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Christmas bath

Best Christmas bath bombs & festive bathing

23 Nov 2021 • 4 min read


You can’t beat a good old soak in the bath on a frosty winter’s night or after a day of constantly being on the go.

Last-minute present shopping, stocking up on snacks, making arrangements to see family and friends and making sure your home looks the part, with Christmas decs and a tree, can get a little bit stressful, even for the most organised of people.

Having a bath is a wonderful way to readdress that busy balance; it’s something so simple that can instantly make you feel relaxed and calm.

Not to mention, Christmas is the one time of year when most of us get some time off work - having a bath is a wonderful way to give yourself some much-deserved TLC.

In this article, you’ll discover

  • 8 Best Christmas bath gifts for you or a loved one
  • After care bath gift ideas

8 Best Christmas bath products

Finding the idea of treating yourself to a bath during the festive break rather appealing right now? How can you resist?

Especially when there are products that mean you can have a Christmas bath, and not just any old bath…

Not sure what we mean? That’s ok, we’ve captured some festive bath-time bliss ideas for you or a friend below.

Christmas bath salts

Although it’s hailed the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be the most stressful time of the year… and that’s where these Christmas bath salts from Westlab come in.

These Mindful Bathing Salts are ideal for helping you restore your body in the run-up to the big day.

  1. Westlab Mindful Bathing Salts

Combining festive frankincense, bergamot and CBD, these bath salts are packed with Epsom and Himalayan salts, both of which are reputed to have restorative and relaxation properties.1

100% natural and vegan-friendly, the blend is the ideal way to relax and recharge in a warming festive bath.

Key features

  • Contains magnesium, essential oils and cannabidiol
  • Add 2-3 handfuls per bath
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Made with natural ingredients

What our customers say

Michelecla – 5/5 stars - Mindful bathing by Westlab

Great salt bathing helping you relax. Heavenly scented and brings inner calm and peace.”

Teri_100 – 5/5 stars – Westlab Bathing Salts

“Love it. Smells gorgeous and is really relaxing. Rarely re-buy anything but this is an exception.”

  1. Westlab Pink Gin Bathing Salts

 Key features

  • Contains magnesium and essential oils
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Suitable for vegans
  • 2-3 handfuls per bath

What our customers think

Superstar888 – 5/5 stars – Divine!

“These are heaven scent! Beautiful lightly invigorating fragrance that lingers on skin. Will absolutely be purchasing more!”

Kez0228 – 5/5 stars – Absolutely amazing

“I bought this recently and wow the smell is so strong and beautiful”

Christmas bath sets

As well as bath salts, why not treat someone you love (or yourself) to a complete Christmas bath set?

Perfect for setting the mood and getting into the festive spirit on pamper night.

  1. Miaroma Into Winter Gift Trio

Complete with a room mist, diffuser and a candle, make your bathroom into a winter wonderland with this Christmas bath set.

Instead of just running a plain old bath, let the Winter Forest Scent of these products lull you into the festive spirit too, with fresh pine, soothing lavender and lush cedarwood as the top notes.

Key features

  • Suitable for vegans 
  • Winter Forest scent
  • Contains a room mist, reed diffuser and candle

What our customers say: no reviews yet!  

  1. I Love Wellness Indulgent Spa Pack - De-Stress

After a mad day of Christmas shopping, what better activity to unwind than a relaxing bath?

Made exactly for those kind of days, upgrade your bath time with the I Love Wellness Indulgent Spa Pack for de-stressing.

Made with natural essential oils, rub the special scent of lemongrass, rosemary and eucalyptus onto your skin so you’re all fresh for party season.

Key features

  • Contains Shower Burst Gel, Body Scrub and Mitt
  • Made pure essential oils of lemongrass. rosemary and eucalyptus
  • Suitable for vegans

What our customers say: no reviews yet!  

Christmas essential oils

We all associate certain smells with Christmas. For some, it’s the smell of the Christmas tree or log fires, for others, it’s mulled wine, oranges and cloves.

The wonderful thing is, a lot of the aromas that we associate with Christmas are actually essential oils, which you can add to your bath for an instantly festive twist.

‘Festive’ essential oils include cinnamon, frankincense, nutmeg, orange, clove, pine, peppermint, ginger and cedarwood. Here’s the perfect one to add to your bath this winter:

  1. Miaroma Festive Essential Oil 10ml

An uplifting and familiar blend of seasonal scents in one little bottle, the Festive Oil from Miaroma is a sure-fire way to get you feeling the Christmas spirit.

Perfect for adding a drop or two to your bath, this oil offers a warm & comforting touch to help you relax after a busy run up to the holidays.

Key features

  • Add 4-6 drops of oil to your bath
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Warming and comforting festive blend of 100% pure essential oils

What our customers say

Chrissy14 – 5/5 stars – Festive feels

“Oh wow this smells just like mulled wine! Beautiful Christmas oil to pop into my diffuser, makes my lounge smell so festive. Definitely recommend this oil!”

HeleneLondon – 5/5 stars - Smells amazing!

“Smells so nice. Very powerful - just a couple of drops diluted with water are enough! Ended up buying another one for my mum as a Christmas gift!”

Christmas bath bombs

Plop, and your bath instantly becomes a magical whirl of fragrance, colour and texture with just one single bath bomb explosion.

  1. Beauty Kitchen Refresh Me Star Light Bath Bomb 180g

Bursting with minerals and a refreshing festive minty aroma, this bath bomb will help to heal and tone the skin while you breathe in deeply, relax and enjoy a few moments of calm.

Key features

  • Contains moisturising essential oils
  • Starry night glitter effect
  • Suitable for vegans

After your Christmas bath…

Why should the festive fun stop there?

Take your pampering to the next level with these Christmas bath gifts, to get you feeling soft, supple and relaxed before heading to your personal Christmas events.

  1. Beurer Massaging Foot Spa with Pedicure Attachment, FB20

If a bath wasn’t enough and your feet need a little more TLC, invest in yourself with a massaging foot spa.

Perfect for giving your tootsies some much needed love and helping you to unwind at the busiest time of the year.

Key features

  • 3 pedicure attachments
  • Water tempering
  • 2 massage nodules
  • Bubble or vibration foot massages

What our customers say

EmGRose – 5/5 stars - Very good foot spa

“Does what it says on the tin. Very happy with this purchase.”

  1. Miaroma Lavender Oil Moisturising Gel Socks

…And when you’ve finished up with your foot spa, top it all off by slipping into a pair of Lavender Oil Moisturising Gel Socks from Miaroma.

Perfect for moisturising and softening your feet to prevent the buildup of hard skin.

Key features

  • Infused with Lavender Oil, Jojoba Oill and Olive Oil
  • Wear for 20 minutes a day
  • Socks last for 30 treatments
  • Suitable for vegans

What our customers say

Alybob – 5/5 stars - Great idea

“Really love these socks, they are cool when you first put them on and feel slightly squishy but if you can sit with them on, they genuinely do work on moisturising your feet. They will be great for the summer.”

LMW52 – 5/5 stars - Lavender scented socks

“Wonderful product so soothing and skin is so much smoother after use. If you or feet are feeling tired these will revive them as well.”

The final say

There are baths, and then there are Christmas baths, which can easily be created with a sprinkle of this here and a drop of that there.

We know what we’ll be doing this festive season, make sure you do it too…. 

Last updated: 23 November 2021



Author: Doaa Al MosawiInternational Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Mar 2019

BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science

After completing her BSc in Biomedical Science, Doaa worked in Research and laboratory for 3 years. Doaa was also a member of a product development team in a manufacturing company specialising in sun care and personal care products, researching and providing regulatory advice regarding international regulations.

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