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    Craving a trip to the spa but don't have the $$$ to visit one? What if I told you all of those luxurious benefits can be found in the comfort of your very own shower?

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    Using a few easy to acquire products, you can transform your boring old shower routine into something spectacular and super soothing!

    1. A body polish that's made with pink Himalayan salt and will leave your skin silky and smooth.

    Amazon

    I'm a sucker for any bath product made with pink Himalayan salt, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to try out this body polish in my shower. This product is made with coconut oil, vitamin E oil, lavender, and rose petals. It smells AMAZING and leaves my body feeling like velvet β€” definitely a luxurious add-on for any shower experience.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    2. An aromatherapy lotion and body wash set with eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils that will soothe your soul.

    Amazon

    Designed to create the ultimate spa-like environment, this will surely take your shower experience to the next level. The lotion/body wash combo pack was gifted to me when I was super stressed out from planning my wedding β€” and it has become part of my routine ever since. You can use the body wash while in the shower and the lotion to moisturize when you get out. Take a deep breath and soak in all that stress-relief goodness.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    3. A bar of soap made with mud from the Dead Sea that is said to deeply cleanse your skin.

    Amazon

    Activated charcoal has been making its way into all kinds of beauty products lately (toothpaste, face masks, etc) so why not incorporate it into your shower routine? This bar of soap can be used for overall cleansing but also as shaving soap for both men and women. It seems like a no-brainer to place one of these on your shower ledge.

    Promising review: "Amazing. Pushes all the gunk to the surface of your pores, then you can exfoliate it the rest of the way out or it will come out on its own after a few washes. I have tried several other charcoal products but none did this. I'm seriously so impressed and going to use this stuff indefinitely." β€”Carolina Coleman

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45 (available in a two-pack as well).

    4. An organic cotton plush towel to dry off when you step out of the shower and into your steamy bathroom.

    Macy's

    There are few things as soothing as stepping out of a hot shower and wrapping yourself in a super-soft towel. These towels are low in lint, highly absorbent, and get softer after each wash.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $19.99 (available in six colors).

    5. A mesh Luv Scrub exfoliator, which is designed to help remove dead skin cells.

    LuvScrub

    Seriously, you can throw your loofah away. This products smooths and cleans skin beautifully! It's long enough that you can scrub your back without assistance (imagine!?) making it the perfect accessory for the shower.

    Promising review: "I have tried many different exfoliants and none of them have made my skin as soft as the Luv Scrub. I love how I can have that soft smooth skin feeling without having to do anything extra like applying lotion after. Just wash and go!" β€”Kristy B.

    Get it from Luv Scrub for $18 (available in five colors).

    6. A set of essential oils β€” you can add a few drops to every shower you take.

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    If I want to get a spa-like experience but don't have enough time to take a bath, I add a few drops of lavender essential oils into my shower. The oils diffuse naturally while you rinse off β€” it's quite lovely. It's also a great way to clear up your sinuses if you have a cold.

    Promising review: "One of those items that is indescribably wonderful. The sampler, so to speak, of essential oils smells amazing. I got so hooked on peppermint and sweet orange that I bought 30 ML variations. I've had lots of essential oils in my house, but Kis Oil is the best I've found at a reasonable price This would make a wonderful gift for a novice to oils or for a friend who loves scent that is not overpowering. Each one is delightful." β€”In My Hummel Opinion

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    7. A shea butter body cream infused with jojoba and green tea oils to seriously hydrate your skin.

    Amazon

    Taking hot, steamy showers can really dry out your skin. I'm definitely guilty of turning the heat up each time I step under the water, so I'm glad to have a product like this to replenish my skin afterwards. This body butter is like a vanilla bean frappuccino for your skin, who wouldn't want that!?

    Promising review: "I will be purchasing this again in the future, for myself and for friends. The scent is amazing and it sinks into skin quickly without remaining greasy, does all the things that you'd expect from shea butter, but is a bit easier to work with and leaves a beautiful long lasting fragrance on my skin, which I find very soothing and relaxing." β€”April

    Get it from Amazon for $19.48 (available in lavender and peppermint vanilla).

    8. Body lotion you can use in the shower, for a lazy but still productive spa session at home.

    Amazon

    This is perfect for when you're craving a full spa night but only have time for a hot shower. It'll fill the void and leave you feeling moisturized, but not sticky. My first interaction with a nightly beauty routine came from my grandma who refused to go to sleep without applying Nivea. I can keep that tradition going without sacrificing any of my precious Netflix minutes thanks to this.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.86.

    9. A waterproof speaker so you can easily incorporate music into your shower routine.

    Amazon

    I rarely shower without music β€” it completely changes the vibe! Whether you want to amp yourself up for the day with Taylor Swift or chill out with soothing tunes from John Legend, this speaker can help you out.

    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for... I just wanna sing in the dang shower to my heart's content. Glad that it comes with a little D-ring to hang it up; suction cups don't work in my shower. Excellent sound, easy to use, great value. My poor dog disagrees... they're now subject to my singing." β€”emjoy75

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49.

    10. An ombre shower curtain to replace the grimy one you likely haven't changed in over a year.

    Amazon

    Don't worry, I won't tell your mom about the gross, mildewy shower curtain you currently have hanging in your bathroom. Spruce things up with this simple, but chic, ombre curtain instead. It even comes with pretty, beaded curtain rings!

    Promising review: "I love this shower curtain! I got it in turquoise and it's exactly like the picture! It's just as vibrant as I had hoped. Before it arrived, I was concerned it might be too dark but that is not the case. I even got matching metal hooks with turquoise beads on it. This curtain looks very nice and looks like it costs way more than 14 bucks! The picture doesn't do it justice!" β€”WHOZBAD

    Get it from Amazon for $14.88 (available in 12 colors).

    11. A color-changing LED handheld shower head that will make you want to stay under the water for hours.

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    I NEED this in my life ASAP, please. This shower head features five different settings and three color-changing features. The LED lights change according to water temperature (how cool?!). It's so easy to install you don't even need tools!

    Promising review: "This has been a really neat addition to the kids' bathroom. It was easy to install. It's had the added benefit of making a shower before bed much more attractive than a morning shower, so the bathroom is less tied up in the mornings. Plus, admit it: Showering in the dark with colored lights is just cool. ;) I'm slightly jealous and am considering getting one for the grown ups!" β€”2roos

    Get it from Amazon for $33.98.

    12. A squeegee so your glass shower doors dry streak-free.

    Amazon

    I have one of these helpful tools suctioned on the wall of my bathroom, and let me just say it makes a BIG difference. I'm obsessed with cleaning my bathroom (it's one of my favorite places to spend time, I'm into spa nights) and this squeegee is essential to keeping the shower looking good at all times. And it's kind of fun to pretend you're a window cleaner up on a high-rise building... just sayin'.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    13. Lavender shower tablets that will transform your typical bathroom into a relaxing escape.

    Amazon

    My mom isn't a big fan of baths, but she didn't want to give up the soothing spa experience she was able to create in her tub. Enter: shower tablets. All you have to do is drop one of these essential-oil infused tablets into the bottom of the shower and let the water do the work!

    Promising review: "Someone gave me one of these tablets for Christmas and it was WONDERFUL. it emits aroma therapy lavender, and just puts a smile on your face. You walk out of your shower all smiles and calm. The tablet goes into the corner of the shower, where the water never hits it directly. It lasts over five showers. I SUPER highly recommend it. I wish I could just walk around the house with one around my neck!" β€”KP on Whidbey

    Get it from Amazon for $7.07 (includes three packets).

    14. A bamboo folding stool so you can shave your legs in the shower hassle-free.

    Amazon

    Oh, the struggles of shaving mid-shower. You have to work on propping your leg up ~just so~ while also trying not to accidentally slice off a chunk of skin. Take that completely out of the equation by introducing this adorable stool into your bathroom β€” you won't regret it.

    Promising review: "It's hard to beat this stool for the price. I also like that it is made from natural materials. It's a perfect stool to use in the shower for shaving my legs. It's low, so I don't sit on it but use it for a foot rest. Saves me standing on my head in the shower. I just keep it folded in the nearby linen closet until I need it, but you could also fold and hang it, if you wanted." β€”Cheryl

    Get it from Amazon for $25.96+ (available in 12 inches and 18 inches).

    15. A moisturizing shaving cream that fights nicks, cuts, and razor burn.

    Amazon

    If you're going to be shaving in the shower, you might as well use a product that smells as nice as it works. This cream is infused with lavender, aloe, calendula, and papaya extract. It is said to be great for people with sensitive skin and leaves your legs feeling soft and smooth.

    Promising review: "This is the best shaving cream I have ever used. It makes my legs so slippery and I never cut myself anymore with my razor like I used to. It also leaves this wonderful soft feeling to my legs that I don't even need to put lotion on my legs after. It gives me the closest shave I have ever gotten. After I shave, my legs feel so soft and amazing. I will never go back to foam shaving cream and only buy this forever." β€”hiccups517

    Get it from Amazon for $11.94.

    16. A rainfall shower head so you can feel like you're in the middle of a tropical rainforest while you're washing your hair.

    Amazon

    If you've never experienced a shower under a rainfall shower head, you haven't LIVED. I first tried one out over the summer and it has been my goal to get one in my apartment ever since. This one is made of stainless steel and has a sleek appearance that won't go unnoticed.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful shower head, very thin, but feels quite sturdy and heavy. Installation took no more than five minutes. The shower head has a very smooth, highly polished, mirror-like chrome finish. It gives a satisfying showering experience without wasting too much water. Absolutely no leaks whatsoever. Everybody in our family said they liked it. What else is there to say about a shower head?" β€”Sadda Reddy

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in round and square styles).

    17. Shampoo and conditioner that are made with plant-based cleaners and a bottle made from 100% recycled materials.

    Amazon

    A shower should be rejuvenating and refreshing β€” just like this shampoo and conditioner from Love Beauty and Planet. I personally have these bottles in my shower and they have quickly become one of my favorite brands. Made with moroccan mimosa flower and coconut, these products will give your hair volume and body while invigorating your senses.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.77.

    18. A natural pumice stone to remove the dead skin from your feet.

    Amazon

    For a pumice stone, this product is actually really cool. It's made out of volcanic lava! How many people can say they have a piece of a volcano hanging around their shower stall? This stone helps exfoliate your feet and leaves them smooth and soft. Sounds good to me!

    Promising review: "I had dry, cracked heels on my feet. Have used other products in the past with only okay results. This was amazing and made my feet unbelievably soft with just the first use! I will continue to use and definitely purchasing again in the future and for friends!" β€”Scott Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    19. An artisanal bar of soap that will make you feel fancy each time you use it.

    Amazon

    If you're someone who enjoys the finer things in life but doesn't have the bank account to live up to your expectations, this product is for you. This soap is traditionally crafted using old-world methods from the French Provence. It has a smooth texture and creates a creamy lather that will make you feel luxurious.

    Promising review: "This Shea Butter Enriched Artisanal French Soap from Pre de Provence is a premium soap that is rich and moisturizing. Immediately upon unwrapping, I got the wonderful scent of Herbs of Provence, which is a mixture of herbs native to the Provence area of France and often includes savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and lavender leaves.

    The soap itself lathers well and is very moisturizing due to the shea butter. It leaves your skin soft and smooth. It's also quadruple milled, meaning it has been milled four times to remove all impurities and any extra water. That produces a hard, dense soap that lasts longer than ordinary bar soap." β€”Terry

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74+ (available in 36 scents).

    20. A charcoal cleanser to clean and naturally purify your skin while you rinse off each morning or night.

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    As you may already know, charcoal is known for its ability to draw out impurities in the skin. This cleanser is perfect for keeping inside your shower for frequent use. It will make you feel like you've had a facial, but without breaking the bank.

    Promising review: "I have crazy sensitive combination skin. Have suffered from breakouts, now into my thirties. I've been using this stuff for a week now, and my skin's never looked better. I'm always nervous when trying new products...but been on a kick trying activated charcoal products, and stumbled across this brand. It lathers enough, smells really good, and leaves your skin super soft. I'll be buying again!" β€”Russ

    Get it from Amazon for $18.04.

    21. A shower caddy that will keep all of your new products and accessories safe and sound.

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    This caddy is the key to keeping an organized shower β€” and who couldn't benefit from that? Made of tough mesh and a sturdy handle, this product can be easily hung on pegs or hooks inside your shower stall. It features eight outer compartments and a large one in the center, so you'll be able to store anything your heart desires.

    Promising review: "This mesh shower caddy is awesome. It was used on vacation for about a week, and held up with no damages to it at all. Every item that you use to get ready for the day, including electric shaver, cologne, lotion, etc. β€” this caddy had slots for all items to fit in. It's sturdy and easy to carry around, plus put or hang out of the way. Dried out quickly and easy to clean. Glad I bought it." β€”Minnie H.

    Get it on Amazon for $7.99 (available in five colors).

    22. A foot massager to create the ultimate spa-like experience each time you take a shower.

    Amazon

    Featuring hundreds of scrubbing bristles, this foot massager's sole purpose is to clean your feet like they've never been cleaned before! It massages your tired, aching feet and is said to improve foot and leg circulation. Good luck dragging yourself out of the shower in time for work.

    Promising review: "After using this, my feet feel really clean and soft. The bristles feel like somewhere between a tickling sensation and the hurts-so-good you get with a foot roller. I'll be using this all the time, I can already tell, and it feels like it's going to hold up. Highly recommended." β€”Brittany D

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49 (available in blue, clear, and pink).

    23. A magical hair catcher that will save your relationship and keep your shower looking cleaner than ever.

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    My husband's #1 complaint about living with me has always been how much hair is left in our shower drain after I rinse off. Lucky for him, I've discovered the TubShroom. Spoiler: He's getting one in his stocking this Christmas.

    Promising review: "The TubShroom is a life changer. To market this simply as a revolutionary bathtub strainer is to degrade the perfection of TubShroom. People often describe their life split into ages, from childhood to college, from marriage to the birth of their children, career growth to retirement. I see my life divided into two distinct periods centered on one singular event: the gloomy, pestilent dark ages before TubShroom, and all the glorious, magnificence days thereafter." β€”Zeurubba U Levi

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    24. And this Jeff Goldblum shower curtain that is so spectacular it will take your breath away.

    Amazon

    No words need to be said about this stunning bathroom beauty.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    Now all you have to do is turn on your shower and crank up the heat for some much-needed relaxation.

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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