Don’t get me wrong: I love a good glass of wine, relaxing AF playlist, and lavender-scented bubble bath as much as the next girl. However, during some weeks (more like months), I don’t have the time to light candles, run a bath, and be able to relax in the tub. My nighttime routine looks way more like a quick shower before bed and a face mask, if I’m lucky. Let’s be honest: baths are great, but showers are way more realistic. However, just because your time is cut short (or you don’t have a bath tub in your home) does not mean you can’t experience the luxurious, relaxing, spa-like effect that you get from soaking in a tub. You can turn your five-minute shower before bed into the most relaxing five minutes of your day, thanks to these 20 products. Forget bombs, soaks, and caddies: self-care showers are the new bubble baths.
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If you haven't strung eucalyptus bundles over your shower head yet, you're seriously missing out. Besides just the impressive aesthetic, it provides some pretty powerful benefits. Steam from the shower releases the natural oil in the plant to leave you with a DIY spa treatment every time you shower.
Ever since our team first found out about the Luv Scrub, we've all been obsessed. You'll be a loofah-convert too when you try this magical, exfoliating wash cloth. The mesh exfoliates and cleans skin better than any scrub or tool (trust), and you'll be left with baby-soft skin.
I don't know who needs to hear this, but it's probably time to upgrade the bar of soap you've been using forever. This wash turns frothy when mixed with water like a normal wash, but it contains seven different oils to lift dirt and sweat from the skin, leaving you soft and oh-so-clean. And don't even get me started on the delicious orange blossom scent.
Because sometimes the items that make the biggest difference are the ones you haven't even thought of. Sure, you could put your hand soap and lotion right by your sink, or you could pour it into matte, chic, understated bottles that will transform your bathroom into a relaxing oasis. Take away the clutter and make everything more minimalist for a bathroom vibe you'll never get tired of.
Why should bath bombs have all the fun? Yes, there is such a thing as bombs for your shower, and these tablets prove they're just as relaxing as their bubble bath counterparts. Drop one of these on your shower flower to make your entire shower smell like a spa. Two scents available.
If you haven't gotten the idea yet, the most relaxing shower experience is achieved by focusing on the details. For a total calming vibe, consider replacing your shower curtain with a luxurious and classic linen option. Bonus: it will make your bathroom look more expensive and grown-up for an affordable cost. 2 colors available.
You might be partial to a cushy foam bathmat, but imagine stepping out of your shower onto a mat that you'd find in the most luxurious of spas. Made with premium bamboo, non-slip features, and smooth edges that will feel good on your feet, this non-bathmat bathmat transforms any spa-like space. 2 colors available.
If you're looking for another step to add to your in-shower routine or just don't want to take the time to apply lotion when you get out, I have the answer for you. This lotion is meant to be applied as a final step in the shower, meaning an even deeper hydration and one less step before you change into PJs.
One of my favorite parts of showering is that you can easily multitask. Clean your body while you deep condition your hair, thanks to this genius conditioning cap. Not only does it protect hair from getting wet in the shower, but it can be heated ahead of time to help conditioners or oils penetrate deeper. What's better than ending a relaxation sesh with a good hair day!?
While I am a major fan of any shower (if you couldn't already tell), the water in the shower is not always our friend. Especially if you live in an area with harsh chlorine, this shower head attachment will help filter water for healthier skin, silkier hair, and a better shower.
If a shower is a key piece of your bedtime routine, this mist will take it to the next level. With adaptogens like ashwagandha and high-quality oils like eucalyptus, one spritz of this in your evening shower will ease you into the best sleep of your life.
This post contains a sponsored inclusion of Equilibria, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.