Bathing especially in winter offers a number of benefits for busy, stressed out mums and the perfect opportunity to de-stress.
Read our previous article about the Benefits Bathing can bring. Utilising specialised bath products can enhance the experience, offering solutions to ailments or simply increasing the opportunity to relax, replenish and revitalise
Relax in the Bath with:
Jasmine Bath Salts
Relax, warm and uplift your spirit. Jasmine oil heals dry skin and aids the fading of scars. Jasmine is good to help heal from eczema and dermatitis. In a bath before bed, these salts will promote a deep slumber. Revitalise your energy and resources, and ease tired muscles naturally with these epsom salts. The essential minerals in the epsom salts and sea salts have therapeutic and rejuvenating properties – perfect for alleviating aches and pains and also reducing a buildup of toxins in our bodies.
MD Says: the Jasmine flavour is relaxing and helpful to destress and calm the nerves. I like the way the Jasmine will promote a deeper sleep as I struggle to sleep well. Read more in our review of Freya’s Nourishment RRP: $16.00 Available from: www.freyasnourishment.com.au
Pamper & Bliss Gift Box
Handpicked to create blissful “Me Time” for anyone who needs a little unwinding and relaxation. This lovely Pamper Gift box offer lovely organic bath products to ease the mind and soothe the body in a calm and natural way.
MD Says: Overall, the Pamper and Bliss Gift Box offers a lovely gift that is designed to provide an ongoing pampering feel with two 100g soaps and a large bath tea which will be able to be used time and time again. Read our review to see why it offers great value for money.
RRP: $43 Available from: Pretty Little Something
Coconut & Lavender Milk Bath
With Epsom salts to sooth tired muscles, the coconut milk powder will nourish dry skin while the lavender essential oil calm will calm you down after a stressful day. As it is made from natural ingredients it is safe for the whole family to use.
MD Says: The Coconut and Lavender Milk bath has a nice creamy feel to it. The milk texture in the bath is calming and you can feel the oil within the water which will help make your skin feel smooth. The coconut/lavender scent is soothing giving you a relaxing bath.
AU$16.95 Available from: Ohsococo.com.au
Lavender and Frankincense
Soothe your nerves and cleanse your skin. The calming energy of lavender is paired with the skin-renewing and antiseptic qualities of frankincense. These salts will tone and tighten skin, and bring a peaceful vitality to your day.
MD Says: The smell of the lavender is lovely and not overpowering. The bath salts melt away in the bath and as they do, you can feel yourself relaxing. You do feel a slight coating on your skin from the Frankincense oil which definitely made my skin feel smoother. While I cannot comment on it relieving stress and anxiety yet; I like the idea that it can and will continue using it to de-stress as needed.
RRP: $16.00 Available from: www.freyasnourishment.com.au
Olive Refreshing Bubble Bath
A gentle, luxurious bubble bath with extra virgin olive oil that cleanses and rehydrates your skin, leaving it feeling soothed and refreshed. The Olive Leaf extract is a great antioxidant while the pink grapefruit oil offers antiseptic properties, the olive oil nourishes and the balm mint helps you to relax.
MD Says: The Olive Bubble bath creates a great amount of bubbles and has a calming smell. I love that it includes an antioxidant and an antiseptic. The olive oil within the bath is great on your skin as well.
RRP: $16.95 250ml Available from: http://www.simuolive.com.au
Bath Scrubs help stimulate blood circulation, increasing the blood flow to the skin’s surface. Using a body scrub helps to gently remove dead skin, exposing fresh new healthy skin.
Coffee Coconut Scrub
This deliciously scented scrub leaves your skin beautifully moisturised and glowing. The caffeine in this scrub helps to plump the cells thereby reducing the appearance of cellulite. The coconut oil nourishes your body and the cinnamon is a natural antiseptic helping reduce the bacteria on your skin, helping to diminish spots and smooth out bumps and blemishes.
MD Says: The Scrub was easy to use. Dry in the pouch, it is easy to get the scrub and there is a slight coconut smell mixed into the caffeine smell. Once you wash the scrub off, you can feel the coconut oil and your skin feels smoother and softer.
RRP: $18.00 Available from: www.freyasnourishment.com.au
Rose and Pomegranate Bath Salts
Rose promotes circulation, reduces blood pressure and keeps your skin shining with youth and vitality. Pomegranate oil prevents free radical damage and slows the aging process by enhancing elasticity and promoting cell regeneration.
MD Says: The smell from the rose petals is lovely while the pomegranate oil feels fantastic. I really like the idea that the pomegranate can enhance elasticity and promote cell regeneration.
RRP $16.00 Available from: www.freyasnourishment.com.au
Targeted Cleansing and Detoxing
Original Mud Detox Bath & Body Mask
MUD is a clay bath powder designed to detox your body, smooth your skin and relax your mind. MUD’s key ingredient, Bentonite clay, has an electrical charge which comes to life when married with water. The negative charge in the clay attracts the positive charge found in toxins, and this is how toxins are extracted.
MD Says: I like that the Mud Bath can be used as a masque or within the bath. We tested both and found both to work well. You need to mix the liquid together which is easy to do, however smells awful. Luckily the smell does not remain on you ? In the bath, it is easy to relax and simply enjoy the water as it apparently helps remove toxins. Compared to a coffee scrub, the mud bath is less messy and much easier to clean from the bath. As a masque, the mixture wasn’t very thick. I could feel a slight tingling on my face as it was working and it did harden. After removing the mixture, my face felt super smooth and my pores looked smaller.
RRP: $24.95 Available from: https://www.mudmudmud.com
Earth tu Face Body Scrub
Earth tu Face combines pure salt from the Dead Sea with organic plant oils to create this beautiful exfoliating blend that leaves the skin smooth and hydrated. Fresh uplifting botanicals provide a lovely light herbal scent. The result is a therapeutic body scrub inspired by Ayurvedic health principles that exfoliates and moisturises the body in the bath or shower.
MD Says: This scrub has great exfoliating properties. It is easy to get out of the tub, rub around and you can feel the exfoliation occurring. The oil is both nourishing and smells great. Once dry, you feel smooth and your skin looks and feels great. A little goes a long way with this body scrub and it would last a long time.
RRP: $69 Available from https://ecoture.com.au/products/salt-scrub
Natura Siberica Revitalising Bath Salts
Revitalizing Siberian Herbal Bath Salt is enriched with essences and oils of Wild Harvested Siberian herbs to work youth and beauty’s magic on your skin. Immerse yourself in its exquisite, sensual aroma and discover an inexhaustible source of healing power – that of primal Siberian nature.
MD Says: The Natura Siberica Revitalising Bath Salts comes in an easy to use tub and takes advantage of essences and oils of Wild Harvested Siberian herbs. The bath salts have a strong smell that is lovely and very relaxing. You can lie in the bath knowing that the salts are helping to relax your muscles, while the herbs are working to rejuvenate your skin. There is a fine coating of oil left on your skin after the bath which is nice and nourishing.
RRP: $14.99 Available from: www.naturasiberica.net.au
Oblepikha Siberica Bath Foam “Active Revival”
The Oblepika Bath foam Active Revival is filled with amazing force and energy of wildlife, it will preserve the beauty and youthfulness of your skin. Natural oils nourish with vitamins and essential fatty acids.
MD Says: This Bath foam creates a fantastic amount of bubbles and has a wonderful smell. It certainly sets the mood for a relaxing, enjoyable bath. According to Natura Siberica the Snow Cladonia within the foam promotes cell regeneration which helps prevent aging, while specially selected Siberian herbs tone and improve complexion; all of which sound like great added benefits to a lovely relaxing bath.
$12.99 Available from: www.naturasiberica.net.au