Call us crazy, but what ever happened to bath time? No, a shower doesn?t count. We?re talking about luxurious alone time in a deep soak.
Here, our guide to spa-like bliss, right in your bathroom:
Bath Salts With formulas capable of everything from soothing muscles to easing digestion, sea salts elevate any bath experience. We?re partial to Aveda Stress-Fix Soaking Salts ($40), which wash away tension with powerful lavender aromatherapy.
Exfoliator Dead skin is gross. Loofahs are fun. Case in point: this Cleanlogic mesh brush ($6) with an extended handle for hard-to-reach spots (we?re looking at you, middle back).
Candle Archipelago?s Verbena Blanc jar candle ($30) has a soothing fragrance of verbena, lavender and thyme. Plus, the wooden wick mimics the sound of a fireplace--can you say ?om??
Decor A dingy shower curtain kind of puts a damper on the whole escaping-reality attempt. Alternatively, you?ll feel properly regal alongside Alexa Pulitzer?s Chandelier shower curtain ($50).
Book If you can withstand the urge to zone out, try losing yourself in Jennifer McMahon?s suspenseful new novel, The One I Left Behind. Just leave your Kindle out of it--technology hovering over water is not our idea of Zen.