Bathing means different things to different people – for some, a quick, wash and go shower will suffice. For others it’s a time for contemplation, relaxation and rest. If you fall into the latter camp, my picks of the best bathing companions to soothe and nurture the senses will enhance the experience.
I’m a bather in winter and a shower-er in summer – I love sinking into fragrant hot water; I always used to take a book and just keep on topping up the hot water to the brim of the bath. Nowadays, I’m more inclined to watch something on my iPad, but either way, the pleasure of being enveloped in warmth is too lovely!
Jo Loves Pomelo Bath Cologne
If you’ve never experienced Jo Loves Pomelo, it’s truly something special. Billed as a citrus note, it’s more than that – a rounded, blooming, happy scent that I wear in its fragrance form at least weekly. Bath Cologne is a new concept in bathing – indulgent? Certainly, but it contains a high content of fragrance which means that when the steam hits it, you’ll get waft after waft of delicious, smile-making Pomelo. I also find with this orangey-blossomy product that it seeps through the whole house, leaving trails of fruity bliss.
Pomelo Bath Cologne is £59 HERE.
Mio Liquid Yoga
Not only is this the best name for any bath product, but it lives up to it, too! When I first used Mio Liquid Yoga, I was a little too generous and ended up absolutely zonked from my bath! It contains mineral salts and herbs, so smells a little medicinal, along with arnica, spearmint, cypress, lavender, mandarin and chamomile essential oils.
Don’t even bother taking a book – there’s no way you’ll stay alert enough to read it! Liquid Yoga is the absolute antidote to stress and wakefulness.
Mio Liquid Yoga is £26 HERE.
Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax
When you find a product that becomes so much a part of your bathing regime that can’t imagine a bath without it, that’s a rare find. But I cannot count the number of bottles of Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax that I’ve been through. It’s just what makes a bath a bath, to me.
If you’re not keen on that ‘aromatherapy spa’ kind of fragrance, then it’s not for you. I didn’t think I was particularly keen either, until I realised I was altered in mood after using it with my edges smoothed and infinitely calmer. It definitely strikes at the complex olfactory senses – I feel genuinely more relaxed from it, although not comatose. Unlike the others, Deep Relax is in oil form so skin feels soft after use.
It’s £40 HERE.
Water itself is therapeutic. The envelopment, the stillness and the warmth of a bath will do plenty on its own to round off the day. But, I guess adding something to it really stamps it as your own time. The rest of my family can bathe in Matey for all I care… these treats are all mine!
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Jo Malone was my first foray into luxury bathing, many years ago so I just checked out the new Jo Loves bath colognes online. I’m guessing the fact that they are sold in 200ml bottles & come with instructions to ‘pour liberally’ means you need to use quite a bit? Firstly a bit piqued at there being no breakdown or info on each variant, so had a look at the Bathing Cologne Shot Box (better to try the fragrances out) – 3 x 14ml for £45 is horrendously steep when a 200ml bottle costs £59!! I know there are associated packaging costs with miniatures but, come on?! It’s supposed to be Christmas! I’ll be honest, feel like that’s really put me off investigating the range further. I shall be sticking to my trusty Aromatherapy Associates & Neom bath oils for now I think!
Yes, it is very expensive – totally on the luxury side of things. I must admit I am not that liberal with it – I want to make it last! You definitely don’t get many baths from it but the ones you do are memorable!
I don’t object to the price if the full size (though it ain’t cheap!). It’s the comparable cost of the shot set that I really baulked at! If they’re not very descriptive on the website about the fragrance of the products & there’s only one retail shop (making it difficult for us Non-Londoners to choose), you would think a sampler would try to entice people in – but at that price, I’m putting my foot down.