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7 Bath Accessories for the Soak-Obsessed

A bottle of bubble bath, a bamboo caddy placed over a tub, and spilled bath salts.
L’Occitane/Royal Craft Wood/Herbivore

Surprise! Life is stressful. Okay, that’s probably not much of a surprise. To escape life’s many stressors, many turn to a nightly soak in the tub. If you’re one of them, these accessories will help you turn your bathroom into your very own relaxing spa.

Whether you have a large tub built for soaking or just make do with a standard size, these bath accessories will immediately upgrade your basic soak to luxe. From bath pillows (yes, those are a thing) to bath bombs, if you want to elevate your self-care or gift the idea to a friend, these products will take regular old bath time to another level.

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Bubble Bath

A bottle of bubble bath sits next to a sprig of lavender.
L’Occitane

When you think of a bath, one of the first items to pop in your head is probably bubbles. Frothy, Santa-beard-making bubbles are a staple of a relaxing soak, and this luxe formula from L’Occitane is the perfect option.

L’Occitane is known for its moisturizing products, and this bubble bath is no different. The formula is designed to clean your skin as you soak but will also keep it supple and nourished. Perhaps the biggest draw for the bubble bath, though, is the scent.

With aromatherapy properties, the lavender fragrance is meant to help soothe you as you take some time to yourself. According to reviews, the smell is relaxing without being overwhelming and creates plenty of bubbles.

L'Occitane Relaxing & Foaming Lavender Bubble Bath

Have a relaxing bath with the scent of lavender in the air.

Bath Caddy

A bamboo bath caddy sits across a tub.
Royal Craft Wood

Sometimes, the best products are the most practical, and that’s definitely the case with this bath caddy. Made from bamboo and sealed with a protective coating, this waterproof tray helps store everything you could possibly need while in the bath.

There are individual sections for a wine glass, cellphone, candle (or mug), facial or hand towel, and a stand for a book or e-reader. Plus, it’s available in seven colors including pink and blue.

Designed to fit most bathtubs, it expands from 29-1/2 to 43 inches. It has silicone on the bottom, with a strong grip that allows it to rest safely on a variety of bathtub styles and materials.

Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

Keep your wine safe during your self-care night.

Waterproof Speaker

A speaker hangs from a shower wall.
INSMY

Those who want to leave their phones or tablets by the wayside and check out electronically should definitely invest in a waterproof speaker. Turn on a playlist, meditation, or ambient sounds and drift away.

This speaker is battery-powered with a 12-hour lifespan before it needs to be recharged (the cord is included). Of course, it’s waterproof, which means you can submerge it in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes. You also get an easy-to-use suction cup to attach it to a wall or shower. Throw in that it comes in a variety of colors (including rose gold), and you’ve got the perfect bathtub speaker.

Bath Bombs

A box is full of bath bombs.
LifeAround2Angels

While bubble baths are great, if you want something a bit more out-of-the-ordinary, you can opt for a bath bomb. These colorful, display-worthy tub accessories dissolve once they hit the water, while fizzing and releasing streams of color. Some even release glitter and petals. Plus, they feature lovely soothing scents, like lavender, strawberry, and coconut.

Along with the aesthetics, these bombs also include ingredients like coconut oil and vitamin E to moisturize your skin while you soak.

LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set

Bomb your bath with gorgeous colors and scents.

Overflow Drain Cover

A plastic cover blocks an overflow drain.
Gorilla Grip

You’ve run your bath, and you’re relaxing when you realize the water is getting lower and lower. It’s all because of your overflow drain. Sure, they’re practical, but when you’re taking a bath, they’re a pain. That’s why a cover for your self-care soak is a must.

This simple and affordable plastic cover from Gorilla Grip works on nearly all drains including toggle, snap, and flat styles. A whopping 12 suction cups surround it to ensure it will adhere to your tub. And don’t worry about overflows—the one-inch hole at the top will ensure your bathroom isn’t flooded if you accidentally leave the water running.

Gorilla Grip Bathtub Overflow Drain Cover

Keep your bath water right where you want it.

Bath Pillow

A woman leans against a bath pillow.
Gorilla Grip

Let’s be honest, as relaxing as a hot bath can be, tub surfaces aren’t exactly designed for comfort. But a bath pillow, like this one from Gorilla Grip, can make things a lot more comfortable.

It’s actually two pillows: one for your back and one for your neck. You can also get an extended version with three pillows. The suction cups on the back attach to the tub and keep the pillow in place. An outer layer also protects the inner pillows from water exposure. When you’re done with your soak, just give it a quick wipe down.

Gorilla Grip Spa Bath Pillow

Goodbye, neck pain!

Bath Salts

A bottle of bath salts is tipped over and spilling.
Herbivore

For a simple but relaxing soak, bath salts are the way to go. After using a bath bomb, you might have to clean the tub to remove any leftover colors. Bath salts, though, require no cleanup, but offer the same soothing effects.

These salts from Herbivore are designed to promote relaxation in two ways. First, the calming scent of ylang-ylang and vanilla is perfect for a night of self-care. Meanwhile, the pink Himalayan sea salt detoxifies, while releasing minerals into your bathwater.


If you’re looking to make your bath time a more spa-like experience, these soothing and luxurious accessories will do just that! From bath bombs to guided meditations, you’re about to leave that old-fashioned bubble bath in the dust.

Shea Simmons Shea Simmons
Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »

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