“ Brand: Floracologie / Type: Bath Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
Last week I decided to have an online order from Sainsbury's for a change. I have used them before, but not recently, and I valued the opportunity to select some new products that were previously unknown to me.
The first of these was a bubble bath soak called Floracologie, which attracted me because it was lavender, and because it was said to contain Bach Flower remedies. I am very keen on these, and have found them to be excellent when I have to do things which scare me, the dental surgery for example, and as I had a dental appointment looming I thought a soak the night before in this might ensure a good night's sleep.
www.floracologie.co.uk is the website of the company who make this, and a visit is well worth doing as has an interesting and well laid out home page.
All the products in the ranges are free from mineral oils and synthetic fragrances, and as well as the Lavender there are Rose and Orange Flower products. The Rose is for when you feel in need of reassurance and comfort, whereas the Orange Flower is designed as a pick me up, so may suit the first shower of the day. Lavender of course is for relaxation and this is why I chose it.
The way these essences work is that they combine several of the Bach Flower remedies which have specific qualities associated with them. The Lavender essential oil is combined with Arimony, which is for peace and tranquillity, White Chestnut, which is designed to calm the mind and stop argumentative thoughts, Heather which aids the joy of spending time alone, and the ability to see the wider picture in life, and Vervain which is to allow the world to go on without you for a while allowing you to take time out free from struggle, and finally, Oak, which also allows you to switch off!
The bubble bath also contains Dill essential oil, which it is said stops that "butterflies in the tummy feeling", which is no stranger to me in the dental surgery!
So this bottle promised the world in terms of relaxation, and for me with an impending dental appointment meant I was probably the best candidate to test this, as I am not relaxed at the dentist in any situation at all.
The bottle itself looked very attractive indeed -an indigo shade with a lavender image. A flip top lid allowed easy dispensing, and within a few minutes of running some under the tap the bath was a foaming mountain of lovely bubbles.
Climbing in I was delighted to notice that the lavender aroma was not overpowering, and the aroma was a pleasant floral one, which seemed to have several layers. It was difficult to discern each one, but it was a very delicate, yet multi scented fragrance. I enjoyed over half an hour in peace, before one of my Persian cats arrived and popped his little paws over the edge of the bath to peep in, and I decided to climb out!
I felt calm all that evening and slept well, and certainly found the dentist less of an ordeal in the morning, although I must admit a couple of Kalm tablets usually help me get into the chair, so this was not the only relaxation therapy I used. I think this product was a good buy, and I will certainly be trying the other fragrances in the range. There is also a lavender body wash available which compliments the bath soak.
This range is available in many Sainsbury's stores where it retails for £4.99 for 300 mls which does many baths, I actually have had 6 from mine and I was generous in the amount I used. Still this is, in my opinion anyway, a little expensive to use everyday, but certainly well worth keeping for evenings when you want to unwind after a particularly stressful time.
The bottle does warn to take care if any gets in your eyes, and to rinse well and to keep away from children.
I was also very pleased to find my skin felt moisturised after use, and as such I didn't need to use lotion afterwards.
I would certainly recommend this to anyone in need of relaxation, and I think it would make a wonderful gift for anyone going through a stressful time.