Balinese-style baths are renowned for their fresh, fragrant flowers generously strewn about a giant tub. It's part of an elaborate treatment called the "lulur," intended for princesses of the royal families before their wedding day, explains Metta Murdaya, cofounder of Juara, an Indonesian-inspired beauty line.
But fantasy aside, "Certain flowers contain antioxidants, which can help fight free radicals and signs of aging," Murdaya says. "You can get the same effect from tea leaves or, more conveniently, tea and flower extracts." Another beauty benefit: After a hot bath, your body is forced to cool itself down, and a cooler body temperature promotes sleep.
How-to: If you have real hibiscus or other fragrant blossoms, go for it. Otherwise, a bath product that uses tropical ingredients such as teas and flowers can impart similar antioxidant (and aromatherapy) benefits. While the tub is filling, simply pour in a bath soak, then submerge and unwind.
Use: Aubrey Organics Relax-R-Bath Soothing Herbal Bath Emulsion or Juara Tiare Jasmine Tea Bath & Shower Gel