7 Bath Essentials for a DIY Spa

You all know I love a good pampering session when it comes to my skin. & there’s nothing better than an all body skin treatment like a bath. I mean why not, treat yourself right? Especially since life can get so chaotic sometimes, it’s really important to take time out to decompress and unwind. There’s something very luxurious and relaxing about taking baths. Since I haven’t had time to really do a spa day, I try to pamper myself at home now! Beyond the relaxation part, there are also proven health benefits to taking baths. The hot/warm water is known to induce a sweat which helps remove toxins, and also the heat of the water kills bacteria decreasing the number of cold you may get during the year. It also promotes blood circulation and on top of that it improves your immune system to help fight infections & colds. So today I’ll be sharing with you my 7 bathing essential that I use to create a relaxing at home spa experience!



1. Bath Bombs

I recently starting using this, but now bath bombs are an absolute must! It makes bathing so much fun and there’s nothing quite like watching a bath bomb dissolve into the water in a mess of colors. It’s such an easy way to create a beautiful aroma and relaxing mood. My favorite bath bomb is anything rose scented. I just love the smell and the soothing properties of roses, plus how pretty are these bath bombs?

Bath Bombs: Lush


2. Candles

Candles really add a relaxing and romantic mood. I love using them for the home or for my office as they really liven up the space and feels homier. I usually love fresh scents like lavender, linen, and sandalwood. These scents are great because they are fairly neutral and reminds me of what going to a spa would be like!

Candles: Diptyque


3. Books or Magazines

Whether I am in a bath or not, I love to read through books and magazines whenever I have down time. As a creative it’s hard to get inspiration all the time, so seeing what other people are doing helps to give me a new perspective. Not going to lie though, it’s been SO hard to find time to sit and read. So I use bathing time also as a way to catch up on my reading! Baths are just a great time to quiet your mind and relax from the craziness!



4. Scents

Scents are so important in creating a relaxing environment. I love adding scents through essential oils or candles or even flowers like lavender! I don’t know about you guys, but for me, certain scents can immediately relax me or make me feel happy. Like the smell of Allen’s cologne, or Chloe after she’s had her own bath! Try using oils also because hot water combined with essential oils can create a spa-like treatment and can ease symptoms of physical ailments (like my shoulder). Different oils have properties and benefits. Taking baths with oils are so great since it is so customizable  and you can choose certain ones or combinations to suit your needs!


5. Bath Soaks

You may have heard of Cleopatra who was know to be very beautiful with amazing skin. This Laura Mercier soak is inspired by stories of Cleopatra being soaked in milk and honey. Bathing in milk and honey is a fantastic way to get soft supple skin! The lactic acid in milk is very exfoliating, and honey is softening, moisturizing, and all-around beautifying. Honey and coconut are two of my favorite ingredients for beauty as they’re very natural and completely moisturizing for the skin! (See here for the DIY honey masks I do also!)

Bath Soaks: Herbivore | Laura Mercier


6. Rose Petals

I know, I’m just obsessed with roses. Roses for my office, for my home, and definitely for my baths. It’s just that roses are so classic and beautiful, seeing them just brightens my day! But aside from personal preference, the natural oils found in roses can help retain moisture in the skin. This results in your skin feeling smooth and soft. And did you guys know the rose scent is actually found to help with anxiety and nervous tension, which is perfect to use when in stressful situations. It’s quite versatile as well since it restores even the most sensitive skin!


7. Bath Salts

If you want to feel like you just left a full-body massage, try soaking your body in some salts, specifically epson salts. When you soak in epson salts, your body absorbs the magnesium. The magnesium is amazing for helping with aching muscles, regulating blood pressure and healing for the skin. I’ve constantly struggled with back and shoulder pain and now especially since Chloe is getting so heavy! Soaking in the salt is both therapeutic and feels luxurious, all in your own home!


And there you have it, my 7 top bath essentials to make you feel rejuvenated and beautiful. Let me know what your favorite products and bath essentials are below. I would love to add them to my routine!



  • […] with a nice glass of red wine and some scented candles. Now that you have taken the time to just relax and enjoy a soothing bath the next step is applying lotion and other products so as to feel fresh and to make your skin feel […]

  • Honey says:

    Your way of styling the photos make every single post so unique and appealing to read! Beautiful as always!
    I am also a big fan of lush products


  • Monika says:

    I haven’t thought of bath soaks and bath salts but I have definitely been wanting to try out bath bombs.


  • Oh yes! THis is definitely my favorite way to relax! Love taking the luxury bath with see salt, oils,natural extracts and fragrance, rose petals and all the goodies! Love , love it!;-)
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  • Brenda says:

    Great list! Bath bombs from Lush are definitely an essential for a great bath!

  • Katherine says:

    Great tips, I really want to try putting in rose petals and using that lush bath bomb!

  • Annamaria says:

    Wow! I like it, have a nice weekend…

  • What a fantastic idea. Just love a spa experience and to do it at home is even more relaxing.

  • Deena says:

    Hi Chriselle! I love your post. My favorite bath essentials are Lush bath bombs and foaming bath. Sometimes I use bath salt. And I really love reading fashion magazines or books or watching movies.


  • Such a great post! Thanks for sharing!
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  • MicHelle says:

    This is such a helpful post! Not to mention beautiful photographs.. Or should i say poetic images! You really are an inspiration.

  • Nina says:

    I am well stocked on almost everything, need to try actual roses though! The only thing I would add to this list is music, I love a hot bath with candlelight and soft music in the background 🙂

  • Yasmin says:

    That is such a beautiful bathroom and bathtub. It would be so nice to have a free standing tub. I love bath bombs and a bath soak sounds lovely too.

    xx Yasmin

  • Diana says:

    These photos are stunning!!

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  • Natalie says:

    Talk about scent I just discovered a Lavender shop a few blocks from my apartment. Yes everything lavender! I love to have some around, not just for baths but I spray some scent on my bed before going to sleep and its also very soothing 🙂

  • Stephanie says:

    Glad to see you’re enjoying your bath in the California drought!

  • Izzy says:

    I love lvoe Lush bath bombs, space girl is my fave! But I really do want to try their shower bombs (they’re not called that but they’re similar) as showers are just more my thing <3

    The Quirky Queer

  • Joules says:

    Fun post! That first shot of you is gorgeous–it looks like it belongs in a magazine.

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  • Stacy says:

    These photos and post make me soooo relaxing))

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Love all of your choices – they’re all of the essentials that I love using for baths too 🙂
    And thank you for introducing the bath bombs! I’ve never heard of them, but you definitely make me want to try <3

    xoxo, elizabeth t.

  • Confidy Kong says:

    Agreed, these 7 things are definitely a must for creating the perfect bathing atmosphere.

  • Victoria says:

    I love your bathtub! Is that a weird thing to say haha?
    I love taking baths, though I always take a shower afterwards 🙂

  • Danielle says:

    I love the photos, especially the first one. Thanks for this post; I really need to take some time to relax.

  • Stephanie says:

    I love this list! After a long day at work, there’s nothing more relaxing than drawing a warm, aromatic bath and taking a nice long soak.

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  • Laura says:

    Stunning post Chriselle!



  • Liz says:

    I love bath bombs — they’re probably my favorite bath accessory (that’s what you’d call it, right?)

  • sasa says:

    Need these candles<3

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  • Danny & Alex says:

    Absolutely loving this article! I’m obsessed with those bath bombs and you look amazing in the photos.
    The Twinne Twins

  • Kiara King says:

    Oh wow Chriselle, this post is absolutely incredible! I am so in-love! And I’m sure, like everyone else, that I am now incredibly inspired to have a pamper night/bath night. Lock it in Friday. 🙂

  • Kate says:

    Love all of your ideas! I always love to put fresh rose petals in my baths, it just makes the whole experience!


  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Lovely lovely in every essence of the word. A vision of a perfect luxury spa bath in the comfort of your own sanctuary. The products are an absolute to die for, the scent of Rose is so invigorating and certainly tells a beautiful story from the images captured. Simply perfection! 🙂

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