As any parent will no doubt tell you, there are periods in your life when you just find yourself busy busy busy and it can often feel like there is no end in sight. At the moment we are going through one of those times and despite the fact that we said (repeatedly no less!) that 2018 was going to be a year of relaxation, recuperation and renovation, we are actually finding ourselves busier than we were last year.
As an introvert, I find these times in our lives really exhausting. I need moments of calm, moments to myself, when I can recharge those batteries and regenerate my brain, otherwise I end up run into the ground. So when I was asked whether I wanted to trial Olverum Bath Oil just recently, I saw this as my chance to create some ‘me time’ and give myself a little pampering and my brain a little rest.
Olverum Bath Oil is currently taking the world of beauty by storm and on opening the box I could begin to see why. The simple packaging belies the gorgeous glass bottle beneath which immediately put me in mind of luxury. A teaspoon of this oil is all you need for your drawn bath and it comes with a lovely list of benefits; stress-relief, soothing of aches and pains and lovely soft skin…all the things I was looking for.
Although Olverum has been around since the 1930’s, it has only just begun to filter into the mainstream after it was relaunched under new British ownership. Its blend of 10 pure essential oils have been carefully selected, and include the likes of eucalyptus, lavender, exotic verbena and Siberian fir needle. On opening the bottle I was immediately met with the scent of the eucalyptus and rosemary but the smell is not overpowering and is remarkably unisex so if you have a male partner who enjoys a little pampering then this could also be right up their street.
When I give myself a little ‘me time’ treat I usually like to grab a glass of wine, dim the lights, spark a candle and grab a good book but I wanted to test the benefit of the bath oil on its own, with no outside interference, as it were. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. As I mentioned, you only need a small amount of the bath oil and although I missed the comforting presence of bubbles, and was dubious about the extent the bath oil would affect me, it was actually one of the best bathing experiences I’ve had!
If you are looking for a little drop of luxury in your life then this bath oil is perfect. I was concerned that the oil would leave my skin greasy, or worse, dry it out, but I found that it really did leave my skin feeling super silky and the smell lingered for just the right amount of time without being overpowering. In fact it made the whole bathroom smell delightful for a couple of hours which is not something I can often say!
I also felt incredibly relaxed…so relaxed I almost drifted off a few times. In many ways it doesn’t matter to me whether this was psychological (because I was expecting the bath oil to help me unwind) or whether it was thanks to the Olverum. The point is that when I stepped out of that bath, I definitely felt more chilled out than when I stepped in. Did it tick the box and help me unwind…yes. Did I feel as though my aches dissipated…yes. Did my skin feel softer than before…yes. Absolutely.
Now you might be wondering whether a bath oil could really achieve all that but honestly, if you don’t believe what is written here then do some more research and you will see that the reviews speak for themselves. This is a product which I believe is going to go from strength to strength as more people discover just how wonderful it is.
And for me, the ultimate proof is that I have used it a number of times since and I wouldn’t hesitate to go out and buy it for myself when the bottle runs out. Which brings me neatly to the pricing. Although this product is priced at the higher end of the market, when you work the price out per bath it is pretty good value for money. When you add in the benefits of the bath oil itself, it looks even better.
Thank you to Olverum for sending me a sample and letting me experience this luxurious bath oil for myself.
The Olverum bath oil is available from Olverum.com, Harvey Nichols, Fenwick and House of Fraser Online.
125ml (enough for 25 baths) – £32.00
250ml (enough for 50 baths) – £58.00
Travel set (enough for 9 baths) – £22.00