We all know that beauty comes from within, bathing with essential oils is one of the best ways to recharge after a long day. Off course I love the spa but thanks to Elemental Herbology I can create my own spa at home. Do you know why the oils are based on the Five Elements? The Five Elemtents: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the universe and will help to balance skin and mind. I just received the Elemental Herbology Five Element Aromatherapy Bath and Showeroil Collection (€49) and I am happy to share my experience with you.
Since I don’t have a bathtub at home I massage the oil directly onto my skin and spread it all over my body before I jump into the shower. If you do have a bath at home (lucky you!) just put 2-3 capfuls of oil into a full bath or apply it directly onto your skin and get into the bath. I love the way my skin feels after using the Elemental Herbology bath oils. I have super dry skin and scally legs and this really helped to make my skin – especially my legs- feel way softer. I could notice imediately that my skin was feeling less dry.
The fragrace is somewhat green and plant – like but also very uplifting, it is like having my own steam room. I have recently learned that giving yourself an oil massage on a regular basis is very good way of giving your body attention and it also increases circulation. Overall an oil massage has lots of benefits. Elemental Herbology makes it possible to pamper ourselfs at home, how great is that?! Now we can all turn our bathrooms into a spa. Just add some water and relax, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Now lets talk about the fragrances. Like I said before the fragrances are very plant-like. I didn’t like some of them but they grew on me.
This oil will help to rejuvenate and invigorate body and mind, boost the immune system and alleviate aches and pains. Contains: Rosemary, Ho Leaf, Lemongrass and Nutmeg. The fragrance is very strong but also very relaxing. I like the calming effect that it has on me.
Helps promote vitality and clarity, a perfect tonic for jet-lag, lethargy and mind fatigue. Contains: Basil, Sweet Orange, Rosemary and Ylang Ylan. I love this frangrance, this is bathoil that you want to find in your hotelroom after a long flight.
Helps restore equilibrium and centre the mind. Contains: Cedarwood, Mandarin, lime and Frankincense. ‘Earth’ has a nice woody frangrance, I would compare it to a burning incense stick. It feels like cleaning up my innerself.
Helps purify and invigorate a sluggish body and mind, eliminate toxins,, stimulate lymphatic drainage and circulation. Contains: Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Rosemary and Geranium. This is my least favourite fragrance.
Helps unreveal stress and tension by promoting a feeling of clarity and well-being, perfect for a good nights sleep. Contains: Rose Damask, Chamomile, Lavende rand Vetiver. This is my favourite fragrance because it is very uplifting and it makes me sleep like a baby. I can imagine that some of you might want to use it as a body oil just before bedtime.
I like that the oils don’t feel sticky on my skin and are quickly absorbed by the skin without feeling too oily and you don’t have to wory about parabens, sulfates, preservatives, fragrances and colors because they are nowhere to be found.
ps This makes a lovely gift for your loved ones!