Scents and Sensibility: Meet Aromatherapy Associates

Do you remember the last time you had any ‘me time’? When was the last time you switched off your phone, turned off the lights, lit some candles and just relaxed? If you’re anything like most of the women we know, you probably can’t even imagine having the time to do that. Between work, family and every day obligations, it can be hard to find time to focus on yourself. But, believe us; it’s important, especially when it comes to your skin. Taking the time to relax can do a world of good. The problem is finding the time to do that. What if we told you we had a way to get your ‘me time’ just by introducing a few new products into your daily routine? Sound interesting?

In the 1970s, Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey began training in modern aromatherapy, the study of using essential oils derived from plants to treat physical and emotional ailments. The duos mixes were so popular that they soon formed Aromatherapy Associates and began blending their own oils and sharing their knowledge with some of the best spas in the world. Today, the UK based brand is sold in over thirty countries. Celebrities like Dannii Minogue, Millie Mackintosh and Kimberly Walsh flock to the brand for products that work above and below the surface.

Essential oils are great for relaxation because they not only target physical signs of stress; like irritated or prematurely ageing skin, they also treat your whole body and mental state. Aromatherapy Associates’ Renewing Rose body line does exactly that. Consisting of a body wash, moisturizing body gel, body cream and massage and body oil, this range will not only hydrate and nourish your skin, but thanks to the highest quality of essential oils, it will also help relieve tension.  Each product contains essential oils like chamomile, rose and geranium, used for their ability to calm, reduce stress and promote relaxation. The body wash is designed to gently cleanse your skin while hydrating it, and the gel, oil and cream are packed with super moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil and coconut oil. They also contain a hefty dose of primrose oil, Mother Nature’s very own anti-ageing secret weapon.

So go ahead, add an extra couple of minutes to your nighttime routine and let these essential oils work their magic. It’s almost like getting the benefits of a full hour’s massage in less than five minutes, with the added advantage of soft, glowing skin.


Aseya Atiq


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