It appears that women used to wear makeup and hair ribbons when they took baths. Looks like we need a quick refresher on tying bows. (Photo: Rebelle Society)
Like every other New Yorker I know, I can’t remember the last time I’ve taken a bath. The prospects of scrubbing my moldy prewar tub, then proceeding to ignore the knocks of my roommate as I hog the bathroom, seem a bit daunting. Lately, though, I’ve been dying to inaugurate a weekly series of long, relaxing soaks—even if I spark an apartment feud. As luck would have it, today is National Bubble Bath Day (no really! it is), and the abundance of awesome bath products out there have inspired me to take the plunge. Here are my current faves for a little Me time in the tub:
- Feeling Smitten Bath Bomb Trio: These adorable fizzy bath bombs are shaped like mini-cupcakes and create scented bubbles. Plus, they’re free of parabens and sulfates so they won’t irritate your skin.
- Skin, An Apothecary Sugar Glow: Once you get tired of lying in the tub and staring at the ceiling, it’s time to start scrubbing. This body exfoliator is made with raw sugar crystals to gently buff away rough skin.
- Marie Veronique Organics Body Oil: You should do two things once you get out of the bath: marvel at your weird wrinkly fingers, and slather on a protective body oil like this one to lock in moisture. Apply while your skin is still damp and wait for it absorb before you wrap yourself in a cozy towel.
Take a peek at other bath products we love (and wish we could use more often).