Updated: June 8, 2015

Best Bath Pillows:

There isn't a woman alive who doesn't love a good bubble bath, and the truth is that most men love bubble baths too. However, not everyone is blessed with the perfect bathtub in their home. How do you fix an uncomfortable bathtub, or a bathtub with a straight back? The best way to create a relaxing bubble bath out of an uncomfortable tub is to invest in bath accessories or a bath accessories set. Perhaps the most important bath accessory is a bath pillow, otherwise known as a spa pillow, and they're included in almost all bath accessory sets. Bath pillows can be inflatable or made out of foam, and some companies even make massaging bath pillows! These cool pillows are designed to support your head and neck while you recline in the tub, and users say they'll convert any old tub into total paradise. From personal experience, all I have to say is that the difference is so huge you've got to try a bath pillow to believe it. In this guide, we'll take a look at some of the most popular pillows and bath products and find out what you should expect to spend and where to buy.




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What is the best bath pillow? What are the best massaging bath pillows?:

Determining which bath pillow is the best really depends on your personal preferences and price range. People rave about the inflatable, terry cloth-covered bath pillows, and these usually cost under $10. You simply blow them up with your mouth like you would an inflatable air mattress or beach ball. They're also usually designed to look like a seashell, which only adds to the relaxing bubble bath atmosphere. Why is terry cloth good? Bare plastic is slippery, cold. Terry is way more comfortable, and once wet with warm bath water, retains your body heat when you lean against it. You should be sure to buy an inflatable bath pillow with suction cups on the back. Suction cups are pretty standard features, but just make sure, since it would be a real pain to use your new spa pillow and discover that it won't stay in place while you lay on it! Slipping and sliding is no fun. For inflatable, terry cloth-covered bath pillows, the Luxury Terry Cloth Bath Pillow is definitely the best buy -- at just $10 bucks, it's comfortable and stays put, just what you want in a bath pillow.

Another bath pillow option are memory foam bath pillows, which run in the range of $25-40. They boast the same technology that makes the memory foam bed pillows so incredibly popular, but they might not be ideal for your bathtub. Some users complain that the foam material can act like a giant sponge, and if it gets too wet in the bath it won't work the way you want it to. It ends up heavy and cold, and never gets a chance to dry out. However, if you're the kind of person who likes the feel of memory foam, it might be worthwhile. The Microdry Luxury Bath Pillow with Memory Foam, White costs about $29 -- but be sure not to get too much water on it!

Luxury Bath Pillows - Spa Pillows:

The most luxurious of the bath pillows is definitely the massaging bath pillow: imagine laying back in a great bubble bath and getting a neck massage at the same time! They're not even that spendy- you can get a quality massaging bath pillow for under $40. Again, you need to be sure that your bath pillow has suction cups on the back, and when you buy a massaging bath pillow with motors inside, you need to be sure that your new bath pillow is labeled 'waterproof'. While Pretika offers a nice massaging bath pillow with cool remote control features (it's powered by 4AAA batteries, no electric cords), it's Hammacher Schlemmer that makes the most-loved massaging bath pillow on the market. They're about the same price, and they do have different features: the Pretika bath pillow offers massage support to your head, neck, and even your shoulders, while the Hammacher Schlemmer spa pillow focuses its massage on your neck only and also plays soothing digital tunes to help keep the bubble bath calm (Hammacher.com).


Bath Tub Accessories and Bubble Bath

What are the best bath accessories? What's the best bubble bath? Let's face it, a bath pillow isn't the only thing you need to make a great bubble bath. You could probably use a bathtub caddy (try the Umbra Aquala Bathtub Caddy, around $30) to hold things like your book and your drink and help protect them from the water. Bath salts and fizzy bath bombs, as well as essential oils like lavender and eucalyptus, are also great additions to any bath. And where would you be without the bubbles? Or the candles? Not to mention the lotions and body sprays you'll want for after your bath... When there are so many components to an excellent bubble bath, your best bet is a Bath & Body Product Gift Set. They usually come in a cool, reusable package like a wicker basket or a wire bath caddy, and they include anything and everything from pumice stones and scented lotions to bath bombs and bathrobes. They're a great gift for anyone, especially yourself!