Unwind after a long day with a luxurious, relaxing bath.
Unwind after a long day with a luxurious, relaxing bath.
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Bathing is the perfect way to relax and unwind – an opportunity to spend some of that elusive “me time”. Paired with the right products, a soak in the tub can leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated.

From candles to body scrubs and teas, we select seven products to make your bathing routine more luxe. Go on, indulge!

1. POMEGRANATE NOIR CANDLE - JO MALONE

First and foremost, no bath is complete without the gentle flickering of candlelight. A good candle, in all its scented glory, elevates the whole experience. The Pomegranate Noir candle from Jo Malone, is an example. Add an air of luxury to your bath routine with its rich scent of pomegranate, raspberry and plum, spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. Jo Malone, R895.

Pomegranate Noir candle from Jo Malone.
Pomegranate Noir candle from Jo Malone.
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2. CALM BATH & SHOWER OIL - ELEMIS 

ELEMIS oils are really, really luxurious. The Calm Bath & Shower Oil, with scents of clary sage, lavandin and rosewood, not only moisturises your skin but leaves you feeling calm and relaxed. ELEMIS, R1,220.40.     

The Calm Bath & Shower Oil from ELEMIS.
The Calm Bath & Shower Oil from ELEMIS.
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3. NIGHTWEAR PLUS MASK - ESTEE LAUDER

While you are indulging your body with fragranced oils, treat your face too. Liven up lacklustre skin with Estee Lauder’s NightWear Plus Mask. The liquid light clay mask cleanses your pores and rids your skin of toxins, leaving it refreshed and glowing. Estee Lauder, R750.

NightWear Plus Mask from Estee Lauder.
NightWear Plus Mask from Estee Lauder.
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4. ALMOND DELICIOUS PASTE BODY SCRUB - L’OCCITANE

Almond butter, almond oil, crushed almond shells and sugar crystals are blended to create a paste that exfoliates the skin, eliminating dead cells and refining its texture. Your skin will feel smooth, soft and beautifully fragrant. L'Occitane, R590.

Almond Delicious Paste Body Scrub from L'Occitane.
Almond Delicious Paste Body Scrub from L'Occitane.
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5. CHAMOMILE FLAVOURED HERBAL TEA, NZINGA OF NDONGO - YSWARA

A cuppa is a perfect accompaniment to a relaxing bath and, since it makes sense to bathe before bed, the Nzinga of Ndongo tea from Yswara - a blend of green rooibos, green honeybush, chamomile and honey - is our pick. Chamomile has long been thought to aid good sleep, so sip away! 

Yswara teas.
Yswara teas.
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6. THE BODY CRÈME – LA MER

Post-bath, pamper your skin with The Body Crème from La Mer. Their creams are known for their transformative powers, thanks to the nutrient-rich “Miracle Broth”. They boost hydration, suppleness, softness and circulation. Edgars, R3,700.

The Body Crème from La Mer.
The Body Crème from La Mer.
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7. LUXE BATH ROBE, CLUB CLASSIQUE - YUPPIECHEF

With your body feeling refreshed, renewed and oh-so-soft, cuddle up in Club Classique’s thick and luxurious 100% cotton bathrobe. Yuppiechef, R969.

Luxe Bath Robe from Club Classique.
Luxe Bath Robe from Club Classique.
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