I find that a scrub in the tub can solve many problems in my life, or at least alleviate them for half an hour. Week old fake tan to get off? Have a bath. An important task you need to procrastinate about? Have a bath. Need to binge watch Netflix whilst maintaining personal hygiene? Have a bath. Had a terrible day, week or life? Pop on Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ and have a bath!
When you are bathing so frequently it is inevitable that you will be more relaxed, carefree and potentially shrivelled up like a prune. Take my word for it – I’m an expert.
My cat Cheddar and I are sharing our secrets to not only creating the perfect bath but also to maintaining soft and hydrated skin throughout the winter months. So, if you want to take your bath to the next level and be as chill as Cheddar, keep reading.
Candle: Cire Trudon Ernesto Candle
If you can’t find a hot man to bathe with you, here’s the next best thing. With notes of leather, bergamot and grapefruit, the smell of this candle is the perfect match for cold winter nights. There is no better way to set the mood for your bath than a delicious flickering candle and you can’t go past Cire Trudon if you want to relax in pure luxury.
Bubble Bath: L’Occitane Verbena “Verveine” Foaming Bath
Bath time is for relaxing, not staring down through the clear water at your body wondering where it all went wrong… Too personal? I always like to have a shield of bubbles to make me feel like the queen I am. This foaming body cleanser will fill your tub with luxurious, silky foam and leave your skin cleansed with a gentle scent that will remind you of warmer days.
Bath Salts: SALT BY HENDRIX Bath Time Baby
Whether you’re the kind to go too hard at the gym or kink your neck from watching Netflix in bed, either way these bath salts are perfect for loosening up sore muscles. With 5 different salt combinations, you can treat yourself to a little something different every time you run a bath. Plus, talk about pretty packaging, these vials will lower your stress levels just by looking at them.
Body Scrub: Hunter Lab Pinot Grape Skin Body Scrub
The only thing better than a bath and a glass of wine is a bath filled with wine. This Vinotherapy Scrub is made from the skin, seed and oils of Pinot grapes combined with natural extracts of avocado, wattle seed and coconut. This body exfoliator buffs away dead skin cells and impurities (i.e. patchy old fake tan), whilst deeply hydrating and promoting soft, healthy skin.
Hot tip: this is a fabulous gift option for your vino loving friend.
Hair Mask: Oribe Signature Moisture Masque
Let’s face it – hair masks seem like a great idea until you’re standing there nude for the recommended 10 minutes after shampooing debating between leaving the water on and contributing to the drought, or standing in the cold and freezing to death.
Combine your bath with Oribe’s Signature Moisture Masque and you’ll feel like your life has never been more together. This deeply hydrating masque will transform even the driest, most unmanageable hair. Plus the smell will have people telling you how good you smell on the daily, as you waft by with your soft and shiny locks.