After a busy or stressful week, I really love my Sunday evening pamper session. It always begins the same way - with a relaxing soak in the bath. It's essential to fill the bath with gorgeous bubbles, heady oils or fun/moisturising bath bombs (LUSH I'm looking at you!). Tonight, after a particularly stressful week, I decided to opt for an oil by one of my favourite brands - Aromatherapy Associates. These oils are often blogged about, much raved about and totally and utterly amazing.
Recently I heard about the new addition to Aromatherapy Associates marvellous range of uplifting relaxing bath-time treats, the 'Inner Strength' oil. This particular oil has a very special story. It was created during Aromatherapy Associates Co-Founder & President Geraldine Howard's treatment for cancer as a way to support her through the stressful & traumatic experience by offering an uplifting scent which helped to balance emotions and encourage a positive frame of mind. 10% of the proceeds of this product will be given to The Foundation for Defence Against Cancer.
The oil itself contains Clary Sage (uplifting), Frankincense (calming), Cardamom & Rosemary (fortifying), Rose & Vertivert (healing) and Geranium (balancing emotions & stimulate circulation). This blend of oils contains all the ingredients to support and uplift during any challenging time or just as a relaxing treat.
I used a capful of this oil in the bath and it certainly transformed my lowly bathroom into a spa-like zone. The great thing about this oil is that it's not designed strictly for use in the bath - if you are more of a shower lover you can apply it all over your body and then wash it off in a hot shower to provoke the same steamy relaxation experience.
I found that this product left my skin beautifully scented, moisturised and did not cause any adverse reactions. It's quite heavily scented so I was concerned that I might have some kind of allergic reaction, but fortunately I didn't! It did leave me feeling very uplifted, relaxed and ready to face the coming week once more!
Have you ever tried an Aromatherapy Associates Oil? What's your favourite way to pamper yourself?