Essential bathroom tools

Essential bathroom tools

The bathroom is one of my favourite places of the house. I wake up there at during workdays, I wind down in the evenings by taking my make-up off and the bath and shower provide me with the ultimate form of relaxation. Here are some of the tools I use that make me enjoy my bathroom even more to give you some inspiration as well!

Scrubbing tools

Lets start with things to help me rid myself of the dirt and to feel fresh and clean again; scrubbing tools!

Face brush: I have this electrical brush from Medisana to wash and scrub my face with. I use it about once a week to not overdo it, since my skin is somewhat sensitive. What I like most about this brush is the different brushes I can use. This way, I can decide for a thorough or a more gentle approach. I must admit that in the beginning, it made my skin act out a little. However, after I persevered through it, it normalised again and it actually looked better than before. I make my face and the brush wet, then I massage some face cleanser into my skin a little and I then use the brush across my whole face. This way, it foams amazingly well. Another benefit is that the brush shortly pauses when I need to get onto another area of the face, so I know that I’m doing it right. If you’d like to know which face washes I love, take a look at my evening routine!

Body brush: For the body, I have two scrubbing tools. The first is a long handle cactus brush. I use this mainly for my back and legs. For the back, it’s nice to have a handle that long, so it’s easy to reach everywhere. Since the skin is quite sensitive there, I don’t mind that I can’t apply that much pressure there, it work very good so there’s no need. Since the bristles are quite firm, I also like to use the brush for my legs. This way, I can avoid things like ingrown hairs. I usually use it in the shower with some shower gel so everything washes off easily. A benefit to scrub my legs as well is that they stay tan much longer!

Bath lily: For the other parts of my body, I prefer an old school bath lily. These ones are made from recycled materials, so they’re not harmful for the planet and they’re made very finely. I’ve never found a bath lily that lets my shower gels foam as much as with these. They also stay in great shape as well, so one goes a long way (if you wash them out thoroughly and frequently for hygiene). These are a little less rough as the brush, so I prefer it for the rest of my body. And on top of that, the foam also washes me clean immediately. I must admit I always thought it was something for old people, but when I first started using these, I was completely sold! I scrub about 3 times a week, depending on how much time I have when I shower.

Pumice stones: For my feet, I use pumice stones. My feet are generally very soft, but some spots are prone to get irritated quite easily by calluses. These stones will then help me keep them feeling great, especially in combination with some body butter on them afterwards.

bathroom tools

Basic items

I also have a little list of basic items. These items come with me, even if I’m staying over for just one night.

Headbands: When I wash my face and put make-up on, I can’t do without a headband to keep my hair out of my face. I wear one every morning and every evening. So, when I sleep over at my boyfriends place, this is one of my few items I have to have.

Face towels and cotton rounds: I have a stack of face towels in my bathroom and I’ll always take one with me when staying somewhere. I find nothing to be as annoying as having to dry my face after cleansing it with a paper towel. Paper towels always break up and then, some white pieces are always left on my face to pry off. No thank you, I’ll bring my own sustainable ones. For many things like wiping off make-up and putting on toner, I also use the cotton rounds described in my sustainable cottons post.

A nail kit: When I’m not stressed, my nails can get quite long, quite easily. However, this brings up the issue of having a little hook on the side and it can annoy me all day. So, my nail kit, with a file and scissors, is my best friend in the bathroom. It also often contains a tweezer (because logic?), so that’s a great bonus!

lady on chair in bathroom

Make-up tools

Then, there are some make-up tools that I’ll grab almost every day.

Eyelash curler: It honestly took ages to find the perfect eyelash curler and now that I’ve found it, I’ll never let it go! The funniest part? After trying out loads and loads, I fell in love with one of the most basic, cheap curlers you can find from a Dutch store called the Hema. Since my eyes are pretty tiny, I find that most are too big, causing me to squeeze my skin as well (auch!). However, these fit perfectly!

Brush cleansing mat and drying rack: I take really good care of my brushes and I wash them semi regularly. I do this by using a regular bar of (olive) soap and my Sigma cleansing mat. It makes it super easy to really get in there and get all of the dirt out, whereas I would have to do it a couple of times when I was just using the soap.

I also used to have no place to let them dry appropriately. I’d put them up against a wall on a piece of paper to dry out on, but the bristles would always look weird afterwards. That was, until I found a brush drying rack that I’ve stuck to my wall from Real Techniques! They actually stay in shape pretty easily since I’ve bought it and it sticks really well.

These were some of my favourite tools to use in my bathroom to clean myself and my equipment better. What tools do you use in your bathroom? Let me know in the comments below! Also, please follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, or subscribe and get an email every time I upload!

Lots of love,


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Hi there! My name is Lisa and I am the author of Mind and Body Intertwined. I have a bachelor's and a master's degree in psychology. During my study, I found out how much the mind and the body are connected and it fascinated me, which is why I started my blog. Would you like to join me on this little corner of the world?

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3 years ago

Pumice stones are something I never really thought of getting but it does seem like a very cool and useful item to have! I NEED headbands for washing my face and doing face masks.

🌿 Marissa Belle × 🌿

3 years ago

I already feel like I have way too many things in my bathroom, yet I’m missing so many of these essentials. Maybe it’s time for me to do an overhaul of everything and see what I actually need still and what I need to get rid of! Glad you shared!

3 years ago

I have the majority of these things, although I keep most of them in my bedroom rather than the bathroom. I love pumice stones x


Jenny in Neverland
3 years ago

I don’t keep any make up stuff in the bathroom but I definitely need to invest in an eyelash curler!

3 years ago

I love this list – I swear by pumice stones, and I really want to get reusable cotton rounds so I’ll definitely check out your post on those! I also need to get a face brush – thanks for sharing these products.
Carrie xx

Aislinn Short
3 years ago

These are great tips, especially regarding your own face towel! Paper towels not only feel super rough on the skin and leave behind those little white remnants, but they’re also super harsh to the face and can make it red. I also love having a pompous stone for my feet, unfortunately with marathon training I haven’t been using one just so my callouses keep my feet safe from injury and bleeding, but I do recommend those! Lovely post as always Lisa, great work!

3 years ago

This is a great little roundup! My bathroom is a bit of a sanctuary for me, so I have a lot of little things that bring me joy – a small planter, candles, some body oils, bath salts, and also my everyday skincare essentials.

The Queensights
3 years ago

Thanks for these ideas! I usually don’t have much in the bathroom except the body scrubbing tools 🙂 I might try buying other items here x