A good bath is the ultimate way to relax, so here we explain how to make a bath you’ll never want to get out of.
Sylvia Plath once said ‘There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them,’ a sentiment that we wholeheartedly agree with.
Baths have been associated with not only cleansing the body, but cleansing the mind and soul for centuries. Throughout history, a good bath has been said to contain transformative qualities that schools of thought - from religion to holistic medicine - have supported.
Creating the perfect bath can be a far more complex artform that you anticipate, and there’s plenty of components you can experiment with to create a bath that you’ll never want to leave.
Here’s our guide to drawing a bath that will leave you revitalised and completely at peace.
1. Bath Salts (Shop Now)
Sprinkle a handful of happiness into your bath. Bath salts give warm water a burst of minerals and natural fragrance that will leave your skin feeling nourished and refreshed. Bath salts are made using salt taken from the Dead Sea, chosen because of its detoxifying and moisturising power, and act like a natural muscle relaxant. If you have soreness, pain or swelling, bath salts can help reduce inflammation and stiffness, detoxify skin, and increase your circulation, which helps to ease tension and revitalise the body.
2. Bath Foams (Shop Now)
Instead of bath salts, try adding some generous lashings of bath foam into running water and circulate with your hand for a burst of indulgent bubbles. Bath foam doesn’t just smell divine, it’s packed full of moisturising oils and natural aromas to leave your skin feeling smooth and smelling good enough to eat. We use lots of pure cocoa butter and sweet almond oil which gives the skin a rich layer of scented nourishment that lasts all day, leaving your skin silky soft and pampered.
3. Bath Truffles (Shop Now)
If you want to transform your bath instantly with minimal effort, simply remove the flower (and metal stem) from one of our handcrafted bath truffles, and drop into warm water. These adorable bathing treats may be dainty but pack a real punch – immediately transforming your bath water in a elegant, moisturising wonderland.
4. Candles (Shop Now)
A scented candle can add a touch of luxury to your bathtime, so why not invest in a bathroom candle that will produce encapsulating fragrance to stimulate your senses. Light your candle before stepping into your bath for a wonderful, natural escape.
5. Bath Bombs (Shop Now)
Unleash the fizz! One way of guaranteeing an instantly indulgent bath is to drop in a effervescing, beautifully aromatic bath bomb. As you enter your bath, throw in a hand pressed bath bomb and enjoy an eruption of invigorating freshness.
6. Soap (Shop Now)
How could we create an ultimate bath guide without mentioning soap?! Any of our resplendent, handmade soaps are perfect for the bath, providing a natural way of buffing, polishing and cleansing skin. Try one of our loofah soap bars to get deep exfoliation, lather your skin with indulgent natural fragrance, or give your bath some fun with a mouse soap – a cleansing bar shaped like an adorable woodland creature!
When most of us think of taking a bath, we typically think of taking it at the end of the day. Bathing in the evening has many benefits - washing away the stresses of the day, preparing for a good night’s sleep, etc. However, taking a bath in the morning is a wonderful way to begin your day. Use some invigorating bath salts infused with grapefruit and calendula and you’ll feel energized, refreshed, and ready for the day ahead.
Little extras can really bring your bath to life. If you have the house to yourself (or just an understanding partner), whack up the volume on your stereo and put on your favourite record.
Why not bring the book that’s been sitting on your bookshelf and get lost in it (while being careful not to drop it in)? If you are feeling particularly lively (and over 18), pour yourself a glass of wine or crack open a bottle of beer for a lovely, grown up half an hour that will ease your stresses and soothe your body.
All Of The Above
Our favourite way of enjoying a bath is to go all out – to create a real home spa experience – by combining all of the above! All our products work well together and the scents will layer beautifully on your skin, so cut loose and add all of the above ingredients for a bespoke bath time experience that will be worth devoting an afternoon to.
Warren and Marcus x