12 Little Luxuries to Make Your Bathroom Feel More Like a Spa

Treat yourself to some much-needed "me time" in the shower or tub with these relaxing buys for every budget.

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February 04, 2021

For many of us, taking a long, hot shower or bath is an easy and affordable way to relax. You might not be able to spend a day at the spa or salon, but you can put on a comforting playlist, sink into a tub full of bubbles and transport yourself somewhere else for a while.

Of course, it always helps to have a few extra-special items on hand to establish that serene, stress-free environment. Here are 12 products that will make your bathroom feel like a sanctuary whenever you need a little pampering.

If you're all about aromatherapy, then you'll love this bottle of De-Stress Shower Oil. The silky oil-to-milk formula works with the shower's steam to deliver calming notes of frankincense, petitgrain and chamomile. It's the perfect way to reset after a stressful workday or when you need a break from the kids.

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Give yourself permission to indulge in a long hot bath — complete with all of your favorite little luxuries — using this expandable caddy. The body is crafted from sustainable bamboo, with metal arms that can stretch to fit across any tub. And did we mention that the sleek design features a built-in stand for propping up your book or tablet?

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Don't bath salts look even better without the busy labels? Put your mind at ease while putting your collection on display with this timeless storage caddy. The beautiful brass-finished unit offers six identical glass bottles for your salts and comes with hanging hardware so you can attach it to the wall or tub.

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If you've ever wanted to know what it would be like to walk on a cloud, this is it. Give your feet a soft place to land with this fluffy tufted-cotton bath mat. The round puffs will cushion your feet as you enter and exit the tub and help prevent any surprise slips.

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Set the tone as soon as you walk into the room by lighting this incredible "Be The Change" candle. The soy wax comes hand-poured in a reusable amber jar and features delicate notes of coconut and bamboo. Best of all? A percentage of your purchase will be donated to a Black-led organization fighting for racial justice, so you can relax while knowing that you're making a difference.

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Too much plastic in one space can make us feel anxious and overwhelmed, especially in a smaller area, like the shower. Our advice? Switch to this all-natural bamboo caddy and use it to store your bottles of shampoo and conditioner. The minimalistic design will help reduce visual clutter and make your space feel more organic.

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Gently exfoliate and soothe your skin before bed with this aptly-named Swedish Dream Soap. Each bar has a subtle oceanic scent to transport you to the beach and is enriched with organic ingredients, like sea salt and seaweed.

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Show your face a little love, too, with this super-soft nylon brush. You'll want to use it directly on dry skin to stimulate blood flow and gently exfoliate dead skin cells and toxins. (Plus, if you close your eyes, you'll almost feel like you're getting a facial.)

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Keep your favorite subscriptions close while you soak (without sacrificing floor space to a bin) by opting for this chic two-in-one magazine holder. The grid-style design lets you see what's available for reading and can easily be mounted to the wall or vanity.

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Prepare to feel the tension in your neck and shoulders melt away when you use this heatable cotton-linen wrap. The inside is packed with lentil fill to apply gentle pressure to your skin, while the outside features moon phases to help you reach a more dream-like state.

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If you're lucky enough to have a larger bathroom, try flanking your tub with this bamboo spa bench. The mildew-resistant stool can provide a comfortable seat in your walk-in shower, with room for your shampoo and body wash on the shelf below, or serve as a handy perch for candles and fluffy towels.

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Not to sound dramatic, but you haven't lived until you've stepped out of the tub and into a warm, fluffy towel. Treat yourself to a truly extravagant experience (on a budget!) with this free-standing towel warmer. A single temperature setting provides optimal heat every time, while the compact shape allows for easy storage in an empty corner or under the vanity.

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