Indulge Yourself with 8 Essential Bath Products

Make the most of your "me" time in the bath with a few top-notch essential bath products that truly pamper, nourish, and treat your skin to the TLC it deserves. Bonus: They smell ah-mazing!

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Long day? Transform your bathroom into a spa-like oasis with the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Bath Soak ($16). The lavender vanilla fragrance is delightfully calming—just one whiff and you'll feel the day's tension slip away.

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With spring on the horizon, now is a great time to make way for brighter, fresher fragrances. A reliable favorite is Tocca Bianca Bagno Profumato ($18), a delicate body wash fragranced with lemon and green tea. Guaranteed to wake you up even on the most sluggish mornings, it lathers beautifully and leaves skin kissed with moisturizing honey and olive oil.

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Unfortunately, that oversized chocolate chip cookie from the bakery comes with a side of occasional guilt. When you need to indulge, grab a tube of Philosophy Fresh Cream Hot Salt Body Scrub ($20). You'll enjoy a super sweet, gourmand-inspired aroma, some gentle sloughing action, and zero remorse.

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Longtime devotees can attest to the brilliance of the Laura Mercier bath and body collection. Her Creme de Pistache Honey Bath ($45) involves a decadent combination of conditioning vitamins and a mouth-watering, nutty dessert fragrance. Simply swirl some through your bath water with the included dipper and immerse yourself.

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These days, body oils are everywhere. The Aveeno Skin Relief Shower & Bath Oil ($8.99) is targeted toward dry and sensitive skin that requires some extra attention. With itch-relieving colloidal oatmeal, it soothes irritated skin and works like a charm on contact.

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What if you could escape—really and truly escape—from the day's stresses? That's what bathtime is for, ladies. Make it all the more memorable by dropping a few Fresh Sugar Lychee Sugarbath Cubes ($38) into the tub. As they fizz away, they release nourishing brown sugar and oils, leaving skin soft from head to toe.

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If you're a bubble bath kind of gal, you must get yourself acquainted with Origins Ginger Float ($28). More than just a typical bubble bath, this formula includes warm ginger and bright citrus, both of which work to soothe overworked nerves, calm a harried mind, and relax a tired body.

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Scoring a cheap thrill is an indulgence right up there with a pampering bath. One of the most impressive offerings comes from Caress, whose Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash ($5.30) cleanses, exfoliates, moisturizes, and leaves skin lightly scented with the scent of sweet brown sugar.

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