There's no doubt about it, I enjoy a good old bath come cold Winter months but gone are the days where I'd throw in a LUSH bomb or pour in some bubbles, oh yes, I've now developed a taste for a much more indulgent treat, in the way of bath oils.
Aromatherapy Associates is a brand I've wanted to delve into for a while, but the hefty price tags sent me elsewhere. However, I did take the recent feelunique.com sale as a perfect excuse to cave in and give myself a cheeky treat. Their selection of Bath & Shower Oils come in beautifully packaged glass bottles, each with different properties, but to make the ultimate gift (to myself in this case!) they also offer a variety of different sets containing miniature testers of the oils. The Essential Travel Oils set holds 4 bottles in Deep Relax, a sense of peace and tranquillity, Revive Morning which invigorates and energises both body and mind, Revive Evening to revive and uplift your senses and Support Lavender and Peppermint, a gentle and caring blend, all in-cased in the sweetest box with magnetic lid. This particular set is ideal for holidays and trips away as it deals 'the upheaval of travel', but it's also a great way to discover the brand and sample more than one of their oils. Each bottle contains 7.5ml, enough for 3 baths each, a total of 12, which works out less than £2 a bath (if my mathematics are correct!). To create your very own spa experience in the space of your own bathroom, you just add two capfuls of an oil into a full bath, and for showers, apply the oil directly to the body before jumping in. I have to say, I prefer using them in baths over showers as it does create a slippery surface and if you're as clumsy as me, you could end up pulling muscles instead of soothing them. The scents aren't overpowering, but are enough to fill the room with a delicate aroma and so out of the four, my favourites have to be the Revive Evening and the Support Lavender and Peppermint, instant relaxation in a single whiff!
Best of all, their products are formulated using only the highest quality precious oils and active botanical extracts - the natural, the better I say! You can find the Essential Travel Oils set for £21.95, along with all of their other goodies at feelunique. Have you tried any oils from Aromatherapy Associates? What's your favourite bath product?