These 12 Things Transformed Me Into a Bath Person

For nearly nine years, I lived in a perfectly comfortable but unimpressive New York apartment that had a teeny-weeny bathroom, including a half-size shower tub. Baths were out of the question, a special treat reserved for the occasional hotel stay or a trip to my parents’ house. Cut to a few months ago: I moved into a new place, and although it’s much tinier, the bathroom fits a full-size tub. And I'll be honest, it’s a revelation.

I now take baths weekly and pretend, just for a few minutes, as I live in a fancy hotel. In addition to the tub itself, I’ve learned that a few amenities make the experience even more luxurious. Some are a given, like bath oil, while others became part of my routine as I went. So I thought I would share the things keeping me zen in the hopes it might help spread a little extra relaxation. Whether you incorporate one product or a few, they’ll make your bathing experience exceptionally more chill. Trust me.


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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

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Lindy Segal is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist based in New York City. She's originally from Atlanta, but she's sorry to report she doesn't have an accent. However, she does still have her taste for carbohydrates, love of losing sports teams, and fear of driving during rush hour. She's been in editorial for over eight years as a social media manager and writer covering beauty, fashion, and lifestyle at Glamour and People. Most recently, she was the women's editor at Express. These days, in addition to Who What Wear, you can see her byline at places like Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Ipsy, and WeWork. Both a skincare obsessive and a minimalist, she keeps her routine short, sweet, and effective—and she doesn't go a day without sunscreen. She's also deeply passionate about sustainability, and she strives to recommend products she truly believes are worth the investment. When she's not writing about the best and brightest beauty finds, she can usually be found hunting for vintage and secondhand treasures, attempting to find zen at a yoga class, bingeing Bon Appétit YouTube videos, or napping under her weighted blanket.