bathandbody

During the summer, I love using lighter scents for bath, fragrances and hand wash.  Heavier scents don’t feel right for hot summer days.

The products below are perfect for this time of year:

The Lulah Collection, Citron
The Lulah Collection, Citron

Lulah is a new bath and body collection created by the parent company, Thymes.  Inspired by today’s stylish woman, Lulah features a fresh, flirty, fun assortment of strikingly luxe aromatics and skin-enhancing ingredients. Thoughtfully crafted and wonderfully irresistible, Lulah provides sophisticated fragrances at everyday prices.

The Lulah Collection includes lushly enticing body wash, body lotion, body mist and hand cream.  Available in Peony, Magnolia Fig, Vanilla Orchid, Citron and Tamarind Ginger, this collection ranges from $9-$13.

What I think: I like this new line by Thymes.  I have tried the Citron, which is very refreshing. The lotion is very moisturizing and smells amazing!

Available at http://www.lulah.com

St. Ives Nourishing Vanilla Body Wash
St. Ives Nourishing Vanilla Body Wash

 

St. Ives Nourishing Vanilla Body Wash (Approximately $2.99 USD). Indulge your skin and your spirits with the warm, calming scent of vanilla. This moisture-rich body wash, with Vitamin E and Swiss botanicals, nourishes your skin as you cleanse to keep it soft and smooth.  DIRECTIONS:  Pour onto moistened pouf, sponge, washcloth or hands. Work into lather and rinse. Avoid contact with eyes.

What I think:  This affordable body wash is creamy and smells great!  This is a really good buy for the money!

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

Eau Ravissante
Eau Ravissante

L’Occotane’s collection of Eaux de Provence fragrances is inspired by the beautiful fountains that can be found across the villages of southern France, bringing life and refreshment to all.

Eau Ravissante offers a dazzling bouquet of floral aromas with fruity citrus notes.   Formulated with the essential oils of Mediterranean bergamot and Damascena rose, this mischievous eau de cologne combines the sensual softness of rose petals with the sparkling freshness of citrus scents.  Our generously sized bottle, modeled after the architecture of Provençal fountains, will provide a long-lasting aromatic escape!

What I think:  This is a fresh fragrances.  Yu can really get the citrus notes along with the rose petals.  It is unusual and light.

Available at www.usa.loccitane.com.

Crabtree and Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Conditioning Hand Wash
Crabtree and Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Conditioning Hand Wash

Crabtree and Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Conditioning Hand Wash ($18 USD) —

Who would have thought that hand washing could be such an enjoyable experience? Our rich-lathering, pH-balanced Citron, Honey & Coriander Conditioning Hand Wash is infused with skin-softening botanical extracts for gentle everyday cleansing. And between washes, it still stands out by adding a splash of eye-catching colour to your living space.

  • Lemon, honey and coriander extracts help condition the skin
  • Soap-free formula is less drying than traditional cleansers
  • 100% naturally derived surfactant

What I think:  I have set this hand wash in my kitchen.  The scent perfect for the kitchen (or any room) and it leaves hands really soft.

Available at Crabtree & Evelyn stores and www.crabtree-evelyn.com.

Enjoy!

 

 

Last Minute Bath and Body Gift Sets

Here are some last-minute ideas for bath and body gifts.  They all smell fantastic (especially Blue, which is my current favorite fragrance).  Enjoy!

Avon Wonder Moon Orchid Collection ($12.99 USD) — Escape to your own exotic paradise with the seductively hypnotic scent of moon orchid, iris and calypso violet. This alluring aromatic blend turns an ordinary bath routine into a sensual luxury. Includes Body Wash (8.4 oz.) $10.99 Body Cream (8.4 oz.).  Visit www.avon.com to purchase.

MOR Essentially Delightful Sugar Rose Tiger Lily Gift Set ($22 USD) Treat yourself to everyday indulgence with this two piece Essentials Gift set. Containing a full-sized Sugar Rose Tiger Lily Soap Bar and Hand & Body Lotion, this subtle fragrance combines a subtle blend of sugary Rose, exotic Tiger Lily and ripe Tropical Fruits. The set includes a Vitamin E and Shea Butter soap and a Coconut Oil and Glycerin hand and body lotion. Purchase at www.morcosmetics.com.

Crabtree and Evelyn Heritage Soap Collection ($38 USD) — This richly coloured and distinctively patterned box opens to reveal five luxuriously lathering Triple Milled Soaps. In the tradition of 19th–century soap making, each skin-conditioning tablet is created in 30 steps and remains fragrant to the last sliver.

Contains:

  • Oatmeal & Wheatgerm Triple Milled Soap (158g)
  • Vetiver & Juniper Triple Milled Soap (158g)
  • Crabapple & Mullberry Triple Milled Soap (158g)
  • Avocado & Olive Oil Triple Milled Soap (158g)
  • Almond, Milk & Honey Triple Milled Soap (158g)

You can purchase at www.crabtree-evelyn.com or Crabtree & Evelyn stores.

H2O Blue Fragrance Collection Gift Set ($48 USD) — H2O’s latest fragrance set captures the infinite beauty of the sea. A fresh, uplifting fragrance with notes of watery peony, rosewood, nectarine and bergamot subtly scents the skin. The gift set contains Blue Eau de Toilette (1.7 oz)  and Blue Body Lotion (6 oz tube)  Purchase at www.h2oplus.com.

Great Idea For Spring Scents or Mother’s Day by Crabtree and Evelyn

Crabtree and Evelyn has introduced their Fine Floral Fragrance collection which features four modern single note scents available in personal fragrance, bath and body and home fragrances. The scents are:

LILY — The soft, spirited LILY fragrance is inspired by the delicate lily of the valley that flourishes in woodlands and country gardens throughout Europe. Calling to mind a beautiful spring morning in fresh-scented woods, this sparkling light green floral fragrance features a perfect single accord of lily of the valley surrounded by dewy greens, velvety mosses, and notes of hyacinth and ylang ylang.

LAVENDER — Crafted with a blend of the loveliest lavender grown in Europe, the uplifting LAVENDER is an aromatic fragrance that captures the refreshing spirit of summer in the countryside and the lavender harvest in Europe. This distinctive fragrance features fresh lavender bloom bouqueted with violet leaf, jasmine, exotic tonka bean, soft musk, and a touch of lemon leaf for a delicate, refreshing fragrance experience.

ROSEWATER –With some of the oldest rose gardens in England as inspiration, the classic ROSEWATER fragrance evokes the elegant essence of the hundred petal rose, a coveted scent through the centuries that is as captivating now as ever. This timeless fragrance features a blend of rose, violet, peony, fresh green foliage, and musk accords.

IRIS — The alluring IRIS fragrance pays homage to the Italian city of Florence and one of the most cherished ingredients in the world of perfumery today, the exquisite iris rhizome, which is at the heart of this exquisite modern floriental, and surrounded with soft, velvety accords of violet and jasmine. Top notes of natural Italian bergamot and cassis are added to the inviting base notes of exotic sandalwood, sensuous patchouli, fresh vetiver, natural cedarwood, and creamy musk to create a modern bouquet.

Some of my favorite products that you can purchase with the above scent of your choice are: 

Body Cream ($33.00 USD) — Pamper your skin with this exquisitely blended body cream infused with scent and formulated with moisturising shea butter along with rose hip and evening primrose oils, which are rich in essential fatty acids. Other features are:

  • A blend of grapeseed, jojoba, and wheat germ oils moisturise the skin.
  • Absorbs quickly and imparts a velvety feel to the skin.
  • Free of parabens, phthaletes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil.

I love the incredibly silky feel of this cream. It is very luxurious. Perfect for after a bath or shower, in the morning as a soft scent and in the evening before going out maybe layer it with the Eau De Toilette. Lovely!

Eau De Toilette ($45.00 USD) — Excellent for daytime as well as evening, our Eau de Toilette sprays provide a lighter skin-freshening fragrance experience in a wonderful range of exquisite scents.  

  • An airy, spirited fragrance that captures the freshness of a perfect spring day.
  • Can be sprayed on after bath or shower for a light, refreshing fragrance.
  • Free of parabens, phthaletes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil.

I have this in Lily and it is so pretty. It is fresh and smells like the patch of Lily of the Valley I have in my yard. The only thing that I would change is that the scent lasts a short time and needs to be reapplied frequently.

Lavender Poured Candle ($30.00 USD) — Create luxuriously fragrant moments with this beautifully designed candle scented with uplifting and refreshing Lavender.

  • Non-toxic and clean-burning cotton wick.
  • Contains natural vegetable waxes, including soy.
  • Total approximate burn time: 40 hours.

This is a perfect Mother’s Day gift. It has a long burning time of 40 hours and the scent is pure and makes the room smell amazing.

Iris Scented Drawer Papers ($23.00 USD) — Beautifully printed paper lines your drawers and gently scents your clothing with our exquisite iris fragrance.

  • Generously sized
  • Beautifully printed and fragranced
  • A lovely way to protect and delicately scent clothing

I love these! I have them in Iris and they are very fragrant. I lined my drawers, and now every time I remove a piece of clothing from the drawers, I get a whiff of the Iris. It is so nice — great idea!

Visit www.crabtree-evelyn.com for many more products in this line in a variety of prices. Perfect for mothers or yourself! Enjoy!

Crabtree & Evelyn’s Aromatherapy Distillations

 

Crabtree & Evelyn is a classic brand that makes great bath and body products. Their Aromatherapy Distillations are as wonderful for the senses as they are for the body.

The Aromatherapy Distillations are available in three different collections; Relaxing, Revitalizing and Purify. The scents are:

Relaxing:  Calming essential oil blend of lavender and rosewood, tonka, chamomile, vanilla and violet leaf.

Revitalizing: Essential oil blend of lemon, coriander, spearmint, mandarin and star anise. 

Purifying:  Essential oil blend of eucalyptus, lime, peppermint, grapefruit, mandarin and rosemary. 

These ranges come in many different products such as Body Lotion, Body Wash, Body Scrub and  Body Salts. Visit their website at www.store.crabtree-evelyn.com for the full collections and prices.