One of the most affordable yet self-indulgent ways to practice self-care is to take a long, luxurious bath. Baths can make a serious difference when you're feeling stressed — helping you unwind after a long day at work, relax before bed, and, of course, get squeaky clean. And, the best bubble baths for adults will take your bath time ritual to a whole 'nother level.
Bubble baths are (obviously) not just for children, but that doesn't mean that an adult wants to use the same suds a three-year-old enjoys. Aside from the bubbles, bath products aimed at adults often include well-curated ingredients (beyond just standard 'ole, tried and true lavender) to help clear your mind and calm you down — or energize you, if that's what you're looking for. You can even spice up your bath by choosing bubbles made with different oils, salts, and soothing and hydrating ingredients that will leave you feeling anything but pruney when you emerge from the tub.
So, why not start (or finish) your day off with a revitalizing bath? These nine bubble baths for adults can take your average bath from boring to a spa-like experience, and send you back to your childhood when the more bubbles you could get, the better.
1An Herbal Bubble Bath That Helps Promote Deeper Sleep
If you have trouble falling asleep, adding a nighttime bath to your routine might be able to help you relax, especially if that bath is filled with scents that signal to your brain that it's sleepy-time. This herbal, bedtime-inspired bubble bath is made with hops extract and valerian oil, which have both been successfully calming and relaxing people in preparation for a good night's sleep for centuries.
2This Sweet-Smelling Bubble Bath With Coconut Oil
The benefits of coconut oil on the skin really cannot be understated, and with this coconut oil bubble bath, you can add this hydrating oil right to your bath, along with argan oil and shea butter. Just be careful not to slip in the tub on your way out!
3An Unscented Shea Butter Bubble Bath That's Perfect For Sensitive Skin
If you're sensitive to fragrances, you'll love this deeply hydrating, unscented bubble bath, which uses fair-trade, unrefined shea butter to restore dry skin. Its formula also contains African yam, which works in combination with the shea butter to soothe the skin.
4A Trio Of Dead Sea Mineral-Infused Bubble Baths, Each With A Unique Scent
If you just can't choose which bubble bath you want or if you like a variety of bubble bath scents and experiences available to you at all time, then this bubble bath trio is the way to go. With hydrating hibiscus, nourishing milk and honey, and calming lavender, this trio of paraben-free bubble baths will prevent any kind of monotony when it comes to bath time.
5This Bubble Bath Melt Made With Fair Trade Honey
This bath melt from the Body Shop creates a creamy lather of sweet, honey-scented bubbles. It's made of fair trade wildflower honey that makes skin silky soft and helps promote elasticity while you bathe.
6A Natural Bubble Bath With Apricot Extract
This sweet, apricot-scented bubble bath has a light uplifting and energizing fragrance. And, this natural, hypoallergenic formula is super gentle on the eyes, making it perfect for kids, too.
7This Rich Bubble Bath Made With Milk Proteins
This foamy bubble bath contains milk proteins that help to hydrate and gently exfoliate your skin, along with Vitamins A, D, and E. But, instead of smelling like milk (which doesn't exactly scream bath time) it smells like a mixture of white pond lily, comfrey, and vanilla that creates a serious spa atmosphere.
8A Refreshing Bubble Bath With Verbena Extract
This bubble bath from L'Occitane contains verbena extract, which is known for its soothing and softening properties. The formula combines the verbena extract with coconut and palm oil for a super rich, creamy lather. The refreshing, slightly lemony scent makes for the perfect morning pick-me-up.
9A Bubble Bath Formulated With Marine Algae
The Algemarin Bubble Bath is infused with natural sea algae, so it's packed with nourishing marine nutrients you don't usually find in a bubble bath. It has a fresh, seaside scent that makes your bath feel a bit like the beach, without having to deal with all that sand.
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