Monday, 19 May 2014

Aromatherapy Associates Oils – Do You Have A Favourite?

Small and mighty is how I describe my Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oil collection. These miniature bottles may stand just 45mm tall but, boy, do they pack some power inside them. Add a few drops to a running bath and suddenly it’s not only your bathroom that’s infused with the most wondrous aroma but the rest of your home too. These oil blends really can travel.


Not only do these oils smell good, they are therapeutic too. Whether you’re craving a physical, emotional or mental pick-up, there’s a blend for it. The three below are my bathtime favourites. What’s yours?

Lavender and Peppermint:


Lavender occupies a very sweet spot in my heart. Thirteen years ago following the birth of my son after a difficult labour, my midwife told me to add a few drops of pure lavender oil to my bath water as it would help me to relax. It did. Now, whenever I smell a hint of this oil, it transports me back to those magical days as a new mum.

Like music, aromas have the ability to make you nostalgic for things in the past. I guess the lavender is why I love this blend so much but I don’t want to downplay the peppermint as it does add a fresh twist.

Revive Evening


The staying power of Revive Evening really is something else, or at least it seems that way. I bathed with this the other night and two hours later, as my husband was walking up the stairs, he said ‘that smells nice, what is it?’

The fragrance, which contains geranium, ylang ylang, patchouli and sandalwood, was still lingering in the air. Of course, it is possible that I had been a tad over zealous with my pouring and tipped in a bit too much, making the scent more potent than normal. But these drops are precious and I do tend to be very careful. Actually, I don’t really care which theory is the right one, I am just delighted that my bathtime beauty choice had got such a ringing endorsement from hubby.  

Inner Strength:


Blending clary sage, frankincense and cardamom, this formula was created by co-founder Geraldine Howard during a low ebb whilst being treated for cancer (10% of all proceeds of this bath and shower oil go to the charity Defence Against Cancer Foundation). It is very uplifting and calming, a great scent for relieving anxieties and relaxing the muscles. The frankincense, meanwhile, gives this oil blend a spicy sweet fragrance.

Aromatherapy Associates bath and shower oils can be bought here priced at £40 for 55ml.

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17 comments

  1. I love aromatherapy oils in the bath. I'm not keen on lavender personally, not ginger (which bizarrely makes me feel a bit sick lol), but I really do love sandalwood, frankincense and patchouli. Not that I'm a hippy or anything. Obviously. *ahem*

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    1. Hippy or not ;) some lovely choice blends. Tx

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  2. i've never been one to use aromatherapy oils but my favourite smell is lavender :D

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  3. These sound wonderful and so fragrant.

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  4. i love aromatherapy oils, lavendar is my all time favourite

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  5. I can't believe honestly that I've never tried aromatherapy oils in the bath, but I haven't. I have a collection of pure essential oils which I blend in the diffuser. I really want to go and take a bath with some oils right now.

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    1. Heavenly in the bath. You can use them in the shower too. Tx

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  6. I've never tried these oils for myself but, like you, I think the lavender would be my favourite. It always reminds me of very happy holidays spent at my Nan and Grandad's with my sister. Nan used lavender from her garden to scent her linen cupboard and it's smell always makes me smile. I also like the sound of the Inner Strength, anything that can help with my anxiety would be good and I love the smell of frankincense. Great post! x
    Deborah
    moonstoneandmay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love that scents are so evocative. They can transport you back to moments holding such fond memories. Tx

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  7. I don't have anything favourite, but I do like the idea of aromatherapy. I like to pamper myself from time to time. It rejuvenates me and relaxes.
    www.minsbeautyequipment.com

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    1. I pamper myself all the time. In the bath with my blends, listening to my iTunes library. Nothing better! :)

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  8. What a beautiful post! I love essential oils and my favorite is lavender. I find it relaxing and calming. You remind me to get some new essential oils! You made some really beautiful photos in this post! Kisses from your new friend Sissi! www.beauty4free2u.com

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  9. I use essential oils in the bath quite a bit. I also dap it into sachets and keep them in my office, suitcases, briefcase, etc. My all-time fave is lavender, but rose and geranium are fab, too! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  10. Inner Strength closely followed by Deep Relax x

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