If you know me you'll know my favourite thing to do, pretty much more than anything else in the world, is go for a spa day. There truly is nothing better than spending all day moving from pool to sauna, flicking through magazines, stopping only for afternoon tea and cake, and indulging in a proper massage, scrub and facial. Happily I'll be doing just that in two weeks' time, but as I sadly can't afford a spa day every weekend, I like to try and recreate the magic at home with a really good bath. Nothing beats unwinding in a hot bath after a stressful day with a scented candle and maybe even an ice cold cocktail. The icing on the cake, though, is a really good bath oil. Something that smells of the headiest and most expensive spa and leaves your skin covered in a silky soft scented veil.
Step forward Aromatherapy Associates' heavenly oils. I've tried a few bath oils in my time and this is my absolute favourite. The "Inner Strength" scent is nothing short of divinely sophisticated, transporting you to the perfect spa day in a heartbeat and lingering in your bathroom for hours afterwards. I haven't tried any of their other fragrances yet but I definitely will soon. The oil itself leaves your skin baby smooth, and don't be too put off by the price, either: while the bottle says it contains 20 "experiences", I've found you only need half a capful in your bath each time so I'll at least double that usage.
What's more, 10% of the proceeds from this bath oil go to a cancer charity, so you get to feel good about yourself while making yourself feel good.
Does exactly what you'd want a bath oil to do: make you feel and smell amazing.
It's a nice glass bottle, but the yellow colour means I store it in a cupboard rather than out on display.
A little goes a long way, but it's admittedly no bargain.