Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tonic for the Soul

Ever left work and felt overworked and unappreciated? Go home and take a bath. Warm water and your favorite beverage (wink!) should offer some temporary relief. Make sure to think about things you like, not the day's events. Like meditation, only better!

There are more than a few "relaxing" aromatherapy bath products available. Two of my favorites are Kiehl's Muscle Soak Foaming-Relaxing Bath ($18.50) and Clarins Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate ($27.50). They both smell good, with a bit of a "mineral" fragrance.

The Kiehl's product contains sea salts, aloe vera, and a natural humectant to keep your skin soft. It is not tested on animals, which makes it even better.

Clarins offers the pricier Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate ($27.50), which seems to have disappeared from some department stores, but is still available at Macy's and Dillard's - or Canadian or European Web sites. Filled with aromatic plant extracts, this bath additive really is relaxing. "Relax" is also available in a Relaxing Body Balm ($37.50), which is perfect if you can't find time for that bath. A bit like using Origins Piece of Mind.

Interesting that they are both blue? Soothing blue for the blues.

Photo courtesy of Kiehl's.


Kiki said...

Don't forget the dark room and candles!

Charlestongirl said...

If you can, YES! That sounds soothing. In my case, Charlie, my blue-eyed Bengal who loves water, sits - no paces - on the tub ledge while I take my bath. He's too funny. The candles would be a hazard with Charlie keeping watch.