If there is one thing that’s come out of the past 18 months it’s that self-care is more important than ever. One of the elements of self-care that a lot of people have tuned into is the art of bathing. Not just bathing for bathing’s sake, I’m talking here about bathing to soothe, restore and renew.
Now of course there are all sorts of lotions and potions that we can add to our bath. We can rely on simple but effective bath salts like magnesium or Epsom salts or a range of sweetly scented bath oils and powders all of which have a place in helping to make bathing a more relaxing experience.
Lately, there are more brands popping up who are paying attention to our bathing rituals. They are creating products with therapeutic ingredients that work to soothe mind, body and spirit.
Love Alchemist is one such brand. This unique brand has 3 bath oils each focused on supporting “matters of the heart”. I love it when a brand is formulated because of the personal experiences of its founders. In this instance, the two friends behind this brand both experienced heartbreak around the same time and decided to formulate these oils to support heart matters.
I tried the Love Alchemist ‘Fix Me’ bath oil blend which is a powerful blend of some of my favourite essential oils: namely cedarwood, patchouli, frankincense, rose geranium, and a touch of bergamot all blended in a base of apricot kernel oil which is great for the skin. This is an aromatic and memorable blend that helps you to calm down, relax and unwind.
Aromatherapy is a powerful tool when it comes to wellbeing and stress management.
Each of the ingredients in the Love Absolute Bath Oil blend has a specific purpose:
- Cedarwood: contains a compound cedrol which has been found to lower anxiety by boosting brain chemicals. It’s also a sedative so can help sleep.
- Frankincense: can be absorbed through the skin, reduces inflammation. It may help reduce anxiety.
- Patchouli: can provide feelings of relaxation, help to relieve stress and anxiety.
- Rose Geranium: it may enhance relaxation, offer pain relief, and soothe anxiety
- Bergamot: The scent stimulates hormones that reduce the nerve sensitivity to pain. The aroma also has an enlivening effect on the mood, soothing the nerves and reduces tension, anxiety.
These oils come in a lovely presentation box and make me think of magic potions!
Buy the Love Alchemist Bath Oil from Love Alchemist