Cocoa-Rose Vanilla Bath Melt
All around the world, bathing and its benefits have been known for centuries. People in other countries follow old rituals by indulging in a quick jump into a cold bath after a warm steam or sauna (hello, increased circulation!). Today, in some parts of Rome and Paris, there are standing ruins from the ancient bath houses of centuries ago where hours would be spent socializing and relaxing (mainly because they didn't have cell phones then, right?!). Truth be told, there are a variety of benefits that can be received from a proper bathing ritual.
We already enjoy our beloved bath soak, the Blooming Tea Bath ~ An Afternoon in Paris. Also filled with botanical and skin delights, and born because of a delightful afternoon in Paris, it allows us to enjoy the petals that float around us while we feel like royalty, or they can be captured in a tea satchel and steeped like in a cup of tea. Additionally, we wanted to have a close relative that is just as lovingly crafted and offers not only natural aromatherapy to cuddle and caress the senses, but includes elements to soak-in that would do the same for our deserving body.
This carefully curated, large-sized bath melt (approximately weighing-in at between 6-7 oz. of goodness) is special, indeed. Beautifully packaged for gift giving or adding to your bath area's accessories (but don't just let it sit there!), and wrapped to keep it fresh until use, included in it are zero artificial ingredients, fragrances, starches, witch hazel, or fillers. Every ingredient, just like with all of our formulations, is hand selected and then blended together with complementary elements to pamper and soothe.
The oils of organic rose petals, rosehip seeds, a bit of heart-warming vanilla, and a touch of sweet orange caress and carry your mind to your happy place. Included are Epsom salts for their natural magnesium and soothing, pain-alleviating properties, as well as the purest Himalayan salts to help detoxify and quell any inflammation or nervous energy that may be lingering. The baking soda is a skin softener as well, as well as an acid neutralizer, a rash reducer, and a gentle exfoliant for skin. The addition of citric acid powder not only helps us feel as if we're soaking in a glass of champagne, but it gives the soak the proper pH, has wonderful emollient properties, and also helps shed any dull or tired skin. If that wasn't enough, (and frankly, it wasn't for us so we added another touch), here comes a wonderful surprise. Once the bath melt starts to share its tenderness with your limbs, a dollop of organic cocoa butter rises to the top of the water begging for attention. It can be allowed to melt and hydrate your skin further, or it can be gently massaged onto your elbows, knees, feet, and anywhere a little extra softening and pampering is desired.
The benefits of a soak are not only beneficial for the mind, but science has proven that there are health benefits for the body with the right type of bath. Water that is not too warm, which can cause heat stress on the body, and the right type of ingredients that you soak in, can make all of the difference. The actual position of lying in the tub while in the water is shown to be mood enhancing, the skin can benefit from the right ingredients (we've nailed this one!), and assisting in the production of the sleep-inducing hormones are all assisted from a warm bath. As your body temperature lowers slightly and returns to normal after your bath, it helps to start the natural production of melatonin to help coo you into a peaceful night's rest. Muscle aches, pains, and even cold symptoms can be relieved with the right temperature and bathing ingredients. A little candlelight never hurt anyone either... reducing the lights an hour before bed is a trigger to your body to get into rest mode as well.
Yes, our bath melt is pretty and makes a nice gift, but it's not just a nice gift. It's necessary, and it's just for you.
All of the ingredients are ranked in the safest category of EWG's Skin Deep database, and we are currently in the process of getting our EWG Verification for this product.
Fill your tub and glide into the water. When ready, gently drop the bath melt into your waiting water. Allow it to melt and fill the water and room with its natural essense. Then, nestled inside is a dollop of organic cocoa butter which will rise to the top. Allow it to melt in the water to further hydrate and soften, or rub onto elbows, knees, and feet to pamper and nourish.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your moment. No need to rinse when finished.
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Citric Acid Powder (Crystallized Fruit Sugar), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Vanilla Planifolia (Madagascar Vanilla) Bean Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate*, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Rose Petal) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil*. *Organic Ingredients