As with fine dining, an appreciation for baths develops with age, a sign of priorities shifting to place greater importance on activities that can be enhanced by candles and the company of a rubber duck. Relax in refinement with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of custom bath and beauty products at Bath Junkie in River Oaks.
At Bath Junkie, bathers prepare for beautification by customizing scrubs, soaks, and lotions with 18 tints and more than 200 fragrances including key-lime pie, water lily, and sandalwood. The outfitter's selection of bath-time trappings spans from phosphate-free bubble-bath crystals ($22.50) to lotions and creams ($9.95+); the products spurn animal cruelty and parabens and uplift skin with ingredients such as organic shea butter, aloe vera, unicorn tears, and vitamins A, D, and E. All of Bath Junkie's soothing sundries can be tweaked in both color and scent, allowing jars of exfoliating salt scrub ($32.50) to match a bathroom's lilac color scheme or a nostril's freesia-friendly décor. While helping bath lovers reach sudsy serenity, Bath Junkie also lends a hand to the environment, offsetting its store's electricity-related carbon emissions by purchasing renewable energy credits.