Hi guys I’m currently on a week-long break in Holland. My boyfriend has to judge a competition out here and I figured I’d come with him and have a few days just chilling out in the hotel.
In our home we don’t have a shower, we have a shower wet room so when we go away I always take that as a chance to treat myself to a long soak in the tub. These are my afternoon bathing essentials (I’m sorry about the Picture quality I had to be inventive in the hotel).
My first essential is the Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath 60ml
I love the smell of this milk bath. It smells so good and instantly makes me feel relaxed. It contains milk protein, which is rich in vitamins and amino acids.
This is a great product for anyone like me that finds their skin really dries out when they have a bath. It contains Oat extract, which leaves my skin feeling really soft.
This is a travel size that I got in a Travel set at Christmas time. The full sized product (400ml) usually retails for around £43.00 which is expensive but as I only use it when I go away, the full size would last me a long time and it really does smell delicious!
Available from www.timetospa.co.uk
As I used up the Elemis milk bath Yesterday I have been using the Aromatherapy Associates Relax deep bath and shower oil 7.5ml.
Ooooooh boy, this oil is amazing. With Vetivert, Patchouli and sandalwood essential oils it smells really earthy which I love. This is a great unisex oil so you can share it with your significant other too. This is just a small travel sized oil that I got in another gift set that I bought but it has around three uses in this little bottle. You simply add 2 capfuls to your warm bath then lay back and relax. Patchouli is one of my favourite essential oils so it instantly puts me in chill out mode. Please note that if you are pregnant you are not to use this oil!
The full sized oil (55ml) retails at £34.00 but the great thing about Aromatherapy Associates is they always have great gift sets and offers available on their website www.aromatherapyassociates.com
Next up is the Parlor By Jeff Chastain Moisturizing & Repairing Shampoo (30ml) I received this sample in one of my past Birchboxes and had never tried it before. I grabbed it out of my Shampoo Miniatures collection that I have boxed up for when I travel. This shampoo smells so fresh and fruity, I did a little research and the scent is a mix of Peach, cut grass and white woods, which just sounds delicious. It left my hair silky soft! Parlor is an American company but is available in the UK via www.birchbox.co.uk
The full size product (236ml) retails for £16.00. I find that a little too expensive for a shampoo, so I will probably not repurchase this. But it really is a great shampoo!!
After washing my hair I love to exfoliate and one of my favourite body scrubs has to be the Soap & Glory Scrub of your life 50ml. I love Soap & Glory products especially the ones that have that original signature Soap & Glory scent. I have a full sized one of these at home and I have gone through quite a few of them in the past.
The full sized product (200ml) retails for £7.00 at www.boots.com but boots often have deals on Soap & Glory products that often make them cheaper!
After exfoliating I like to use a body wash. I doubt any of you guys would be shocked to find another Elemis Product in this post as I love the brand so much!
The Skin Nourishing Shower Cream 100ml is another product from the Sp@ Home range. It’s thick and creamy and really feels like you’re giving your body a treat. Again this contains milk proteins to nourish the skin and leave it feeling soft and moisturised.
The full sized 300ml product costs £25.00 and is available from www.timetospa.co.uk
Once I get out of the bath I like to moisturise. As the weather is a little warmer in spring/summer I hate to use thick creamy moisturiser/body butters. I think I may be late to the party on this one but The Body Shop now do Body Sorbets. These are a gel moisturiser that absorbs into the skin really quickly and don’t leave you feeling greasy or sticky. I apply this when I get out of the bath but I also have started religiously applying this at bed time too before I put on my PJ’s! They are amazing! On this trip I have been using the Green Tea Scent and oh wow does it smell good. It smells really fresh and light and leaves your skin lightly scented. I will definitely be stocking up on more of these sorbets.
I brought a full size product as I knew I would be using it a lot. It costs £8.00 for 200ml but again the body shop often have special promotions on body care items. Grab yours at www.thebodyshop.co.uk
So that’s my Bath Time essentials! Let me know what your favourites bathtime essentials are!
Love & Bubbles
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