If you try these tips, you’ll be on a cruise to the islands right from your own bathroom.
Transform your bathroom into a private paradise with these simple (and affordable) additions to your bath time routine and space.
A summer vacation to the islands sounds like a terrific idea! But to book a flight, get someone to house-sit, and leave your dog at a daycare for a week might sound less exciting. So, guess what? We’re bringing the islands to you!
Celebrate International Bath Day (yes, that exists) by transforming your bathroom into a tropical oasis. All you’ll need are relaxing scents, sounds, and our list of ideas to turn your space into your tropical oasis. These hacks (and unique Caribbean-made products) will have you feeling like you're away at a Caribbean resort with just a few steps!
Step 1: Set the scene!
If you’re craving a Caribbean resort, you’re thinking of pristine beaches, clear blue waters, vibrant colors, and good vibes. And we’re right there with you.
First, clean up and declutter your space so you have a clearer vision of how best to set up your at-home island paradise. After, you will want to bring in colors and textures with fresh towels, rags, curtains, wallpaper, and mats that mimic island life.
Consider installing a new rain showerhead and decorating the space with beachy pebbles and seashells to give the room a luxury design synonymous with 5-star Caribbean hideaways.
Plus, adding a few tropical plants (natural or artificial), like hibiscus and palms, can also add to the island vibe. And if you’re feeling creative, think about individually wrapping toilet paper rolls in tropical gift wrap for a stylish display.
Step 2: Stock up on spa essentials!
Now that your bathroom looks like a beach resort, it’s time to have it smelling and feeling like one too. Here are our top picks for all the spa treatments and aromatherapy items you’ll need:
Release the alluring aroma of Caribbean-inspired scented candles. Lighting a wick or two of your favorite Caribbean scents that feature subtle notes of coconut, rum, or nutmeg will transform your bathroom into a private escape in seconds.
And if you’re not the candle-lighting type, try room sprays or incense that encapsulate the smells of the islands.
Elevate your tropical fragrance game with island-infused soaps, body scrubs, bath gels, bath bombs, and shower steamers. As you engulf your body in soothing, moisturizing skin treats, the sweet smell of paradise will permeate your entire bathroom.
Step 3: Get Jammin’, Snackin’ and Sippin’
Good vibes always come with good music and great food!
Make a tropical getaway playlist for your bath time routine because what’s a vacation without music? Have your favorite island tunes playing in the background to match the energy of your Caribbean haven.
While jammin’, munch on your favorite Caribbean snacks like delicious banana or plantain chips, decadent rum cake, or irresistible preserved fruits. And as you enlighten your taste buds with tropical delights, sip on signature Caribbean drinks or cocktails.