Bathtime is part of my bedtime ritual. When I skip my bath I don’t fall asleep as easily or sleep as well. Often, I’ll try to skip it if we stay out too late but it never works out well for me. I, at least, pour a couple of cups of Epsom salt into my bath to help my muscles relax. Sometimes I’ll upgrade my bath with scented bubble bath (usually Bath & Body Works Stress Relief). So, when AromaFloria reached out to me and offered to let me try their Muscle Soak line I jumped at the chance.
The Muscle Soak Collection consists of four products:
- Ocean Mineral bath salts
- Moisturizing body wash
- Foaming bubble bath
- Bath and Body massage oil
This collection combines the aromatherapy scents of eucalyptus (one of my favorites) with peppermint, and lemongrass. I like the scent but it’s hard for me not to since it starts with eucalyptus.
The bath salts were excellent and were, of course, the first product that I tried (along with the bubble bath). The aroma on the bath salts was perfect. Sometimes you get a scented bath salt and it barely has any scent at all, but this was good. It had enough scent that even without the bubble bath it was strong enough, which was a good thing.
The body scrub is really nice. It’s very thick full of sugar crystals to scrub away the dead skin and left my skin feeling very smooth. I will suggest that you avoid using it on freshly shaved skin. I made that mistake and it burns a little. However, that sensation went away quickly. Adding even just a few minutes between the shave and the scrub made a huge difference. I love a good body scrub, whether at the end of my shower or during a bath.
The bubble bath was honestly a bit weak, both in scent and in bubbles. I’m used to bubble baths that foam up my bath with just a small amount. I found that I had to use a good bit more of the bubble bath than I was used to and still the scent was a bit on the weak side. The image on the left was taken after using about twice the amount that I’m used to using. The bubbles have actually settled a bit in this image (it was the best bubble bath I had from this product). Lesson learned, it’s not your typical bubble bath but it does foam when you use enough.
The Bath and Body massage oil probably would have been great if I’d had someone massage me down with it. The smell isn’t overly strong, but it’s got enough of the eucalyptus scent to make me happy. Because I didn’t really have the opportunity to use it as a massage oil, I decided to try adding some of the oil to my bath to give me more moisture in the bath. It did work for that, although probably not nearly as well as it would have had someone rubbed me down.
Overall the aroma on the products was good. My favorite was definitely the bath salts. The one negative was that products that should foam didn’t foam well. I know that sometimes this is a thing with more natural products and that’s one thing with these products is that they are totally natural, 100% Vegan, Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, and Phthalate Free – something that I can’t say about Bath & Body Works.
Aromafloria products can be purchased from their website – http://www.aromafloria.com/