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I just wanted to spend some time talking about one of my favourite brands EVER. One I have been buying non-stop for over 13 years now, I’ve spoken about it so often both on here and over on Instagram….and it’s true love. Let’s chat all things Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oils!
I used to work at Space NK wayyyyyy-back-when. They have always sold Aromatherapy Associates for as long as I can remember and I was introduced to the brand I think around 2008. I went to training with them at their then-head-office in West London and I fell in love with everything about it. I started to use the Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil and the love for the brand unravelled from there. I can honestly say I’ve NEVER been without at least *one* of their Bath & shower Oils in my bathroom in the last 13 years. I use the bath oil, the shower washes, the candles, the de-stress muscle gel, the roll-ons…..I have bath salts….even the de-stress eye mask. Honestly. Proper fan girl.
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About Aromatherapy Associates:
It’s been going for over 30 years! The founders Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey, connected with the emerging practice of aromatherapy during their time as therapists in the late 1970’s. They experienced first-hand the powerfully positive effects of essential oils on the physical and emotional wellbeing.
In 1985, Geraldine and Sue’s passion for teaching, practicing and blending oils spilled into a desire to share the benefits of aromatherapy with a wider audience. Aromatherapy Associates was born with a small range of therapeutic-grade products and treatments.
‘Aromatherapy Associates is a world-leading, luxury wellbeing brand, specialising in therapeutic essential oil blends that have been carefully hand-crafted to naturally help you sleep better, reduce stress, lift energy, build confidence and cultivate optimism. Each of our signature essential oil blends is ethically & sustainably sourced and hand-crafted by our Master Blender.’
The Aromatherapy Associates’ Master Blender sources the finest natural ingredients and carefully combines the essential oils to create therapeutic experiences that support specific wellbeing needs. These essential oil blends are then infused into the bath and body products that we know and love.
An Overview of the Aromatherapy Bath & Shower Oils: The 11 Blends & What They Do.
The Aromatherapy Bath & Shower Oils are *the* signature products from the brand and definitely what they are most known for! They are just insanely good, effective and luxurious and if there is one thing you need to try from Aromatherapy Associates it’s these!
They currently do 11 aromatherapy blends /scents in the bath & shower oil range. Choose them based on how you want to feel afterwards. In an ideal world you will have a few in your bathroom so you can select the one you need / want at the time you are using them. They are mood and mind-enhancing and will help with your emotional needs. Self-care at it’s finest my friends!
Deep Relax : The best-seller. This REALLY helps you sleep, prepare for sleep and it makes you feel super calm and relaxed. Aromas of earthy Vetivert, soothing Camomile and comforting Sandalwood. This naturally relieving and intensely calming blend of oils shrugs off daily fatigue, slows a racing mind and readies you for undisturbed, restorative sleep.
This will make you feel relaxed, tranquil, peaceful & balanced.
Light Relax : For when you want to unwind but not to sleep – it’s like a glass of red wine! Restful aromas of Lavender, Ylang Ylang and nurturing wood notes of Petitgrain, it eases away thoughts of hectic days, so you emerge tranquil, calm and restored.
This will make you feel refreshed, tranquil, peaceful & soothed.
De-Stress Mind – For when you have too many thoughts , ideas and worries running through your mind. Unhook your mind from the daily overload with the intensely concentrated aromatherapy oils of ethically-sourced, sweet, woody Frankincense, Petitgrain and clarity restoring Wild Camomile from Roman and English fields. Breathe and sleep more easily.
This will make you feel refreshed, centred, have a clearer mind and calm.
De-Stress Muscle – Gym bunnies, over-exerted yourself walking to the shops or just weary aches and pains. Immerse your over-exerted muscles in the warming and soothing essential oils of therapeutic Rosemary, warming Ginger and invigorating Black Pepper.
This will make you feel repaired, restored, tension eased and stimulated.
Inner Strength – This is a CEW award winner and actually one of my favourites. Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil was created by the founder to help deal with life’s out of the blue moments. This “coping mechanism in a bottle” is a hand-blended fusion of anxiety-soothing Clary Sage, emotion-grounding Sandalwood and purest Geranium to balance scattered emotions. Emerge from a bathing experience comforted and reassured.
This will make you feel comforted, uplifted, Calm & focused.
Support Breathe – PERFECT for this time of year when cold months, an exhausting schedule and the lurgy is lurking. This contains high concentrations of hand-blended Pine, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus essential oils release soothing vapours to clear, ease heaviness and support jaded energy. This is the best antidote for seasonal snuffles and that dreaded lurgy. Also brilliant for travel and having a little in a tissue to keep the airways clear when on flights.
This will give you clarity, relieve headaches and strengthens the immune system.
Support Equilibrium – Possibly my no.1. I like to call this my ‘hug in a bottle’. It is an uplifting blend of Geranium, Rose and Frankincense essential oils to help lift your spirits and give yourself comfort during challenging times. This grounding oil is emotionally balancing and helps harmonise your hormones.
This will make you feel comforted, balanced, uplifted and improves circulation.
Forest Therapy – This is a therapeutic evergreen blend of 22 of nature’s most caring oils. Uplifting Pink Pepper, Mediterranean Cypress & Ho Wood transport you into the magical power of a forest. Perfect to ground you and fill your home with beauty of fir trees in the forest. This smells so fresh and wonderful, it’s one of the newer discoveries for me.
This will make you feel tranquil, restorative, calming and ease stress.
Rose – This is the newest one to launch from Aromatherapy Associates and the latest one to my shelf! Warm Damask Rose, known to be a natural anti-depressant, is combined with pure essential oils of Geranium & Palmarosa, working together to create a powerfully therapeutic blend that uplifts your spirits and enriches your skin. It’s a really luxurious, decadent smelling one.
This will make you feel nurtured, rejuvenated, nourished and uplifted.
Revive Morning – A really uplifting start to the day! This harnesses invigorating Juniper Berry and Neroli coupled with late night banishing Grapefruit essential oils. These reviving aromas shrug off lethargy and make you feel ready to tackle the day ahead. This is also great for cellulite and toning. It’s the only one I use solely in the shower by massaging a capful all over my torso and legs/arms and jump on in!
This will make you feel refreshed, uplifted, it awakens the Mind and boosts Circulation.
Use one capful per use : you can use them in a couple of different ways. Either massage the capful across your torso/chest and body BEFORE you get into the bath or shower. Or pop one capful of oil into your bath and immerse yourself for at least 20 minutes to get the true benefits of the aromatherapy oils.
There should be 20 uses in each bottle.
WHY is Aromatherapy Associates expensive?!
I mean it is right?! £49 for a bath oil? Why are Aromatherapy Associates products so expensive?! Well….the quality. These oil brands really are the gold standard of aromatherapy. The quality of the essential oils is the BEST and they always use first-pressed oils….the most potent and concentrated and the highest quality. Because of all of the amazing quality and standard of Aromatherapy Associates, they really do work. I’ve not used a better bath oil!
Psssst you can get £10 off the bath oils using my code LAURA_LF over on LookFantastic!
Are Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oils worth the price?
100% YES. I’m afraid to say. They are one thing I really save my money for and I have not been without at least one on my bath-side for as long as I first used one over 13 years ago. I’ve always purchased these and never had the joy of working with the brand or being sent anything. I will always still buy them and always recommend these to everyone. You get x20 uses in each bottle…..you *can* can eek this out a bit further if you want, as they are so very potent…I often have these as a real treat so as not to run out too quick!
What is the BEST Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oil?
The best-selling is of course the Deep Relax, I think this was the first one I ever used and it really garnered my attention as it worked so well! If in doubt, go with Deep Relax first. It’s really gorgeous, smells incredible and is a real crowd-pleaser. Of course the best oil is very subjective to what you want it to do and hoe you want to feel. My personal favourites are Support Equilibrium, Deep Relax, Inner Strength and the new Rose bath oil!
Can I use Aromatherapy Associates when I am pregnant?
Unfortunately not. These are first-pressed and potent aromatherapy oils that do go into the bloodstream. They were honestly the only thing I missed during my pregnancy!