Imagine reading this post from your favourite beach or mountain, or in the comfort of your cozy bed, appreciating the silence or with a chill playlist in the background. That peaceful state of mind is what I want to share with you in this post where I’ll review the Calcot Manor Spa Pamper Collection.
Calcot Manor Spa is an award winning luxury retreat based on Costwolds, and they created this cute gift set that comes with seven different products, all aiming to relax and de-stress your body AND mind while bringing the luxury of their facilities to your own home. Being a huge fan of everything-skincare I couldn’t wait to put my hands on each of the products and indulge in their benefits and gorgeous scents.
THE PERFECT DAY PAPAYA & LEMON REVITALISING BODY SCRUB
This lovely duo is a great team for exfoliating and moisturizing the skin of your body. The skin feels exquisitely soft afterwards. You can apply it on damp skin as usual or you can even exfoliate on dry skin before showering for a more intense exfoliation, according the package. The latter might be a good idea given that this scrub is not very intense, probably because it’s meant to be an everyday scrub. The only downside of this product is that for being a body scrub the tube is a bit small so it might run out soon.
THE PERFECT DAY PAPAYA & LEMON HAND & BODY LOTION
The body lotion does a good job in moisturizing your recently exfoliated skin, and the exotic and fruity smell stays in the skin for hours. When I apply this lotion it makes me think of a relaxing Caribbean beach due to its unique papaya fragrance. Also the size of this lotion is perfect for carrying it in your bag as a hand cream as well!
THE ULTIMATE RELAX ORANGE & WILD ROSE DE-STRESS BODY BALM
This body balm is one of my favorite items from the collection. The combination of orange and wild rose is extremely calming and, in my opinion, the perfect balance between citric and flowery. You can also use this balm after exfoliating with the papaya and lemon scrub, and it will moisture your skin even more than the body lotion mentioned above. If you really want “that” pampering moment, make sure to come out of the bath and apply this to your body while drinking some delicious and warm tea. Perfection.
THE LAZY EVENING SWEET FIG & CHAMOMILE LUXURIOUS BATH ESSENCE
If you’ve been working non-stop all day, you deserve a lazy evening (well, you deserve a lazy evening anytime you want actually). But this treat will make you forget the stress of the day while you indulge in a bath. Just add to warm, running water and let the fragrant essences sooth your mind while the soft bubbles gently cleanse your skin. The use of chamomile benefits the quality of your sleep as it contains apigenin, an antioxidant that binds to certain receptors in your brain that may promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia, or the chronic inability to sleep.
THE BEAUTIFUL SLEEP GINGER & BERGAMOT CALM THE MIND BATH GEL
As an alternative to the bath essence, you have this calming ginger and bergamot bath gel. You can also create the perfect bubble bath with this product. Bergamot helps you to relax and relieve any tensions as its oil is a natural sedative. It also helps fight feelings of anxiety and depression by promoting the secretion of hormones such as dopamine and serotonin. Getting a bubble bath with this gel is one of the best pamper treats you can get for yourself at home.
THE ULTIMATE RELAX ORANGE & WILD ROSE DE-STRESS SHOWER WASH
You can also have some minutes to relax while in the shower, why not?! Wild rose is said to mellow down your stress levels, plus rose scent is soft and subtle but comforting. This shower gel can be perfectly teamed up with the de-stress body balm for a day lasting effect.
THE BEAUTIFUL SLEEP GINGER & BERGAMOT CALM THE MIND BATH SALTS
No pampering collection is complete without some good bath salts, and these ones are also from the ginger and bergamot line, which means you´ll get the most relaxing fragrance to end your day. I explained above the benefits of bergamot, now I want to add that ginger contains a potent antioxidant, gingerol, which helps cleanse the harmful chemicals our bodies produce when we’re worried, so ginger can help psychological stress too. It’s also said that even one sniff of its fragrance can uplift someone’s mood.
I hope you guys found this post useful, not only for the review itself, but also for the explanation of the benefits these natural ingredients can bring to your life. I certainly learned a lot from researching for this post!
Disclaimer: these products and ingredients are meant to help but not cure depression, stress or insomnia, the information shared on this post was found on several health websites on Internet but I am by no means a doctor or psychologist to recommend this as a cure for anyone. 🙂