We treasure our soapy bath time. With products galore. And at least half an hour to waste.
When we're in a hurry, however, we're out of luck, pampering-wise. But now there's a clever product that's perfect during a quick shower: the Shower Bomb ($8) from Level Naturals. This two-inch square of congealed bath salts is designed to be dropped near your feet, where its menthol and eucalyptus mingle with the steam, waft upward and create a home spa experience. It's got tea-tree oil for detoxifying your feet, too.
Level Naturals is proud of its ethics, which includes using only vegan ingredients and never being tested on animals. We're down with that, but we're more excited by the wide range of goodies, such as Bath Bombs ($3) made with more than a dozen essential-oil combos including chamomile neroli, citrus basil and grapefruit bergamot. Some even include mud for extra skin softening.
Body polishes ($18; great for cellulite treatment), post-bath body butters ($16; rich with shea butter) and rich soaps ($8.50; a warming soap with spiced orange called Dragons Blood is a winner) round out the line.
These little fistfuls of pleasure are, inarguably, the bomb.
Level Naturals are available at Co-op 28, 1728 N. Vermont Ave.; 323-669-2828 or levelnaturals.com