Bath bombs have been a massive trend in the past five years and with all the different colours, scents and unique shapes, it’s no surprise why. While there’s lots of different stores and brands who make them, we all know that the mothership of bath bombs is by the amazing LUSH Cosmetics.
Bath bombs have often been a suggestion to people when it comes to the practise of self care, but recently I saw an article which discussed as to why bath bombs aren’t an act of self care. I didn’t take much notice until my latest trip to LUSH Cardiff where I learnt about something very interesting.
LUSH are known for their use of natural and organic ingredients and one in particular that is used is called Neroli. Neroli oil is an essential oil which is produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, with a sweet, honeyed and metallic scent. Now, this may sound to you like just another natural ingredient but what the staff at LUSH taught me is that Neroli has the ability to lift your mood as, much like lavender can help you relax and feel sleepy, Neroli is therapeutic for anger issues, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, stress, irritability and hypersensitivity. People often refer to it as a natural antidepressant. Not only can it help steer these feelings away, but it can also replace them by invoking a feeling of joy and happiness as well as just uplifting your mood overall.
I’m not saying this will cure any mental illness and self care doesn’t end at a bit of luxurious pampering but it can definitely be of use in helping you relax and in the practise of self care, running a lovely bath with any product that has Neroli is definitely a good suggestion.
The product isn’t just found in the bath bombs, either, but also lots of LUSH shampoos, perfumes, bath oils, moisturisers and face masks. So next time you’re on a bit of a bath and beauty haul, speak to a member of staff about the products containing Neroli and they’ll be more than happy to assist you. Treat yourself, it’s for a good cause!
Have you ever heard of Neroli before? What’s your favourite LUSH bath bomb?
Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.