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How To Create The Most Relaxing Bath In 6 Simple Steps

In need of some me-time? Step into a state of complete bliss and add these soothing beauty picks to your bath routine, stat.

Is there anything quite as indulgent as slipping into a hot, sudsy bath? Not only does it calm the body, but it transforms an ordinary task into a pleasurable ritual, affording you the opportunity to decompress from the daily grind. So go ahead: grab a fluffy towel and trade in your efficient shower for some seriously blissed-out tub time. Dive into these bath-enhancing picks and prepare to melt into a state of pure relaxation.

Add a handful of bath salts

A generous sprinkle of Life Brand Lavender Epsom Salts is a great way to incorporate this fragrant, calming herb into your nighttime routine. Naturally infused with magnesium sulfate (a mineral salt purported to reduce tension in the body), epsom salts help to relieve achy muscles and stiff joints. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way, so this sizable bag will last you plenty of leisurely soaks.

Include a lavender scrub

Baths in general are an escape from the mundane. Throw a lavender-scented body scrub into the mix and you’ve got a bonafide mini-spa. With it’s oh-so-comforting aroma, Quo Beauty Lavishly Lavender Salt Scrub will immediately put you in Zen-mode. And let’s be honest: what tub-dweller doesn’t relish the act of scrubbing those knees and feet smooth with a handful of salt scrub enriched with vitamins A and E? Delightful.

Upgrade your body wash

When it comes to baths, setting the mood with fragrance is key. With its heavenly vanilla scent, soaping up with Korres Mediterranean Vanilla Blossom Renewing Body Cleanser feels downright sublime. It starts off as a gel and transforms into a frothy lather, never stripping the skin of moisture. It contains soothing marshmallow root along with skin-softening wheat protein to lock in hydration, which offsets the drying effects of hot water.

Add a mood-boosting hit of citrus

Notes of grapefruit and rhubarb make for a refreshing sensorial experience in Soap & Glory Uplifting Best Washes Body Wash. A blend of vitamins B5, C and E nourish the skin, while the lively citrus scent raises the spirits. Inhale deeply to fully experience the aroma and scrub your troubles away.

Treat your tired eyes

Want to take your bath to the next level? Incorporate an eye mask into the experience. Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Express Eye Mask is an instant pick-me-up for tired eyes. It contains retinol to brighten and firm along with mastu extract to de-puff and stimulate circulation. It’s perfect for faking a full night’s sleep — but let’s be honest, you won’t need to after a warm soak before bed.

Don’t forget your lips

You’ve tended to your body, but what about your lips? Thanks to its high content of omega-rich fatty acids, StriVectin Advanced Hydration Hyaluronic Omega Moisture Lip Mask keeps chapping at bay, leaving lips soft and smooth. Slather it on as you draw your bath to seal lips in a luxurious cocoon of moisture for hours to come.

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