Soak It In


I always bring work home. But since that “work” often involves testing products in my bathtub, I ain’t complaining. Here’s what’s earning me serious overtime points this month.


Think Christmas tree in a bottle, without cloves or any of those other fake seasonal potpourri smells.

Dr. Hauschka Spruce Warming Bath Essence, $10, drhauschka.com.


This invigorating cleanser softens with neem and kukui oils and—of course—seaweed. I also love its comforting Vicks VapoRub–like aroma.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Eucalyptus & Peppermint Soothing Body Wash, $13, seaweedbathco.com.


Finally, a sugar scrub that doesn’t smell like a cookie! This has essential oils from 10 types of mint. Hello, herb garden!

Hand in Hand Sea Salt Sugar Scrub, $24, handinhandsoap.com.


These infused salts (my husband likes Italian Blood Orange; I go for Ocean) come in travel-friendly single-dose packets.

Red Flower Bath Soaks, $2 per packet, redflower.com.


Copious bubbles and a calming sandalwood scent make this one worthy of those designated spa nights when I put a mask on my hair, another on my face, and seriously chill out.

Soap & Paper Factory Santal & Vanille Bubble Bath, $28, soapandpaperfactory.com.