Ever since personkind first accidentally fell into a forgotten mammoth trap, the ritual of bathing has been embraced not only as a means of removing the whiff of slightly-dead wooly elephants but also as a serene experience in its own right. Across the centuries, this ever more popular practice has only been enhanced by the introduction of countless odour-positive bath oils. It’s a practice that continues to this very day, with every season many of the leading skincare brands launching new ways to make your daily dip yet more delightful.
One such in-tub treat – J’Adore Shower and Bath Oil – comes courtesy of French luxury maison Dior and is said to leave you steeped in iconic J’Adore floral notes, while also imparting a delicate sheen to the skin. A similarly floral allure is on offer from British luxury skincare label Bamford’s B Silent Organic Body Oil, while utilises chamomile, lavender and sativa to relax the body and optimise sleep patterns.
Looking more firm up body contours, meanwhile, is Brazil-based beauty brand Costa Brazil’s Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil. Infused with such rare Amazonian ingredients an antioxidant-rich cacay oil, it promises healthier, firmer skin, but then, don’t they all?
Not to be overlooked, Natura Bissé, the much-loved Spanish skincare label, currently with two new premium treatment oils on offer – the energy-boosting Natura Bissé Energizing Dry Oil and the muscle-soothing Natura Bissé Fitness Dry Oil. Bringing up the rear, meanwhile, London-headquartered Aromatherapy Associates’ Forest Therapy Bath & Shower Oil incorporates several powerful healing ingredients – notably Andean pink pepper and Macedonian juniper berry – as a way of both nourishing the skin and instilling a sense of deep relaxation.
Text: Tenzing Thondup