I can’t remember when I first discovered the brand Aromatherapy Associates from the UK. I do remember how excited I was to discover it though. It felt like one of the best finds of all when I was researching the brands I wanted to bring in to Chemistry. The scents and products are absolutely stellar. The elegant, sophisticated and simple packaging is beautiful but classic and doesn’t scream anything at you, so it’s truly a big surprise when you first experience the scent, texture and feel of the products. And there are so many great products, including a simply intoxicating men’s line, The Refinery, which originated at the statesmanly grooming parlor in London eponymous with the line.
I want to introduce you to my three absolute favorites that I use all the time, which are two very different pure essential oils and a gel. Inner Strength is a powerful calming, grounding, and rejuvenating formula that is fantastic at resetting my mental state. It has clary sage, frankincense, cardamom, vetivert, geranium, rosemary, rose, Australian sandalwood. It smells so wonderful I can wear it as perfume, but mainly I love the effect it has on my clarity, calmness, and energy. Aromatherapy Associates makes lots of great sets of mini vials and bottles that are small enough to carry around in your handbag for a quick pick me up.
The two I keep in my bag are Inner Strength and Support Breathe, another powerful formula, but this one is simply for one purpose, to clear the nasal passages and lungs of impurities, decongest, and open up breathing. This is amazing if you have seasonal allergies like me, or if you have cold, or my favorite use, pre-workout for freer breathing during your workout. It works so well, all it takes it three deep inhalations and it opens up your breathing for the next hour or so. Support Breathe contains great stuff too: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Pine, Peppermint, and Tea Tree oils.
De-Stress Muscle Gel is a tonic in gel form for tired or sore muscles and perfect for massage also, or just a quick leg invigoration. It’s warming with rosemary, ginger, black pepper, plus lavender, juniper, patchouli, and pine. It is an overall feel better solution that’s deeply relaxing and very aromatic, so caution of use before you head out the door for the day! The scent stays with you. Best at night after a bath when you can sink into a deep sleep afterwards.
There is so much to discover in this line, they have a deep skincare lineup and bath, body, hair, and home fragrance products as well. They also make festive Christmas sets that come in ornament size or gift box size Christmas gifts that make the most perfect, last all year gift for anyone.