Is there a lady in your life who struggles to incorporate an invaluable allotment of good quality ‘me’ time into her day? Maybe you’ve noticed she’s been missing her usual yoga class or her monthly massages have become less frequent? Luckily, for those times when she may feel like a pampering session is well beyond her reach, we’ve rounded up a selection of uplifting, detoxifying and rejuvenating at home bath-time treatments that she can delight in from the comfort of her home...
You can't go wrong with Lola's Apothecary: Delicate Romance is a treat for rose fans and romantic natural beauties, Tranquil Isle is the perfect de-stress pre-bedtime ritual to soak, while the Restorative Winter Clarifying Bath & Shower Oil is like a walk in the forest and ideal to keep winter's sniffles at bay. Pair your bath with one or both of the Lola’s Apothecary natural, hand-poured candles – Delicate Romance or Orange Patisserie to make the bathing experience extra special!
If your giftee is a tea fan, she'll love a bath version of her favourites, courtesy of Page 33 and which come in a giant tea bag. For chai lovers, the Chai Bath Brew is the ideal winter warming soak, whereas green tea obsessives will love the Green Tea Bath Brew. If she always fancied a milk bath, we'd opt for the Lavender Milk Bath instead.
For fans of bathing salts the Guy Morgan Apothecary bath salts are a no brainer - they're hand made in Hackney using natural and organic ingredients. The Guy Morgan's Dead Sea Salts are deeply relaxing and ideal to relieve stress and tension, while the Guy Morgan Himalayan Pink Salts are deeply calming and detoxifying.
A deliciously fragrant bath soak infused with powders of wild rose, tangerine and geranium, Therapie Roques O’Neil’s Joie Uplifting Bath Infusion’s gorgeous blend of aromatics will instantly lift the mood and invigorate the senses of any hard working #greenbeauty.
For those busy bodies with only a few moments of ‘me time’ to spare, a quick shower infused with Therapie’s Equilibrium Bath and Shower Essence makes for a swift body (and mind) balancing treatment. All you need is a quick dry body brush, then massage on the oil and jump under the water. The heat of the water will help activate the aroma-therapeutic benefits of the product as you rinse yourself clean - we think this one is especially perfect time-poor mums.
If your giftee tends to spend her only spare time of the year at wellbeing retreats or embarking on the latest detox, then she’ll love these Detoxifying Bath Salts by Amala. Infused with cleansing myrtle, soothing witch hazel and restorative sea algae, these naturally detoxifying bath crystals will make it easy for her to recreate that ‘detox feeling’ that she loves.
For giftee’s who love flowers, give them roses this Christmas with Ren Skincare’s Rose Trio Gift Set. Combining the scents of Rose Otto Oil, Palmarosa Oil and Geranium Oil, if you ask us, this winning combination beats a bunch of the stemmed kind any day.
If you’re buying for bathing beauties with an interest in the power of plants, you’ll be set to impress with Ambre Botanicals Rosemary, Thyme and Mint Invigorating Bath Oil. Containing three of our favourite herbs for relieving mental and physical tension and fatigue, this intensively nourishing oil is encased within a bathroom shelf-worthy transparent glass jar to reveal the restorative herbs that reside within.
If you ask us, no bathing ritual is complete without the application of a luxurious body oil. For #bathingbeauties interested in anti-ageing, don’t go past Rahua Haircare’s new Body Amazon Oil, a blend of antioxidant rich Amazonian super-skinfoods that helps reverse the telltale signs, or, if you know she prefers a balm, As.Ap’s Body Butters work a treat for all skin types. A fan of coconut oil and tuberose? You'll score points with Liha's Idan Oil. Alternatively, if your giftee is really feeling the chaos of the festive season – De Mamiel’s Salvation Body Oil is a great one for combating burnout and giving a much needed body boost in times of need.
Add one of these beautiful candles into the mix and there is not need for your spa-loving giftee to jump on a plane to a far off destination!
If you're buying for someone who is short on time and prefers a shower, try the Wild Medicine range - a range of soaps which encapsulate cleansing crystals/stones along with a combination of beneficial essential oils. It's a beautiful, healing, bathing meditation! Share a moment with the healing stones and harness the power of meditation, affirmation, projection and focus.
DIY Beauty Presents
Is your significant other/best friend/family member always baking up home-made treats? Or maybe it’s you who enjoys a home made happening from time to time. If either of those are the case, then don’t look past this. Whilst nothing quite beats a product perfectly formulated by one of our talented of #greenbeauty artisans, we too love a little DIY from time to time. Inspired by Liha Beauty’s recipe for the perfect home-made Body Lotion, we’ve rounded up some Content essentials to equip DIY beauty devotees with all the ingredients for home-made body butters and rescue remedies in the same fashion as a raw dessert.
Tools of the Trade:
- Some time – a Sunday afternoon should do it.
- Containers – we like to make use of old jam jars or glass juice bottles – just make sure they are sealable.
- Bows, ribbons – anything you want to decorate the containers with.
- Fresh herbs and flowers for infusing.
- Hand whisk.
- Saucepan – for gently melting the butters.
Ingredients:Choose from a base and a mood modulating add on... Bases Scents
- Lavender: to distress and promote relaxation.
- Lemongrass: to provoke focus and concentration.
- Blood Orange: to relieve mental unrest.
- Sleep Therapy Blend: to relax and calm the mind before sleep.
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- Combine 2 large tablespoons of Coconut Oil or Shea Butter with 12 drops of essential oil/s of your choice.
- Optional: Add a few drops of Jojoba or Rosehip Oil for bonus beauty benefits.
- Melt together at a very low heat on your stove until blended well, when just warmed and melted pour into your gift container and add any extras.
- Add in’s: We love adding fresh rose petals or sprigs of rosemary/thyme to the mixture. Not only does this look beautiful once the oil has set, but smells divine too. Just push them towards the outer of the glass jar so they can be seen.