We’re now in the heat of summer on the East Coast, but that hasn’t stopped me from indulging in long, relaxing baths in the evenings and energizing, spa-like showers in the mornings, all with some of my favorite bath & shower products.
Here are my top 5 favorite products that I most enjoy in the summer – from bath oils and soaks reminiscent of the sea, to bright, refreshing citrus and sunshine shower gels and soaps.
REN Atlantic Kelp & Microalgae Bath Oil
REN’s latest Atlanic Kelp range includes everything from fresh sea salt scrubs, to my favorite product in the line – a skin-softening and detoxifying bath oil. With ingredients like Atlantic kelp, microalgae oil, and plankton extracts, along with a refreshing sea breeze scent, the oil works to de-stress and rejuvenate both your skin and mind. After a soak, it leaves skin feeling super soft and smooth, and never oily. (Check out more skin and body care products this new range in my review here.)
Available from REN Skincare
Bathorium CRUSH Sea Kelp Serenity Bath Soak
Bathorium’s ultra-soothing foamy bath soak lets you bathe like a mermaid. It’s highly concentrated in natural ingredients from the sea like French sea salt, organic sea kelp, and Dead Sea mud, all of which work to calm and detoxify the skin. Meanwhile, Shea butter envelopes you in an ultra-soothing, moisturizing blanket of creaminess. Slip out of the bath and you’ll feel 100% renewed, with incredibly soft, smooth skin. This is hands down my favorite bath soak – it provides one intense yet relaxing treatment.
Available from Apollo Box
Willow & Honey Fairy Crystal Soap
Willow & Honey is the artisan behind these whimsical fairy crystal soaps (along with a whole slew of other bath goodies, like unicorn bath bombs, mermaid scrubs, and rainbow salts). Each soap is handmade with all natural ingredients like coconut oil, palm oil and safflower oil to nourish the skin. They’re also packed with hidden gems and fairy sparkles for a touch of magic. The one shown above is Green Clover, which features a blend of ‘green botanicals, white musk, morning dew and sunshine’ – it’s the perfect pick-me-up scent for early mornings!
LUSH Refresher Shower Jelly
The Refresher Shower Jelly is one of my absolute favorites from LUSH. It’s infused with organic lemon infusion, lemon oil, and organic lemon myrtle, which together create an intense, super juicy lemon scent. On top of that, the jelly formula is just plain fun to use – it wiggles and giggles as it glides across the skin, forming a light lather that leaves your body and mind refreshed. (Bonus: You can pop this little guy in the fridge/freezer for an even more intense, wake-me-up experience!)
Available from LUSH Cosmetics
Philosophy Lemon Custard Shower Gel
And lastly, we have a sweet treat that’s appropriate for anytime of the day. Philosophy’s multi-tasking shower gels can be used as a shampoo, body wash, or even as a bubble bath. They’re super creamy and form a light lather that gently cleanses and nourishes for clean yet pampered skin and hair. Philosophy makes a huge range of scents, but my favorites are the dessert ones like Christmas Cookie, Gingerbread Cookie, and my summertime favorite – Lemon Custard.
What are some of your favorite bath & shower treats?