In an ideal world, we’d all be able to go to the spa for some self-care whenever we wanted, but in reality, busy schedules (and budgets, not to mention k-i-d-s) don’t always allow for it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some quick moments and calming amenities with all the spa essentials to create a home spa right in your own bathroom. Plus, think about all the time you’ll save when you just have to throw on your favorite robe and travel down the hallway.
Turning your bathroom into a relaxing space doesn’t have to be overly complicated. I’m sure you already have a couple of spa night ideas in mind, but it’s as simple as having the right spa products at home. Whether your idea of R&R includes a great shower head, scented bath bombs, hydrating beauty products, or a luxuriously soft towel (or all of it in one big spa kit), it only takes a few products to make the space feel more relaxing than it did before (towels on the floor and mis-matched bottles of product can live in the kids bathroom, thank you). Think of this as your own personalized spa that you can visit in your own time, in the comfort of home. Besides, where you choose to unplug and reset is less important than finding the time to do it, even if it’s just a short — but uninterrupted — bath or shower.
Here are 15 of the best at home spa products that can help transform your bathroom into a spa-like escape… at least until your kids or spouse discover where you’re hiding out.
The luxurious robe from Parachute will make you feel like you’re walking around in a spa right at home. The soft cotton is ultra cozy — extremely fitting for your at-home spa day.
One happy customer raved, “I love the robe, it is nice and keeps me warm too! I like the terry inside and the light feel. It does not feel heavy which is a major plus for me. The terry inside is soft on the skin and is very absorbent. The robe is made of quality material and it is cozy. The length of the sleeve and the robe is just about right.”
With over 1300 reviews and a 5-star Amazon rating, this diffuser differs from other options in that it comes in 3 sizes and with a remote. Its selling points include BPA-free materials, auto shut-off (when the water level becomes too low), and is quiet enough to use through the night. Perhaps our favorite part is the 7-color LED lights (each light is adjustable between bright and dim). We know aesthetic isn’t everything but we’re pretty hype about the changing colors.
Since you can’t try before you buy, take a peek at what this customer had to say, “I recently purchased this diffuser after reading reviews on several. The diffuser is very easy to use and comes with a convenient remote for operations. The noise level is excellent I rarely if at all hear it running and it’s very soothing. Easy to reclean and refill. The accord has good length on it and it’s easy to store away or transport from one room to the next. I absolutely love the color choice for lights. I would highly recommend this for relaxing, meditation or if you just want to bright up a room with a fresh smell.”
There’s an easy way to upgrade your regular shower into a spa-worthy one, and that’s a rainfall shower head. The SparkPod shower head has 90 jets that will release a high-pressure “rain” of water to create a relaxing (and efficient) shower. You can tilt it to your angle of choice, and it’s easy to install and connects to any standard shower arm. Even if your busy schedules only allow for short showers these days, this shower head will make the most of it.
One reviewer said, “This is a very nice shower head. It was easy to install, only requiring a crescent wrench. The “rain” design allows the water to cover more area as opposed to the small somewhat direct stream I had before. The high pressure rainfall also helps to rinse hair more thoroughly which is a must. The design is nice, it looks good in the shower and I am enjoying this purchase.”
One thing every luxurious bathroom has is a bidet. And that doesn’t mean you have to shell out a bunch of money for a new toilet. You can buy an attachment that offers similar features from Amazon. TUSHY’s bidet attachment is sleek, easy to install, and has a control that lets you choose the pressure of the water when you wanna, uh, clean up. You’ll never want to go back to a regular toilet ever again.
A dry brush is essential for every at-home spa. It provides an amazing exfoliation that will leave your skin feeling incredibly smooth.
One customer gushed about goop’s version of the brush saying, “This brush feels delicious on your skin!! If you’re someone that likes scratches, this literally feels so good. Gets all your dead skin cells off (you can see them in the air coming off as you use this) perfect for right before the shower or bed time and then applying lotion on after. It just feels SO good, I love this product and would never consider switching to a different dry brush. It’s supposed to be good for cellulite and stretch marks but I think seeing results of this will take time. However, because the brush feels so good on your skin, it makes the act of dry brushing your body encouraging to use. Best purchase of 2020.”
This set comes with all of the skin care tools you could ever need. 1 Jade roller, a silicon brush (to apply your clay masks!), and a rose quartz gua sha.
One reviewer said, “The roller itself comes on a thick and sturdy rose gold handle attached to the rose quartz rolling sections. The scraping tool (gua sha tool) is awesome and after rolling I followed the super easy instruction brochure it came with. I could instantly tell the difference: my skin was almost glowing and all of my facial features felt more relaxed.”
Pro tip: toss in the freezer 10 minutes before use for an extra cool and soothing touch,
Baths are a luxurious way to get some quality alone time, so maximize them. Read a book, sip on a glass of rosé, and keep your favorite bath products within reach all with this waterproof bathtub caddy. It’s extendable to fit over the top of most bathtubs and has silicone grips to prevent it from sliding around. It also has a book or tablet holder, two removable trays, a phone slot, and wine glass slot to let you enjoy your soak until your fingers get at least a little pruney.
One reviewer said, “Perfect gift for the bath lover, and great way to make a bath look more thoughtful and designed even when not in use. Our tub is deep and has handles that this tray fits perectly on. The ability to slide it apart makes it easy to customize to the right width. When not in use the trays and holders are a perfect place to store bath accessories (bubble bath, candles, etc.) that keep the tub area from looking like a hoarders pile.”
You may think towels are just towels, but try a set of high-quality ones, and that might change your mind. The super-plush bath towels by Brooklinen are, as their name suggests, designed to be super soft and luxurious, as well as “extra thick for spa-like comfort.” Wrapping yourself in one of these towels after a shower or bath will give you a cozy hug before you have to go deal with whatever to-do tasks are waiting for you outside the bathroom. The towels are made with 100 percent Turkish cotton, come in six neutral colors (ranging from white to black), and measure 30” x 58”. There are also ultralight or classic versions if plush towels aren’t your thing. The set comes with two, so you may want to order an extra set if you’re not the sharing type.
One reviewer raved that “These towels are super soft, thick, and comfy. Feels so luxurious to step out of the shower into one of these bad boys.”
Having a warm towel right when you get out of the shower is a treat you’ve probably experienced at a spa or hotel. Create that little luxury in your own bathroom with a bucket-style towel warmer. This Xadro extra large warmer can fit up to two 40” x 70” towels and has a built-in timer to evenly heat your towels for 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes inside. You can also toss in a robe, blanket, PJs, or whatever else you want to be just a little toastier. There’s an auto shut-off feature for safety and the warmer is lightweight and compact so it can be easily moved around to other rooms.
One reviewer said, “This does an awesome job of keeping up to two bath sheet sized towels warm. Several time settings. This is awesome to get out of the shower and have. I won’t go back to not having heated towels – it’s amazing!”
Life gets stressful, and sometimes you probably wish you could give everyone around you a chill pill. Easier said than done. Well the next best thing is to give one to yourself, in the form of these OUAI chill pills, which are jasmine and rose scented bath bombs. In addition to their calming floral scent, they’re infused with jojoba seed oil, safflower seed oil, and hemp seed oil to help moisturize, nurture, and calm your skin. Drop one in the tub during your next bath and let the outside world (temporarily) melt away. They’re also vegan, cruelty-free, and free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, so you can relax and feel good about it. And they’re color-free so they won’t leave behind any unwanted colorful residue.
One reviewer said, “These chill pills make the bath water literally feel like silk. They smell amazing and my skin was super smooth after. A lovely Sunday afternoon treat.”
Use a scented candle to transport yourself to a zen state of mind. The NEST candles are made with a premium cosmetic-grade wax and have a burn time of 50-60 hours. They come in simple glass jars that won’t add any unnecessary clutter to your bathroom counter. The apricot tree scent combines apricot, black tea leaves, bergamot, and golden amber. There are also various other fragrances, such as Bamboo, Lemongrass & Ginger, Grapefruit, Vanilla Orchid & Almond, and more, the candles come in three different sizes (three-wick, classic, and votive).
One reviewer said, “This candle is fantastic. For a one wick soy based candle, I couldn’t be more impressed. It burns clean. The throw is noticeable throughout my home, which is a two story. I am sensitive to strong fragrances, but this candle fragrance does not bother me. A great Winter candle. Even on the third day the wax has barely diminished…You get so much more burn time, clean, and wonderful fragrance. The candle jars and packaging is a plus. Highly recommend this brand.”
After a long day (or sometimes just a few long hours with kids), treat your tired body to a well-deserved soak with these Lord Jones high CBD bath salts. They’re formulated with hemp-derived broad-spectrum CBD (i.e, it’s non-psychoactive), Epsom and Himalayan pink salts, and natural flower petals and essential oils such as Arnica flower, Eucalyptus, and citrus oils, all to help soothe, calm, detox, and relax your mind and your body. One scoop has about 20 mg of CBD, and each container has about 12 scoops. The bath salts are suitable for all skin types and are also free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates.
One reviewer said, “In a word: Obsessed. I’m not a big bath person, but am feeling the strain in my shoulders from a recent home move and a day job that has me hunched over a computer all day. The packaging feels high-end and counter-worthy and the scoop inside the jar is a nice touch. The scent is that of a serene, earthy spa versus an overwhelming patchouli bomb. Post-bath, my skin feels soft and my muscles feel less achy. Relaxation nation, party of 1.”
No bath? That’s okay, we gotchu. This set of shower bombs provides the same aromatherapy as a bath bomb or bubble bath would. This set includes the following scents: lavender, menthol/eucalyptus, vanilla, watermelon, grapefruit and peppermint.
One reviewer said, “These are the best shower steamers ive ever tried. Usually they aren’t strong enough or they melt to quickly to even enjoy. They are also bigger than what you can buy at the store. Id say they are about a hockey puck size. One lasted my entire shower and still smelled amazing even after i was done. These are the best shower steamers hands down. I would definitely buy these again.”
Blast your favorite tunes in the bathroom without worrying about splashing water damaging any electronics. The Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 speaker is waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled, and compact in size. It also floats and can be submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes, in case you do happen to accidentally drop it in the sink or tub. There’s a button on top that lets you play, pause, and skip with just one touch. It has immersive 360-degree sound and a battery life of up to 15 hours, enough time to get through your entire morning or evening playlist for a few days.
One reviewer said, “I own many Bluetooth speakers including the Boom 2, Megaboom, Bang & Olufsen P6, and the BOSE Revolve. Of all of these, this BOOM 3 really is the best all around Bluetooth speaker of this size. I literally take this with me all over the place, I can take it from my office to the beach literally. The sound quality is great and the low range I find is better than the others mentioned above. It is stylish so I can really keep in my office and it’s small enough to fit in my bag. The speaker is almost indestructible as I really tested the floating capability and it works with no issues. It is also drop proof as I dropped it off the table from 3 feet and no issues (it’s also dust proof). As for battery life, I got 12 hours on loud volume and it took about 2.5 hours for a full charge from empty.”
This Bambusi shower bench stool is made with 100 percent quality bamboo and has a waterproof finish, so this stylish piece of furniture can be used inside your shower as a seat or outside to rest your towels. It measures 19” x 10” x 18” and won’t take up too much real estate in your bathroom, and it has a gently concave seat and a lower slatted storage shelf to hold towels, books, or other bathroom products you want within arm’s reach. Assembly is also simple and hassle-free — the bench comes with all parts and tools you need to put it together.
One reviewer said, “This is an awesome bench. My shower is pretty large so it fit nicely. Great for shaving your legs or just sitting in shower and chilling for a few minutes. It was very easy to put together and is very solid.” A place to sit and rest in peace? Novel idea, mamas.
We all love a good facial, but it’s hard to find time to actually go get one. This facial steamer will bring the spa to you. It can generate 30 minutes of nano-ionic steam to open up your pores and hydrate your skin; you can then use the included five-instrument kit to clean out impurities or put on a face mask or serum. When you’re not steaming your face, you can also use the 3-in-1 device as a humidifier or small towel warmer.
“A couple people had mentioned to me how much they love facial steaming but their suggestions were close to $150 and I didn’t want to spend that to try out a fun skincare product. I have not gone a day without steaming since I got this! It’s amazing! Helps my skin feel so clean and hydrated and sometimes I put in some tea tree essential oil if I’m feeling extra. I love skincare but admittedly spent too much on things I hardly ever use. But I think this will continue to be a frequently used item. I like that after I’m done steaming I can turn it to the humidifier mode and use it as an essential oil diffuser. Would recommend!”
We love Ornami’s products for soooo many reasons: For one, they smell and feel super luxurious. For another, they’re affordable enough to keep stocked in your bathroom and use on the reg (because why wait for a “special occasion” to feel pampered?). And third, they were created by a Black woman and inspired by a former relationship, where she learned to “break up with toxic ingredients” — a mindset that’s carried into her skincare. You’ll want to grab a tub of this ultra rich “Let That Mango” Body Butter, and if you ask us, it pairs perfectly with the “No Scrub EX-Foliator” Sugar Scrub. Yes, you should get ’em both, because they belong together, but most of all, you deserve it. #Relationshipgoals.
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