Treat Yourself, Goth Style! [Featured Site Content]
Aug 21, 2017, 06:29am
VampireFreaks
We all have those stressful weeks, when all you want to do at the end of it is curl up in the bathtub with a bottle of wine and some chocolates. But why have a regular spa day when you can go all out and indulge your spooky side, as well? Here are my suggestions for how to pamper yourself with the ultimate gothic luxury experience.

A Spooky Set-up for your Bath Time

Coffin bath tray
(photo via @the.glass.coffin on Instagram)

I discovered this coffin-shaped bath tray from Life After Death Designs a few weeks ago, and I've been drooling over it ever since. These hand-made bath trays come with a collapsible easel in the middle to hold your book or tablet and either a cut-out notch or a round grip to hold your wine glass or other beverage of choice. They can be customized with your favorite color and wood type to perfectly match your decor and are sealed with a water-resistant clear lacquer. Both gorgeous and practical, these bath trays are the perfect luxury item for your gothic home.

A Gothic Bath Bomb

Coffin bath bomb

Bath bombs are all the rage these days, especially those produced by the all-natural cosmetics retailer, LUSH. Earlier this year, LUSH came out with a bomb called Metamorphosis, which has a dismal gray exterior but bursts into bright colors when wet. Users are calling it LUSH's first "goth bath bomb" and note that its name might be a reference to Kafka's creepy novella. And in a few months now, we should start seeing their new Halloween line. Last year, they had bath bombs shaped like jack-o-lanterns and monsters, and adorable little ghost bath melts. But if you want some truly spooky bath bombs, check out the Hex Bomb line sold by the UK-based retailer Bella Muerte Clothing. Turn your bath pitch black with Nether or dark red with Blood Bath. You can also find all sorts of homemade bath bombs on Etsy. I'm personally a fan of TheMADbombers, who sell a variety of gothic options, from little "boo-berry" scented ghosties to licorice scented pentagrams and the moon lake musk scented coffin pictured above.

Scented Candles

Black Magic candle

Give your eyes a break from the harsh electric lighting of your everyday life and relax by candlelight for a while. Scented candles might be a little overkill on top of the scented bath bombs mentioned above, but we're going for ultimate indulgence here. Yankee Candle is my go-to spot for candles of all varieties, and once again Halloween is the best time to find spooky stuff at major retailers. Last year, their Halloween line had a candle called Black Magic, which smelled like a mix of leather, patchouli, smoky incense, and vanilla. Mmmmm.

Your Poison of Choice

Apothic wine

The classic option here would be red wine, especially a spooky brand like Apothic to fit the aesthetic. Apothic makes affordable wines that are easily found in your local liquor store and are notable for their elegant gothic labels. Apart from the original Apothic Red, they have several even spookier red blends like Apothic Dark and Apothic Inferno. I'm not much of a red wine drinker, so I can't vouch for them personally. I'd much prefer a creepy cocktail or some luxurious champagne with my gothic spa day.

Indulgent Sweets

Absinthe truffles

And of course, we can't forget the munchies. Find the best chocolate or other sweets to pair with your beverage above. Personally, I'm a fan of these absinthe truffles (pictured above) from Tea and Absinthe, though you can usually only purchase them in person at local conventions. FIKA chocolate factory in NYC also makes amazing hand-crafted chocolate skulls. But of course, as Halloween approaches, it will be easier to stock up on spooky candy without shelling out the big bucks for artisanal gothic treats.

Once you've gotten your pick of the items above, all you need is your favorite book, some relaxing tunes, and you're ready for pure gothic luxury. Indulge yourself! You earned it!

How do you treat yourself, goth style? Got any great products to recommend? Let us know in the comments!



Written By: TheGothicLibrarian
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Aug 21, 2017, 06:32am
Tylerizrad696
Wishing I had a bathtub now. XD
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Aug 21, 2017, 08:20am
KawaiiGuroKitten
Awwww yeah ^^
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Aug 21, 2017, 08:24am
xVampurr
All of this right now would be awesome, and I've only just woken up.
Thanks for sharing, definitely looking into the bath bombs. meow
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Aug 21, 2017, 10:42am
Swampsong
Apothic red is my jam
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Aug 21, 2017, 12:52pm
Kyria_mystirio
I have those candles love them. Want that Coffin-shaped bath tray heart
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Aug 21, 2017, 08:40pm
Death_Awaits_Rize
For those wondering, the bathtub coffin is 65 dollars
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Aug 22, 2017, 01:00am
Death_Cloud
The first thing I thought of when I saw the bathtub pic is, "well, it wouldn't take long for me to knock all that shit over and have fire in my hair". LOL
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Aug 22, 2017, 02:57am
Roach
i'm here! Am I too late for the 5:00 free crack giveaway?
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Aug 22, 2017, 03:12pm
IndulgeInBlack93
I love baths, but I hardly ever take them anymore :'(
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Aug 22, 2017, 06:21pm
AviiLucianRP
Nice!^^ I will have to try this on my next day off! :-D
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Aug 23, 2017, 08:25am
thekiller_QUEEN
You can get all sorts of interesting looking metal trays and dishes (usually originally cutlery holders, saucers or ashtrays) from nice charity shops or second-hand stores :-)
They are perfect to use for decoration and burning incense - also for holding stuff too! :-D
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Aug 23, 2017, 01:12pm
RevanTheLastHeir
Buddy already showed me on Facebook...
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Aug 23, 2017, 01:43pm
XxJensgravexX
My friend makes bathbombs :-)
Check out: https://www.witchbabysoap.com/
witch
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Aug 23, 2017, 02:08pm
forestspirit99
The candles and the wine look great. I don't have a bathtub though.
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Aug 24, 2017, 06:11am
jessicamiller
wish you were here :-D
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Aug 24, 2017, 06:36am
forestspirit99
I've just found out that my local supermarket has Apothic Dark wine in stock. I tempted to buy some just to test it.
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Aug 24, 2017, 06:56pm
Mastercupcakes
Want
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Aug 25, 2017, 04:53am
xXDaenerysXx
I have that candle and the Dark wine. Very very good!
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Aug 27, 2017, 04:03am
IVIanifestation
Way to much effort for me. I just want to wash my ass.
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Aug 27, 2017, 10:21am
KillerBarbieXsepukuX
I want that coffin shaped bath tray heart
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