Books and Bath Bombs


I’m sure that I’m not the only bookworm who absolutely loves to have a long hot bath with a book to keep me company. The experience is generally preferable in winter, but even in summer I have been known to have a bath with a book (I also think this proves how daring bookworms can be, as there is obviously the risk of dropping your book in the bath *winks*).

Another thing I love is having a bath with a bath bomb in it! I am a big Lush fan – I mainly stock up in the Christmas sales, and then maybe buy a couple of things over the year, as it can be a little pricey, but I do loving using it nonetheless. Today I wanted to do a blog post matching up some of the Lush bath bombs in my cupboard with some books (also, not spon. I wish!).

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First up is actually a bubble bar, not a bath bomb (my title lied), which you crumble under the tap to make bubbles, and it’s more environmentally friendly than regular bubble bath liquid as you don’t need a plastic bottle for it. Anyway, the product is called Milky Bath, which is made with – you guessed it – milk. To me, it’s a really classic style, comforting product, so I thought I’d match it with The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles. I bought this book four years ago, and it’s a little lot more battered than all my other books, as it’s been so many places and been lent to so many people. Reading the book brings back a lot of memories for me, and it’s also a hopeful book for me, as the author was published at 17, so I thought it was a good match.

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Next, I had a lot of Christmassy stock in my cupboard from my Christmas haul (although it was my Christmas stock from 2016, haha), so I thought I’d continue with a festive book to match (I know Christmas passed a little while back, but ah well). The bath bomb is Mistletoe, and smells of jasmine, ylang ylang, and vetivert. I’m matching it with What Light by Jay Asher, which is a festive romance read perfect for the holiday season and as a match for this bath bomb.

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My third choice features some of my favourite YA books, both of which are by Alice Oseman. These are Radio Silence and Solitaire, which I talk about all the time on this blog, but oh well. I’m matching them with Autumn Leaf, a Halloween special from last year that smells of neroli, sandalwood, and maple sap. It’s a really autumnal product, and for some reason I associate Oseman’s books with autumn – probably because they’re both very much about school and education, which I associate with autumn.

babb 4

Finally, I went big, and matched another bubble bar with three books. The bar is The Comforter, which smells of blackcurrants and cherries, and is an absolute Lush classic. For me, it’s an amazing scent, which makes for a mega relaxing bath. I thought that this would go well with three classic humour books, which I found relaxing to read (when I wasn’t busy reacting with awkwardness/laughter to the antics). These books were: Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green, Waiting for Callback (and its sequel, Take Two) by Honor and Perdita Cargill, and Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison.

That’s all from me on bath bombs for today – I hope you like some of my ideas! Let me know if there are any bath bombs, Lush or otherwise, that you love to use, or that you think match a certain book.


12 thoughts on “Books and Bath Bombs

  1. arubunwritten says:

    Such a fun post! I adore Lush but don’t take baths often enough to justify collecting bath bombs. Not a book-related question but my last bath bomb didn’t fizzle properly and wasn’t as fragrant when I used it after months of having it. Do yours still work okay after ages?

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    • bookendsandendings says:

      Thank you 🙂 Haha my aim is to use them up rather than collect them, but I never use them enough in the summer, so they always stock up! I have that problem when my bath bombs get slightly older, I think they’re best used fresh (the colour on mine also fade a bit when they get older 😦 )


  2. Marta says:

    This is such a lovely post! I admire your bravery for reading while you bathe, I tried to do it, but I kept getting water all over the pages and yeah, it’s not for me! 😦 I really adored how you paired up the books and bath bombs, the pictures looked so pleasing! ❤

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  3. Lydia Tewkesbury says:

    One of the best choices I have made as an adult is to start treating myself to bath bombs at the end of stressful weeks. You are right, bath bomb + book = perfect. You can buy stands that kind of go across the bath to prop your book on, but I haven’t taken it that far yet. One day.

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