I know the current trend is for taking showers but even in the summer I really am a bath-time girl, there’s nothing to beat wallowing in warm water with a natural candle on the side of the bath (and perhaps a sneaky glass of wine) preferably in candlelight, with warm fluffy organic towels just waiting to embrace you when you emerge. It’s a treat for the senses but make sure it’s a treat for your skin too, eschew the synthetic chemicals and harsh detergents and opt for some gorgeous natural TLC
Best for feeling pampered
Little Soap Company – Pure English Lavender Bubble Bath
A luxurious, moisturising, (and bubbly!) bubble bath! This really does leave your skin feeling different to other bubble baths. It is made with the finest natural ingredients and totally free from detergents, and other nasties. Just pour under running water into your bath, sit back, relax and benefit from the aromas of the essential oil.
£5.99 (250ml) www.littlesoapcompany.co.uk
Best for Detoxing and Relaxing
Better You Magnesium Flakes
Magnesium is crucial for skeletal strength, normalised muscle function, energy production and the body’s ability to detox. It is a pivotal nutrient responsible for over 300 chemical actions within the body and associated with thousands more.
When dissolved in a body or foot bath the solution feeds every cell and efficiently replaces magnesium lost through modern diet and pressured lifestyles, providing you with the most relaxing 20 minutes you will ever spend! I use magnesium flakes as they help to make my body more supple and they are naturally relaxing. Just dissolve 250g (roughly equivalent to two cups) in a warm bath and relax for 20 minutes or longer to gain full body relaxation. It is advised that 2-3 magnesium rich baths are taken per week
£9.95 (1kg bag) www.betteryou.com
Best for Refreshing
Weleda Wild Rose Cream Bath
Weleda’s silky Wild Rose Cream Bath with precious organic musk rose oil nourishes and pampers the skin, while gentle jojoba and olive oil help to prevent the skin from drying out. The delicate fragrance of essential rose oil harmonises the senses. Add 3-4 capfuls to the bath water just before the bath is fully run, and distribute evenly. . After bathing, dry the body gently, cover with a soft towel and ideally relax for at least half an hour in warm surroundings. You can also use a few drops on a moist cloth in the shower or as a quick freshener. To refresh a room, add a few drops to a small bowl of warm water.
£12.95 (100ml) www.weleda.co.uk
Best for relaxing
Aroma Natural’s Tranquility Bath Oil
A unique infusion of essential oils helps to re -balance your mind and body while relaxing in the bath. Diane makes these products in her farmhouse in Norfolk, they are clearly made with love. This natural bath oil is exotic and luxurious leaving your skin soft and supple and balances your mind and body. The natural emulsifier allows the oil to disperse easily in the water so your bath is not greasy or slippery.
Each bath oil come in a luxury glass bottle and elegant black gift box and blue satin ribbon (the perfect present)
£15 (50ml) www.aromanatural.co.uk
Best for after bath
Zephorium Rose Quartz Crystal Body Lotion
Take time after your bath to pamper your body. Gently smooth this organic body lotion onto your skin. Rose oil is said to help open the heart chakra towards loving the self and others. Its nurturing fragrance is said to help relieve grief and sadness, helping to let go of the past and embrace love. Rose Quartz is said to rebalance the heart and help us to find peace and joy.
£25 (250ml) www.zephorium.com
Best for a healthy skin
Elenas Nature Collection’s Therapeutic body oil
This is a natural skin oil which is full of essential therapeutic ingredients to benefit and maintain healthy skin. Using this oil will help maintain your skin at its best, and it can even help reduce wrinkles or stretch marks. A rich, light, lubricating oil, full of beneficial carefully chosen oils and minerals. Easily absorbed. Massage onto body, arms legs…wherever needed, once a day after your bath or shower.
£6.25 (50 ml) www.elenasnaturecollection.co.uk