National Bubble Bath Day: 10 items to celebrate the holiday

2022-05-28 16:51:18 By : Ms. Cindy Kong

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The holidays have come and gone, and while for some the period between Christmas and New Year’s is a time of deep relaxation at home, for others—parents and retail workers, for instance—it’s a nonstop barrage of demands and obligations. The once-wrapped toys under the tree have become sharp little landmines scattered around the house and thrust into the uncertainty of what 2022 has to offer, with most adults exhausted before the New Year even begins.

Perhaps that is something the organizers of National Bubble Bath Day had in mind back in 1999, when they came together to create a comforting faux-holiday on January 8. Or, perhaps it was just the mere idea of a blustery January day filled with comfort, and of course, a nice warm soak.

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Either way, we're for it. This is why we've curated a list of 10 of the best and most pampering items for those individuals who want to treat themselves and celebrate the holiday. From our favorite bubble baths to pillows, tub trays, scrubbers and more, these are the National Bubble Bath items that will provide some much-needed TLC you deserve. 

Just because you’re indulging in a bubble bath doesn’t mean you can’t throw a little something extra in there too. Amazon buyers can't get enough of the LifeAround2Angels’ set of 12 brightly colored bath bombs, made with shea and cocoa butter and come in an impressive array of scents. This all-inclusive set has an average of 4.8 stars with almost 40,000 Amazon user ratings and won the best overall title on Reviewed Best Bath Bombs of 2022. 

Between the pleasant but not too fragrant smell, fun color that won't stain your tub or skin, this all-inclusive set is one of the best values on the market. 

Get LifeAround2Angels’ set of 12 bath bombs from Amazon for $26.80

Unless you want to turn into a human prune, you’ll (sadly) have to get out of your bubble bath at some point. You might as well step into something soft and luxurious, like this set of Grandin Road’s Turkish cotton bath towels. There are six towels—two bath towels, two hand towels, and two face cloths— meaning this very affordable pack offers one for your body *and* your hair. You can even have the towels monogrammed, just to add that next level of post-bath luxury. Use one of these, and you’ll look forward to the next bath that much more. 

Get a six-pack of Grandin Road towels for $47.60

Dr. Teal’s line of bath products has become buyers’ favorites for a reason. They’re softening, soothing, and nourishing to the skin, and their scents can take soakers to a new place of calm relaxation. Amazon buyers particularly love Dr. Teal’s Soothe & Sleep lavender foaming bath, which has earned an impressive average of 4.8 stars with over 50,000 user ratings. According to buyers, the bath’s bubbles are plentiful and long-lasting, and the soak’s Epsom salts and essential oils are perfect for aches, pains, and sensitive skin. 

Get a bottle of Dr. Teal’s Soothe & Sleep Foaming Bath from Amazon for $4.87

If lavender’s not your scent, worry not: There are dozens of heavenly-sounding bubble baths on the market, including Everyone’s 3-in-1 coconut and lemon soak that’s not only a bubble bath but also works as shampoo, soap and body wash. Indulge in this set of two 32 ounce bottles of the product, which is made with essential oils and is GMO, cruelty, gluten and synthetic fragrance-free. Amazon users love this soap, too, giving it an average of 4.7 stars and saying it lathers well, works for the whole family and smells like lemon meringue pie. As one buyer noted in her review, “This soap makes a big tub full of bubbles that my kids can play in for an hour and they smell delicious after bathing with this stuff.” 

Get a Two-pack of Everyone’s 3-in-1 Coconut and Lemon Soap from Amazon for $18.27

For most, our love affair with the bubble bath began when we were kids. We spent hours piling up soap on our heads to make silly hairdos and just fooling around, all while our parents tricked us into thinking bubbles weren’t also meant to get us clean. TruKid’s Bubble Podz are the next evolutionary step in kid-centric bubble bath products, with their all-in-one single-use water-soluble pods and all-natural ingredients.

The pods are incredibly handy, especially if you’ve ever spilled a bottle of the bubble bath on a bathroom floor, and come in fun scents like yumberry, lavender and watermelon. They’re tear-free and biodegradable, too, and use products like oatmeal to get your kid’s skin squeaky clean. (You can use them too. We won’t tell.) Amazon buyers love them so much that they’ve made them the site’s no. 1 seller in the baby bubble bath category. 

Get a pack of TruKid Bubble Pods from Amazon for $9.99

Need to up your bath product game across the board? Check out Spa Luxetique’s 10-piece spa gift basket, which includes two bath bombs, hand soap, hand cream, shower gel, body lotion, body butter, bath salt, a bath puff and bubble bath, all packed in a well-made woven gift bag. It’s excellent as a gift for a friend or yourself, and its lavender scent is pleasingly fragrant. Amazon buyers say the set offers a fantastic bang for the buck, and note that the bag is so cute that you’ll want to use it long after the products are gone. 

Get Spa Luxetique’s spa gift basket from Amazon for $41.97

Often, the worst part about a long soak in the bath can be the reality of spending a decent amount of time curled up against hard porcelain. The angels aren’t great, and if you don’t have the correct setup, you’ll end up with a very unrelaxing crick in your neck. That’s why we’re all for a good bath pillow, like this quick-drying mesh number from Amazon. It’s plush, breathable, easy to clean and comes with seven attached suction cups, so you’re not continuously fidgeting with how it’s sitting against the lip of the tub. It’s machine washable, too, and if you’re not satisfied, the makers offer a 60-day money-back guarantee. Amazon buyers call it a “game-changer,” which is enough for us.

Get AmazeFan’s quick-drying bath pillow from Amazon for $27.99

Remember Turbie Twists? Once an infomercial sensation, the towels are now available on Amazon, where they’ve drawn quite a following. Over 12,000 buyers have given the towels an average of 4.7 stars, raving about the super absorbent microfiber towels and shouting out their seemingly miraculous ability to always stay on tight. That’s why we’re including them on this list because nothing says relaxation like an exceptional spa-quality head towel. 

Get a two-pack of Turbie Twists from Amazon for $16.97

If you’re planning on using National Bubble Bath day to get into all your dry, ignored nooks and crannies while in the tub, you’re going to want a good scrubber. Consider an exfoliating silicone scrub like this one, which has the potential to last longer and remain cleaner than a traditional loofah. They come in nine different colors, too, meaning you can pick the one that strikes your fancy today and then swap it out for something new next time.

Get the Avilana Store exfoliating silicone scrubber from Amazon for $10.99

Everyone loves the idea of a long soak while reading a book but fears the moment the book somehow takes a tumble and falls into the water, thus creating a huge mess and a very unrelaxing fiasco. And don’t even get us started on tablets, phone and other wireless electronics around the tub. That’s just a nightmare waiting to happen. Or, perhaps it was, before the creation of this bamboo bath caddy tray, which not only has space for products, magazines and beverages but also a little stand for your phone or tablet. It’s incredible. Just imagine binging the latest season of Emily In Paris while chilling in the tub, or maybe gabbing it up with your best friend while taking a dip. What could be better?  

Get a tablet-friendly bamboo bath tray from Amazon for $39.99

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