During sleep our body temperature naturally drops, triggering the production of melatonin – the sleep hormone. Warm baths produce similar results – when you get out your body cools rapidly, triggering the release of melatonin, thereby helping you drift off naturally. Chamomile flowers contain the antioxidant apigenin, which binds to receptors in your brain helping decrease anxiety and initiating sleep. Lavender and ylang-ylang oils, used widely in aromatherapy, have the most amazing aromas which promote relaxation and calm.
For the perfect bath, light some candles, play your favourite music, and fill the drawstring tea bag with salts. Dip into the bath and let the salts dissolve to release the therapeutic oils. Inhale, relax and enjoy. Store in a sealed and dry place out of direct sunlight to avoid clumping. Do not use if pregnant as the product includes essential oils.
Deep Drift Bath Salt Ingredients: Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate (Epsom Salts), Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salts), Kaolin (White Clay), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower, Linalool*, Centaurea Cyanus (Blue Cornflowers),Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), D-l Limonene*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Benzyl Salicylate*.
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
Verdant Alchemy’s brand founder, Vivien Leung, used to work as a strategist in advertising. When she was completely stressed-out and overtired she would unwind with a relaxing bath. Consequently, she started creating therapeutic bath salts. Originally, they were just for personal use but after a while, the brand Verdant Alchemy was born. Made in small batches with lots of love, in London.