This weekend all I wanted to do was take a nice long bath, a favorite winter ritual, but I realized I didn’t have anything to put in it. (I was going to walk over to the Goop store and try one of their bath salts, but then I got lazy and later regretted not making the effort.)
For a long time I’ve used bath oils, but feel like salts might be a better alternative since they have restorative benefits. And I need to get back to dry-brushing. One thing I do use regularly is Caudalie Divine Oil, especially on my arms and décolleté post bath/shower. And I keep thinking about ordering one of Peg and Awl bath caddy, which you can have customized to fit your tub. A small luxury that seems worth it.
Of course, the most incredible experience would be to stay at the Nobu Ryokan in Malibu and soak in the tub in your room (above), but at $2,000 plus a night, it is for now a dream.
Susanne Kaufmann bath oil, $76; Anne Semonin Vitamin Rich Body Oil, $56; Pursoma Resurrection bath soak, $36; Caudalie Divine Oil, $49; Dr. Barbara Sturm body brush, $35; Goop G. Tox, $35; Peg and Awl bath caddy, from $145.
Maryam Montague says
My greatest wish is for an antique claw foot tub in my retirement cottage. I buy big bags of Epsom salts with lavender and I truly believe they’re just as effective as the pricey stuff.