I’m sure I’ve said before, that I’ve reserved Sunday evenings for a bit of a pamper, for as long as I can remember. It gives me a chance to relax, as well as to prepare for the week ahead.
As I let various face masks and potions get to work, I like to pour a bath, light a candle and play some music. It feels like a little escape from real life for an hour or two, and it’s nice just to turn off my phone and get caught up in a good book. Not to mention my skin seriously benefits from all the extra care and attention I can pay to it.
One of my newest, and most indulgent additions to my routine has been Aromatherapy Associates’ gorgeous Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil. Packaged in an absolutely gorgeous glass bottle – I love the screw cap and brushed finish, it looks so pretty in my bathroom, so paired back and elegant!
The Inner Strength scent feels like it was made specially for my Sunday evenings! The scent is a perfectly balanced mix of powerful of Clary Sage, Frankincense and Cardamom which are specially designed to balance your emotions and stimulate the circulation. I love how chilled I feel after a good soak, and I feel like my head is in a great place for starting the week.
To use the Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil, it couldn’t be easier, I simply run a bath and add a capful (or two) of the oil, then swirl. Since Aromatherapy Associates use such pure essential oils in their products, you do really need just a capful for a full bath. I just love how it scents the entire bathroom with the spa-worthy fragrance!
Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength is priced at £45 and is available here (UK) and here (US).
It feels like the sun has been shining for weeks, and I have to say, I’m absolutely loving it. Evenings have been spent outside, soaking up the warmth with friends, planning our summer adventures. What I’ve also been doing, is upping my skincare routine. I’m a big fan of exfoliating at the best of times, but the sunshine coupled with finally getting to wear summer clothes (as well as a little faux tan) means that I’ve rather upped my game!
So, when Aromatherapy Associates sent over their Natural Exfoliating Grains, I couldn’t have been happier! Talk about perfect timing! I’ve become more than a little obsessed with the tube, as it’s like no other scrub I have in my arsenal, because it’s completely customisable.
Unlike every other scrub in my collection, Aromatherapy Associates’ Natural Exfoliating Grains consists entirely of olive pit granules. It’s completely natural, and so great for your skin (and the environment). Rather than the plastic balls some scrubs use, these won’t build up in drains and cause distress to marine life, and unlike sugar which can sometimes be a little harsh on skin, these feel gentler as they’re so finely ground.
It couldn’t be simpler to use the Exfoliating Grains, just pick your body wash of choice, squirt a little into your hand, then pour some of the grains, mix then you’re good to go. If your skin is feeling particularly sensitised, or if you use the grains daily, you only need a little, or, you can increase the amount if you’re in need of a bit of a scrub down. I just love how easy they are to use, and the fact that they turn my favourite shower gel into a scrub too! I’ve been using mine with an Aromatherapy Associates one (see here) and it’s such a great way to end the day!
Aromatherapy Associates Natural Exfoliating Grains are priced at £20 and are available here (UK) and here (US)
I’m not sure about you, but I’m far more productive in the mornings, and over the past few weeks, the early hours have been filled with the most glorious sunlight, meaning early mornings feel almost bearable! To be honest, I do enjoy being up before everyone else – I can get to the gym early, grab my machines of choice, and even get my coffee all before eight in the morning, but, getting myself really wide awake is always a bit of an issue.
So, when Aromatherapy Associates sent over their Revive Body Wash, I knew it was just what I was after to make my mornings even more productive! First off, I adore the super sleek packaging – complete with a pump dispenser. It looks so chic in the shower, and I love the fact that I only need a couple of pumps to really wake myself up!
The formula is wondrously thick and luxurious to use, and I am just obsessed with the scent! It’s so fresh and so clean thanks to the inclusion of bergamot, grapefruit and peppermint, and within a minute or so of using the Body Wash, the entire bathroom smells glorious!
Since Aromatherapy Associates only use the highest grade pure essential oils, it really is like a mini spa session every morning in the shower. I love how bright and fresh it leaves me feeling. It’s such a treat to look forward to every morning!
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Wash is priced at £27 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
I love all the fun little goodies brands are coming out with this year, and one I’ve stocked up on is Aromatherapy Associates’ The Star. An adorable little blue box which is just perfect for popping onto the tree.
Once you get inside, there is dinky little 7.5ml glass bottle of Inner Strength Bath and Shower Oil. I absolutely adore Aromatherapy Associates’ Bath and Shower Oils, so I think this is an absolutely darling little stocking filler, or place setting gift. The oil itself is something very special – it was was created by the founder of the brand whilst she was battling cancer, and as a result, the oil is super rich and comforting. The main fragrance notes are cardamom, frankincense and clary sage, which means it smells incredibly reassuring and slightly herbal.
The Star costs £10.00 and is available at Space NK
I think for most people, the week running up to Christmas can be ridiculously stressful – travel, having guests and visitors, buying and wrapping presents as well as planning mammoth dinner parties all add up. So, if you’re feeling a little daunted by the season, sit back and order yourself a bottle of Aromatherapy Associates’ Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil.
Packaged in the chicest brushed glass bottle, the Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil is just the most divine way to relax and unwind. Since the formula, which contains vetiver, camomile, and sandalwood essential oils, is so potent, you only need a capful per bath.
When added to hot running water, the Bath and Shower Oil completely fills the bathroom with the most gorgeous herbal scent, and it is just perfect if you need to take an hour or so out for yourself. I love to pop a face mask on, slick a conditioning treatment in my ends and grab a good book and enjoy some personal time. The Bath and Shower Oil contains coconut oil in the formula, it leaves skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth. This would also be an incredible gift for Christmas – I just love giving gifts which make people feel special and loved!
The Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil Costs £40.00 and is available here.