You're 400 weeks pregnant.
You've just returned to work after your maternity leave.
You're training for The Pig or the NCWB Virtual 5k.
Your toddler is teething.
You like to pamper yourself.
You're having trouble falling asleep.
You're pro bath-as-self-care.
I don't care why, just get.in.the.tub. Listen, I don't have the scientific evidence to prove it, but I'm pretty sure the regular soaks of thirty-something women are what keep the Earth spinning around on its axis every day. Despite a bunch of inflammatory articles that have recently popped up in my facebook feed suggesting baths are piddly attempts at self care, I am 100% pro-bath.
Baths are one of my most favorite de-stressors. They are warm. They smell good. They make your skin feel nice. They don't have any calories. What's not to love? Add some flameless candles, a [bath] bomb playlist (ha! see what I did there?!), and one of these super luxurious Lush products to your water and relaaaaaxxxxxxx*.
1. Rose Jam - Bubble Bar
Ok, so these lists are typically in no particular order, but tonight, I'm leading with my absolute favorite! I love rose scents...Rose is my middle name, after all. And this little bit of bubble Heaven does. not. disappoint. Go buy this and come back to read the rest. You'll thank me later.
2. Butterball - Bath Bomb
This little guy really gets mistreated. It isn't flashy, and it doesn't turn fancy colors, but it makes your skin feel SOOOO good. Don't let anyone convince you to not love Butterball. It's seriously a regular in my house.
3. Revelations - Bath Oil
I'm not going to lie...this is on the list because I super dig the little bit of shimmery bits left on my skin after I get out of the bath. My skin felt nice, yes, but there was shimmer people!
4. Sex Bomb - Bath Bomb
Let me start by saying, unless you were planning to already, you're not going to have sex in the tub because you used this bath bomb. The idea is that you smell super irresistible and feel super sexy post bath.... which if you're in the mood for sex, is pretty cool. If you're not in the mood for sex, no worries, your bath was A+ anyway.
5. Milky Bath - Bubble Bar
It's important to me that I pass on my love of baths to my children...and this Bubble Bar does the trick perfectly! My girls LOVE splashing around in the bath when we use this one. I love that it doesn't have an overwhelming scent.
6. Flower's Barrow - Bath Oil
Truthfully, I haven't used this one yet... but it looks soooo pretty, and the ingredients literally have my nose singing beautiful songs. The reviews look pretty amazing, too, so I'm willing to take a chance! Tell us what you think in the comments if you try this one.
7. Twilight - Bath Bomb
Lavender usually overwhelms me, but I love it in this bath bomb. The colors are gorgeous, as well, and don't stain my tub. 🙌
8. Sakura - Bath Bomb
I honestly don't need flashy bath bombs (gasp!). I just want them to smell nice and make my skin feel good. Sakura does both! If you need a show...don't pick this one.
9. Dragon's Egg - Bath Bomb
This is another fun one for littles. It's super fizzy and definitely has "fireworks" in the center. Again, if flashy, colorful bath bombs are your thing...I would skip this one. It's pretty as it dissolves, but looks pretty unappetizing after.
10. Big Blue - Bath Bomb
The pretty blue color and seaweed gives off a beachy vibe. I'm more of a lake girl myself, but I enjoyed this one for sure.
As much as I love bath bombs, plain hot water will do in a pinch. Make sure you take care of you, friends.
Do you use LUSH bombs? Another brand? Make your own? Tell us about it in the comments.
*(Also... see your therapist, exercise regularly, cut out toxic relationships, and smash the patriarchy for a total sense of calm and peace.)