The scented soak: immerse yourself and relax

What better way to relax, than by stepping into a warm bathtub at the end of a stressful day? Bath junkies will know exactly what we’re talking about. Particularly as it starts to get colder and darker outside – and with the prospect of Christmas shopping looming on the horizon.

There’s certainly no shortage of heavenly treats that can turn the relaxation up a notch, whether you add a few drops of bath cologne or slather on an indulgent body cream post-soak. It’s the little added extras that will transform your bath time into a spa-like experience.

Here are a few of our favourites…happy soaking!

Kiehls Vetiver & Black Tea Liquid Body Cleanser, £17.50
Buy it at: Kiehls

A liquid, foaming cleanser designed especially for your body. Blended using notes of Haitian vetiver and black tea, with an underlying dash of wood and spicy pepper, it’ll leave your skin smelling incredible. The addition of mild surfactants help to protect the skin’s natural moisture balance, alongside botanical oils, shea butter and glycerin.

Chanel No 5 body Cream, £60
Buy it at Selfridges

Delicately scented with No.5, this rich and luxurious body cream will have your skin feeling softer than silk. Perfect for layering, too.

 Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath Winter, £55
Buy it at Liberty

Soak into a bath filled with the warming sweetness of cinnamon, clove and orange oils. This sensuous oil will pamper the body, thanks to a mix of plant essences and nourishing active ingredients, leaving you feeling utterly relaxed.

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Body Wash, £28
Buy it at Jo Malone London

Conditioning, refreshing and luxurious. This body wash from Jo Malone London is delicately scented with pomegranate, raspberry and plum, layered over spicy woods, Casablanca lily and pink pepper.


Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Body Oil, £41
Buy it at Fortnum & Mason

Initially created as a Bath and Shower oil by Founder Geraldine Howard while she was undergoing cancer treatment, this blend of restorative essential oils – namely rose, clary sage, frankincense and cardamom – create an atmosphere to focus and nurture your mind, calm your thoughts and boost your physical strength through times of stress. Let’s face it, we all need a little fortification at times.


Written by Alice Jones

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