Baths trump showers any day for me. I may be a warm hearted lass, but I’m a cold blooded gal and nothing warms my cockles like a brimming tub of goodness. Each evening (I peer through half hand-covered eyes when the water bill arrives), on goes the tap and up my bath fills, mixed with a lug of something special to give the day a more luxe ending than the crusty eyed, pineapple-hair fashioned mess than it started with. And over the weeks I’ve grown quite the bathtime arsenal stacked high in the corner of the room. Salts seem to be having a moment in my rotation right now, along with a hefty sloshing of oils too – oh and a pedi pumice formula for good measure. Bathtime’s been pimped.

First up – let’s address the salty issue. There’s no froth, foam, bubbles or any fun stuff like that when these are in play but their heady aromas and equilibrium balancing properties leave me feeling a little dreamy post soak. I’ve product peddled the Therapie Himalayian Detox Salts and mentioned the Fig + Yarrow Pink Love Salts* (bizarrely my Boyfriend’s favourite) before, so I’ll skip those raves but the newest addition to the clan are Burt’s Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals with Eycalptus Oil*. And cor, the scent of these will take a few metaphorical hairs off your chest, like Vicks Vapour Rub – sniffing a hankie dipped in that stuff is always the only highlight of harbouring a cold – in a bath, only stronger. Perfect for if you’re feeling a little ‘bunged-up’. Equally refreshing, but a little more zingy is Jo Malone’s Lime, Basil and Mandarin Bath Oil*, a dose of Med flavour for your waters. A trickle of the stuff if all you need to inject a milky appearance to your bath that leaves you smelling like holidays on exit – and again it’s boy-approved. Sidenote: the Fig + Yarrow Alpine Pumice Foot Treatment that I spoke of in my pedi post, serves as more of a constant reminder in my bathtime booty; obviously not an all-over product but its presence aids my remembrance to use it and it’s a nice bolt on to my tub time routine.

Oils, soaks and salts – I wallow in them all, towel off, then hit the pillow only for the morning monstrosity that is a bleary eyed 6am me to be put into motion again. And trust me, if you’d seen that sight you’d be aching out for memory-erasing, chillaxing bathtime slot too.

*PR Sample

  • Oleta

    I love the Burt’s Bees Bath Crystals! Great post, I always love reading your blog xx

  • Lily

    Anna, how many hours do you normally sleep? What is your going to sleep time if you wake up at 6am? And do you get enough sleep and energy? I have issues with my sleeping now:( Thanks

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  • Maddy Cane

    Those Burts Bees Bath Crystals sound brilliant, I am going off to order some now! xxx

    Maddy from


  • Hollie Galvin

    The burts bee’s bath crystals are right up my street. There’s nothing better than the smell of vapour rub. It will be like sitting in a steam room without the steam

  • Bee Bumble

    Anna, I was wondering if maybe one week for the budget buy you could review the radox bath salts? See how they compare to some of the beauties mentioned in this post? x

  • joysteib

    I’m thinking Burts Bees bath crystals are a must have for sure!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Danielle

    I’m not a bath person, but I have have huge thing for pamper products. I love seeing what other people enjoy, too!

    - Danielle

  • beautyandtheb

    NEED to get my hands on some Jo Malone bath bits! :)

    B xxx

  • Louisa

    Those all sound really nice! I should have baths more often than I do, I always have showers because they’re less time-consuming but it’s good to relax sometimes!

    Louisa’s Notebook

  • Olivia S

    The Jo Malone and the Fig + Yarrow bath salts have me craving for a highly expensive soak!

    Posted my first blog post today xx

  • Claudia

    I love showers but whenever I read a post of yours about baths, I want one haha.

  • Jas

    Great pamper products I feel like having a bath now haha xx

  • Pippa Jones

    Cant wait for a pamper evening now, got me in the mood for a long relaxing bath.


  • Rubiiee

    If I’m ever in need for a proper pamper, that time in now. Long overdue. :[
    I love taking a nice soak and these salts and oils really help to ease the muscles and release tension all over.
    <3 Carolyn

  • katherine.parkes

    really must try some bath salts out! x