Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Soak Stars: The Ultimate Bathing Blend



Bath time has always been a favourite of mine. In fact, growing up I generally used to always opt for a bath over a shower any day. It's that time in the day when you have to have a bit of 'me time' and I adore that. 

I am a bath product hoarder and forever love trying something new (if you have any bathing favourites, please holla - I'm always looking for the next best thing to try!) and to create the ultimate bath, I love to mix a few bits together for the ultimate relaxation. 

Generally this can change up depending on what I've got on the go at the time, but in general there are three phases that are always involved - and I like the bath water as hot as I can get it. 

Read on to find out what makes the perfect bathing blend in my books... 


Bubble Bath or Bath Milk 


Okay, sometimes I actually use both depending on how extravagant I'm feeling but as a general rule it's usually one or the other. I LOVE getting into a bath full of bubbles - there's just something that makes a bath that bit better, but if I'm looking for something more soothing a bath milk is usually what I go for. 

For bubbles, at the moment I'm using the Sanctuary Spa Luxury Bath Float, £12. This uses the classic Sanctuary scent that I adore and creates a huge amount of bubbles - the packaging update with the gorgeous rose gold top is a massive thumbs up in my books too as it looks great on the side of my tub. 

On the bath milk side of the spectrum, my current favourite is the Crabtree & Evelyn 
Goat Milk & Oat Soothing Body Milk, £28. This feels so luxurious and anything that has soothing in the name makes me want to try it. From the scent, to the texture of the product and even to the gorgeously simple packaging (in a gorgeous muted blue - one of my favourite shades at the moment), everything about it just emphasises relaxation to me. 


Bath Salts


Now I don't add these in every time I have a bath, but when I feel like I need a little extra I'll sprinkle a few in. I adore the Westlab Super Salt Himalayan Bathing Salts, £7.99 at the moment. I use one of the others from their Super Salt range too, but I'm saving that one for another post - so keep your eyes peeled for that soon. The Super Salt Himalayan Bathing Salts from Westlab work to cleanse the body. They detoxify, rebalance and revitalise the body and mind and leave the skin feeling radiant. I adore using these if I'm looking for something a little more restorative. 


Bath Oil or Bath Bomb


Now again, sometimes I'll use both of these together but for the two products I'm talking about today, generally I would keep them apart as it could end up a little too OTT on the hydration front. Bath Oils are a staple in my bathroom beauty collection  - in fact I could talk to you about them all day, but for this post I'm talking my current favourite the Aromatherapy Associates Revive Evening Bath and Shower Oil, £49. In fact, I adore ALL of their bath and shower oils, but this is the one I've currently got on the go. It is incredibly hydrating on the skin and the scent relaxes me like no other. The Revive Evening scent is my favourite if I've had a long day at work and I need a little pick-me-up in the evening, but not so much that I won't be able to get to sleep as it works to relax you at the same time. 

On the bath bomb front, another bath time staple in my eyes (most likely from my Lush obsession when I was younger - I mean, did you even have a bath if you didn't use a Lush bath bomb and instagram it?!). If I'm using a bath bomb I usually opt for the Lush Butter Ball Bath Ballistic, £2.95. I'm currently using the Christmas version, the Lush Butter Bear Bath Ballistic as I still have a little stash from the January sales but they essentially are the same minus the shape. These bath bombs not only smell incredible, but they soothe and hydrate the skin. The bath bomb is filled with small cocoa butter pieces that once melted leave your skin with a soft to the touch, buttery film that smells incredible. No body cream needed after using this! Not one I opt for all the time, but a great one to have in your stash. Plus - who doesn't LOVE putting a bath bomb in the bath? Not me!


I have so many other products I use, but this at the moment is my favourite bathing concoction. A mixture of these goodies and you'll be ready to drift away next time you're in the tub.

1,2,3, relax... 

Lorna x
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