There are two types of people: Bath lovers and Shower lovers. Whether you prefer to spend 30 minutes luxuriating in a hot soak or 10 minutes to just get clean, there are products for both that pamper body and spirit. (Note for you bath peeps: all of our soap or suds faves also work for YOU!)FOR THE BATH:
Jo Malone Nutmeg & Ginger Bath Oil When British facialist Jo Malone wanted to thank clients for their patronage, she created and gifted them with Nutmeg and Ginger body oil, and thus a fragrance company was born. Aromatherapists claim that nutmeg has both addictive and aphrodisiacal properties... we just love how our skin feels post-bath: soft, silky, and wafting amour. NeimanMarcus.com & JoMalone.com
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Winter White Foaming Bubble Bath Soft as a bed of snow, but perfect to heat up a cold winter night, Winter White features some favorite holiday aromas and delicate white notes, creating a rich warm, sensual fragrance with a tender powdery finish. Scents the skin with a "not-too-perfumey" fragrance that complements your fragrance. DSHperfumes.com
Margarita Bloom Pinktini Raspberry Lime Bath Salts Go retro with glam and fab products that are perfect for modern day pinup girls. This fabulous bath soak leaves you feeling relaxed and is softly scented; for gentle bubbles, add to running bath water. Getting tipsy never felt so good, and this is one cocktail you should share with a 'friend'. Margarita-Bloom.com
Eau d'Italie Bath Salts 10-single dose packs of perfumed saline crystals, scented in the signature Eau d'Italie fragrance from the luxe Hotel Sirenuse. Immerse yourself in the scent of Positano on the Amalfi coast. Bergomot and incense evoke sunwarmed tiles and Sebastian's Alvarez Munoz's hospitality. (le Nez: Bertrand Duchaufour) Luckyscent.com
L'Occitane Honey & Lemon Delicious Bath Its unique cream and liquid formula is the smell of a paradise... and is for serious soakers. Loccitane.com
Mr. Bubble We still delight in the extravagantly bubbly Bubble Bath created in the 1960s. There is nothing like it in the world. Amazon.comIN THE SHOWER:
Sonsa Rae Skincare Brown Windsor Soap Sonsa Rae is one of my favorite people and, of course, she creates some of my favorite bath and body products. This all-natural, cold process soap is made completely from scratch and slow-stirred in the time honored tradition. Extra large and chunky, with no artificial ingredients whatsoever, this beautiful hunk of goddess goodness is wondabar! SonsaRaeSkincare.com
Body Conscience The 3-Minute Shower Bar - Nourish Body Polish in a Bar - Champaka/Nerolii For Sensitive skin and skin in need of special attention, the lush soap-free formulation gently exfoliates and hydrates enough to skip lotion. Also includes a wooden dish and spoon made by hand in Vermont from reclaimed wood that is salvaged after producing woodworking for furniture and toys. Good for you, your skin, and the environment. RonRobinson.com
Margarita Bloom Serenity Green Tea Spa Soap Domo Arigoto for a soap as beautiful to look at as it is good to your skin. Real green tea, powerful anti-oxidants & polyphenols prove serene & soothing. Margarita-Bloom.comFOR BATHING BEAUTIES:
Mistral Balinese Vanilla Bath & Shower Gel Extra rich & bubbly, it's yummy but won't leave you smelling like a cookie. MistralSoap.com
Kings & Queens Royal Favorites Shower Gel Set Your highness, treat yourself to this luxe set of shower gels inspired by legends of royalty. The set of 5 shower gels - each 30ml & available at First-in-Fragrance - is comprised of:
Nefertiti Honey: The iconic busts of the wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep IV have always been regarded as the personification of Egyptian beauty. Regularly using honey as a beauty elixir, she certainly lived up to her name: Nefertiti or "The beautiful one".
Chinese Princess Jasmine: It is believed that the fragrance of jasmine awakens sensual thoughts and strengthens feelings of love. According to one legend, an ancient Chinese princess planted only jasmine in her gardens so that her lover would never forget his vow.
Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange: A royal indulgence of showering with the precious scent of delicious apples and a hint of cinnamon.
Emperor Akbar Mango: A decadent shower gel enriched with a mix of pomegranate, blue Egyptian lotus and malachite extracts.
Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower: Redolent with the tangy aroma of refreshing lemon, this shower gel is ideal for anyone who wants to transform their shower into a moment of total enjoyment.EDITOR PICKS:
Apothia Bronzed Body Wash The kiss of the sun on bronze skin from the brand that visionary retailer Ron Robinson built. RonRobinson.com
Laura Mercier Almond and Coconut Milk Collection This collection of bath and body is almost as relaxing as a tropical getaway. "This scent reminds me of a tropical drink blended with the freshest local fruits." – Laura Sephora.com
Infusion Organique: Indochine Hand and Body Wash Organic kumquat peach and vanilla delights, hydrates and cleanses gently without sulfates. B-Glowing.com
BROWN SUGAR GIFT SET is the unrivaled source for supremely soft skin. In 1999, it was the first sugar exfoliant on the market and instantly became a Hollywood favorite. This iconic collection commemorates Brown Sugar Body Polish’s 10-year anniversary. Available at Fresh.com, it includes:
Brown Sugar Body Polish (400g): The original, all-natural sugar exfoliant that combines real brown sugar crystals with nourishing, precious oils. It is an essential, all-natural exfoliating treatment for dry, dull skin.
Brown Sugar Body Cream (100ml): This ultra-nourishing cream is the perfect companion to Brown Sugar Body Polish. Enriched with the same precious oils, it deeply hydrates, restores suppleness, and maintains elasticity while revitalizing the skin.
Brown Sugar Oval Soap (250g): A limited-edition, artisanal soap available exclusively in this set. The triple-milled formula is enriched with moisturizing shea butter and infused with the same invigorating blend of citrus oils that gives Brown Sugar Polish its iconic scent.
Drums beating cold blood runs hot...for the iconic brown sugar scent.
- Michelyn Camen, Editor at Large
(image at top of zen tub/shower: source)
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