This natural botanicals brand is new to Sephora Singapore, and offers everything from lip tints to face oils and even hair mists. The Calm bath salts contain a relaxing blend of ylang ylang and vanilla, as well as a mix of detoxifying Himalayan pink salt crystals and nutrient-rich Pacific Sea salts for a lovely spa-like experience.
These bath salts promise to help with alleviating anxiety, anger and even restlessness with the aid of 100 percent natural products. Herbivore Botanicals cold-presses or steam distills all the oils used to achieve the maximum quality possible. The one downside with bath salts? You need a bath tub to use them.
This holiday kit comes with three of the brand’s signature bath and shower oils: One for deep relaxation; another to de-stress; and the last for reviving, which in my opinion is better suited to morning use. These oils are especially amazing to add to a relaxing soak in the bathtub, but they also work well in the shower if you don’t have a tub. You can apply the oil of choice to your body beforehand, massaging it into any knotty or achey areas that are feeling a little tense, then step into a nice warm shower and enjoy the relaxing aromatherapy. Don’t forget to breathe in deep!
24 Saturn Relaxed lavender shower gel, $15 for 200ml
24 Saturn is a fairly recent addition to the local beauty scene, but the brand already boasts a lovely range of basics from foot and body scrubs to a vitamin C face serum. I love a good scrub, but when you’re looking for a more fuss-free shower experience, a relaxing shower gel that you can just rinse off is perfect for a quick pep-me-up. This one has lavender oil as well as a moisturizing avocado oil to nourish the skin.
Visit http://www.24saturn.com/ to check out the full range.
This Works is known for their line of Deep Sleep products which aims to help restore your natural sleep pattern or help you out if you’re having trouble getting to sleep. The pillow spray is one of the most popular products, and they’ve also got a Deep Sleep Stress Less blend of aromatherapy oils. This little Christmas kit contains 5ml samples of both Deep Sleep must-haves so you can try them out for yourself at a fraction of the cost!
The Body Shop limited edition Vanilla Chai Body Butter, $32 for 200ml
Vanilla Chai is one of the three limited-edition Holiday scents released by The Body Shop this year. I love the warm sweet and spicy scent, and while it isn’t quite a bona fide essential oil in the vein of lavender, the relaxing vanilla scent is warm and inviting with notes of cinnamon and cardamom sweetened with brown sugar – still a great way to help yourself unwind. If body butters aren’t for you, you can try a lighter body lotion, or even the shower gel, body scrub, bath foam and a scented oil for your home. Personally, I quite like the body scrubs and body lotions as part of a two-step ritual because they’re great for exfoliating and keeping your skin hydrated.
If you’ve never heard of this brand, you aren’t alone. It’s a holistic spa line stocked and used at Como Hotels and Resorts. This Little Box of Calm is a duo product containing a body oil and an aromatherapy balm that are meant to calm you as well as de-stress the body and mind.
It contains a relaxing blend of bergamot, lavender and geranium essential oils. These two best-sellers are free of parabens and sulphates, and are even supposed to help with your sleep. You can always ask a friend or your partner to help you out with a relaxing massage using the body oil. The balm is easily applied to your pulse points before bedtime to lull you into a restful sleep.
This Little Box of Calm is also an Editor’s Pick on www.beautybay.com.