Bathroom Bests

Soothing Seattle Bathroom Essentials and Decor

Turn your bathroom into a calming escape with these local products.

By Brian Olson

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Your bathroom should feel as good as you do.

Image: French Girl

Whether you're a lingering bathtub lounger or a fan of the five-minute shower, making your bathroom a haven improves life for you and your guests. From artisan candles and calming natural fragrances to Japanese soaps and French beard brushes, here are some local essentials to stock your cabinets and countertops.

These products were chosen by our editorial staff from the Shops at Seattle Met, the city's first online marketplace bringing the best local businesses together in one place

Strike the match and slip into the tub after a long day, and let a trio of natural fragrances—cypress, eucalyptus, and vetiver—whisk you into the ether. This eight-ounce candle lasts and lasts, but when the wax has finally waned, repurpose its simple jar as a windowsill planter or elegant countertop storage container. See more candles.

Easy on humans and deadly to bacteria, L’ Avant’s plant-based multipurpose cleaner fills the bathroom with natural fragrances while essential oils remove grime and keep surfaces squeaky clean. See more L’ Avant soaps and washes.

Tradition on tradition: Tamanohada started making soaps in Japan over a century ago, and this fragrant Madai-fish replica honors a centuries-old tradition wherein the "king of fish" is given as a gift at weddings and births. Crafted in a wood mold, Tamanohada's pair of soaps scents the bathroom with natural pomegranate and lily plant oils. See more body products.

Invite the sea breeze into your Seattle digs—regardless of whether you've got the Sound views to go with it—with this sweet musk and marine algae–scented soap and moisturizer. Antica Farmacista's tasteful bottles look great on their own, but an included tray polishes up the powder room; if modern acrylic doesn't suit you, the set's available in nickel, too. See more from Antica Farmacista.

Taking care of post-natal you is taking care of that new bundle of joy, too. Meant for use as a shallow, pelvic-area bath, this combination of witch hazel, calendula, yarrow, mugwort, chamomile, and rosemary is a soothing essential for new parents. See more postpartum products.

Swedish design is famous for a reason, and 400-year-old Skultuna's metal objects play a big role in that history. Each unique candleholder in the beloved company's set of three features a powder-coated beige outer and a polished brass interior that reflects candlelight as you soak and koppla av (relax). See more candleholders. 

Deep and woody with hints of caramelized pipe tobacco and leather, Norden designers conceived this fragrance after traveling to a small island off the coast of Boothbay, Maine. See more from Norden.

A good beard brushing brings out natural oils for a face that feels peaceful instead of painful and prickly—a problem for many, especially in wintertime's dry air. Fashioned from sustainable sandalwood and vegan bristles, this French-made brush feels good to use and lends luster to beards and locks alike. See more beard products.

Made in France with traditional soap-making methods, this combination bar features a blend of natural butters, including shea, avocado, and jojoba, that clean and soften the beard and scalp to relieve winter itch. See more bar soaps.

Step out of the tub and into a robe from Madison Valley loungewear shop Salua to let comfy, 100-percent cotton dry you while you curl up on the couch. See more robes.

Salts from the Mediterranean Sea and clay-lined ponds of France's Guérande region are infused with peppermint, herbaceous, rosemary, and lavender—a calming blend that softens skin and keeps you in the tub far longer than you'd planned. See more bath additives.

Add a welcome waft of cedarwood, sheer musk, and expressed lime and lavender to the bathroom with this apothecary-inspired diffuser from Seattle’s Antica Farmacista. (It also makes a great gift.) See more home fragrance.

Moisturize and cleanse skin and add a spa-like ambiance to the bathroom with Dook's high-lather patchouli, frankincense, and mandarin bar. Feel even better knowing that Dook's artisan soaps are packaged in recycled coffee cups and use no plastic. See more bar soaps.

A great zero-emission alternative to scented candles, this stylish porcelain oil lamp freshens up large bathrooms and living areas with whatever scent you choose to use. Just add water, and a few drops of essential aroma oils (sold separately), and enjoy. See more from No17 Therapy.

Cleanse skin, soothe aching muscles, and fill the bathroom with scents of sandalwood, bergamot, and lavender with this hand and body wash from Antica Farmacista. Also available as a candle, crystal diffuser, bubble bath, and moisturizerSee more from Antica Farmacista.


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