Self Care: Bath Time with Olverum

Olverum Bath Time
Olverum Bath Oil is a bath time must when it comes to my self-care time.

I promised to highlight some ways that you can spend your self-care time and for me, bath time is one of my favourites. I shower every day yet a long, warm, scented bath is something else entirely. Thanks to the lovelies at Olverum my bath time relaxation has hit a whole new level.

By all accounts, Olverum is used by three members of the royal family. Obviously recognising that there is something regal about me, I was sent a bottle of the Olverum Bath Oil and asked if I minded sharing an honest review with the members of my court (or readers).

Made with natural essential oils, Olverum bath oil produces a wonderfully herby, fresh and sense-pleasing aroma. I honked like a goose when I read that you were only supposed to put a teaspoonful in the bath as when it comes to putting the required 50p piece worth of hair conditioner in my palm I tend to need at least £2.50-worth. I can confirm however that you do only need a teaspoon of this rich, unique blend in the bath. A little certainly does go a long way.

With ingredients such as Siberian Fir, Lavadin, Lemon, Rosemary, Lime, Juniper, Geranium and more, all you need to do is lay back, inhale and feel your stresses fall away.  I found the Olverum Bath Oil brilliant at cleaning the sinuses, soothing muscle aches and pains, that it left my skin feeling great and helped to promote a really good sleep.

Top Tips for a Relaxing Bath

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We could all use a little more Hygge in our lives.

A Clean and Tidy Bathroom
It is difficult to get your relaxation on when there are 15 shower gel and shampoo bottles cluttered around the bath edge and a pile of towels waiting to go in the washer. Make sure that before you go for your bath that the bathroom is clean, tidy and feeling lovely.

A rushed bath is not a relaxation bath. This is your time. Pick a time when there will be no interruptions and when you don’t have to keep one eye on the clock.

Warm Scented Water
There’s something magical about a wonderfully scented bath. I use Olverum and not only does this luxurious blend smell fantastic, my skin feels wonderful afterwards.

Soft Fluffy Towels
Finishing off your relaxing bath by rubbing yourself down with sandpaper somewhat defeats the object. Make sure you don’t stint on the laundry softener when it comes to washing your favourite big fluffy bath towel.

Am I the only one who finds the bathroom lighting somewhat harsh? For a truly relaxing bath time, I go a little crackers with candles. Do make sure though if using candles that they are safely placed.

Olverum Bath Oil

This is not the kind of bath oil that you pick up at the supermarket when buying your groceries. Olverum has pulled out all of the stops to ensure that each Olverum bath is luxurious, infused with wonderful natural essential oils and leaves you feeling relaxed, recharged and a little spoilt. The 125ml bottle size is £32.00 and is enough for 25 baths, the 250ml size is £58 and enough for 50 baths. The travel set is £22 and enough for 9 baths. I received a 60ml bottle, have had three baths and barely used any. Considering how much goes into each teaspoons this represents excellent value. Olverum’s main stockists are Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick. Look out for Olverum on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, where the team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

What makes your bath time special?

Busy B Pretty Range: A Review

mindfulness, Nicki CawoodI’m a huge fan of stationery and have been since those first days at school when there was nothing more joyful than a new exercise book and a perfectly sharpened pencil. Being a Busy B ambassador means that I have the joy once again of receiving new stationery items to use. The only difference this time is that I get to share it with all of you.

If you know me offline aka in The Real World the chances are you will have already seen or heard about my latest review items. I was sent three items from the Pretty range and oh my, pretty doesn’t come close.

The Pretty Range: Address Book

As an avid pen pal and therefore letter writer this fabulous All My Favourite People Busy B Pretty address book has the most gorgeous feel to it. The paper quality is outstanding and it is indeed where I keep some of my favourite people’s contact details. Don’t get me wrong, I run my own business, largely online, and therefore understand the benefits of digital organisation. That said, not everything should be stored online. When celebrating the joy of snail mail or happy mail, you really should have your addresses stored in a book such as this.  I expect to be using this address book for years to come.

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The Pretty Range: To Do Notes List Book

If you aren’t someone who understands the love of lists and note-taking, I’m not sure if we can be friends anymore. I’m only joking. Mostly…..

There is something incredibly productive about list-making. Shopping lists, task lists, listography; you name it, one way or another either the making of the lists themselves or the act of ticking items off offers satisfaction. This Busy B Pretty To Do Notes List Book offers all you need for list-making and note-taking sessions (and is compact enough to fit in your bag).

Busy B, Lists

This gorgeous list book features two list books inside, one lined and one plain. Perfect for all of you list-lovers. For extra fabulousness, it lays flat, has an elastic pen loop and an elastic closure band.

The Pretty Range: Pretty Rollerball Pens

To finish this bundle of wonderfulness off I received two matching black ink  Pretty rollerballs which coordinate beautifully and write so smoothly. A must-have for fans of quality stationery such as myself.

I think it’s been made pretty clear that I heartily approve of the Pretty Range from Busy B. Not only is everything here great to look at, great to touch and great to use, they all boast a practical purpose which aids you in your organisation. Like what you see? See the rest of the Busy B Pretty Range on the website (including a thermal mug!!).

This range is a clear winner for me!