Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bodhi Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub

I am super excited to be sharing this post with you guys as I am an absolute scrub fanatic always trying to find great scrubs to review and share with you! 

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to be asked if I wanted to try a few products from Bodhi, of course I jumped at the opportunity - who wouldn't? I was absolutely astounded at the generosity of the Bodhi team and I had wanted to try Bodhi products for a long time, I am sure you can imagine my excitement on the day! The day the package arrived at my door I truly felt like Christmas had re-graced me with its presence, it had Bodhi tape around the box and as soon as I saw it I was smiling from ear to ear. The product I will be sharing with you today is the Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub*.

Firstly the packaging is stunning! From first laying my eyes on it to opening the box I was so proud to be holding it! I love the colour scheme and it feels very natural, earthy and calming. It is simplistic but so elegant at the same time and all the little details added on to the packaging really make it a joy to open and own, it has taken a proud 1st place on my shelf! 
Another thing I LOVE is that the product itself is naturally preserved in a biophotonic glass jar which helps to preserve the quality of the product inside by keeping it away from the harsh effects of light - I adore the look of biophotonic glass as they usually have a black/purple look to them. 

The Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub* is the fifth product that was created as part of the Bodhi Artisan Series. This collection is expertly hand blended using minerals and botanical selected for their holistic and skincare benefits. Bodhi is inspired by the potent healing power of nature and botanical remedies and therefore created products around that for their customers to enjoy and incorporate into their routine. Another huge plus is that Bodhi products are not tested on animals, only humans! 

Himalayan Salt Crystals contain an enormous number of minerals and trace elements that are highly beneficial for the body - 84 to be exact! The scrub is great for re-balancing the body as well as flushing out the damaging toxins that build up. Bodhi have hit it out the park with this scrub and have taken the best parts of what they know and understand about our bodies in order to create such an amazing scrub. The scrub also helps equalise the body's bioenergetic fields, stimulates cell regeneration, enhances lymphatic flow and helps induce a meditative sense of calm and relaxation to leave you feeling pampered to the max with a lot of brilliant benefits! 

Opening the glass jar was a whole new experience in itself, it smells gorgeous and so relaxing and you can really smell the quality of the ingredients used to create this master piece. Organic and earthy smells are amongst my favourite as I love being able to tell that the product is full of goodness and not chemicals! 

I follow the directions that the product comes with and when I do use the scrub I tend to use the latter directions where I will massage the scrub into my skin and then relax in the bath so I can have a nice detox soak - I find this works best for me as I suffer from very tense muscles and some referred pain in my neck. I enjoy using this as a nice treat sometimes after the gym as it really helps relax the muscles and I notice that my muscles are not so sore the morning after and a lot more comfortable to move around. 
In addition to the tense muscles I also suffer from anxiety disorder and I have trouble finding products that TRULY help me relax but after the first time using this, as embarrassing as this is to say, I almost cried. I had been in so much pain and so stressed that when I got into the bath with this and sat for 30 - 40 minutes I got out feeling refreshed, calm, energised, centred, pain-free (no lies) and in an utter state of shock as I had wondered why it had taken me so long to find a product this outstanding. I actually emailed Juliette (Bodhi Team) who is the loveliest and thanked her 100,000 times as I felt so elated and grateful for such a miracle worker and believe me, I don't call products miracles often. 

The key ingredients in this scrub are; 
  • Himalayan Salt Crystals - considered to be the purest, most mineral-rich salt in the world. Some of the 84 minerals and trace elements included in this wonder are magnesium, calcium, copper, potassium and iron. 
  • Rosemary Essential Oil - Rosemary has natural detoxification methods and helps boost the functioning of liver by deactivating and flushing out all the dangerous toxins. Rosemary also stimulates mental activity and is a good remedy for mental fatigue and serves as a brain and nerve tonic which helps it aid in mind clarity. 
  • Geranium Essential Oil - Geranium is naturally uplifting and works as a good cellulite treatment as it promotes skin cell regeneration and improves the elasticity and circulation which makes skin appear more radiant and youthful. It is great for promoting a healthy detox by combining with the Rosemary and cleansing the lymphatic system. 
  • Grape Seed Oil - this is a powerful anti-oxidant and is a good source of Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins Complex which act as free radical scavengers. This helps in the stabilisation of collagen, maintains elastin to help keep skin firmer for longer and boosts the production of hyaluronic acid. 
  • Olive Squalane - this is a lipid from olives and contains a unique antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage and helps replenishes skin squalene in order to keep it moisturised. 
  • Organic Shea Butter - rich in vitamin A in order to help alleviate dry skin, ease eczema, dermatitis and sunburn. It also has high levels of Vitamin F which help aid normal cell growth. 
  • Apricot Kernel Oil - naturally rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B17 and contains both oleic and linolenic acid. 
I really wish I could sing more praises for this product as I think it is a complete hero and I am so thankful for receiving this as it has helped me tremendously. This is truly the best scrub I have used to date and I will repurchase and repurchase again as I don't think I can go without it after knowing how amazing it is. I would recommend this to anyone struggling with relaxation, muscle tension, calmness, anxiety and dry skin. 

Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub* is £35 for a 250 g jar and can be purchased directly from the Bodhi website and has recently won Best Aromatherapy Product in the 2014 Beauty Shortlist Awards! Well done Elijah and the Bodhi team! 

What are your opinions? Have you tried any Bodhi products? 

*Disclaimer - This product was not sent for the sole purpose of review but as it was given and I did not pay for it out of my own money I will class it as a sponsored/press sample post. This in no way affects my personal and honest opinion of the product and the brand itself. All my thoughts are completely and 100% honest and my own*