Lying back into a warm bath has been a luxury that has been enjoyed for centuries across the globe.
Even the ancient Egyptians, including Cleopatra, loved a bath, and it has long represented something more than just getting the body clean.
It is an essential tool for relaxation, it helps to cleanse the mind and it can have some great benefits for the skin and muscles if you put the right things in it!
There are now a huge range of bathing accessories to enjoy which are all designed to aid these processes.
However, there is a growing number of natural bathroom essentials that are good for your body, your mind and the planet, and they help to make bath time truly special.
As you tun on the taps, you need to think about what you are going to put into the water to really enhance your experience.
If you are looking for an alternative to bubble bath, the Sea Magnesium Spa Flakes help with both optimum skin health and total relaxation.
These magnesium flakes are made from pure magnesium, which creates a spa experience for the body and mind.
If you prefer bath salts, then the Dead Sea Spa Magik Organiks Muscle Therapy Eucalyptus Bath Salts are a great option.
The Dead Sea salts and natural plant extracts have been expertly blended with peppermint and eucalyptus oil to give a soothing and relaxing effect.
A bath bomb is always special and makes a great gift too.
The Beauty Kitchen Chill Me Moon Shine Bath Bomb is scented with lavender and rosemary to help fizz away your worries and soothe sensitive skin.
To give the kids (or adults!) some fun, try the Childs Farm Bubble Bath.
The award-winning products creates beautiful, tangerine-scented bubbles which are moisturising, gentle and suitable for all skin types. This vegan formulation is the perfect addition to any child’s bath.
It is great to relax in the bath, but it is a great place to do some work on your body to make it look and feel great.
There are a range of tools you can have on the side of the bath ready to pamper your every need.
A pumice stone might not seem very high tech, but it has some brilliant uses.
This Eco Bath Natural Black Pumice Stone gives the perfect pedicure.
Made from natural volcanic pumice, this simple little stone helps to remove and smooth rough skin without the need for any other products, leaving your feet looking fantastic.
The Eco Bath Natural Bristle Body Brush plays an important role in exfoliating and revitalising the body.
Dry brushing can help to boost circulation and maintain the health of your skin.
Everyone has a bath puff lurking somewhere, but many of them are made from plastic.
The Holland & Barratt Ramie Bath Puff is made from 100% natural ramie fibres, which are a product of the Chinese nettle.
A softer alternative is the Beauty Kitchen Free From Bath & Body Sponge which is both biodegradable and sustainable, as it is made from pure edible vegetable roots.
This silky soft natural konjac sponge is PH balanced and gentle enough even for a baby’s skin.
It is infused with charcoal to exfoliate and unblock pores, whilst the fibres stimulate blood flow and helps maintain skin health.
Water is one of the most natural, abundant and purest resources in the world, so making sure that what you put in it is natural too will help to soothe the body and mind gently.
This can be anything from the products you use to the tools that you buy, all of which can come from natural, vegan and sustainable sources to make bath time luxurious and gentle and peaceful.