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Turn Your Bathtub into a Home Spa with these Accessories

My stand-alone bathtub is one of my favorite features in my house. Taking a bath is an easy way to incorporate more self-care into your weekly routine. Here are some simple accessories designed to elevate your bath experience, helping you to relax and unwind without the expense of a spa treatment.

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Overflow Drain Cover

The first time I took a bath in my new house, I went downstairs only to find water dripping from the lighting fixture above our kitchen table. Apparently, something wasn’t installed correctly.

After it was fixed, I did some research and immediately bought this overflow drain cover.

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Simply attach this silicone cover over your overflow drain. It allows you to add inches to your bath water. This affordable drain cover has more than 70,000 Amazon reviews and is dishwasher safe too.

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Bathtub Pillow

If you want the ultimate relaxing bathing experience, you need a bath pillow. It’s so much more comfortable than resting your head against the cold and uncomfortable edge of the tub.

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Bath Haven Bath Pillow, Support your Neck & Back
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This headrest also offers back support, with strong suction cups to attach to the tub.

It’s machine washable and even came with a bag to wash it in. Hang it up after each use to prevent mold and mildew. It’s plush and provides excellent support for your neck and shoulders.

bath pillow in bubble bath

Bathtub Caddy Tray

This bath tray was the latest edition to my bathtub and it elevated my bath to the next level. It has a place for all your bath accessories: a soap dish, plenty of room to hold bubble baths and lotions, a mug, iPhone, tablet, or laptop, and even a slot to hold a wine glass.

My favorite bathtub accessory!
Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
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I chose this one because it’s made of real wood (bamboo) and created by a small all-American business. The bathtub tray expands to fit just about any tub from 29 ½ inches to 43 inches across. It even includes silicone grips to prevent slipping and protect your bathtub.

Waterproof Kindle

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
$114.99
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While not specifically for your bath, I recently upgraded my Kindle Paperwhite to the Waterproof version. If you want to relax in a bath but get bored after a few minutes, try reading. Especially after a stressful day, there is nothing more relaxing than a bubble bath, reading a good book, and a cup of tea.

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Bluetooth Speaker

If I’m not reading, I’m meditating in the bath. I’m a huge fan of Peloton classes and often listen to their relaxation meditations while I bathe.

I use an Echo Dot Alexa speaker set up in my bathroom but any Bluetooth speaker would work well.

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Phone Holder

If you want your phone at arm’s reach and don’t feel comfortable propping it up in the bathtub caddies, check out this phone holder.

This one comes with three hooks so you can easily change locations and place your phone in the bath, shower, or anywhere else in your house.

Its waterproof case keeps your phone safe and doesn’t affect the sound quality.

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Waterproof Shower Phone Holder 360° Rotation
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It’s perfect for catching up on your favorite Netflix show.

Teak Bath Mat

We’ve had this teak bath mat for years and it still looks as good as the day we bought it. While it’s a splurge, it adds a bit of luxury to your bathroom.

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Utoplike Teak Wood Bath Mat
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It’s non-slip, durable, and feels great on your feet when you get out of the bath.

Hair Catcher

If you’re going to make baths a part of your routine and you have long hair like I do, you should invest in this hair catcher for your bathtub drain. We have one of these for our shower too. Better than a drain cover, this hair catcher fits inside your drain.

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TubShroom The Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher/Strainer/Snare
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Rather than waiting and dealing with a clogged drain, this little device prevents the problem.

Scalp Massager

If you like to wash your hair in the bath, this scalp massager is one of my favorite products. I’ve had this one for years. It does a great job of removing shampoo buildup plus it feels fantastic on your scalp.

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Hair Shampoo Brush, Scalp Care Hair Brush with Soft Silicone Scalp Massager
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Shower Cap

If you’re not washing your hair in the bathtub, try using this shower cap. It comes in a four-pack. I’ve had these for years and only opened two of them.

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I have a ton of hair and it does a great job of keeping it dry in both the bath and shower.

Bubble Bath

Dr Teal's Foaming Bath with Pure Epsom Salt, Soothe & Sleep with Lavender, 34 fl oz
$12.59 ($0.37 / Fl Oz)
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When I take a warm bath, I need bubbles. This bubble bath contains Epsom salt and essential oils. I especially like the one meant to promote sleep but I also love their post-workout mineral soaks.

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Gold Under Eye Patches

If you’ve been on social media lately, these gold under-eye patches are all the rage. This 20-pack is often on sale.

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Put them under each eye for 20 minutes or so. They contain Hyaluronic acid, collagen, and 24K gold!

It’s supposed to reduce dark circles, eye puffiness, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

I also like this brand that contains retinol. Fighting aging while chilling out in the bath, sign me up!

Candles

If you want the look and sound of a flickering candle without actually needing to light one, I highly recommend this set. Like traditional candles, they are made of paraffin wax. They look real and even sound like a burning, crackling wick.

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It comes in a set so you can put these candles throughout your house, not just in your bathroom. It runs on a timer but you can also turn it on or off with the included remote control.

Turkish Towels

Not only do they look beautiful hanging up in your bathroom, but Turkish towels are super absorbent and quick drying. Note, they’re thinner than your traditional bath towel.

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And, the more you wash them, the softer they get.

Bath Robe

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Women’s Robe, Plush Fleece Hooded Bathrobe with Two Large Front Pockets and Tie Closure
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This is the softest robe. I got one for my husband for an anniversary gift years ago and I steal it all the time. I finally got my own. It’s a great product with tens of thousands of Amazon reviews. I also really like this robe.

Microfiber Hair Towel

If you shampoo your hair in the bath, I’m obsessed with these hair towels. I’ve been a fan of this company for years.

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Kitsch Microfiber Hair Towel Wrap
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My hair is thick, coarse, and takes forever to dry. This towel has an elastic buttonhole to keep your hair tightly wrapped. It speeds up the dry time for my hair significantly. I’m also a fan of these microfiber scrunchies which also help my hair dry. more quickly.

Final Thoughts

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What’s your favorite bathtub accessory? I’d love to hear from you. Comment below.

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