With cold winter evenings just a few months away, we say it’s time to get into the routine of giving your beauty routine a bit of a fragrant boost with a few of these delicately scented buys. w&h Beauty editor, Martinique Stevens, gives us the latest mood-enhancing beauty must-haves for this season.
Create a Home Spa
It’s simple, all you need is a decadent bath oil and a steamy bath tub to help soothe your stresses and strains away after a long day at work. You can’t beat the warming and mood boosting blend of citruses in Cowshed’s Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil, R399 for 100ml – perfect for pampering on a cold winter’s evening. We also recommend sprinkling in a few drops of Dr. Hauschka’s Spruce Warming Bath Essence, R195 for 30ml, enriched with moisturising jojoba and anti-inflammatory Norwegian spruce oils.
There’s nothing quite like closing your eyes and taking in a few deep breaths of comforting lavender or calming sage to lift your spirits up after a dreary day. Dot Sh’Zen Oil of Tranquility AromaRemedy rollerball, R159 for 10ml onto pulse points whenever you feel like you need a little relief. It has healing rose geranium, grounding vetiver and insomnia-alleviating mandarin in.
Smooth and Hydrate
Deeply hydrating body creams are a must for dry autumn days and the upcoming winter ones too, protecting your skin like a pair of cashmere gloves or a plush jumper. Clarins Tonic Body Balm, R530 for 200ml, is just the ticket for parched winter skin; the comforting texture will melt into the skin, while the fresh zesty aroma will wake up your senses. We also adore this baobab-enriched Mafura Body Balm from Kalahari, R300 for 200ml, to coat moisture-drained limbs.
Get Sexy, Scented Hair
Is there anything sexier than shiny, freshly washed hair with a hint of fragrance? Well, make sure you get both with one spritz of Oh So Heavenly Hair Scenations In Full Bloom Shimmer & Shine Hair Fragrance spray, R36,99 for 100ml. It coats every strand with lightweight shine-boosters and leaves your hair smelling of fresh raspberries, and crisp apple.
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.