I’m Hannah, Natural Skincare Therapist at Southsea Bathing Hut. I’ll be sharing weekly wellness tips to lift the mind and spirit as we all stay safe, stay well and stay home.
As we start adapting to life after lockdown and venturing into a new normal, many of us will be feeling a little anxious about what’s next. Leaving the comfort of home and adapting to a different way of life.
There are many support systems around us and charities such as Mind, Heads Together and locally Solent Mind which can provide expert advice and support for those struggling with the transition.
Here at SBH we hope to spread a sunny sense of the seaside and mood-lifting Aromatherapy blends that are as comforting and restorative as a dip in the sea.
Aromatherapy | Blooming Bath & Shower Oils
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment which uses natural plant extracts, such as Essential Oils and other aroma compounds, to promote health and wellbeing.
At Southsea Bathing Hut, all of our scented natural skincare products contain high quality, pure Essential Oils.
Aromatherapies can help to support the delicate balances within body and mind, alleviating worries and stresses. They are a great holistic help, as we settle back into a new routine.
Our popular Blooming Bath & Shower Oils are a fantastic way to bring aromatic joy and therapeutic luxury to your daily bath or shower!
Each of our Blooming Bath & Shower Oils is formulated with Italian Soya Bean Oil and Olive Oil to leave skin feeling beautifully clean, deeply nourished, and delicately scented. It also contains a natural compound emulsifier (an ingredient which encourages the suspension of one liquid in another) to create a close, creamy lather on the skin and ensure the rich oils don’t make the bath or shower dangerously slippery. That’s definitely something to watch out for in Bath & Shower Oils made by other brands!
Each blend of Blooming Bath & Shower Oil contains different Essential Oils which have different therapeutic benefits. Here’s a guide to each aromatherapy blend for you to choose which suits your needs:
Contains: French Lavender Oil
Smells Like: There are many different varieties of Lavender and each has a unique scent. We prefer to use French Lavender in our products because its aroma is less sharp, more delicate; it’s refined and slightly chalky. Nothing like your Nan’s old sock draw liners!
French Lavender is also reported to have greater healing properties. Lavender is renowned for its calming and soothing effects which help to calm busy thoughts and allow body and mind to release stress. It’s a great ingredient for encouraging a sense of peace, deep meditation or sleep. There’s a reason why Lavender products are always made at the end of the day at Southsea Bathing Hut!
Naturally anti-viral and anti-bacterial, Lavender also helps to bring balance to oily and blemish prone skin.
Our Lavender Blooming Bath & Shower Oil is best used in the evening to relax and encourage a deep sleep.
Lemon & Orange
Contains: Indian Lemongrass & Brazilian Sweet Orange Oil
Smells Like: Sunshine in a bottle! Very similar to the scent of Sherbert Lemons.
Lemongrass and Sweet Orange blend into a citrusy energy powerhouse. Lemongrass is nature’s ingredient for taming high blood pressure. It’s rich in potassium which stimulates blood circulation and lowers blood pressure, making you feel at ease, refreshed and stimulated.
Sweet Orange is a bright and cheery scent which helps ease muscular tension from top to toe.
Sweet Orange also helps to uplift and awaken the skin, while detoxifying and stimulating circulation and the lymphatic system to improve skin texture and tone, and even reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Best used during your morning shower/bath as an awakening sunshine shot.
Contains: Egyptian Rose Geranium Oil
Smells Like: A gentle rosy, floral fragrance with green tones. Very similar to the scent of Turkish Delight!
This Essential Oil is very balancing for the mood and skin. It helps to balance mood with a calming, yet gently uplifting aroma. Rose Geranium is commonly used to help to diminish unhelpful thoughts and anxieties. It is also said to alleviate symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome, perimenopause and menopause.
It is also a rosy remedy for the skin. It increases circulation, which feeds the skin and provides a lovely glow. It’s also anti-inflammatory, which helps to reduce blemish breakouts, irritation and infection. It aids skin repair, reducing the appearance of scars and dark spots.
Rose Geranium Blooming Bath & Shower Oil can be used morning or evening. Brightening the morning, or melting daily stresses away ready for a restful, rosy sleep.
Contains: American Peppermint
Smells Like: Sweet Candy Canes. We’d describe it as ’soft and rounded’, rather than a ‘cold and sharp’ toothpaste-like scent.
American Peppermint Essential Oil gives a light and breezy aroma. Refreshing and awakening the mind and body, with its naturally decongesting effects. It’s stimulating and cooling and helps to relieve headaches. Eases aches and pains, and enhance alertness and stamina.
Although its Candy Cane scent reminds us of Christmas, thanks to its skin-cooling properties, we find this product is equally popular in the hot summer months.
This product is perfect for use in the morning for a minty boost out of bed, or after a workout as a cooling muscle treat.
Contains: American Sweet Almond Oil & German Chamomile Extract
Smells Like: This is a very gently scented product. In fact, some would describe it as unscented. But, if you have a good nose, you’ll pick up the scent of sweet, apple-like and herbaceous chamomile.
This product is very gentle and ideal for sensitive skin. We think Essential Oils are wonderful, but those with sensitive or hypersensitive skin can struggle with the allergens which naturally occur in flowers and, thereby, Essential Oils. That’s why, instead of using Essential Oils in this product, we make our own Chamomile Extract from dried Chamomile Flowers in the Southsea Bathing Hut lab!
Sweet Almond Oil restores the skin’s natural barriers, nurturing and soothing irritated dry and itchy skin. While Chamomile is deeply repairing and calming, it also acts as a mild pain reliever, and is recommended for those with skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis.
This blend can be used morning or evening, preparing and protecting the skin and mind for the day ahead, or alleviating tensions and stresses helping to wind down for the evening.
Our Blooming Bath & Shower Oils have been formulated to provide powerful aromatherapy which is gentle on the skin. I hope they bring as much joy to you as they do to me! I’m essentially fuelled by essential oils!
This is our 10th Wellness Wednesday, and as we prepare to tentatively reopen our shop on Albert Road in Southsea, we feel this is a good milestone to end this ‘Wellness Wednesday’ series.
All the blogs and videos will remain on our website and YouTube Channel if you would like to recap at any time.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed chatting and sharing tips with you all. I look back at my first video, totally out of my comfort zone and wow! You’ve really helped my confidence grow with your lovely comments and engagements! Thank you!
Thank you for continuing to support us throughout these times, we really do have the best SBH community! I look forward to treating you in The Lagoon Treatment Room very soon.
Lots of love!