Seven Bathtime Essentials For An Evening Relax

Seven Bathtime Essentials For An Evening Relax

I don’t have baths anywhere near as often as I’d like but when I do I like to go all out and I use all the products I can get my hands on as it makes it feel more luxurious.

I bought a new wooden bath caddy as my other one was getting a bit old and I wanted one with more slots and use in it. The new caddy I bought was really reasonably priced from Amazon and has so many great spaces including a tablet/ book holder with different slots to adjust the angles, a smartphone slot, somewhere to put a candle or a glass and a sliding utility tray which I tend to use for a face mask or other beauty products.

When I’m in the bath I love having everything close by so I can occupy myself with beauty products, watching YouTube videos or reading a book so this bath caddy is so useful for that and there’s so many different variations on Amazon for similar prices.

Magnesium Flakes

The first thing I do when I start running a bath is throw a sprinkling of bath salts or magnesium flakes as I find that the flakes are so relaxing as the minerals aid muscle relaxation, help to relieve tension and aid with the health of your skin. Harper Bazaar Beauty Awarded these BetterYou Magnesium Flakes named the product ‘best for total relaxation’ and low levels of Magnesium is associated with poor sleep, migraines, anxiety and depression and this is one of the easiest ways to increase your levels.

Himalayan bath salts are also great for soothing the muscles and when you’ve got aches and pains so that’s another one to keep on hand when my body is in the need of some pampering.

The next thing I usually add to my bath are some of these bath melts from Our Little Bee’s. I’ve tried quite a lot of bath melts including the one’s from Lush and I find the one’s from this brand are so much better as they actually make my skin super soft when I get into the bath.

These bars are just £5 and I tend to use one line of the bar which means you get six baths out of one bar so they last really well. I love the scents as well and the citrus one is my favourite as it’s so fresh although if I need a proper relax the Lavender one is a better option.

Olverium Bath Oil

Next up is some bath oil and I’m currently using the Olverum Bath Oil which is really relaxing when added into the bath. It’s really concentrated so you don’t have to use much in the bath so mine’s lasted really well as I’ve had it for a few months.

I always find that putting oils, melts and soaks into the bath really makes the water feel soft and it makes sitting in it for half an hour or so a lot more relaxing.

The final thing I put into a bath is a bath bomb as I love to see the colours slowly fizz up just before I’m going to jump in. Now of course Lush were always my go to and I have such a collection of their bath bombs to use up but I am finding that they seem to be ever increasing in price so I’ve branched out and tried quite a few other brands such as Miss Patisserie from Boots and ones from Bomb Cosmetics as they’re just as bright and colourful but they work out so much cheaper especially as I use a whole one in each bath.

I am a huge fan of the brightly coloured bombs, ideally the citrus ones as I just find them a bit more fun when adding into the bath.


I don’t tend to use a body scrub in the shower as I find them quite messy and just harder to clean up when I’m in the shower so I tend to opt to use them when I’m in the bath. Most of the ones I’ve seen or tried have been coffee scrubs but I’m really not the biggest fan of the smell of coffee so I’ve been using ones which are scented like the mint temptation version from Scrub love.

If I don’t use a scrub then this is the time that I exfoliate my body which I’m going to admit to not being the best at.


A bath wouldn’t be complete without a face mask. I tend to use sheet masks as a quick fix during the week or when I’m watching the telly so I go for full on face masks when I am in the bath. Glam Glow tend to be my go to as I find it easier in the bath as this is a peel off mask so I can just peel it all off when the time is up as opposed to having to wash it off as no one wants to have bits of face mask floating in their bath water.

At the moment I’m using the GravityMud Firming Treatment as it’s lasted quite a long time but I’m keen to try one of the My Little Pony glitter masks because who doesn’t want a pink glittery face?!

What are your bath time essentials?

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Seven Bathtime Essentials For A Evening Relax



  1. June 29, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    These sound like some great ways to make sure you relax in an evening, I really miss being able to just relax in the bath with a good bathsalts or bath bomb.

  2. June 29, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    I love a good bath time pamper, would love to try the coffee body scrub. I also like the idea of the magnesium flakes in my bath and you can/t beat a good facemask whilst relaxing in the bath

  3. July 1, 2018 / 12:18 am

    This just makes me really wish I had a bath tub in my bathroom showers are no where near as relaxing! Also love the idea of a pink glittery face, so will look out for the my little pony face mask x

  4. Dannii
    July 1, 2018 / 11:23 am

    I have just stated to have more baths and they are so relaxing. A good magazine is a must!

  5. July 2, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Oh all your bathtime essentials look like amazing products. I have tried the Olverum and totally love it, it smelled amazing and it was so relaxing as well. Would love to try the Glam Glow Gravity Mud.

  6. July 2, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    The mint temptation is one of my favourite bath items that I have and use it when I need to relax after a long day

  7. July 3, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    That wooden bath caddy looks great , I have never seen a wooden one before, only chrome and plastic. I love all the products and its always so nice to soak in a warm bath, relax and listen to music by candlelight.I can’t remember the last time I did that.

  8. July 4, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I have been tempted by the seasalts in the past and hadn’t known which one to get, so it’s really good to get a recommendation! My days of relaxing in the bath seem to have taken a bit of a hiatus recently, but when I do get the chance, it’s a great stress reducer! 🙂

  9. July 4, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    This looks like heaven. Now my girls are getting older, I’m hoping I can relax in the bath more without them wanting to hop it!

  10. Hannah
    July 4, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    I havent tried any of these products. I love that bath caddy you have

  11. July 5, 2018 / 7:34 am

    Love your little bath tray! Our essentials are a magazine, cuppa tea and a scented candle, if we’re pushing the boat out maybe a hair mask too!

  12. July 5, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    I like the look fo the glam glow! Your bath tray is a good idea, I need one for sure as I like to read in the bath too

  13. July 5, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    For me my bath time ess ntials is a good move and a bath pillow! I agree that the Himalayan salts would be perfect for relaxing in.

  14. July 5, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    The wooden caddy looks like a great idea. I’ve only had a bath twice the past 3 years (I do shower 😉 ) but if I got the chance, the caddy would be perfect

  15. July 9, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    My bath time essential is a twilight Bath bomb, Sleepy lotion and iZombie on Netflix. I love a face mask and normally stick to Lush. But I have heard so many amazing things about Glam glow! I need to just ignore the price tag and treat myself

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