There are certain items that are essential to a functioning bathroom and personal care regimen, i.e. TP and toothbrush, we’re looking at you. But, what about the elusive items that may have escaped your eye so far, but have the potential to bring a smile to your face, bring unexpected ease to a task, even during the dirty work of unclogging a toilet?
We’ve gathered 10 of these essential bathroom accessories to help you build the bathroom of your dreams. And we’ll just say it: You’re welcome.
1. Smile Plunger
No one smiles over a plugged-up toilet. But, tell this to this reimagined plunger by Staff. With an acrylic handle in your choice of orange, blue, purple, or green, it adds a splash of color to your bathroom and a little smiley face at the top.
The rubber cup has a raised sanitary drip tray to settle in for increased air flow and faster drying – yet another reason to smile. From personal experience—I got this bathroom accessory as a housewarming gift—I can tell you that it is super sturdy and the drip tray is handy for not causing a mess after the mess.
2. Moen Aromatherapy Handshower
This popular brand turns your everyday shower into a home spa getaway. Its hand shower envelopes you in steam and essential oils after you pop in an INLY—yes, of luxury European hotel fame—aromatherapy shower capsule.
The shower head has six spray settings that you can easily change by pushing a button right on the handle. For the scent dilution level, there are four settings you can choose. Available in chrome and brushed nickel.
From installation to functionality, this bathroom accessory earns high reviews, with one shopper noting, “This Moen aromatherapy shower head brings the spa to you.” Another calls it a “high quality shower head with great scents to start your morning.”
3. Pearl Boba Tea Mini Fridge 2.0
When it comes to keeping beauty products cool, this boba-inspired mini fridge—so trendy!—does the job sweetly.
With removable shelves, you can fill it with all of your skin and nail care products for easy access that also allows for longer keep time.
If you love the boba look, you can also match this mini-fridge with other bathroom accessories: a soap dispenser, bath slippers, lamp, and/or bath mat.
With almost 200 five-star reviews, people think this fridge is pretty sweet. One “loves the extra spaces, and it’s super quiet,” while another claims it keeps all their beauty products nice and cool.
4. Superstar Slim Ring Light
No more running to the bathroom window to check your makeup application. This ring light, with its customizable rod, fits perfectly on or next to (it expands to 5 feet, 7 inches, in size) your bathroom vanity and gives off warm, cool, or natural light, so you can put your best face forward.
According to shoppers, this ring light is a game changer. They love the “sleek portable design” and “that I can fold it up and tuck it away.”
Bonus points: This ring light is a favorite among influencers, so why not snap a selfie to show off your makeup application perfection.
5. Sin Buoy Toothbrush Holder
Handcrafted in Brooklyn by artist and maker Virginia Sin, this toothbrush holder is not only a piece of sculptural art, it helps avoid that gross residue that gathers at the bottom of most toothbrush holders. Big enough for both your paste and your brush, it’s available in white or black and also boasts a clear glaze for easy cleaning.
Its unique open concept ups the game on boring bathroom accessories, so consider this a brush with great bathroom décor.
6. A bidet
Consumers really started to assess how they clean their bottoms after the 2020 TP crisis. If you’re one of them, consider installing a bidet, which uses a stream of water instead of paper to clean off.
The Brondell Swash 1400 earned Reviewed’s Best Overall badge after we tested a bunch in our lab.
But, we also like the Coway Bidetmega 150, available for both round and elongated toilet seats. You can customize temperature and pressure, and it even has a “female mode” for postpartum recovery. The i-wave technology translates to two-stage cleaning, and there’s a night light for late-night wakeups, which, shoppers agree, earn this bidet high points.
7. Where’s the Loo Bamboo Toilet Paper
If there’s one thing the pandemic taught us it’s that toilet paper is king. If you’re not into the bidet trend and prefer to wipe, check out these 100% bamboo rolls that get cheeky with that idea.
The limited-edition “Where’s the Loo” rolls are wrapped in a series of illustrated puzzles, giving you something else to do during that precious alone time (Imagine Where’s Waldo, toilet style).
The orders come in a one-time buy of 48 rolls, or a subscription service. If “Where’s the Loo” limited edition is sold out, there are also other premium 100% bamboo and 100% recycled options.
Who Gives A Crap also donates half of its profits to fund sanitation projects around the world, because 40% of the global population doesn’t have access to a proper toilet, and this company gives a crap about that.
- Get “Where’s the Loo” 100% bamboo toilet paper, 48 rolls, at Who Gives A Crap for $54
- Get Premium 100% Bamboo Toilet Paper, 48 rolls, at Who Gives A Crap for $52
- Get Premium 100% Recycled Toilet Paper, 48 rolls, at Who Gives A Crap for $48
8. Monthly Fresh Eucalyptus Subscription
You can breathe a little easier—literally—with this fresh flower subscription from Bloomsy Box, which Reviewed editors are obsessed with. A new bunch of hand-snipped fresh eucalyptus is delivered to your door every month, bringing its positive effect on concentration and productivity (the reason it’s known as an aromatherapy powerhouse) straight to your olfactory organs.
Hang it from your shower head, where hot steam can work some magic, allowing the eucalyptus scent to envelope you. When your next bunch arrives, reuse the old sprigs by placing them in vases around your home for a pop of soothing color and texture.
A friend who uses this subscription says, "I just dangle them from my shower head, and it's like I'm in a spa steam room. The stems [from Bloomsy] are always super fresh and fragrant.”
9. Cascada Makeup Organizer
You can almost hear your vanity countertop breathe a sigh of relief upon reveling in this clear plastic organizer that boasts two stackable compartments and nine removable dividers, all on a swivel base. Guess what? This means you can easily store all of your morning beauty routine must-haves in one place.
Shoppers call it “very sturdy and well made,” and love its versatility and how much it can hold. Its small, round footprint makes it a “simple way to declutter the counter.”
10. Anam Electric Aroma Diffuser
Step aside, pop-in air fresheners. This classic, sleek and chic black ceramic diffuser fits into almost any bathroom décor and fills the room with fragrant essential oils.
Perfect for soak time and created exclusively for the Handmade Soap Company, it embodies the name behind its essential oils—the Anam range, which is Gaelic for “soul.”
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