When I toured my apartment as a prospective renter, one of its biggest selling points was the claw-foot tub. And as a bubble-bath lover, I was eager to try it out after a stressful move-in week.
The ideal bubble bath, in my mind, fills the room with a pleasant scent and the tub with heaps of shiny bubbles, creating a movie-star-luxuriates-in-bathtub moment. Here's how these modern-day solutions bubbled up.
Bliss Soapy Suds ($18)
3 out of 5
Pros: The bottle comes with a pump that makes it easy to dispense. This is your best option of the three for thick, long-lasting bubbles.
Cons: The scents seem better suited to kitchen soaps. In addition to lemon and sage, there's blood orange and white pepper - though they aren't really that fragrant to begin with.
Philosophy Bath , Shampoo & Shower Gel ($16)
2 out of 5
Pros: Philosophy is known for its bubble bath/shampoo/shower gel (yes, it can be used as all three), and there are dozens of delicious scents to choose from.
Cons: I was expecting a lot from this one, and it failed to suds up. The scent, bubbles and the way it left your skin feeling were not particularly impressive. I haven't used it as a shampoo yet, but I might have to give it a shot.
Lush Bubble Bar ($5-$11)
4 out of 5
Pros: These bars score points on looks alone. Plus, their flavorful scents pleasantly fill a room - creating the ideal bubble-bath atmosphere - and the bars give skin a remarkably moisturized feeling.
Cons: When you're using one bubble bar for each bath, the cost can really add up. However, for the occasional indulgence or a cute gift idea, these are perfect.