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26 Things That'll Make Bath Time Even Better

I'll have 10 galaxy soap bars. Thanks.

1. An over-the-drain protector for anyone with a pop-up drain that is a: the bane of their existence and b: constantly getting clogged. This can quickly be placed on top of the drain to trap gunk, plus can be easily removed and cleaned.

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Promising review: "I've been very impressed! It's tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and the hair is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, the silicone doesn't hold onto mildew or mold. I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time. This has been a very worthy purchase!"—Suneimi

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

2. A eucalyptus bundle to effortlessly add a bit of aromatherapy to the otherwise boring ritual of showering. This one is even wrapped with natural twine so you can easily hang it from your shower head.

Eucalyptus bunch in shower
From The Garden LLC / Etsy

Promising review: "LOVE, Love, love this bunch of fresh eucalyptus! I had no idea how amazing this would smell. Super glad I bought this and will be enjoying it for a long time." —TylerJ2008

Get it from From The Garden LLC on Etsy for $22.50+ (available in three bundles).

3. A fizzy bath bomb that smells divine (we're talking green tea, honey, lavender, and chamomile) and looks worthy of a photo for the 'gram. Plus, it evolves from a storm cloud into a rainbow and I feel like that's the energy I'm really looking for. Transformation, my friends.

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Promising review: "I received these as a gift from my daughter. Wow! The scents are heavenly and they were boxed well and wrapped exquisitely! I love the rainbow colors of this bath bomb, what a brilliant idea! These would make for perfect gifts." —Ali's World

Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.97 (available in packs of two or four).

4. A suction holder insisting it ~mustache~ you an important question: Aren't you sick and tired of not having a proper spot for your razor!? This nifty tool keeps it stored, within arms reach, and out of water to prevent rust from forming prematurely.

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Promising review: "This is both cute and functional. Holds the newer, larger razors in place perfectly. Bought it for my elderly dad who happens to have a mustache and he giggled when he saw it. Bonus!" —CB

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

5. A vegan bath soak enlisting the help of organic bladderwrack seaweed to soothe your complexion. Treating your skin is as easy as one, two, lay down in the bath with a good book and preferably some wine.

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Promising review: "The spa on a cruise I took earlier this year was trying to sell me a product like this for so much more. This product worked equally as well for a whole lot less. Home spa wins again!" —KRTA

Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

6. An exfoliating towel so you can tackle a word that strikes fear into your heart: Backne. This effectively removes layers of dead skin that would otherwise lead to scarring — reviewers swear by using this in combo with Mario Badescu botanical body soap to make their back all but invincible to breakouts.

BuzzFeed Editor Emma McAnaw wearing an open back dress
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Promising review: "I've only been using this for a week. I have severe back acne discoloration and scarring, and I've already noticed a DRAMATIC difference in how my skin looks and feels! I'm thrilled with the results. I use this every night with the Mario Badesco AHA body wash." —Mariah

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

7. A suction cupholder to hold your wine while you #relax.

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Promising review: "I 100 percent — no, one MILLION percent — LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!!! It adhered to my shower wall and stayed put. It's nice to relax in the shower and have my wine in there instead of on the stand my towels are on. Thank you! I have recommended this to several wine-loving friends!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in six colors).

8. A cake batter sugar scrub that will detoxify and hydrate your skin.

the cake batter sugar scrubs
Sweet Clementine Soaps / Etsy

Promising review: "Everything arrived in a timely manner and neatly packaged. Plus, it smells sooooo good! I'll definitely be purchasing more in the near future." —Lorry Davis

Get it from Sweet Clementine Soaps on Etsy for $11.50.

9. A bronze bath caddy to chicly store all your soaps and potions nearby while you soak in the tub.

Bronze bath caddy hanging over a tub with bath accessories inside
Anthropologie

Promising review: "It’s so pretty and fits over the side of my tub perfectly. It will be so much easier when bathing the baby to have the soaps right there!" –Jemoreno

Get it from Anthropologie for $78.

10. Or a shower squid to keep clutter off the edges of your bath.

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*moves leg* *doesn't knock over shampoo bottle*

Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! So cute and useful! I really love the color because it’s easy on the eyes and blends in nicely with my white and beige bathroom. I cannot stand crowded bathrooms, so this was a game-changer for me. It saves me from having to put stuff around my bathtub walls. It honestly looks so clean and my bathroom has never looked more spacious and classy." —Cherry

Get it from Amazon for $32.95 (available in three colors).

11. A bathtub tray that even has a designated spot for your wineglass. Picture a fizzy bath bomb and perhaps a good show streaming on Netflix, perched on a sturdy surface that guarantees your laptop won't suffer water damage.

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Promising review: "This is the perfect gift for the bath lover and a great way to make a bath look more thoughtful and designed, even it's when not in use. Our tub is deep and has handles that this tray fits perfectly on. The ability to slide it apart makes it easy to customize to the right width. When not in use the trays and holders are a perfect place to store bath accessories (bubble bath, candles, etc.) that keep the tub area from looking messy." —C

Get it from Amazon for $35.97+ (available in seven colors).

12. A lavender chamomile bubble bath guaranteed to give you an endless amount of Santa soap beards.

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Promising review: "This has quickly become my favorite bubble bath. It’s inexpensive but SO luxurious. I get 1–2 feet of bubbles depending on how much I use. The product smells amazing, and my skin always feels great after use. I used to take baths once a month, tops, but now I use these bubbles almost every night after work. I highly recommend it!" —Jojo

Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (also available in other scents, like vanilla coconut and brown sugar vanilla).

13. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker to make it easy to put on mood music.

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Promising review: "I put on the cleanest concerts in the world. I shower daily and am in there for at least five songs (sometimes for the entire soundtrack of The Greatest Showman because acoustics for DAYS), and this speaker has lasted me for about a month between charges. The sound is great, the controls are a bit odd but once you get used to them they are just fine. The suction has held up well, and charging is easy-breezy-showergirl. If you're unsure about this speaker, let me shove you head-first over...get it. It's the best shower speaker I've owned so far, and I've had a fair number of them!" —Ambyr

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors).

14. A galaxy soap bar that's out of this world.

the galaxy soap bars
Tailored Shop / Etsy

Promising review: "These are perfect...just perfect. I am seriously speechless. I love everything about them! Perfection. The smell, the looks, the size, the shape...everything." —Saya Hughes

Get it from Tailored Soap from Etsy for $8.95.

15. A two-paneled, padded foam pillow with ultra-strong suction cups that will actually stick to your tub. So long, resting my head on straight porcelain whilst trying to have a relaxing bath.

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I spy a bathtub tray in that second photo! 👀

Promising review: "I LOVE taking baths. It's a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day, but I've recently had some health problems that caused me to lose a lot of weight, and taking baths has become excruciating. Due to the lack of extra cushion back there now, lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones and I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be taking baths anymore. But, GOOD NEWS: this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I had always had this pillow. It's soooo comfortable! I could almost nap in the tub (but don't!) lol" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

16. A *truly* waterproof phone case, because accidents happen.

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Bonus! Your touch screen will still work through the case.

Promising review: "I purchased this case for a canoe trip with a friend, and as luck would have it, we flipped our canoe. Being the rebel that I am, I chose not to wear my phone around my neck, so it ended up at the bottom of the river. I just assumed it would be discovered a thousand years from now and placed in a museum as an ancient artifact. Fast-forward to earlier this week: I was contacted by a sheriff's office diver and guess what he found? Yup, my phone case with all of the contents intact and dry as a bone! He had to cut the case open, but there was not one single drop of water in it and he ended up purchasing a case for himself because he was just that impressed!" —Julie McDonald

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 14 colors).

17. A bag of Epsom salt to help you relax your muscles.

Bag of pure Epsom salt
Amazon

Promising review: "This is great to help soothe muscle pain and relieve aching feet. A must after a workout or being on my feet all day. It also advertises to reduce inflammation and detoxify the skin and body. The pleasant scent was relaxing and helped me fall right to sleep." —Teacher Talk

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five scents).

18. A drain cover that will let you experience a "deeper, warmer bath."

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Promising review: "I would die without a good bath. It's an absolute must. We just moved into a new home and the bathtubs are *SO* shallow. My soul was slowly being ripped to pieces while soaking in a measly 7" of water. Devastating! It will be a while until we can afford to remodel the bathrooms, so I needed to find an alternative solution before I cracked. This product seriously improved the quality of my life. It's a softer, malleable plastic than I originally thought, but convenient for different shaped tubs since it will mold easier. All I have to do to turn my nightmare tub into a dream was to run the suction cups under the faucet and snap the suction cups into place over the bath drain. It was so easy! I got an instant 5" more of water!! Crowds applauded and cried, it was beautiful. After each bath, I remove the drain cover and hang it from my shower caddy to dry out." —Rachael

Get it from Amazon for $8.29+ (available in six colors).

19. A bath bomb gift set because you deserve to treat yourself.

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Promising review: "One word: WOW! These are little hurricanes in your tub that release relaxing scents and skin-loving oils! The clean-up is a simple wipe of the tub with a dry towel to clean up any extra oil after draining, no back-breaking work after enjoying these little treasures! My husband is not a bath person but he loves these! Living in the desert makes our skin dry and flaky. Not anymore! One soak with a Rejuvelle bomb made a world of difference! It may seem a little oily at first and be careful getting out of the tub, but within minutes of drying off, your skin will feel amazing! I am trying to find an excuse to climb back into the tub with another bomb from Rejuvelle!" —Christina

Get this bath bomb set on Amazon for $17.95.

20. An aromatherapy candle to melt your worries away.

Reviewer image of the stress relief candle
amazon.com

Promising review: I’m in the home stretch of completing my master’s degree, and right now I’m being held together by this candle. I’m not even kidding. It doesn’t give off the cloying, artificial scent that so many others do. Also, despite the fact that I find a burning candle relaxing, it’s not necessarily a 'sleepy' scent; it helps my mind stay sharp. Study breaks usually find me enjoying this while playing the rim of my singing bowl, so I can maintain that clarity and single-pointed focus I need right now. The candle burns evenly, and the bowl is well-made, so I’m confident they’ll see me through to the end." —tiffanyhernandez080577

Get it from Amazon for $22.

21. A full-body bathmat/pillow with a headrest so you don't have to try to ~relax~ while laying on hard porcelain.

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Promising review: "I can take a relaxing bath now! I have always loved the idea of baths but whenever I'd take one, I always was uncomfortable and just decided they were overrated. Saw this and randomly bought it...ended up spending way too long in the bath. Only got out because of responsibilities. Within a couple of minutes of bath draining, I reached for it and I thought and I thought, 'Here comes the reason I'll end up never using this again...' I got back in the tub and took my towel off, expecting to just use my whole body to squeeze this thing out...I lifted it up and...what the heck?! It was so light! Hardly anything squeezed out! That was the best part." —Soquel

Get it from Amazon for $45.85.

22. A 24-pack of waterproof floating tealights because you KNOW you can't pass up that amazing photo opp.

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Promising review: "I have created a nighttime ritual of adding these to my bathtub. So zen and cute at the same time." —Samantha R

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

23. A color-changing essential oil diffuser to keep next to your tub to treat your mind and body to some aromatherapy.

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This little essential oil diffuser sits near my desk all day (and night). It really makes a difference in my apartment and my friends are always complimenting how nice it smells! The choice of LED lighting is nice too, especially since it has adjustable brightness. Don't forget to pick up some essential oils for it! —Brittany

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors).

24. An exfoliating back scrubber you can use while sitting in the tub that'll leave you with super smooth and clean skin.

Reviewer image of folded back scrubber
amazon.com

Promising review: "This product saved my life. OK, I am exaggerating a bit but not much. Most exfoliating products are too rough. I remember the days of the loofah and it made my skin red and scratched. This is a gentle exfoliating cloth and hangs to dry easily and doesn't get moldy." —CB

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors). 

25. A Turbie Twistie towel wrap so you can lay *all the way* in the tub without worrying about getting your hair wet.

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I *cannot* imagine my life without my Turbie Twisties. I throw my hair up in them after I shower and it helps my hair dry while also keeping it out of my face while I do my makeup. A true game-changer in the hair/makeup world! —Brittany

Get it from Amazon for $9.91+ (available in 11 color combos). 

26. And a splurge-worthy towel-heating rack because every time you hop out of your bath you should be able to wrap yourself in a warm, fluffy towel.

The Home Depot

This 93-watt towel rack has an easy on/off switch and can warm your towels in under 20 minutes!

Promising review: "I got this for our master bathroom for the winter. Having warm towels when you get out will be nice. Also, the towel rack holds more than two towels. I like the shelf on top which can hold additional towels for later. This gives me more room in the cabinet for other things, which makes my bathroom more organized. It was a challenge to find a spot to plug it in but we were successful. I love this rack." –Rory

Get it from The Home Depot for $259.24+ (available in three finishes). 

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.