Lavender Three Ways. Lavender Three Ways! Have I actually just written that down as a title? I’ll get up really early and change it to something better.
If you’re reading this, I didn’t get up really early to change it to something better. I sat and watched a few episodes of Episodes (brilliant television series with Matt Leblanc, thank you Sam and Nic from Pixiwoo for that recommendation) and then read some of my book in bed and then fell asleep. So, lavender three ways, we are stuck with you. Good job I like lavender! I actually bloody love lavender. Not so much in perfumes or bodycare but most definitely in candles and bath oils and pillow sprays and other sleep-inducing things. I rarely have trouble falling asleep, but if I’m feeling highly-strung and my mind is doing that terrible whirring thing, I have a bit of a soak in the bath and add an oil or milk or foam (three ways, see!) to help me relax. (The ultimate relax potion is Aromatherapy Associate’s Deep Relax oil, but it didn’t have “lavender” in the name so it wasn’t allowed into my photograph. You can find it online here; it’s pricey, but you need just a tiny capful at a time. It’s very potent stuff. You wouldn’t want to operate heavy machinery after a dose of Deep Relax!)
Pictured above we have NEOM’s Tranquility, an organic bath foam with English Lavender, Sweet Basil and Jasmine, and then Dr Hauschka’s Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence and Weleda’s Lavender Bath Milk. All of them are top-notch; soothing on the mind, kind to the skin. The scent of the NEOM foam is just exquisite – and don’t be put off by the idea of a foam, it’s not a skin-shrivelling synthetically-fraranced bubble bath! It’s not the most moisturising of lavender “ways”, but it’s certainly not drying. It’s £22 for 200ml from Selfridges here – I seem to have the old packaging, but the new is equally posh.
The Moor Lavender from Dr Hauschka was a bit of a surprise when I first used it; I assumed that it would be an oil, but the texture is creamy and smooth. Whatever it is (they call it an “essence”) it smells gorgeous and you don’t need very much at all to turn your bathroom into a heavenly relaxation area. You can also add a few drops to an oil burner to scent a room, I’ve tried this with a few of my bath oils now and it works quite well! Find Dr H’s Lavender online here – it’s £16 for 100ml.
Last of the Lavender Three Ways; Weleda’s Bath Milk. I have recommended this a number of times and will recommend it again; it’s reasonably cheap (£12.50 f0r 200ml, here) smells beautiful and feels like a proper treat. I’ve just seen that Amazon have this for £6.06 for a 200ml bottle, here, which makes the whole situation even better. Has anyone bought beauty stuff from Amazon? I’m assuming that the Prime vendors are all verified and touting legitimate wares? I must do some research on that, but if anyone has any info then do let me know in the comments below.