I know the current trend is for taking showers but really I’m 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 Detoxing
Sensara Kolure Magical Purple Bath Salts
Sensara Kolure Magical Purple Bath Salts are a handmade blend of organic mallow petals and organic essential oils of lavender, eucalyptus and patchouli which gives this bath salt its purple colour. Purple is a very spiritual, relaxing and meditative colour which makes it ideal for your bath time relaxation. Just sprinkle 1-2 generous handfuls of the bath salts into a freshly run bath. To truly benefit from the therapeutic properties of all the natural ingredients bathe for a good 20 minutes. Enjoy the detoxifying benefits of the sea salt, the balancing benefits of the organic essential oils. Sensara Kolure’s products are handmade in small batches to ensure you receive the freshest and most vibrant products possible. They only use carefully selected pure, 100 per cent natural and organic ingredients.
Best for Renewing energy
Beatitude patience bath oil
£39.00 (100ml) www.beatitudeproducts.co.uk
After a hard day at work I love Patience Bath Oil as it renews patience and your energy. The therapeutic essential oils of Rosemary, Lavender, Ginger and Juniper berry release those knots, untangles the tensions of everyday aches, and helps to de-stress the body. It also nurtures the skin with oils of Oat, Camellia and Peach Kernel leaving skin silky smooth with no greasy residue. This bath oil has 100% natural ingredients, is non greasy and disperses in water. Note that due to the content of essential oils this product is not recommended during pregnancy.
Best for Relaxing
Better You Magnesium Flakes
£9.95 (1kg bag) www.betteryou.com
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
Best for Refreshing
Weleda Wild Rose Cream Bath 100ml
£12.95 (100ml) www.weleda.co.uk
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.
Best for supple skin – gorgeous fragrance
Aroma Natural Poppyland Bath Oil
£19.99 (50ml) www.aromanatural.co.uk
Aroma Natural’s Poppyland Bath Oil is infused with the Poppyland Perfume and a combination of seven natural carrier oils. 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. Ingredients include Coconut Oil, Apricot kernel oil, Grapeseed Oil and Argan Oil which balance the mind and body while leaving your skin soft and supple. It comes in an elegant glass bottle a black gift box wrapped in blue satin ribbon – the perfect present.