14 natural bath products that will make you feel A-OK about winter
With the cold weather drawing near, we’re getting ready to hunker down and hibernate — and that means baths, and lots of them. Looking after ourselves through the autumn months is vital, especially when everyone seems to be suffering from the sneezes.
Here are the natural bath products that will make you feel better about life in general… So get a book/podcast, a cup of herbal tea/glass of wine, light a candle/incense cone and relax.
BATH PRODUCTS TO MAKE YOU FEEL A-OK:
Relax + Recover Bath Salts, £20, Isla Apothecary
Upsides: Super duper relaxing on the mind and the muscles
Downsides: They’re not cheap but they’re so worth it… Self-care and all!
Kneipp Cold Season Eucalyptus Herbal Bath, £9.95, Holland & Barrett
Upsides: Such a great scent — a total must for autumn and winter
Downsides: Always want mooore
Rose Nurturing Bath Essence, £18, Dr Hauschka
Upsides: Natural, organic, vegan — and you can team it with all of Dr Hauschka’s rose offering (that actually smells like rose!) for a dreamy experience
Downsides: Not huge so you have to be pretty sparing… Which is hard.
Earth Balance Bath & Body Oil, £28, Elementary Herbology
Upsides: Multipurpose (which we LOVE) and it has a handy applicator which means you don’t use too much
Downsides: Not suitable for use during pregnancy
Bath Salts, £20, BY SARAH LONDON
Upsides: No-fuss branding, minimal packaging and beautiful product in general — and suitable for relaxing even the most sensitive of skin types. Plus the jars are refillable.
Downsides: It’s kind of hard to find any — maybe the plastic lid?
Geranium Bath Oil, £45, Bamford
Upsides: Super duper relaxing fragrance and ‘Gram-friendly green bottle
Downsides: It’s not a snip, but it’s not that small either so unarguably worth it
Real Luxury Bath And Shower Drops, £40, Neom
Upsides: Actually proven to relax, it’s a treat for the brain, body and mind (and it’s so prettyyy)
Downsides: It’s at a present-only price point (though presents can be for ourselves, right?)
Restoring Lemon, Geranium & Clary Sage Shower Gel, £19, Jurlique
Upsides: You just can’t beat a good shower gel for an everyday self-care treat
Downsides: Choosing a scent is just the trickiest
Indulgence Bath Oil, £18, Bloom & Blossom
Upsides: Super simple, made from only seven ingredients
Downsides: Don’t be put off by the baby-centric branding — you don’t need a baby to get it
Bath Soak, £25, Sister & Co
Upsides: Such dreamy packaging, you’ll want it on your bath-side for as long as poss
Downsides: It’s easy to use it too fast (… but that’s really our issue not theirs)
Soothing Bath Oil, £15, Neal’s Yard
Upsides: Vegan, organic, ethical… Tick, tick, tick.
Downsides: Wee bit much plastic, but it’s recycled and recyclable, and the brand is carbon-neutral. Boom.
Neroli & Petitgrain Body Soap, £16, Austin Austin
Upsides: The scent is dreamy, but most of all we’re just obsessed with Austin Austin’s branding
Downsides: Plastic packaging, but it’s all recyclable
Bath Salts, £22, Living Salt Therapy
Upsides: Simple relaxing, moisturising salt crystals from Cornish natural skincare brand Living Sea Therapy, which donates a percentage of each sale to the Blue Marine Foundation
Downsides: The pot could be a little more beaut and a little less plastic
Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection, £40, Aromatherapy Associates
Upsides: Our favourite from the bathing big dawgs for being able to choose which formula suits our needs — stressed, achy muscles, sleepy? It’s all there.
Downsides: So teeny, but that’s the nature of a collection!
Mineral Bath, £42, Hayo’u
Upsides: Lasts for ages (especially with the little ceramic scoop!) and encourages you to spend time on self-care rituals
Downsides: There’s quite a lot of packaging!