As a busy mum of 3 girls, having a relaxing bath (alone) is pure luxury. I’ll be honest, it rarely ever happens. If I’m not sharing the tub with one of the kids, then one is usually staring over me like a hawk. Or the cat. The cat often likes to sit and stare at me too. And washing myself in baby bath bubbles are just not quite as relaxing as I ever hope for.
I decided that I would treat my body and soul to a relaxing hot bath, with the help of Olverum. I have had a particularly stressful start to October so far, and making me feel even more drained by the fact I have a stinking cold! I feel like I have not sat down for weeks, sleep has gone out of the window thanks to a teething 7 month old and my body feels very, very neglected indeed!
What is it?
Olverum is a stunning bath oil made from a luxurious blend of 10 aromatic essential oils; lavender, pine, eucalyptus, and juniper to name just a few. Just a 5 ml dash in your bath water is enough to tingle your senses and relax your whole body instantaneously, Especially after a particularly stressful or hectic day. Olverum has a truly natural scent, of pine and lavender along with other subtle hints of rosemary and lemon that help to decongest and open up your airways. I thoroughly recommended a steamy soak with Olverum if you have a cold stuffing up your nose. As soon as I started running my bath the lush scent started filling the bathroom and unlocking my nose right away. My husband even commented on how beautiful the smell was as it drifted down the stairs, and actually filled our whole propetry with such a fresh scent that lasted all night long, as we could still smell it in the morning! I do like to leave my bath water in the tub overnight when I have used any nice smelling products, as I believe that no pretty smells should be wasted down the plug hole! Also, I find if we keep the bathwater in the tub overnight, it actually helps to heat the upstairs of the house in the winter. A sneaky energy saving tip 😉
The good bits
The bath oil mixes well with your water and while it smells very strong aromatically, the scent is left subtly on your skin and not over-powering. I was expecting my skin to be left smelling strongly of Olverum, but I was pleasantly surprised when I was left with just hints of the bath oil scent. In the past I have used bath oils which have felt slimy on my skin, and left me covered in a greasy film. Olverum did not do this, instead it left my skin feeling soft and moisturised being absorbed into my skin rather than just sitting there blocking pores.
Olverum can even be used sparingly as a massage oil. Whether you’ve just got back from a tough work-out, or if your partner decides to treat you, a few drops warmed on the skin feels divine and relaxes muscles instantly. Another pro-point for this product. It just keeps getting better in my opinion!
The bad bits
I couldn’t find any bad points about Olverum actually. Not a single thing… other than I felt like I needed a huge bottle living on my bathroom shelf and I did not have one in my possession! Putting Olverum in my bath definitely gave me one of the most unforgettable tub moments I have ever had. My husband even heard me moan as I sat down into the water, it felt and smelt so good.
Who’s it for?
Olverum really is a unisex product, which would make as a lovely gift for someone special in your life (whatever their gender). The scent is not overly flowery, but instead a nice alpine medicinal aroma, without your bathroom smelling like a chemist. The bath oil is just an artistic blend of 10 essential oils and is kind and gentle on skin, even suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Where can I buy some?
Olverum is available from the Olverum website directly or Harvey Nichls and Fenwick stores. Bottles are priced at £23.50 for 125 ml (25 baths) or £36.95 for 200ml (40 baths). An investment that I do belive is completely worth it. There are endless products made to give you an ultimate realxig bathtime experience, but I think Olverum really is the ‘cherry on the cake’ … or should I say ‘the Bubble on the bath’.
Disclaimer: I was sent a sample of Olverum in exchange for my honest opinion of the product.
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