Bookish Pampering Essentials

Whether you are looking to pamper yourself, or you have a bookish person in your life who deserves some pampering, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Give me a book, a bath, some candles, and I am one relaxed, happy, reader. What makes any bath more relaxing and enjoyable? BATH SALTS! Here is my favorite recipe for relaxation, sleep, and aching muscles:


Lavender & Peppermint Bath Salts

1 1/2 cups Epsom salt
1/2 cup baking soda
4 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Put into mason jars for storage. Pour 1/2 cup under running bath water. Relax and enjoy!

Now, while any candle will work in a pinch, why not try some candles that have literary inspirations? Novelly Yours is one of my absolute favorites. With scents ranging from YA fandoms (like Harry Potter and Marissa Meyer) to general bookish themes (like “Book Club” and “Cliffhanger”)

The Soap Librarian has several scents inspired by the classics as well as some modern-day favorites. I want to try the Raven scent, it is Pomegranate Tea.


Story Scentsations has some fun sounding scents as well. Including “Anne Shirley” and “The Phantom of the Opera”.

Out of Print has so many fabulous bookish socks available! I personally love the thick cozy “Muggle” socks from Target.

Bookish Star Designs has some fabulous rice bags and eye masks that are bookish themed

Cherry Pit Crafts has some fun lotions, lip balm, and more all “Escentually Geeky”

And if you have littles (or not so littles) that need some encouragement to leave you in peace and quiet so you can read, relax, and recharge...Here is a printable “Do Not Disturb” door hanger for you.

Rachel enjoys reading, reviewing books, and sharing her passion for literature at She's a virtual assistant and shares the small-town life with her husband and children.