Be a Bathing Beauty

What could be better than ending a long day and a cramped commute by sliding into a hot, soapy bath? Well, nothing. Here’s Stylist’s top ten bathroom buys to make the most of your soak - just add wine and a good book.

  • Liz Earle body brush

    Get into the habit of body brushing pre-bath. It helps to improve circulation, tackles cellulite and leaves skin feeling unbelievably smooth.

    Liz Earle Natural Bristle Body Brush, £7.25,

  • Jo Malone bath oil

    Add this classic Jo Malone oil to your bathwater to help nourish and moisturise tired skin.

    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil, £52 for 200ml, or 0870-034 2411

  • Cire Trudon Candle

    Light up, lay back and take in the deeply calming scent of warm vanilla notes with sweet orange blossom.

    Cire Trudon Odalisque Candle, £50, From Selfridges, Liberty and Browns

  • Kiehls body polish

    Akin to a steaming bowl of honey and porridge on a cold morning, this scrub exfoliates without drying and contains luffa fruit and jojoba butter.

    Kiehls Crème de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish, £22,

  • Molton Brown bath & shower gel

    Cleanse dehydrated skin and protect it from the environment by adding this sumptuous gel to running bath water and immerse yourself in bubbles.

    Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower Gel, £17.50,

  • Opal London bath pillow

    Make bathtime a more comfortable experience and rest your tired head on this quirky, feather-filled addition.

    Opal London Pink Feather Bath Pillow, £4.50, or 0208-450 7834

  • Neal’s Yard bath salts

    Add a handful of soothing lavender salts to a warm bath for a misty spa-like bathing that will leave you totally relaxed - sigh!

    Neal’s Yard Lavender Bath Salts, £14.30, or 0845-262 3145

  • The Body Shop loofah mit

    Make friends with the loofah – it is your secret skin weapon for exfoliating tough skin and rough patches such as the elbows, heels and knees.

    The Body Shop Smooth & Renew Body Loofah Mit, £5,

  • Thalgo bath pebbles

    Drop into a hot running bath, allow the pebble dissolve and watch as your bath turns into a blue lagoon. Leaves you feeling relaxed and your skin super-soft too.

    Thalgo Caresse Marine Bath Pebble (Box of 6), £21.95, or 0207-512 0872

  • Rituals bath oil

    With a combination of natural oils thatleave your skin feeling ultra-soft and rehydrated, this bath oil is scented with organic rice milk and eastern cherry blossom.

    Rituals Hanami Heaven Bath Oil, £11.50,