For many of us, the pressures of trying to ‘have it all’ can leave us feeling tired, anxious or stressed.
At times like these, little rituals (like running a warm bubble bath) can help to make a bad day feel slightly brighter, something which Lush knows all too well. But now, in a bid to help you unwind properly, they’ve released a range of handmade cosmetics specifically designed to uplift, relax, and bliss you out.
We reached out to the team at Lush and asked them to share their absolute must-haves for de-stressing after a long day – and they certainly came up trumps.
Think sumptuous scents like calming lavender, anxiety-soothing bergamot and mind-clearing ylang ylang. And, because this is Lush we’re talking about, we get style and substance in equal measures – after all, sparkly bath water is a surefire way to put a smile back on our faces, right?
Check it out:
Lush says: “Don't leave sweet dreams to chance, try this skin-soothing French lavender and chamomile lullaby for the sweetest golden slumbers. When bedtime approaches, turn to a trusted blend of relaxing herbs and reach for Serendipity.”
Buy it here: £4.20 lush.com
A French Kiss bubble bar
“Treat your skin to the soft herbal kisses of this fresh rosemary and lavender bubble bath. Crumble under running water for a paradisaical bath full of the lavender and rosemary scents of Southern France. Relax as your troubles bubble away and extra virgin coconut oils softens your skin.”
Buy it here: £4.25 lush.com
The Big Sleep Jelly Bomb
“Slip into something more comfortable: your bath! When you're in need of some serious relaxation, grab this snoozy lullaby of lavender and tonka. Relax in the water, pop it in and soak under the skin softening jelly blanket. Chamomile calms the skin and the mood while neroli helps you feel uplifted. Sleep tight!”
Buy it here: £4.95 lush.com
Sex Bomb bath bomb
“When you’ve got that feeling - tired, stressed out and anxious - you need some sensual healing. The fragrant blend of jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage will soon have you relaxed and feeling in the mood...
“Jasmine is an ancient aphrodisiac, used as a sensual perfume in India for centuries and in aromatherapy to ease stress and anxiety. Clary sage clears the mind, while ylang ylang is renowned for soothing worries.”
Buy it here: £3.75 lush.com
Twilight body spray
“A harmonious blend of lavender and tonka instills a sense of calm, while beguiling and sultry ylang ylang adds enticing, floral undertones to this fairytale-sweet fragrance. Cast a spell with creamy tonka for the most enchanting dreams, and bask in the rich, malty notes that flower on your skin, sure to leave you wanting more.”
Buy it here: £20 lush.com
Sleep body lotion
“You'll sleep well after dipping into this dreamy lotion, made with a gentle oatmeal infusion, calming lavender flower and comfortingly sweet tonka absolute. A rich, malty and floral perfume conjures up visions of sugar plums and hot drinks topped with whipped cream while the heavenly ministrations of creamy Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and delicate lavender water cool and enrich the skin.
“Blanket your body in this lovely lotion before stepping into soft pyjamas for snuggly nights beside the fire.”
Buy it here: £13.95 lush.com
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