Yes, you read correctly. I, a mummy of 2 got in a bath all on her own. No children, no husband, no plastic bath toys. I actually achieved the impossible and spent 20 minutes soaking in the bath with no interruptions. I know many mummies have not sat in a bath or even a chair uninterrupted for many a year but I want to remind you the sheer bliss that is bathing alone.This bath was not a spur of the moment act but a well-planned military operation. I have only 1 day in the week when I can pull off the mission so on Monday with hubby working away, Harry at school and Charley fast asleep in her cot, I set about preparing my ‘Me Time’. If I have little guests in the bath with me then I use whatever child-friendly slime coloured concoction I can find on the shelf but for Monday’s treat, I need some luxury so I used AA Skincare’s Amla & Clary Sage Bath & Shower Gel.
The company had kindly sent me the bottle and like a good champagne, it had been sat in the cupboard waiting for a special occasion. I will be honest and say I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy being sat in a bath smelling of Clary Sage as I spent 4 hours ( I kid you not ) sat in a bath filled with Clary Sage oil in hospital desperately trying to get my contractions to start so not an occasion I wanted to reminisce on, but within minutes my memories melted away and I was sent into a trance of blissful silence. I am not very good at switching off so if I am not driving up & down the M6 attending work meetings, I am at home trying to juggle entertaining 2 under 5’s with updating my blog. I have tried meditating to relax but just end up mentally writing the ALDI shopping list in my head and Yoga is a form of torture as far as I am concerned. My ultimate way to destress is a good old fashioned bath with plenty of bubbles and only me occupying the space. The smell of the Amla & Clary Sage Bath & Shower Gel was amazing and when you throw on a facemask, stick a deep conditioner in your hair and light a few candles you have yourself a DIY spa experience. My ‘Me Time’ is limited to 1 hour including washing & drying my hair so an added benefit of the Amla & Clary Sage Bath & Shower Gel is it’s full of essential oils like Cedarwood & Spikenard so there was no need to waste time with body lotion afterwards. So a quick dry off with the only towel that doesn’t feature a Disney character on it and back to mummy duties, feeling a little less stressed and ready to brave the school run once again.
AA Skincare has a range of skincare available to purchase online & selected shops. With both Valentines & Mothers Day coming up soon their products would make the perfect gift for the women in your life. *AA Skincare were kind enough to send me a bottle of the Amla & Clary Sage Bath & Shower Gel for purposes of this review but all the thought and opinions are my own.
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