Though it isn’t often a focal point in your home, your bathroom is a fixture in your day. It’s where you begin and end your waking hours, from the first bleary-eyed splash of water on the face to the final sweeping away of the day’s pollutants. Why shouldn’t this vital space be celebrated? These products, from oils to terrariums, add a soothing touch to any bathroom, big or small. 

Transparent Magic

Products aren’t just for the girls anymore. Apothecaries like Little Barn are adding to their female-centric roster of lavender face oils and rosewater sprays with manly options like eucalyptus aftershave tonic and vetiver beard oil. Keep your skin beautiful while stocking your shelves with products that reflect your personality. $14-$32. Wild Ginger Apothecary, 6557 Superior Ave., Sarasota, 941-312-5630.


Adding plants to your bathroom literally brings life to the room. Choose easy plants like succulents and air plants that thrive in humid climates—steam from your morning shower is all they need. Hang a terrarium from a blank wall or shelf for some drama. $5–$40. Tropiflora Nursery, 3530 Tallevast Rd., Sarasota, 941-351-2267.

Turkish Towels

Imported from the hammam spas of Turkey, these luxurious linen and washed silk towels will have you throwing out your fluffy hotel towels for good. Super absorbent, these hand, face and body towels get softer with each wash, not to mention each boasts hand-made beauty. $15–$150. Mercantile, 1463 Main St., Sarasota, 941-366-2457.

Diptyque Candles

Nothing is more evocative than smell. Turn off the lights, step into a hot bath or shower and watch the flickering flame while you inhale notes of bark and forest leaves, vetiver and patchouli, heady flowers and blackcurrant. Diptyque candles provide an essential luxury for your powder room. $62–$90. Saks Fifth Avenue, The Mall at UTC, 120 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota, 941-364-5300.

Bath Salts

Bath salts aren’t just for those with a tub—for all shower-lovers, just add a spoonful of your favorite oil (coconut, almond, sunflower) and make your own body exfoliant. The oil will add moisture while the salts scrub away any impurities. Though its primary use is to nourish the skin, these bath salts are pretty enough to keep on display. Bath salt $25, body wash $45. PHbotanical, 539 South Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, 941-444-7180.