Yes, we have established that it is getting colder in Australia. Especially Sydney-siders who have a meltdown as each degree drops, unable to talk about anything else for the duration of winter - as though we have never experienced the chill before (myself absolutely included).
I would rather avoid winter at all costs. But the one of the silver-linings to come from the bitter cold is that of a hot bath to keep toasty - that and our favourite knitwear brands of course. There really is no better feeling than being chilled to the absolute bone and dunking yourself into a steaming vessel of cosiness. Below, we've rounded up all of the things we'll be adding to our baths this season for maximum comfort.
Because everyone deserves the joy of bubble bath sans the skin-stripping ingredients found in many. Susanne Kaufmann's Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath is loaded with mallow blossom extract to nourish and protect, juniper and mountain pine essential oils which claim to have calming and restorative effects on the immune and respiratory system, this baby is a beautifully packaged no brainer.
For those who need to sweat things out, Goop's G.Tox 5 Salt Detox Bath Salt is the one for you. Formulated with activated charcoal and clay, it promises to help draw out the stresses of everyday life and exposure with Epsom Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Dead Sea Salt, New Zealand Solar Salt, and Baking Soda to seriously cleanse the body. Activated Charcoal and Glacial Marine Clay help to remove impurities from the surface from the skin and a blend of Rosemary, Peppermint, and Fennel Essential Oils to keep you feeling zen and fresh. You can't say it doesn't pack a punch.
For anyone who vigorously works out or experiences bodily pain in general, Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts might be your guy. packed with broad spectrum, 240mg CDB, plus epsom salts and arnica, eucalyptus and calendula essential oils, this is pain relief in a tub. Best used right before bed to have the best sleep of your entire life.
Dry skin but want to indulge in a hot bath anyway? Frank Body's In Your Dreams Sleep Scrub & Soak is the one for you. Formulated with magnesium, epsom salts, sweet almond oil, lavender oil and chamomile, this soak/scrub hybrid is designed to be applied to the body pre-bath, scrubbed into the skin to buff away dead skin and hydrate , and then left on as you submerge yourself into the tub, dissolving the salts and leaving you silky smooth and oh-so relaxed.
The most hydrating bath solution lives inside your pantry
My favourite trick in the book and often the most soothing on skin comes in the form of a pantry dweller and a couple of extras. Simply add a cup of oats (any 'cut' will do) into a muslin or cheese cloth (a nut milk cloth will also work but please wash well before and after) and tie off to seal oats in. Throw your bundle of oats into a running bath with some sweet almond oil and some lavender oil and soak your way to smooth, comforted skin. As a kind of gross but effective alternative to a cheese cloth of you don't happen to have one lying around, locate a clean (!!!) sock and pour your oats into this and tie off instead. Throw the sock away post bath.
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