It’s not just the beauty and wellness treatments that make us go back regularly to our favorite spa. It’s that relaxing vibe combined with the divine smell of organic oils and soothing music that puts us in a peaceful state of mind that’s a huge part of the experience, too.
Fortunately, you can enjoy all of the above in the comfort of your own home and the best thing about it is that you don’t have to do a costly and time-consuming renovation.
"Simple touches like nicely rolled plush white towels, candles, dim light, and essential oils can go a really long way,” says Vian Abreu, senior interior designer at the New York-based Interior Marketing Group. “Add your spa products and some flowering plants like lavender or eucalyptus to transform your bathroom experience. If you're up for a larger transformation, consider new bathroom trends like textured tiles, HVAC scenting, fixtures focused on hydrotherapy, lighting design and control, sound system, and heated towel bars and floors”
Here, we rounded up a few essentials that will make your bathroom look, feel, and smell like a 5-star luxury spa.
Hanro Hooded Plush Long Robe
Be warned that once you wrap yourself in this ultra-plush and warm robe by Hanro, you may not want to take it off for hours. It’s made in Portugal from a soft blend of polyester and cotton and features a hood for some extra coziness, a sash tie at the waist, and two patch pockets.
To buy: $295, neimanmarcus.com
Uma Pure Calm Wellness Set
Uma farms some of the purest organic oils in the world in its estate in India. This wellness set comprises of bath oil and a candle that is formulated with a fragrant blend of sandalwood, jasmine, vetiver, chamomile, and lavender. If that doesn’t chase away the stress and make your bathroom smell divine, nothing will. You can also use the bath oil as a body oil but just make sure you dilute it a bit with jojoba or coconut oil.
To buy: $125, goop.com
Nebia Spa Shower
This shower is the stuff of dreams. It will turn your shower cabin into a personal steam room in under 20 minutes and the best part is that it actually uses 70 percent less water than your current shower.
Here’s how it works: it turns water into millions of tiny droplets at high velocity that feel like steam on your skin (you can adjust their force). One thing is certain—you will be taking about five showers a day once you install this miracle shower, trust us.
To buy: $399, huckleberry.com
Byredo Gypsy Water Body Wash
If you are going to turn your bathroom into a spa, you might as well add spa-worthy toiletries as well. This shower gel gently cleanses your skin leaving it soft and hydrated but most importantly smelling absolutely invigorating. Byredo’s Gypsy Water fragrance features notes of bergamot, incense, and sandalwood among others—it’s no wonder that luxury properties such as the Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal are offering their guests this exact line of toiletries.
To buy: $50, neimanmarcus.com
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 Speaker
Listening to slow, peaceful music can have a soothing effect on our minds and bodies helping us de-stress more easily. So this sleek Bang & Olufsen speaker will definitely come in handy during your next spa night.
Thanks to its cylindrical shape, it delivers a powerful 360 sound regardless of where you place it in your bathroom. Its aluminum grill is splash and dust resistant and the speaker itself offers up to 24 hours of playtime.
To buy: $250, neimanmarcus.com
Peg & Awl Oak Bathtub Caddy
This beautiful oak tray is the epitome of style and function. You can use it as a table for all your bath time essentials so you don’t have to leave the warm water to grab a magazine or your loofah.
To buy: $145, food52.com
Coyuchi Cloud Loom Organic Towels
A set of luxuriously plush Turkish towels is basically mandatory if you’re serious about self-care. Coyuchi’s aesthetic is inspired by the relaxed vibe of the Californian coast and by “the calming energy of those peaceful places where water meets land.” The sustainable company makes its towels only with organic cotton and this particular set was crafted from cotton grown and woven in the Aegean region of Turkey. It consists of two extra absorbent bath towels, two guest towels, and two washcloths plus an extra bath mat.
To buy: $198, goop.com