Thursday, 8 May 2014

My favourite Bodhi scents: Bath and shower therapies review.


    If ever there was a day when I felt the need to warm up in a lovely bath full of bubbles, today would be it. I got soaked on the on way back from the school run, silly to chance it and walk I know but I fancied the exercise, so here I am cold, wet and very much looking forward to my bath time treat later which will consist of a bubble bath with one of the Bodhi bath and Shower therapies. If you have read this blog before you will have heard me talk about this brand again and again, they are a British, luxury, aromatherapy line that also happen to use gorgeous natural, organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. I have nearly reviewed every product in the line, there are few products that are instant repurchases the minute they run out, such as the amazing Rosemary chi Himalayan detox salt scrub of which I am scraping the last bit  out of my second pot now and couldn't imagine living without it, needless to say this is a line I really really like and use a lot of. 

    Today's post will be concentrating on three of my favourite Bodhi scents and the Bath and Shower Therapies, when chatting with the brand owner Elijah Choo about his products he has told me that it is unusual to find someone who enjoys all of the scents he creates because they are all so different, but everyone will have a scent that appeals to them in the line, I think because scent is such a personal thing he is right to certain extent, whilst I found all of the scents to be very pleasant these three are the ones that really appeal to me and my moods. I have tried all of the scents at some point and my least favourite without a doubt is Mint the, my nose just can't detect the depth in it that other people seem to find, lot's of people love it though so you really need to test these before making up your mind. Because these fragrances are all natural and made from essential oils they have a therapeutic and aromatherapy element to too, these products are perfect for pampering and deep relaxation but some of the scents can also be uplifting. This is a two in one product because they can be used in the Bath or the shower, I like to use them in the bath because of the lovely gentle foam they create, surprisingly for an SLS free you get a really impressive amount of bubbles that last until the end of the bath, nothing more disappointing than a product that disappears half way through. Because of the high essential oil content I would advise to avoid these on already irritated or broken skin, but the formula itself is very gentle, the bubbles come from ingredients derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar and is incredibly effective. When I do use them in the shower they pair perfectly with the Bodhi bamboo cloth for a gentle exfoliation. 

    On to the scents themselves, I have three clear favourites that I buy again and again, I also buy the corresponding moisturisers and find it lovely to be able to layer the scents. I find the products tend to last a long time as they are so concentrated: 

    Rosemary Chi reviving bath and shower therapy (£23 for 250 mls) Is an uplifting scent and is my all time favourite product for a Weekend morning bath or shower, this blend always makes me feel happy and encourages me to get up and on with my day. The fragrance consists of top notes of Mandarin, Petitgrain and sage, middle notes of Rosemary, geranium and Clary sage and base notes of Cedarwood, Galangal and Vetyver. As you can see these are constructed like perfumes, they are not your average bath and body product, they are incredibly special. This blend is beautiful and fresh, if you forced me to pick a favourite I actually think this would be my most used Bodhi scent now, very closely followed by Jasmine falls. 

    Ylang Ylang Incensa sensual bath and shower therapy (£23 for 250 mls) This was the first Bodhi product I tried quite a few years ago now and a scent I still love, this has a Feminine edge to it but I know it still appeals to men, incidently Bodhi is designed to be unisex. The fragrance blend starts with Honeysuckle and Hyacinth as the top notes, Ylang Ylang, Roman chamomile, Pink peppercorn and Neroli are the heart notes and Patchouli is the base note. This reminds me a little of incense burning as it seems to have a smokiness to it which adds a sensual edge, it is still however 100% glamorous without a trace of hippy in sight and would appeal to lot's of people. 

    Jasmine falls relaxing bath and shower therapy (£23 for 250 mls) Is a gorgeous blend deeply scented with Jasmine, this one encourages relaxation and a good nights sleep. The top note is red mandarin, heart notes of Jamine Absolute, Lavender and Ylang Ylang with base notes of Vetyver. Jasmine absolute is one of the most expensive essential oils in the world because jasmine flowers have to harvested at night which is when they are at their most aromatic. This is a very intense floral scent and it has an instant calming effect on my mood, this is perfect for evenings when you are tired and in need of a something to help you unwind. 

   So those are my favourite Bodhi scents, I have some news about Bodhi in tomorrows post so look out for that too. My Bodhi bath is calling me...

Ana x 



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  1. Excited about Bodhi rebranding...sorry if this ruins tomorrows post but I had to say it...have you found out all about it?! Jealous if you have!! I have Palmarosa one on my shelf but I haven't used it yet because I have so many shower gels open but I might use it in the bath next time now I've read this!! xx

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    1. You make me laugh, yes I will be talking about the re-branding in tomorrows green beauty news, all exciting stuff. Palmarosa verde is great in the bath or shower especially in the warmer weather, it's really refreshing! :) Xx

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  2. Rosemary Chi sounds so lovely and relaxing, think I'll invest in a couple of Bodhi bath products when winter rolls around again. Great post :) x

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    1. I love that there is a scent to suit everyone, I hope you love them as much as I do :) Xx

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  3. I love Mint The & Jasmine Falls the best x

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    1. I love that they have such a variety of scents :) Xx

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  4. Now I need them all, especially the Jasmine falls<3 xx

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    1. You will love Jana, the scents are simply amazing :) Xx

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  5. Such a great post! I really enjoy how you describe the various scent combinations. While Rosemary Chi looks like the one I'd most likely lean towards to first, I think I'll get the shower gift set because judging by your post, it looks like I'm missing out on something great! :) Xx

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    1. There is a lot of love for Bodhi, a brand truly worth checking out :) Xx

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  6. I have these in my stash too and love them. Have you tried the pep noir, I think that is next on my list x

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    1. Yes I have tried pep noir at an event, it was a lot sweeter than I thought it would be but it has a peppery edge, I think they can smell different depending on your body chemistry too, that is the beauty of essential oils, they change and evolve :) Xx

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  7. I've been wanting to try Bodhi for ages. Sadly I'm overrun with products at the moment so bed to be patient and use up what I've already got.
    The ylang ylang one really appeals to me. I can picture many relaxing baths. In the future maybe :)

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    1. I need to reduce my stash at the moment so I feel your pain, this is definitely one to bookmark for the future though, Bodhi and Birch scents are out of this world :) Xx

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