Create the aura
Bath aficionados know a soothing soak goes deeper than the water. Mildly scented natural aromatherapy, elixirs, and soy candles elevate the mind-body connection during this downtime.
Avoid phthalates and volatile organic compounds like benzene, a known carcinogen. And if a product simply lists “fragrance,” that’s a red flag.
Try: Soap & Paper Factory Verbena Aromatic Room Diffuser
Who can resist a little bubbly in the bath? Look for products that get their suds from coconut-based surfactants like sodium coco sulfate (rather than potentially irritating sodium lauryl sulfate), or bath “bombs” that use baking soda to fizz.
Try: EO Hinoki & Ginger Bubble Bath
Soak it in
Bask in skin-softening milk, tea, or seaweed soaks with 6 to 10 drops of relaxing essential oils such as lavender or rose. To draw out skin’s impurities, use mineral-rich sea salts, and ease muscle soreness with therapeutic Epsom salts, made from magnesium sulfate.
Try: Joyful Bath Co. ’Nilla Buttermilk Renewing Bath Salts
Make it last
Don’t dread bath time’s end: Instead, snuggle up in warmed, plush towels made from organic cotton, supersoft bamboo, and other sustainable materials like dried agave fiber. Then polish up your squeaky-clean skin with organic body butters and oils to replenish moisture.
Try: Aura Cacia Organic Argan Oil