The Best Bath Accessories For Total & Utter Relaxation, Because You Deserve It

Is there anything better than coming home at the end of a long day at work, ripping your bra off and throwing it over your clothes chair (don’t pretend you don’t have one), and running yourself a hot bath? Soaking for even 20-30 minutes can be one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating experiences, and it’s even better if you add in these things.

LIERB Bamboo Bathtub Caddy – $36.99

Sure, you could just spend your bath blissed out and staring at the ceiling/closing your eyes and concentrating on doing nothing, but if you’re someone who likes to bring in a book or your iPad to watch something on Hulu, you definitely need a bath tray.

SipCaddy Bath & Shower Wine Glass Caddy – $13.95

If your idea of a relaxing evening includes a glass of wine or a beer, you can have that AND a bath at the same time with this. I don’t want to taint this perfect product with any more explanation, so just go for it.

Gorilla Grip Spa Bath Pillow – $16.99

If you’re going to kick back and relax in the bath for any amount of time, you need to support your neck, which is why you need a bath pillow. You can get cheaper blow-up options, but they’re not nearly as nice as this one, which stays in place and is super comfortable. Just don’t fall asleep or you’ll shrivel up like a prune.

Honest Calming Lavender Hypoallergenic Bubble Bath – $10.39

I try to be aware of the kinds of products that come in contact with my skin, and Honest seems like a pretty solid company in that regard. Lavender is THE relaxation scent, but your mileage may vary and feel free to pick out another fragrance if you can’t hang. Either way, bubble baths require bubbles, so this is a must-have.

LifeAround2Angels Bath Bomb Gift Set – $26.80

If bath bombs are more your speed (because who doesn’t love all the pretty colors), this is an amazing set. You get 12 bath bombs, which means you’ll be living your best relaxation life for a long time to come.

Starfish Underwater Submersible LED Lights – $11.99

Look, I know I said baths are all about relaxation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with it too. These lights are battery operated and fully submersible and they turn your bathtub into a colorful panacea of bright goodness… or something. I wasn’t convinced on these but my partner insisted on buying them and now I totally love them.

Hopeshine Microfiber Hair Drying Towel (3 Pack) – $14.99

I’m not saying you’re washing your hair while you’re in the bath, but if you run a bath after a shower, for instance, you probably want to keep your wet hair out of the way, especially if you’re doing a face mask while you’re in there. These hair towels are BOMB. I literally use this every single time I wash my hair because they’re so much lighter than wrapping regular towels around your head, especially if you’re lazy like me and don’t dry your hair for hours after you get out. Get these. I promise you won’t regret it.

Votivo Spiced Chai Aromatic Candle – $28

Sure, it’s a little pricy for a candle, but it’s better than a cheap hunk of wax that smells like absolutely nothing. Votivo makes some great smelling candles in tons of different varieties, but I’m partial to the chai because it’s super soothing and warming.

Kneipp Herbal Bath Oil Gift Set – $32

Damn right it’s a gift set… for YOU. You can buy any of Kneipp’s offerings in full-size, but I love buying the gift set just because so many of the oils are great and I like to switch it up, so having mini bottles (which last me about 3-4 baths each, though they say 1-2) works well for me. These all smell great, make your bath water turn pretty colors, and are non-irritating, so I love them.

Serene Life Electric Bubble Massage Bath Mat – $99.99

This is not for the faint of bath-hearted but it’s one of my favorite inventions ever. My local gym has a heated hydropool with loads of jacuzzi jets that feels incredible, especially after a hard workout. I wanted to replicate the feeling at home and I found out that at-home bath mats with jets exist so I had to buy this immediately. It’s a bit of a pain to get in and out (undoing all the suction cups that keep it stuck to the bottom of the bath is vaguely time-consuming but that’s just because I’m lazy) but the bubbles are INSANE and it feels so great. It’s literally like having a jacuzzi in your bathtub. The remote control is super handy too.

Indulge Premium Turkish Cotton Bath Towels (4 pack) – $39.99

You can’t have a bath if you have nothing to dry off with, and there’s nothing worse than gross, scratchy towels. You want to feel like you’re in the lap of luxury, which means you need super soft bath towels to wrap around yourself. These are really solid – generous size, SUPER soft, and really good quality. What more can you ask for?

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