Relaxing Bath Ideas
Relaxing Bath Ideas
Excerpts from fragrance editorials "The 5 Types of Baths" in Cosmopolitan Magazine May 2020.
Calm your nerves and restore your mental well-being with a good ole fashion tub soak. Ruby Buddemeyer shows how it's done, the right way in the month's issue of Cosmo.
The 5 Types of Baths
Peruse, if you will, the unique forms of this, the most important relationship of our time: a woman and her tub.
The Instagram Bath
Est. 2015 after one woman's soak sparked a new aesthetic
The subject (presumably a Gen Z or millenial female) partakes in the four commandments of bath influencing: staged-but-not-too-staged-legs, overly saturated water, curated props, and lighting that needs no filter.
Est. 2019 when someone wanted to get high without, well, getting high
Surrounded by lush greenery and earthy candles, the Totally Chill Girl submerges herself in CBD-spiked products. Cannabidiol has become
performance art necessary for the species' survival, allowing a user to temporarily forget about those unread Slacks from her boss.
Ellis Brooklyn Marvelous Massage and Body Oil with Full Spectrum CBD, $65
Yield x Black Dahlia Balance Candle in Sandalwood, $38
Yield x Black Dahlia CBD Incense, $24
Leef Steep CBD Bath Tea, $14
Leef Nooks + Crannies CBD Soaps, $22 each
Vertly CBD Infused Bath Salts, $29
Lord Jones Royal Oil, $100
Suzanne Kaufmann Witch Hazel Bath, $70
Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies, $39
The Many Regrets Bath
Est. 2017 as a hungover person awaited her seamless order
A portrait of the brave soul who attempts to wash away the evidence of a night's worth of vodka sodas and drunk texts with de-puffing eye masks, coconut oil bath products, and a greasy breakfast sandwich.
L'Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath, $39
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soap, $32
Patchology Moodpatch Eye Gels, $3 each
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, $119
Vitruvi Nightcap Blend, $28
Vitruvi Lavender Single Origin Essential Oil, $18
The Too Broke for a Spa Bath
Est. 2018 when the last groupon was used
Our muse dangles her feet over the tub as she prepares for an hour of vigorous DIY masking and exfoliating. Later, she'll insist it felt better than any professional treatment could.
The Adult Bath
Est. 2012 after a woman paid off her credit card bill and deleted her ex's number
Strategically placed designer soaps and candles create the illusion of a mature Homo sapiens who has her life completely together (regardless of what her therapist says).
Chanel No.5 L'Eau In-Shower Gel, $45
Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel Hair and Body Shower Gel, $50
Le Labo Santal 26 Candle, $75
Boy Smells Candle, $32
Bamford Rose Bath Oil, $75
Necessaire The Body Exfoliator in Sandalwood, $30
(Buddemeyer, Ruby. "The 5 Types of Baths." Cosmopolitan May 2020: 122-127)
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