I don’t bath as much as I would like to. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the soak, to the contrary I have a gorgeous whirlpool bath which is the perfect way to spend a few hours – I just don’t have the time. One of the lovely things about receiving a bath oil in June’s Roccabox is that it’s going to encourage me to make the time. My Roccabox card says:
“The signature product of this iconic European brand seriously delivers: essential oils reinvigorate your mind, relax your body and nourish your soul, while the concentrated oil leaves your skin glowing and soft. This cult product is pretty much danger-free (it miraculously doesn’t leave a slippery oily film over the tub) but it should come with a warning: it’s so deeply luxurious that a bath without it will never be the same again.”
This is a 15ml sample of Olverum, which is enough for three baths. Full size the oil sells in 125ml which is £24.95 from skinoracle.com with free delivery, or 250ml which is cheaper per ml at £40.99 from landyschemist, also with free shipping.assuming a similar pricing structure the larger bottle is 16p per ml, making my sample worth approximatly £2.40.
The oil is packaged in a box, the front and back are white and the side panels are a pistachio green shade. On the front of the box is the brand and product name, and a drawing of a dark green plant or leaf which gives me the impression of nature, and healing. The back of the box using green text. It has the company contact information, and place of manufacture (England). It says:
“Olverum (true oil) is a unique and luxurious aromatic blend of ten essential oils. With just a few drops int he Bath, these carefully chosen extract combine to help ease stress and relax tension in both mind and body, bringing you back to your complete and natural self.”
Directions: Add half a capful (5ml) to a warm bath. Disperse with your hand. Relax. Unwind. Reset.
Also inside the box is the bottle containing the bath oil. The packaging is very simple, a little glass bottle with black writing and shiny black cap. There is a clear sticker at the bottom of the bottle which contains the company contact information and place of manufacture. I unscrew the cap to smell a little of the oil – it’s very fresh and natural smelling. I can smell something zesty like lemon, or lemongrass which is really fresh and invigorating, but that’s been layered over something deeper and more woody. Each time I inhale the oil I get different dimensions of fragrance, some are almost a little herby too. Following the instructions I add half a cap to a lovely warm bath, swirl it around in the water and climb inside.
I must say, it really was one of the most relaxing baths I have ever had. I went in feeling frustrated, but after an hour of relaxation I felt like a different person. I noticed that unlike bath bombs, bubble baths and alike the aromas didn’t fade during the bath. If I couldn’t smell the oils any longer a little swirl of the water seemed to ge them going again, I was very very impressed with how long the fragrance lasted. I did need to have a shower after the bath as my skin felt like it was coated in something, but that’s usual for me if I take a bath.
Overall I really like this bath oil. I’m not sure I could ever use it regularly as it an expensive item but it made a huge difference to my mindset when I tried it, more so than simply bathing alone so I am tempted to keep a big bottle in the house for emergencies!