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I often have trouble dropping off to sleep because I never seem to be able to relax. I often buy different lotions and potions to help in this area and after using and liking the Weleda Lavender Body wash, I thought the Lavender Relaxing Bath Milk would be worth a try.
About the product
The product promises to relax both the body and the mind before bed in order to allow you to fall into a peaceful sleep. It claims that it will calm an over stimulated mind to leave you feeling soothed and relaxed and ready for sleep using the aroma of Lavender.
How do you use the product?
The product should be poured into your hot running bath water. You need to fill the cap of the bottle about 3 times in order to get the desired results. You then simply climb in and enjoy. You can also use the product to fill the room with a relaxing scent by pouring some into a bowl of hot water.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a blue glass bottle which has a white cap that twists on and off. It is heavy and attractive but not the ideal material to make a bath product and out of. The product will cost you around £12 for 200 ml and it can be bought from department stores such as Boots and also from a range of online websites.
When you remove the lid, the product has a very strong aroma which hits you immediately. It is very obviously a natural aroma instead of one which has been artificially created. If it remained this strong, the aroma wouldn't be a nice one but it is more tame once it has been diluted. The product is a milk white colour and it has the consistency of an oil.
The glass packaging isn't ideal and it becomes slippery when you handle it with wet hands. It's definitely one that you will want to keep out of the reach of children. The liquid is obviously runny so you need to pour with care. I pour in the directed three cap fulls and although it makes the water slightly murky, it doesn't change the water to a milky colour.
With the door shut, the Lavender aroma does fill the air nicely and it is very detectable. The milk in the water is slightly noticeable but it doesn't make the water greasy or oily. It is a gentle product and it doesn't irritate the skin or make you feel itchy. The aroma is indeed very relaxing and I can feel it relaxing my mind and body after a stressful day. It doesn't become too overpowering or silky, and as long as the door is shut, it doesn't disappear to fast.
On leaving the bath, my skin doesn't really feel much different but there is certainly no greasy feeling left behind. It doesn't leave any residue behind in the bath or leave it looking unclean or slippery. The aroma doesn't really linger on my skin which was a bit of a disappointment. It really does leave me feeling relaxed and ready for bed and I love to use this at the end of a busy day.
All in all, this is a lovely and relaxing product to use at the end of a stressful day. It's easy to use and fills the room with the natural aroma of Lavender. It doesn't make you or the water greasy or oily and it doesn't leave the bath unclean or slippery. I really like this bath milk but I am knocking a star off for the rather ridiculous packaging.
WHAT IS IT?
Bath milk that is made by Weleda. It has got the scent of lavender so will be relaxing for you when you have a bath.
THE BATH MILK
This is a very runny milk so you have to be careful that you do not pour too much into the water or you will waste it. You need only a very small amount, mine came in plain sample package but if you buy the full size version you need to use one or two caps in a complete bath of water. It makes the water turn cloudy but does not make it go white or look dirty like some bath milks.
It smells very beautiful, the smell is of fresh lavender but it is a little bit sweet also and has got a little bit of a smell of violets. The smell is pleasing because it is not as strong as most lavender bath products and I am glad for that because lavender sometimes makes the air sickly if I am having a bath for a long time.
WHAT I THINK
I like the smell of this bath milk very much and I think it does help me to feel more relaxed after I have had my bath, but I think that bathtime is very relaxing anyway so I do not know if to believe claims like this. I do not have problems with falling to sleep so don't know if it helps in that way but I like the way that the lavender fragrance goes from my bathroom to the bedrooms because it is a nice soft smell to have in those rooms in the evening.
My skin does not feel softer after I have had a bath using this bath milk and that is a pity because I have used Weleda bath products before and they have moisturised my skin but this one does not. It does not make it feel dry but I have had to use body lotion as soon as I have dried myself and I think that is a pity also because the smell of lavender stays nice on my skin and I do not like that I have to cover it up with my fragrance from my lotion.
I think I feel clean when I bath using this milk, I do not get very dirty because I shower in the morning and when I take a bath it is so that I can relax not just to get clean. My skin feels refreshed while I am soaking and if I have got real dirt on me from the garden or playing with my children then I can see that it is easy to remove it using my sponge that has been soaked in the bath water.
It costs about £10 for a 200ml bottle of this bath milk but I do not think that is as expensive as it sounds because a bottle lasts for a long time. I would not want to use it every day because I like to have bubbles in my bath and think milky water is a little bit boring but it is nice to use sometimes.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
Soothes the senses to reduce tension and ease restlessness, ideal at bedtime / Lavender flowers have been used over the centuries for their sweet-smelling, restful qualities / Similarly Lavender Bath Milk has a soothing, relaxing effect when added to the bath / Lavender has a harmonising influence and strengthens the nerves / Lavender Bath Milk is, therefore, useful in cases of mental exhaustion and over stimulation / It is best used at night when its fragrant, harmonising properties will promote a peaceful nights sleep.