Prediction. Aromatherapy will be big news next year as we seek comfort, love, wellbeing and safe harbour in this mad, fast, uncertain world of ours. And with party season around the corner, now’s the time to squeeze in some early nights before those late night taxi rides home in the snow! Here are four winter beauty warmers to keep you calm, comforted and help you sleep deeply this season…
Named one of the Top 10 aromatherapists in the world by Vogue, Michelle Roques O’Neil is nothing short of an icon so it’s all the more exciting to hear that her new range of balancing, calming, energising bath and face products has arrived at Cult Beauty.
Therapie’s 5-piece Discovery Set £38 is the perfect introduction to the range: the Himalayan Bath Salts are a big beauty editor favourite this winter and her Restore Aura Spray is worth keeping in your bag for when you’re feeling over-stressed or a bit wobbly. If you’re looking for a winter skin protector that goes way beyond most serums, have a look at Therapie’s Cherish Skin Repair Serum.
THERAPIE at CULT BEAUTY (Don’t miss Michelle’s fascinating story which is a great read – she’s this month’s Cult Beauty Featured Expert) and you can now follow @TherapieUK on Twitter for wellbeing tips. Find out more here about Roques O’Neil’s Design for Living
You know the saying “take time to smell the flowers”? Well the flowers are IN this tea!
Feel you need a daily break in a frantically busy schedule – perhaps in the afternoon as you’re starting to flag, or in the evening an hour before bed? Facial acupuncturist and aromatherapist Annee De Mamiel’s Contemplation Tea revives, calms and ‘brings you back to centre’ after a rush-rush day. De Mamiel is one of Kate Shapland’s handpicked brands on MyShowcase and this beautiful blend would make a great gift for someone you love who’s over-stretched at the moment.
Ingredients: Linden blossom (tilia europaea) flowers; lavender (lavandula angustifolia) flowers; goji berry (l. chinense mill.) fruit; lemon verbena (lippia citriodora) leaf; damiana (turnera diffusa) leaf; rosehip (rosa canina) fruit; rose (rosa damascena) petals. (PS: Jetting off somewhere soon? Her Altitude Oil is legendary).
BEATITUDE – PEACE BATH OIL £22
Beatitude founder Rebecca O’Connor sent a lovely note to us last week, and mentioned we were the first to Tweet about her new range last Christmas. We definitely have a soft spot for her lovely Edinburgh-based brand which has gone from strength to strength. It’s simple, beautiful and created with love and another of the special brands that Kate Shapland chose for her MyShowcase. To find out more about the rest of the range – including the divine Joy, Patience and Peace Bath Oils – and to read Rebecca’s story, visit MyShowcase.com
ABAHNA – SLEEP BATH SALTS £12
Abahna have just launched a new website, new Lifestyle Collection – and a new Sleep range! And what’s not to love about these Lavender, Neroli and Clary Sage Sleep Bath Salts? £12 for a very decent 400g, they’re adorned with pretty details like the little gold star on the gift tag, and a mini wooden spoon for scooping these uber-relaxing Dead Sea Salts out into your hot running bath. Best enjoyed with Abahna’s new Sleep Candle £35, a 3-wick soy wax aromatherapy wonder that comes in an elegant black box with black ribbon – no gift wrap required. Affordable, luxurious and a divine-smelling London brand stocked at Heals, Fortnum & Mason and other retailers as well as online at www.abahna.co.uk