When In Aroma…

My mom, I swear to you, is way ahead of a bunch of trends. She’s been toting reusable bags to the grocery store and buying organic since the 80s, and she’s gently nudged me in the direction of homeopathic alternatives to everything from sleeplessness to speeding up bruise healing to clearing up a stuffy nose. She also introduced me to aromatherapy at a pretty young age, and I gotta tell you, I believe in the stuff. They say scent is the most powerful memory trigger in our repertoire of senses. Those olfactory glands are quite keen to respond to whatever you lay on ’em, like lavender to put your mind at ease, or bergamot to spruce it up during sluggish afternoons. That’s just one of the things that appeals to me about UK brand Aromatherapy Associates, which infuses essential oils into their line-up of performance face and body care products. The brand actually draws a history all the way back to the very beginnings of modern aromatherapy, when brand cofounders Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey trained under some of the industry’s earliest practitioners, way back in the 1970s. Today I’m psyched to point out a few notable picks amongst their vast line, all of which deserve some serious consideration for your upcoming Mother’s Day gift-giving!

Aromatherapy Associates Soothing CollectionLet’s kick things off by taking a look at the brand’s new Soothing collection (the starter kit is pictured above). If, like me, you’ve got red, irritated skin, this is a great place to start in nourishing it back to good health. The ‘science’ side of the product line uses something called ‘prebiotics’ which both encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, and sweep away hostile bacteria that cause itching & redness. On the essential oil side of things, each of the products includes gentle oils like chamomile, licorice, evening primrose, and arnica that actually serve as the active ingredients that’ll buff yet protect your sensitive skin.

Aromatherapy Associates Inner StrengthIf a woman (or mom) in your life has gone through a cancer diagnosis, she’ll appreciate the sentiment behind this limited-edition new product from Aromatherapy Associates. This luxe bath and shower oil was created by the brand’s co-founder & President, Geraldine Howard, to provide her with an therapeutic boost while dealing with the trials and stress of her own cancer treatment. With uplifting essential oils including clary sage, frankincense, and cardamom, it’s a welcome pick-me-up for any woman – especially when you consider 10% of proceeds will go to Foundation ATK, a Holland-based organization that’s pioneering a new cancer vaccine (that Geraldine Howard herself is a patient for).

Aromatherapy Associates RefineryGuys can get into the act as well, if you’re looking ahead to Father’s Day or a special birthday or anniversary – aromatherapy and the power of essential oils works just as well on a man, even if he’s a little hesitant to admit how much he digs the scent of patchouli and rosehip seed-infused shave oil. Aromatherapy Associates has a number of gender-neutral products including shower gels and creams, but the Refinery line is clearly designed with men in mind: help him heal years of razor roughness with their line-up of shaving products, lotions, and gels.

Aromatherapy Associates Comfort Candle

If you’re looking for a pretty housewarming, hostess, or houseguest gift, you really can’t go wrong with a candle – and what better choice than a Comfort Candle laden with uplifting rose and ginger notes. This long-burning candle is made from natural plant wax, meaning it’ll also burn clean – no risk of accidentally blackening your walls, furniture, or upholstery.

Aromatherapy Associates Mini Bath and Shower Oil CollectionFinally, if you’re just looking to sample everything Aromatherapy Associates has to offer, I’d point you in the direction of the very gift-worthy Miniature Bath & Shower Oil collection. The set features travel-friendly bottles to give you the chance to get fully immersed in the formula of your choice based on what your body (and mind) needs. Each bottle has enough for one luscious bath or shower experience, but I love the idea of taking a drop from one and a dollop for another for a totally customized, completely soothing experience.

If you’ve clicked on any of the links in this post, you’ll already know that Aromatherapy Associates has a UK site – however the products are readily available in Canada. Use the stockists page to track down a spa or boutique near you. Alternatively I’ll point you in the direction of BeautySpaSales.ca, which offers free Canadian shipping + a whole host of Aromatherapy Associates products.

Finally, I’m actually giving away a Miniature Bath & Shower Oil collection to one of y’all, so you can start unwinding after your daily dose of the Canadian Gift Guide, or whatever gets you jacked up during the day. Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit the Aromatherapy Associates website and tell me which of the Bath & Shower Oils featured above you’re most in need of, by leaving a comment below before April 28th.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around April 29th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: Want to learn more about Aromatherapy Associates? Check out the Soluzione Spa Products Facebook Page. Like ’em, leave a comment on why you’re in love with Aromatherapy Associates on their wall, and leave your FB username (or a link back to your comment) in the comments below to earn yourself a bonus entry.

80 Responses to “When In Aroma…”
  1. Joan G says:

    I could really use the Soothing Collection starter kit – I need to figure out what works best for me.

  2. janicour says:

    I would like the miniature bath and shower oli collection. I think if would be a great way to try their products. Facebook Janice E Cournoyer

  3. Leah says:

    I need the Relax Light Bath & Shower Oil

  4. I’m most in need of the Revive Morning Bath & Shower oil. Because sometimes coffee just isn’t enough.

  5. Julie G. says:

    I need the De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil

  6. mousecat says:

    I’m most in need of the Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil!

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Aromatherapy Associates Relax – Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil is the one I’d like to try out first. I can well imagine how relaxed I’d feel using that and I could do with a little relaxing.

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I liked and commented on Soluzione Spa Products Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/SoluzioneSpaProducts/posts/526630237375497

  9. Ria A. says:

    The Aromatherapy Associates Relax Light Bath & Shower Oil would be perfect! šŸ™‚

  10. Jayne Myers says:

    The Soothing Collection would be my choice. All of their products looked worth trying.

  11. diane p says:

    I’m in need of Relax Deep Bath and Shower Oil.

  12. beewbedard says:

    Relax Light Bath & Shower Oil – need some help relaxing

  13. Chantelle says:

    Revive room fragrance would be perfect for me. Running after 3 boys all day always leaves me needing a little more energy.

  14. Suzanne says:

    I would like to try the Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil

  15. GARRY S says:


  16. Wanda says:

    I think I really need the Relax Bath & Shower Oil to use before bedtime.

  17. Donna L. says:

    The Relax Deep Bath and Shower Oil

  18. Louise says:

    I would love to try the De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil

  19. April Campbell says:

    I would like to try the minature bath oil collection

  20. Lisa says:

    I want to try the Relax Bath and Shower Oil.

  21. Victoria Ess says:

    I’m totally in need of the De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil set.

  22. Grace s. says:

    I could use the De-stress body wash

  23. michelle says:

    The soothing collection sounds great

  24. Aaron says:

    Aromatherapy Associates Relax ā€“ Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil is the one Iā€™d like to try out first.

  25. nicki poulos says:

    Definitely the De-stress Bath & Shower oil set as I’m constantly hunching my shoulders and need to take pain medication every night due to sore muscles and stress.

  26. Sean Pynaert says:

    I’d like the refinery line

  27. I would like to try the destress mind shower gel and oil

  28. Brenda Penton says:

    I am most in need of the De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil. I just started back adding weights to my workouts so that would come in handy.

  29. Jennifer L. says:

    I could really use the DE-STRESS MIND BATH & SHOWER OIL.

  30. Elaine R says:

    I could sure use the Revive Bath And Shower Oil.

  31. patricia says:

    I could use it all lol

  32. Relax Light Bath & Shower Oil šŸ™‚

  33. corkrose says:

    The comfort candle sounds so nice & destress bath oil sounds even nicer

  34. Edmond says:

    Relax Light Bath & Shower Oil. Pick me, pick me. Your next winner!!! Show me the money! It would be a dream come true and means a lot more to me than anyone else to win the prize. Starving artist here desperately needs the prize to be clean,have fun and feel inspired and alive again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list.

  35. Linda Peters says:

    the Comfort Candle would be nice, thanks

  36. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I would love to try the De-stress muscle bath and body oil.

  37. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I liked their FB page and commented https://www.facebook.com/SoluzioneSpaProducts.

  38. Jessica says:

    I would love to try the De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil

  39. Burcu says:

    I love De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil

  40. Victor says:

    Leaves your skin feeling divine!

  41. Amy W says:

    The Soothing Collection!

  42. Belinda McNabb says:

    I could use the De-Stress mind bath and shower oil


  43. Lori Z says:

    I need the De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil — love that it contains both lavender and rosemary.

  44. Vera says:

    If I had to choose one, I would say I need De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil. Thank you for the great contest. šŸ™‚

  45. cookie3 says:

    I’m most in need of Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil!

  46. Audrey Skinner says:

    Light Relax Bath and Shower Oil sounds like something I could benefit from.

  47. angela mitchell says:

    I am most in need of the Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil.

  48. Melinda L. says:

    Totally in need of the soothing collection.

  49. Holly says:

    Relax deep bath & shower oil.

  50. KellyPC says:

    I’d love to try the Relax bath & shower gel!

  51. SONJA says:

    Soothing Collection starter kit

  52. Vanessa says:

    Definitely the De-Stress Shower Oil. It sounds great!

  53. Jillann Mignon says:

    I would love to win this!!!

  54. wai man says:

    The Aromatherapy Associates Relax Light Bath & Shower Oil is my choice. entry plx.

  55. Dayna Wilson says:

    I’m in need of the De-stress for mind shower oil.

  56. Linda A says:

    It would be fun to get the Miniature Bath and Shower Oil Collection so I could try them all and see what Iike best.

  57. I would LOVE to try Aromatherapy Associates – BODY CARE – Renew Rose Massage & Body Oil. I have a lot of back/neck problems & dry skin since moving to Alberta, Canada. It would be nice to be pampered with Rose Massage & Body Oil! Thank you for you’re amazing contests & giveaways Canadian Gift Guide! & Thank you Aromatherapy Associates!

    Bonus: https://www.facebook.com/SoluzioneSpaProducts/posts/529754927063028

    Good luck all! My fingers are crossed XX

  58. Anne Derkat says:

    Relax Light Bath and shower oil

  59. Alison K says:

    Visited the Aromatherapy Associates website and the Bath & Shower Oils featured above I’m most in need of would be their, “Support Equilibrium Bath & Shower Oil”, to “Lift your spirits during challenging times” … how can I refuse šŸ™‚ Thank you

  60. Bonnie says:

    it would be nice to try before you buy

  61. Dreena says:

    I would like to try this one: RELAX DEEP BATH & SHOWER OIL – which is said to “Stimulate an exhausted immune system”. I could use it.

  62. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    Really interested in trying the mini bath and shower collection … get a feel of the best of the sample sizes! šŸ™‚

  63. jeffrey n says:

    the DE-STRESS MIND BATH & SHOWER OIL would be great after just having my Last few exams at school to relieve some stress out .

  64. janet says:

    I think I need the comfort candle for its relaxing aroma.

  65. gbomberry says:

    The bath is my absolute favorite indulgence, good oils with great aromas for the skin and a relaxing time for me away from household chores and needs

  66. Heather Bush says:

    the DE-STRESS MIND BATH & SHOWER OIL would be a wonderful way to MELLOW me out…

  67. I would love to try Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil

  68. Debbie Petch says:

    I could really use the Soothing Collection!

  69. Debbie Petch says:

    I liked the Aromatherapy Association Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/SoluzioneSpaProducts

  70. aimee says:

    relax oil and soothing colection looks nice

  71. I would go for the Relax Deep first. Awesome choices though.

  72. Courtney Miller says:

    Relax shower oil.

  73. love tow win this would be such a treat

  74. Heather A says:

    The De-stress shower oil would be heavenly.

  75. The miniture bath oils would be nice!

  76. Amber says:

    I need The destress mind the most

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