Relaxing Bath Products

By Sandra Ramani / September 7, 2011

When the weather outside is frightful…just sink into a warm bath. “It is said that bathing soothes the mind and body, revives the senses, and invigorates the soul,” begins Karl Petzke and Sara Slavin’s book, The Art of Bathing, and it’s true—a cozy soak can feel as nourishing and comforting as a nice, long hug. Check out these bath products designed to lead you gently to la-la-land.

Try the rolling bath products to help you relax:

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Space NK Midnight Milk Soak

Free of parabens, mineral oil, synthetic colors, and other harsh chemicals, this soak soothes skin with sweet almond and castor oils, active milk polypeptides, and sugar. The interesting mix of lily, violet, and geranium notes with a base of cedar and sweet vanilla encourages floating away. $30, www.spacenk.com

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Bhaktiveda Aromatic Bath Salts

Purified natural sea salt mingles with traditional Indian herbal ingredients to create a relaxing pre-bedtime bath that’s been formulated using the principles of Ayurveda. Ashwagandha (or Indian ginseng), bark from Himalayan Evergreen trees, and nourishing Indian Rose Essence help balance and center both body and mind. $25, www.bhaktiveda.com

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SpaRitual Instinctual Organic Bath Salts

Using ginger, locally harvested California sea salts, Corylus clay, and Epsom and Dead Seat salts, this 70 percent organic mixture is designed to stimulate the Root Chakra, which in turn will help ease physical and emotional pain and discomfort. When the Root Chakra is blocked, it is said to cause muscle aches, increased stress, and lack of concentration, but once treated, it.can impart a sense of stability and balance. $22, www.skinstore.com

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SheaMoisture Organic Lavender & Wild Orchid

Joint & Muscle Relief Dead Sea Salt Soak Originally from Liberia, SheaMoisture founders Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman have gone from selling homemade soaps on the streets of New York City to overseeing a responsible and ethical natural-based beauty and personal care line that’s found in major stores like Target. This new soak uses Dead Sea Salts and a combination of natural oils to help release lactic acid build-up, increase circulation, and calm the nervous system. SheaMoisture also has soaks to combat congestion and eczema, both of which can flare up in the winter. $9.99, www.sheamoisture.com

Sandra Ramani

Sandra Ramani

Senior Contributing Editor at Organic Spa Magazine
In addition to serving as OSM’s Senior Contributing Editor, writer/editor Sandra Ramani covers travel, wellness, and lifestyle topics for such publications as Travel + Leisure, Robb Report, Premier Traveler, AFAR, Bridal Guide, Elite Traveler, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She is also the author of “Day Trips from Dallas / Fort Worth,” now in its second edition. Recent assignments have found her sleeping in the Sahara, hopping helicopters in New Zealand, and making this new friend in Bali.
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