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In my heart of hearts, I’ve always been a bath person. You know, the type of person who prefers camping out in the tub well after their fingertips have turned prune-y; who crafts spa-level bathing experiences with designer candles, a solid playlist, and pure vibes.
I’ve found that a good soak never quite hits the same without the addition of soapy suds, however, and I’ve bought many products over the years—from sticky sweet, overly pungent solutions to bath bombs to DIY soap cocktails—to try and achieve my desired level of tub frothiness. That is, until I found and entered a monogamous bubble-bath-soap relationship with all 11.8 fluid ounces of Crabtree and Evelyn’s Spiced Honey Bath Syrup.
My bath-time ritual now begins with me sitting on the edge of the tub and taking deep whiffs of the syrup straight out of the bottle (which is nicely plastic, ensuring it never slips into the tub and shatters), before even starting a bath. The soap smells that good—like the nostril-tingling coziness of oven-baked cookies with a little extra zing, or what I imagine hygge to smell like. Although a few quick pours into the running faucet are all you need for maximum bubble impact, I’m typically a little heavy-handed (because I love drama).
Once the syrup hits water and transforms into an abundance of bubbles, its lingering sensory power is unleashed. Not only do the suds smell amazing, offering full-on Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts-listening-to-Prince-in-the-tub energy, but they also make my skin feel silky smooth during and after a soak, thanks to the syrup’s soothing blend of Manuka honey, ginseng root, and rich coconut oil. I always feel so relaxed sitting alone in my bath, allowing the bubbles to envelope me in their velvety, sudsy goodness, letting my mind wander—rare (and so needed) these days.
Now, if anyone needs me outside of work hours—and sometimes during lunch breaks—you can find me basking in my very own tiny sea, completely serene under fluffy bubbles of honey and whipped vanilla.
Crabtree & Evelyn Spiced Honey Bath Syrup
This relaxing bath syrup features a blend of coconut oil, Manuka honey, and ginseng root to leave your skin feeling silky smooth afterwards.