best bath products

Approximately once a week, I scroll past a celebrity posing au naturel in a bath full of bubbles, with a glass full of red wine in hand. Sometimes, they refuse to sacrifice an ounce of glamour, soft-smiling for the camera in gold hoop earrings and a diamond necklace (read: Hailey Bieber). Other times, they’re fiercely relatable, in face masks with their hair tied up in an unpolished bun.

Now, I must be honest: It wasn’t until recently that I started taking baths again. Living in New York City strangely makes bathing…complicated. Either the tub is somehow too small, or you’re sharing your apartment with way too many people for comfort. But now that I rediscovered the transformative power of a 7 pm Friday night bath with pinot noir and bubbles, it’s become a staple part of my beauty regimen. In the quest to come up with the *perfect* lineup of bath products, I’ve tried and tested an absurd amount so you don’t have to.

Ahead, I’ve curated a list of the best, most luxurious bath products on the market, perfect for catching some zen, even when it feels like the world’s turned on its axis. Keep in mind that besides bubble bath, oils, and scrubs, additional must-haves include a cozy robe, a glass of wine, and your favorite candle. Enjoy!

the relaxing bubble bath…

best bath products
L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE LAVENDER FOAMING BATH, $39 VIA L’OCCITANE. SHOP NOW

This lavender essential oil-infused bubble bath will transport you to a lavender field in Provence, even if you’re just in the tub of your seventh-floor walk-up.

the body wash your skin will crave…

best bath products
NÉCESSAIRE THE BODY WASH IN EUCALYPTUS, $25 VIA NÉCESSAIRE. SHOP NOW

Once you give this body wash a try, there’s no going back. Its eucalyptus scent is natural and addicting, but it’s also available in a fragrance-free option if that’s more your vibe. Its luxe oils—Marula, Cacay, and Meadowfoam—nourish and soften skin.

The cbd bath soak…

best bath products
LORD JONES HIGH CBD FORMULA BATH SALTS, $65 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

Whether you’re feeling tense mentally or physically, this CBD bath soak will help soothe your woes, à la a fancy day spa.

the oil-infused bath bomb…

best bath products
OUAI CHILL PILLS, $30 VIA SEPHORA. SHOP NOW

Good luck resisting these ‘grammable chill pill-shaped bath bombs, infused with jojoba seed oil, safflower seed oil, and hemp seed oil to leave your skin soft and moisturized post-bath.

the transforming body scrub…

best bath products
RITUALS THE RITUAL OF HAPPY BUDDHA BODY SCRUB, $16.50 VIA RITUALS. SHOP NOW

This is a double-duty Rituals bestseller that’s well-loved in the beauty industry. Apply the sugar scrub to damp skin before getting in the bath, and it will transform into a luxurious, hydrating oil when you sink into the tub.

the athlete’s must-have…

best bath products
NATUROPATHICA SWEET BIRCH MAGNESIUM BATH FLAKES, $42 VIA NATUROPATHICA. SHOP NOW

Ideal for athletes, yogis, and the like, this formula contains sweet birch and magnesium to re-invigorate sore, tired muscles, and of course, elevate your bath game.

the stress-relieving bath soak…

best bath products
BATH & BODY WORKS EUCALYPTUS SPEARMINT BATH SOAK, $16.50 VIA BATH & BODY WORKS. SHOP NOW

Say goodbye to the stress of the workday with this essential oil blend, made with eucalyptus and spearmint oil to soothe and uplift. For best results, deep breathe in between sips of wine.

the super-soft antibacterial towel…

best bath products
RESORÉ BODY TOWEL, $99 VIA RESORÉ. SHOP NOW

A $99 bath towel sounds wildly steep in theory, but Resore is a game-changer for sustainably-minded bath-lovers. It’s antibacterial and hypoallergenic, so it doesn’t just stop the spread of bacteria and germs. In other words, it prevents odor and is the best on the market for keeping your skin clear and healthy. GRAZIA editors are obsessed.

the oil-filled bath drops…

best bath products
FUR SKINCARE BATH DROPS, $34 VIA NORDSTROM. SHOP NOW

These seaweed-encased drops are full of the brand’s signature Fur Oil, born to smooth skin, clear pores, and soften body hair. Put one or two in the bath to leave your skin feeling silky before you even apply your go-to body oil.

the cold-weather essential…

best bath products
SUSANNE KAUFMANN OIL BATH WINTER. $76 VIA SPACENK. SHOP NOW

Soak in a bath with this orange, cinnamon, and clove-scented oil when the weather (and life) is taking a toll on you and your skin. It prevents skin from getting dry and flaky amid the cold winter elements.

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