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Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy fountain
This is one of the toys Little Miss saw advertised before Christmas and decided that it should be on her wish list.
**What is it?**
This is, as advertised, an aromatherapy fountain and with it you can make facial masks and customise perfume in a working fountain, both things in lavender, strawberry, jasmine and caramel apple scents.
**Product and packaging...**
The highly decorated box shows us how to make the products and once I get through the cardboard, plastic and ties, then inside the box we get:
* Spa dream fountain which has three petal cups and holders for the bottles
* 4 perfume oil bottles with green petal lids
* 2 larger bottles with pink lids for the perfume base
* 4 oil packets containing strawberry kiss, caramel apple, lavender and jasine
* 2 base oil packets
* 2 large oat blend packets
* 2 sticker label sheets so that perfumes can be identified
* 2 card recipe cards for honey oatmeal face mask and herbal flower retreat perfume
* 1 pink spoon
* 1 small blue mixing bowl
* 1 funnel
* Instruction leaflet which is very detailed and shows how to set up the fountain in stages.
**Setting it up...**
The instructions are quite specific on how the fountain should be set up and when we first looked at the instructions they did seem quite complicated. However, once we got started it was fairly simple especially because the actual main part of the fountain was already set up and it is only the bottles and bits and pieces which are not attached.
The first thing we have to do is add 2 x AA batteries and thankfully the compartment cover was easy to unscrew and once the batteries were inserted then the thing was easily powered up by pressing the on/off switch on the back.
The perfumes should be added to the 4 different bottles and the perfume bases need to be put into the larger bottles, and then we are ready to go...
The instructions tell us that a fountain is essential for any spa so once the batteries have been inserted we can either add a few drops of the perfume to the water in the pink lotus flower or just have water and listen to the flowing water. Little Miss prefers to add different blends of perfumes and likes to add different scents to see what they smell like.As the water flows from the lotus blossom up through the stem of the next flower, it then tips into the third flower and flows back to the lotus blossom. The only problem is that as the water flows it is quite noisy, and you have to make sure that the flower petals are properly aligned or the water will spill.
The instructions for the face mask are simple to follow and when applied to the face it really does feel as though skin has been given a good clean, mainly because of the oatmeal which exfoliates. There is plenty of the product to ake several face masks and Little Miss myself and a couple of friends have used the without any adverse effects.
Similarly, the instructions for the perfue are simple enough for Little Miss to follow, and following the same theory she has made several of her own perfumes using the perfume base blend and different scents
There are lots of similar products in the range including:
* Facial benefits
* Comfort Collection
* Spa Party sleepover for three
The items range in price and what they do, so for anyone who likes the idea it's worth checking them out.
The website, www.spafactory.com has lots of information about the different available products
The concept is a simple one- perfumed water flowing through a spa, and we liked the idea of making different perfumes. The actual spa isn't especially sturdy so care has to be taken that it's not knocked especially when filled with water. We also didn't know what to do with the excess scented water because it seemed a shame to throw it away when there was still perfume in it, so we tended to just let it keep running till it evaporated (takes ages); I would advise anyone with this to use just enough water to make sure it can get up the stems. We have now used quite a lot of the perfumes and I am going to see if I can find more although i think maybe some of the room aroma oils may work just as well.
With a RRP of £29..99 it's not the cheapest but it has given Little Miss lots of fun creating perfumes and starting her own "beauty salon" (no booking required). The spa does scent the room, and it's a bit like having a scented candle without the naked flame.
Recommended for anyone who likes creating beauty products and is most suited to children over the age of 6 years old.
Thanks for reading.