plush Pillow: AmazeFan Bath Pillow ($26; amazon.com)
Nothing ruins the mood like a neck cramp. Instead of rolling up a towel every time you run a bath, why not invest in pillow designed for the tub? This soft, mesh pick has a lumbar-style pillow that conforms to your neck to support your head, as well as a cushion that provides comfort down your back. It also has seven suction cups to keep it from slipping out of place.
Soul-Soothing Candle: DW Home Lavender Chamomile Candle ($15, amazon.com)
Is a bathroom really complete without the warm glow and soothing scent of a candle? Go for those tried and true scents that help calm your mind. For example, DW Home makes a lavender chamomile candle (two of the most calming fragrances out there), or you can try their Cooling Eucalyptus scent if you want a little zing. And for that extra bit of sophisticated glam, set your candle in its own try, like this these Hammered Metal Pillar Candle Plates ($16 for 2; worldmarket.com).
Mood-Boosting Plant: Friendship Foliage’s Family Farm Indoor Peace Lily ($25; amazon.com)
Studies show that plants have the ability to reduce anxiety, improve happiness, and provide a perception of higher quality of life. So turn your bathroom into a peaceful oasis by displaying a humidity-friendly houseplant on a bathroom shelf or counter. We like peace lilies since they are relatively low-maintenance, thrive in low light, and have the added benefit of filtering the air.
Stepping onto the cold floor after a luxurious soak or steam is the worst. The simple and inexpensive addition of a nice bath mat can make all the difference. This one, which is part of Target’s Opalhouse collection, is a neutral creamy hue and made from 100 percent cotton.