It’s the time of year when you want to snuggle up on the sofa with a roaring fire, cup of hot chocolate and settle in for the evening. Part of this evening routine also includes a bit of pampering and for me there is nothing better than indulging in a warm bath with some lovely luxurious products.
This year I finally relented, and indulged in some shopping from the Lush limited edition Christmas range. Having seen so many hauls from blogs and YouTube over the years I felt like I had to have a proper try of the products and so far have loved every one! Have a look at what caught my eye and their essential oil benefits.
Santa may use his dairy-free chocolate eyes to see who’s been naughty or nice come Christmas, but, at this time of year, he also looks out for the perfect batch of hand-churned shea butter. Nipping over to Ghana, he visits the Ojoba women’s cooperative, who crack and churn the shea pods into a rich, chocolatey butter. Blended with Fair Trade, organic cocoa butter, this indulgent combination is sandwiched between fragrant bergamot and geranium oils. Crumble under running water for sack loads of fruity bubbles.
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes in all its exquisite, sweet orange and lime oil glory. Dickens might not have been on about the surprise parcel of lustre and cognac oil that’s ready to unfurl and create bathtime splendour, but he’d have been just as thrilled by it.
Father Christmas gets softening, Fair Trade cocoa butter from the Colombian Peace Community of San José de Apartadó especially for his gentle polar pal. Pop him into the water to infuse your bath with a warm and creamy perfume and dreamy softness for sublime skin. This comforting bear is also filled with fragrant cocoa powder and calming ylang ylang to melt hearts young and old.
Dissolving into a flurry of snow, blanket your bath in white foam before revealing a shimmering golden glow. Rich in moisturising Fair Trade cocoa butter, with a delicate marzipan scent, and oodles of rose, benzoin and cassie absolute to treat winter skin to a softening, floral soak.