Filling your bath with fragrance at the end of a hard day, be it with a bath melt, soap or foam, is a popular way to relax: There's something about settling in for a nice long soak that washes all your worries away. Therefore, it's no surprise we're seeing the return of British bath time. But what is it about a fragrant foam that's so effective at making us feel restored, relaxed and rejuvenated?
Ultimately, it boils down to science: Certain fragrances boast properties that have a positive effect on the body and mind. In order to get the most out of your bath and to see how you can use scent to boost your health and wellbeing, take a look at three of our foam bath fragrances:
Neroli & Rose
The Neroli and Rose Foam Bath gives off an intricate and delicate scent. It's the perfect combination for an indulgent soak, with the neroli working to calm and relax the mind.
The soothing properties of the fragrance have made it a popular tool among aromatherapists for alleviating anxiety. It's also thought that neroli can regenerate and preserve skin elasticity. This has led to it being used as part of anti-ageing techniques, acne treatment, stretch mark/scar remedies and therapies for helping to heal broken capillaries.
If you need to calm your mind, the Neroli and Rose Foam Bath is the best fragrance to add to your bath routine. It will help to sooth you from head to toe, banishing the woes of the day.
Greentea & Grapefruit
Greentea and grapefruit are two powerful fragrances that are known for their purifying properties. Greentea is filled with antioxidant compounds, which makes it popular for cleansing, anti-ageing and getting rid of swelling, blotches, blemishes and spots. Meanwhile, grapefruit is also known for its detoxifying properties and its ability to remove excess liquid. It works by activating the lymphatic system, making it popular for cleansing the skin and combating oily skin and hair. It's also used for energising the mind and getting rid of hangovers.
Therefore our Greentea and Grapefruit Foam Bath is the perfect product for rejuvenating a tired mind and body.
Citrus & Lavender
Beautifully combining top and bottom notes to create a revitalising combination, the Citrus and Lavender Foam Bath is both zesty and flowery.
Each of these scents is renowned for combating stress, easing depression and even improving mental focus. This is because it normalises neuroendocrine hormone levels and immune function, which are erratic in those who suffer with depression and anxiety.
Lavender has also been found to relieve stress, depression and anxiety. As well as being an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal, lavender is a popular calming fragrance that lowers cortisol levels.
If you’re looking to mentally unwind after a long day or you’re just seeking a calming relief from everyday life, then we’d recommend the Citrus & Lavender Bath Foam to aid you in your relaxation.
Improving health and well-being with fragrance
There are lots of ways to introduce these powerful fragrances into your life. If you're not a fan of baths, you can try scented candles or burning oil instead. No matter what method you use, fragrance is a great way to improve both mental and physical health.
At Heyland & Whittle, all of our products are handmade in Britain and use natural ingredients to ensure you get the maximum benefit from them.
So sit back and unwind, while taking in the aromas of our fragrant products.