Baths aren't given the credit they deserve. When you're stressed, tired, sore, or sick, a soak in a warm bath can really cure all your woes. It's the ultimate self-care ritual that can only be made better by the addition of certain bath products. No, we're not talking about turning your regular old bath into a bubble bath or even enchanting bath bombs, for that matter—what we're referring to is bath salts and soaks. These soothing products are pure magic. They can help you fall asleep, relieve irritated skin, and alleviate aches and pains—and these are simply a handful of ways these products can elevate any bathtime experience. So before your next bath, try tossing in one of the below bath salts or soaks. Whether you need help completely de-stressing or want a full body detox, all these salts and soaks are ready to solve whatever needs fixing. Happy bathing!
Struggle to fall asleep and also stay asleep? We feel you. Getting a good night's rest seems near impossible these days. Thankfully, this Epsom salt soak is able to help. Formulated with melatonin, along with calming lavender and chamomile essential oils, it aids in soothing your mind and body to help you drift off to dreamland. Before bed, pour two cups of the mix underneath warm, running bath water, then soak for 20 minutes. You'll be out like a light in no time at all.
Honestly, we could've included every HERBIVORE BOTANICALS bath salt and soak on this list. One we highly suggest trying is this hydrating soak made with coconut milk and pulp. The second you get out of the tub, your skin will feel the softest it’s ever been. Pro tip: Be sure to add the mixture to the warm water when you're already in the bathtub to ensure your skin reaps all the benefits of this softening bath soak.
Made with skin-friendly ingredients, there isn't anything in this bath salt that will irritate your sensitive skin. The natural Dead Sea salt crystals ease sore muscles, relieve skin conditions, smooth away roughness, and boost your body's overall radiance. Clean and responsibly sourced, you also won't feel bad soaking in the tub with these bath salts. They're good for you and consciously created.
No matter how many juice cleanses you partake in, nothing will detox your body better than this bath soak. Five luxurious salts from every corner of the earth are infused with matcha tea extract, activated charcoal, and a blend of essential oils to offer the ultimate wellness bath product. It’s time to wash the stresses of daily life away—you deserve it.
Chances are you might not be familiar with the healing powers of the herb arnica. And that's A-OK. We’ll give you the short story: Arnica has been used to treat bruises, aches, pains, and more for a very long time in Europe and the U.S. In this specific bath salt, it works diligently to relieve you of any muscle soreness or joint pain (making it an amazing post-workout recovery treatment). Not to mention, one bottle delivers up to 10 restorative baths, while most other options are good for only a few baths.
Dealing with dry, itchy skin may lead you to believe you should steer clear of bath salts. However, that's not the case with this one. Hailing from the land Down Under, the nourishing and moisturizing properties of St. John's wort give this soak the power to relieve dry, irritated, or sunburned skin, while also helping you to unwind after a long day. The delicate crystals also completely dissolve in the warm bath water, making cleanup a breeze. One soak in a tub with these bath salts and you'll be as good as new.
Epsom and Himalayan pink salts are combined with 240 mg CBD and essential oils for the ultimate stress-relieving blend. Add a heaping scoop of the salts to warm water and prepare for bath time to become spa time. The CBD-infused salts and invigorating scents will restore balance, relax your body, and soothe your soul.
When your skin needs an extra bit of moisture, don't just reach for body lotion. Opt for a soak in the tub with this Epsom salt blend instead. Shea butter and coconut oil are the dynamic duo that deliver intense hydration to any dry areas that need it most, and the energizing coconut lime scent makes it feel like a quick trip to the spa.
Every single one of the bath salts and soaks listed can relax you—that's what they're meant to do, after all. But if you're looking for one that will really soothe you like no other, you'll want to use these magnesium sulfate crystals. Combined with the blissful lavender and sacred wood scents, you’ll be feeling balanced and renewed.
That's right, sake is the star ingredient of this purifying bath soak. Did you know it’s not only purifying, but softening, cleansing, and all-around refreshing? No? Well, you will after a soak in this delicately foaming formula. Relaxation has never been so luxurious!
Everyone deserves a good spa day now and then, but we completely understand that's not always feasible. That's where these Jessica Alba-endorsed bath salts come in to support you on your self-care journey. Dead Sea salt and a calming myrrh scent work together to soothe and relax you, so even just five minutes in the tub will have you feeling entirely refreshed.
Do you ever wish you could just hit the reset button? Turns out, you can...well, not exactly, but this detoxifying bath soak is the next best thing. Featuring Himalayan crystal bath salts infused with grapefruit and lemongrass essential oil, this product helps you reset your mood, no matter what type of day you had. If you ask us, there's no problem this invigorating blend can't mend.
ICYMI: Bath salts don't just boost your mood. They can even help strengthen your immune system. On days when you're feeling under the weather, soak in a bath with these salts to uplift your overall health. The pink Himalayan salt in this blend offers a number of wellness benefits that help detox your body and leave you feeling right as rain.
Yes, these are technically bath bombs, but they turn into an amazing soak once they've melted into your warm bath water (and TBH, they're too freaking cute not to include on this list). Taking a chill pill has never sounded so good. Plop one of these bath bombs into your tub, then let the calming scents of jasmine and rose help you de-stress.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to a bathtub. But lucky for those of us living that bathtub-free life, this bath soak (or should we say, shower soak) is here to help you reap the benefits of a soak sans a tub. Simply mix the powder with some water, apply it to your skin, then hop into the shower and enjoy the most therapeutic wash time you'll ever experience standing.
Formulated with 100% natural colloidal oatmeal, this milky bath soak will relieve any irritation brought on by eczema. All it takes is 15 to 30 minutes for this dermatologist-recommended skin treatment to work its magic. If you don't have eczema, it's also great for soothing poison ivy, insect bites, sunburn, and more. Once your time in the tub is done, be sure to pat yourself dry to keep a thin layer on your skin for extra relief.
There's nothing we love more than a multi-hyphenate product. Two uses is always better than one, which is why we're big fans of this bath soak and body scrub. What's even better is that it also helps you relax before bedtime so you can catch some serious z's thanks to a blend of magnesium, lavender oil, and chamomile. When you're in the tub, rub a handful or two on areas that need some extra TLC, then add another handful to your bath water while you soak.
Hoping to manifest some positive vibes during your next bathtime? A scoop of this soak can help. This magical mineral mixture gets its gorgeous green color from chlorophyll, which is designed to represent prosperity. While you're immersed in the mixture, visualize what you wish to manifest and send it into the world to receive it back tenfold.
You simply can't go wrong with a combination of green coconut and activated charcoal. Whether you're hoping to relax and unwind your mind or purify and hydrate your skin, these bath salts do all of the above. Plus, they make for a great foot soak when you don't have the time for a full body bath.
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