Every week Chichi brings you the latest and greatest eco-friendly beauty products on Green Chi Tuesday! Thanks to the lovely Ellen and all of the fine people at Aromafloria for their generosity in sharing such a wealth of fantastically green products with megsmakeup.com! If you are a regular reader of Green Chi Tuesday, you’ll remember our rave reviews for
their Stress Less Bath and Body line as well as the Sensory Fusion Home line. You may also remember that Aromafloria is a one of the greenest companies out there! Their products are all natural, preservative free, vegan-based and full of fresh, wholesome ingredients carefully cultivated from the earth. All of their packaging is environmentally sound and recyclable. Aromafloria is even a Green-E Certified, 100% wind powered company. This week, we’ll be discussing the wonderful Power of the Bath and reviewing the spectacularly scented Bath Milks and Bath Salts from Aromafloria.
Honestly, I had lost the joy of a great bath. Once upon a time, my tub was equipped with a bath pillow and lots of bubbles, but it had been some time since I allowed myself a leisurely soak. I always feel like I’m in a rush when I getting ready, so it’s a quick jump in and out of the shower for me. When I got my hands on the Honey Papaya Bath Milk and had a whiff of the amazingly sweet and fruity scent, I decided it was time for a change! Luckily, while perusing the homepage of Aromafloria, I clicked on the Aromatherapy 101 link (it’s the bottom right link on Aromafloria.com) and found a host of tips to help me rediscover the Power of the Bath!
The people behind Aromafloria invite their customers to take some time for themselves and truly immerse themselves in the stress relieving comforts of a bath. We are encouraged to ”Create your own private world. Use the power of the bath and create a space of solitude and complete relaxation…From the sound of running water to the weightless support a soothing bath eases the stress of the outside world and helps restore the harmony in your body.” Sounds like heaven to me! Aromafloria has a list of five steps to follow to achieve the perfect bath.
PrepareStart the experience even before you submerge into the steaming, warm bath infused with powerful aromas. Allow your body to relax as the soothing sound of running water fills up the room. Play relaxing music and dim the lights. As I waited for the bath to fill, I turned off all but a soft night-light. I also lighted a few unscented candles (didn’t want to compete with the Honey Papaya!) and tuned my iPod to a low-key alt-county mix (Bright Eyes, Wilco and Lucinda Williams – I like to sing in the bath).
Add AromaAdd the essential oil, bath salt or gel of choice, or one that will achieve the results you’re seeking. As the steam from the hot water fills the air, your aromatherapy treatment begins. As the sweet and tangy scent started to fill my bathroom I took a deep breath, relaxing breath and wondered why I didn’t indulge in baths more often. I was already feeling calmer than I had all week.
Set The Mood Decorate your surroundings with candles, flowers and other mood enhancing articles. As your bath is getting ready, prepare yourself physically and emotionally-your tempo before and after is part of the experience as well. Take your time. Well, since I already took care of the candles, I opened the door and let Giles, my adorable 5 month old kitten inside. Giles quickly curled up into my discarded clothes on the floor and watched to see what was next. Since he loves the warmth and steam of my morning showers, I knew he would be content to hang out and listen to me sing and talk to him for as long as the room stayed warm!
SubmergeSlowly step into the hot water, allowing your body to adjust to the heat. Soak, relax, breathe. This is a YOU focused time. Let the steam, water and aroma take you away. Ahhhhhhhh…
EmergeWrap yourself in a clean, soft towel or your favorite bathrobe. Allow your body to cool down before carefully moisturizing your entire body to complete the treatment. Twenty minutes later, after I belted out a few tragic love songs and Giles had purred himself to sleep, I stepped out and wrapped myself in a freshly laundered bathrobe. I opened the door to release some heat and tweezed my eyebrows while waiting for my body to cool a bit. Then I applied the matching Honey Papaya Body Butter all over. The rich butter instantly absorbed into my skin and left me glowing (both inside and out).
Ladies, this bath experience left me feeling invigorated and relaxed all at the same time! My body was warms and relaxed, while my mind felt bright and clear. Plus, it gave me a little bonding time with Giles – he seems to love my singing voice! Oh and the sweet tangy scent of the bath milk lingered in the bathroom for a few days! I highly recommend that you pick out an Aromafloria Bath Milk or Salt that appeals to your senses (choices include Green Tea Bamboo, Mango Ginger, Teakwood, Pomegranate, Lemongrass and Kiwi Coconut) and carve out some time for yourself to fully experience a fabulous bath.
Well, megsmakeup testers, tell us about your experience with the Aromafloria Bath Milk or Bath Salt. Have you always been a believer or are you a new convert in the Power of the Bath?