While we maintain that every season is bath season, there's something especially delicious about slipping into a warm, bubbly tub as the leaves begin to change and the temperatures start to drop. Better yet: Do it up right by choosing products and rituals that aren't just relaxing but offer health benefits to boot. That means opting for CBD-infused bath bombs, immunity-boosting salts, and more.
The initial motivation behind curating the perfect bathtub setup may be to get the ideal shot for your Instagram, but we have dipped our toes (literally) into a few products that have become some of our go-tos when looking for the ultimate night of self-care. Below, shop the products we swear by for a tricked-out tub all year round.
Editors and supermodels alike swear by dry-brushing to target cellulite, stimulate lymph flow, and more. While there's some debate regarding the efficacy of those aforementioned health claims, one thing's for sure: This ritual is great for buffing away dead skin cells, especially before hopping in the tub.
No bathtub? No problem. We're a big fan of these aromatherapy tablets, which react with steam and water to release an ultra-calming eucalyptus scent. Research shows that eucalyptus has a significant balancing effect on cortisol levels, so you'll feel your stress melt away with the tablet.
Not sure about you, but one of my personal favorite times to have a date with my tub is after an especially challenging workout. Try soothing those sore muscles with this milk bath, which uses epsom salts and buttermilk to loosen any tightness and relax the joints.
If you're on the hunt for something that feels—and looks—luxurious, add this Sugar Coconut bubble bath to your list. Its ingredient list contains no sulfates and parabens but does feature probiotics, so you can feel extra-good about squeezing in a dip.
For those evenings when you're feeling a little extra, here's an invitation to quite literally bathe yourself in healing crystals. In addition to a blend of 13 aromatherapeutic oils, these Himalayan salts are infused with crushed rose quartz for a truly high-vibe experience.
Reserve this cult-fave bath powder for those moments when you feel like you're on the verge of sickness. It sounds crazy, but the mustard has a warming, therapeutic quality—and when combined with decongesting herbs like rosemary, wintergreen, and eucalyptus, it's a one-two punch to the nasty cold that's been taking down everyone in your office.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.