Ever since the nights have drawn in and the mercury has dipped my evening routine has consisted of getting home as fast as the number 76 bus allows, demobbing whilst simultaneously saying hello to the cat, and diving face-first into a steaming hot bath, ideally to surface with my pyjamas ready and waiting for me on the radiator. Rock and roll people, rock n roll! Truthfully my nightly soaks in the tub have been a necessary antidote to a life that’s recently felt like the crazy-ometer has been turned up to maximum and besides red wine, chocolate and Pinterest – ideally indulged in all at the same time – I find a long, luxurious bath is my favourite way to soothe away a whole week’s worth of troubles and head wobbles.
What’s been making my nightly baths all the more indulgent have been these delicious bath salts from The Bathory. Aptly entitled Soothe, they’ve been doing exactly what they say on their exquisite and infinitely reusable violet glass jar. The Bathory offer a customisable and bespoke bathing experience via their charming website where you design your soak based on how you want to feel when you step out of the tub; be it relaxed, revived, happy, sexy, confident, focused or inspired. First you select your mineral salt-mix, next you cherry-pick from a selection of 10 different essential oils with nicknames like ‘the spicy one’, ‘the zingy one’ and ‘the exotic one’ which are combined to create your very own personalised blend that arrives in some pretty fantastic packaging.
All the ingredients are natural, organic and sustainably sourced, with each product is hand-blended to order and I plumped for a fragrant mix of bergamot, lavender and chamomile to relax, calm and uplift me with a mineral base of hydrating oatmeal, honey and buttermilk. The Bathory promises the best bath of your life and sinking beneath billowing puffs of scented steam I have to say, it was as close to bathing nirvana as I’ve ever reached! A Bathory Bath Soak costs £18 plus £3 P&P and each bottle is meant to be used over the course of three baths, however despite being really generous with my bath salt distribution I managed to eke out four utterly gorgeous baths, making for a pretty perfect Christmas present for anyone you know who deserves a little bit of indulgence.
I was lucky enough to have been sent a personalised Bath Soak From The Bathory to review and aid and abet my nightly routine bath times. Visit thebathory.com to get yours!