Bath time is my favourite time of day; I used to make Wednesday nights my bath night as it was the night my partner went out with his friends but as we all know, 2020 has changed many routines and plans. I no longer limit myself to one night a week for a bath and instead, enjoy my bath whenever I feel that I need it. I havn’t had the time to soak in the tub for hours on end but I’m trying to at least switch off and relax. I thought today I could take you through how to have the best vintage bath using products that are all very vintage or very vintage inspired. Some products mentioned I have reviewed (or will be reviewing soon) individually so there might be a bit of overlap.
Making sure your tub is clean, start filling it with warm water. As the water is running, now is the time to add you bubbles or oils. My favourite vintage bath oil is the Estee Lauder Youth-Dew bath oil and you only need a few drops.
As for vintage bubble bath, I’d recommend the brand Calgon which has been around since 1933 and homes many delicious fragrances. Johnson and Johnson is a true vintage faithful and also comes in a range to scents. My final recommendation for a vintage bubble bath is Luxe by Mr Bubble Bubble Powder which came out in 1961. It’s very difficult to find in Australia but for all my American friends, I’m pretty sure your Target can sell them or of course, Amazon.
Now that your bath is deliciously scented and full of bubbles, light some candles, get your book or movie ready and just relax. When you are ready for a proper wash, reach for your vintage soap bar. True vintage brands that you can still find today include Lux, Dove, Ivory, Pears, Camay or Palmolive. All these brands are pretty easy to find and were designed to be an all purpose cleaner. Some brands, such as Luxe and Ivory, were also designed to be used as laundry detergent (do I smell a future blog?). When using these bar soaps, build up a good lather in your hands and then gently scrub your both with a cloth, luffa or your hands. Relax as you do so, washing away all the stresses of the day.
After a good clean, relax and a deep soak, it’s time to get out. Using a soft, clean and dry towel, pat all excess water off your body. Apply a good body lotion or oil (try using the Estee Lauder Youth Dew oil again) and rub it into the skin. To finish off, gently powder your both with a scented powder such as Yardley or White Shoulders. Slip into your night gown and continue with your evening self-care routine.
To finish off the vintage bath experience, I’d recommend indulging with a good skin care routine, setting your hair in curlers and having a cup of tea before bed. I love being able to shop items from my favourite eras and experience them first hand; it’s always such a guilty pleasure to try a new brand and see how it works for me. I hope you found this post helpful in sharing what brands of bubble bath, soap and other self care are still available today. Happy Bubble Time!
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