Loving yourself through self-care doesn’t have to be complicated. With a busy lifestyle, sometimes all you need is a little personal time to do nothing on focus on yourself. Or perhaps, taking a long bath to reorganise your thoughts or just let your brain quieten down temporarily. For those who opt for the latter, here are bath oils and bath salts to nourish your skin, body and mind.
Diptyque’s two-in-one nourishing oil contains Florentine iris, sweet almond, argan and macadamia oils. You can use it to massage and moisturise skin or pour an appropriate amount for a nourishing bath. Once applied all over, let the pleasant floral scent take away the tiredness from the day.
Jo Malone’s bath oil combines the floral notes from peonies, sweetness from red apples and rich aromas of jasmine, rose and violet with a soft suede scent. The moisturising formula is enriched with soothing ingredients such as sweet almond, jojoba and avocado oils. Pour a few drops into your bath water and calm your mind with the light aroma.
With a fast-paced city life, it is important to learn how to relieve stress at the right time, such as with this luxurious bath oil from Uma Oils. Add them to your bath and allow the sweet fragrance of sandalwood, jasmine and lavender envelope and cleanse skin while antioxidant-rich jojoba and rosehip oils nourish.
British organic skincare label Oskia has a romantic name for its bath salts – Moon Salts. The core ingredients are magnesium, coconut milk, amino acids, Himalayan pink salt, rose agarwood and lavender, which transforms your bath water into a milky white texture and allow you to have a relaxing, skin-softening soak. Among them, magnesium aids muscle relaxation and promotes sleep, making it perfect for a bubble bath before bedtime.
Austrian niche skincare label Susanne Kaufmann is known for using natural ingredients. This bath oil is a bestseller, with rosemary sprigs soaking in the essential oil that combines ylang ylang, patchouli and lavender to nourish and rejuvenate.
Soothe a tense mind with this bath salt from Herbivore Botanicals, an American organic skincare brand. The base ingredient is Himalayan pink salt which has a detoxifying effect rich in minerals such as magnesium, selenium and zinc, which helps to exfoliate dead skin cells. Ylang ylang and vanilla essential oils are also added for a soothing, calming scent.
Do you wake up feeling groggy and tired? With this anti-fatigue bath oil, you can awaken your skin and senses and start the day full of energy. No harsh synthetic ingredients go into this moisturising product made with natural fragrance, Atlantic seaweed and microalgae extracts. Another advantage of this bath oil is that the essential oils will evaporate away, leaving no oily residue in the bathtub.
Ouai’s haircare products are known by many, but its bath bombs remain undiscovered. Each box contains six tablets that contain ingredients such as jojoba oil, safflower oil and rose and jasmine essential oils. Not only would it moisturise and soften skin, but the aroma also provides a relaxing experience. Simply throw the tablet into a tub full of hot water, let it dissolve completely and enjoy.
This article was first published in ICON. Translation by Ho Guo Xiong.