New / Aromatherapy Associates Relax Deep
Luckily I haven’t had any more cases of Insomnia since the last one the night of the full moon in January, however clearly I’ve been so disturbed by the very thought of losing any sleep again (well, thats my excuse) that I’ve developed a new addition, or, if we’re being kind, preventative measures – bath time treats. I was lucky enough to receive a gift from a good friend a few years ago of this Aromatherapy Associates Miniature Bath Oil Collection and was sold after even finishing my first bath using these oils. They’ve been a firm favourite ever since, which probably explains why they’re also an InStyle Magazine Best Beauty Buy – if you haven’t already seen it, the InStyle Best Beauty Buys is a highly recommended and trusted source of all beauty winners they review every year – I use it as a Beauty Bible/checklist.
This new addition to my slowly growing oils collection from BeautyBay (another firm recommendation) is, in their words, the key to calming a whirring mind, encouraging a restful, peaceful nights sleep and for me, this is no placebo effect – its the real deal. Whether its the heady scent of Sandalwood, Vetivert and Chamomile charming my nose or if its the naturally calming effects of these ingredients, I can’t be sure but what I am sure of, is that it works. Personally, I would advise going the whole nine years at bath time too – twinkly tea lights or candles in storm lanterns, relaxing music or a book, a thick fluffy towel warming on the radiator and plenty of healthy green foliage surrounding you are the pathway to success (by the way, my bathroom is slowly and very satisfyingly becoming a miniature jungle which I would love to show you sometime – virtually, of course). Its a little pricey, but a little goes a long way, so be sure that the fragrance you choose suits you well – the mini set is perfect for exactly that. The days of bubble bath are long gone – soap strips your skin of all its goodness, its a fact – our skin is made up of oils, and my skin is at its best after consistent use, so it only seems right to replenish those whenever we can, especially during this harsh season they call Winter.