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A bath for every season

Craving the comfort of a warm, spicy, soak, or fancy a zesty dip to get your blood pumping? Whether it’s two degrees outside, or 22 there’s a bath for every month of the year. Let’s make it a date!

January

It’s New Year's day and the back-to-work apprehension sets in, washing over fuzzy heads that are weary from the party season. So why not unglue yourself from festive T.V. for just half an hour to hydrate skin left thirsty by the cold weather, and run a bath to banish the January blues?

Take a dip and feel the embrace of cocoa-soft water. Place your Butterball in the bath and watch it bob and gently fizz; an act of mindfulness to quiet a busy mind. This understated bath bomb is packed with cocoa butter pieces that melt in the warm water, soothing sensitive skin and leaving it remarkably smooth. Used in aromatherapy to ease stress and depression, heady ylang ylang will push out negativity and blanket you in floral comfort.

Feeling better for that? New Year adventures await you and your skin is ready to take on anything.

February

By the time February rolls in most of us are in need of a little lovin’. Those long, cold nights are perfect for…dips in cosy baths of course! Whether you choose to go solo or sidle up to somebody for a shared soak, sink into a sensual sea of pink and fall in love with bath time again.

Place Sex Bomb in the steamy water and lie back in this bath of alluring florals. Sensual jasmine unfurls to ease stress and ensnare with it’s aphrodisiac qualities. Clary sage clears the mind and ylang ylang tempts the senses, adding a heady backdrop, while softening soybean flour creates luxuriously milky waters to leave your skin feeling effortlessly silky. The delightful climax? A rice paper rose drifts atop the water reminding you that the best things come to those who wait.

March

The days are getting longer and the morning’s brighter. Greenery creeps back into the trees, everyone seems to have a little more spring in their step and the sight of sunshine lifts spirits.

Get a few months ahead of their usual harvest and pick your own Blackberry bath bomb, and sink into it's earthy, lilac waters. 

The limonene present in this fruity favourite ensures you're met with an uplifting and clarifying kick, sure to invoke those feelings you usually associate with a leisurely walk through a tranquil woodland. 

April

Spring has sprung, and flowers paint a riot of colour all around - time to embrace some true blue! Floating Flower is the perfect accompaniment to longer days and blooming fields. Soak up that sunshine and let your bathroom burst into life, and introduce this light but luxurious blossom into the warm waters.

Soothing lavender oil lulls both your skin and mind, as the chrysanthemum dipped in hydrating Fair Trade cocoa butter and almond oil floats to the surface, turning the water soft and creamy. If you’re longing for sun splashed days and childhood nostalgia this is the ideal playmate to make sure that your bathtime is as carefree as these spring days are sure to be.

May

Awake to sunbeams streaming through the curtains, stretch limbs, blink eyelids and slowly roll out of bed and shuffle into the bathroom. Perhaps May bank holiday awaits you and the anticipation of the three day weekend ahead fills you with elation. Whether it’s family time spent on the beach or BBQs with friends, start your day with a bath to ease you into the busy bank holiday-filled month of May.

Before the day gets too hot, run yourself a deep bath. Place a Sakura bath bomb in the water and watch pastel shades erupt. Breathe in the tropical mimosa fragrance. Sweet, floral clouds rise and fill the air, while woody undertones keep you grounded and rich, sensual jasmine notes and cheerful orange flower absolute lift your senses into rapture for absolute bathtime bliss. A deeply cleansing bath bomb, Sakura will leave your skin feeling refreshed and your mind energized.

June

The Summer solstice is on its way and June marks the start of the festival season. Embrace your inner hippy and dance naked into golden sunrise baths and through forests of juicy bergamot. Before setting up camp in a muddy field, why not treat yourself to a pre-festival bath? (Because let’s face it, how much washing will actually happen once you’re there?)

A riot of confetti, shimmer and crackling popping candy Dragon’s Egg bath bomb will create bath art that leaves you feeling festival ready. Swirls of vibrant orange and a core of liquid gold creates the kind of revelry you can come to expect from hedonistic celebrations. When it comes to fragrance, the sherbert aroma of lemon and bergamot oil is softened by heady jasmine and makes this bath bomb the perfect pick-me-up, so you can psych yourself up for party time and get stuck in...to all that festival mud!

July

It’s the peak heat of Summer and that big yellow ball seems to chase you down making it difficult to seek shade and keep your cool. Even the most serious of sun catchers are feeling the heat and after a long day in the sun a bath might just be your saving grace.

Run a lukewarm bath and take a dip in the great unknown. Place a Big Blue bath bomb in the water and watch as it lets loose mineral-rich seaweed that softens in the water, moisturising the skin. The water becomes a vibrant turquoise, fine sea salt cleanses and hydrates and a burst of lavender and lemon oil refreshes and cools, balancing the skin and calming the mind.

August

If you’re feeling a little rosy cheeked from the sunshine, let peppermint oil and lavender cool and soothe. The following bath bomb will let you retreat from the heat of the scorching midday sunshine.

Let your bath become a space shuttle, by placing an Intergalactic bath bomb in the water. As it fizzes and pops you’ll cross galaxies, whizz through black holes past shooting stars and sink into the cooling cosmos where refreshing peppermint and juicy grapefruit invigorate both body and mind. A rumble of popping candy fills the bathtub, while vetivert and sandalwood calm and tone. The water comes alive with swirling solar systems; sparkling and stirring, whilst hypnotising colour mesmerises and clouds of fresh mint clears the sinuses.

September

Summer’s not over just yet! Seaside dips are still encouraged, but failing that, get your dose of vitamin sea with Melusine. If you're feeling a little stranded, let these mesmerising waters bring you back to shore. 

If you’re feeling like a nervous wreck, drop Melusine a line. This mesmerising mermaid bath bomb is perfumed with zesty Avocado Co-Wash perfume and sure to make waves. Sweet lemony litsea cubeba and cheerful bergamot oil lift your senses, while olibanum will have you floating in no time. Finally a pinch of carrageenan extract hydrates the skin.

October

Now the temperature is dropping, you'd be forgiven for wrapping your hands round a mug of something warm, frothy and spiced with a certain seasonal vegetable. Take it a step further and lower yourself into our own soothing, creamy favourite. Perfect after a hard day traipsing through the pumpkin patch.

Just like your favourite brew, it's velvety and warming, and sure to give your skin some TLC (Turmeric Latte Care). Chocolate, coffee and vanilla swirl in the steam, soothing the mind, and ribbons of gold pirouette through frothy, creamy water, adding an extra touch of decadence. Coconut milk powder calms the skin, while turmeric serves as a clever cleanser with its antibacterial properties. 

November

As the nights draw in, big wooly jumpers and bobble hats will surely be donned before heading out to bonfires in the crisp cold. But don't try to skewer this marshmallow on a stick, it's far better dropped into your bath! 

Indulge in a sugar bath scented with American Cream - you’ll get all of the sweet-shop glee and none of the post-binge guilt. Vanilla scented with a touch of strawberry, this multi-coloured marvel is a fiesta of fizz. Marshmallow powder soothes and softens, while granulated sugar adds a sugary flourish, you’ll smell good enough to eat! 

December

Christmas can be a hectic time; a balancing act of shopping bags and organisation, last minute present panics and food hauls, so slip into a soothing bath and forget about the nut loaf and brussel sprouts (for now at least).

Lavender has long been linked with relaxation; used in aromatherapy for years as a natural stress reliever it can help lull you into a soporific slumber, reducing anxiety and quieting a busy mind. Indulge in a lavender filled bedtime routine for a sound night’s sleep before the frantic rush of Christmas day.

Sit back in the warm water and let a Twilight bath bomb roll and tumble around your bath, releasing fizzy pastel pink and purple clouds of sweet tonka and mollifying lavender. Heady ylang ylang transports your mind to care-free shores, whilst benzoin resinoid eases muscles and relaxes mind and body. Breathe in deep and set sail for the land of sleep.

If you are without a bath or would rather treat yourself to a few hours at the spa, then check out Tales Of Bath, an ethereal treatment where a regal bath and a sleep inducing massage awaits you. Find your nearest Lush spa here.

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