Baths are fantastic stress relievers, particularly after a long, hard day. They relax muscles, moisturise your skin and help you refocus your thoughts. They’re made even better with a good bath bomb and candle set-up. If you’re looking at upping your bath game, there’s a bunch of stores you can support — including local Aussie businesses.
Etsy has long been a place for creatives to gather and share their work — and it’s here you’ll find everything you need for the perfect bath. From Harry Potter-themed bath bombs to quirky novelty candles, here are a few of our favourite bath goods to try out.
Novelty bath bombs
There’s a bunch of awesome novelty bath bombs available on Etsy, including the delightful Harry Potter Sorting Hat bath bombs pictured above.
These bath bombs from creator FuzzlesBubbles are black raspberry and vanilla scented, and come with a fun surprise. Every bath bomb has a hidden colour inside designed to reveal which Harry Potter house you belong to. It’s a really nifty idea, and one that’ll make bath time a real treat.
There’s also the wonderfully named ‘Man Bomb’ available for men who just don’t think bath bombs and candles are quite ‘masculine’ enough for them. A gift like this is an important reminder that bath bombs are for everyone.
Soaking salts and bath melts
Lavender and chamomile are the perfect bath time scents, and coupled with fragranced soaking salts and bath melts, you’ll absolutely be in heaven. There’s a bunch of really cool Aussie creators making body oils, scents, sprays and rubs — and they’re all worth checking out. ScrubbaBody’s products are handmade in Newcastle and feature a range of enticing scents.
Floral bath bombs
Flower-infused bath bombs are the perfect companion for a nice, relaxing night. Not only do you get the calming benefits of a bath bomb, you’ll also have the added fragrance of sweet flowers to accompany you. Local seller SoapByTM is creating absolutely gorgeous-looking floral bath bombs on Etsy with lavender, rose and lilac just some of the scents on offer.
Like bath bombs, you’ll also find plenty of quirky and cute novelty candles available online. For a darker theme, consider a realistic human skull-shaped candle from local creator blackrosescandles. There’s even a beautiful bird-shaped skull design available.
Etsy is a treasure trove of wonderful relaxation goods that’ll keep you warm, stress-free and totally blissful as winter approaches. Purchasing directly from local sellers also means you’re supporting Aussie creators who might be doing it tough in the wake of coronavirus.