One of the loveliest things about blogging is discovering a gem of a product that slots into my routine and makes me wonder how I managed without it. Aveda Shampure Composition is one of those finds, so of course I must share it with you. Based on Aveda’s original elixir of 25 pureflower and plant essences, this beautifully fragranced oil is designed to nourish skin while calming the mind - and can be used for bath, body, nails and scalp.
This injects mini spa moments into my working day, usually at my desk during an afternoon slump or after a late night’s work. As a writer, I spend the majority of the day typing, so my neck and shoulders get achey and tense… a few drops of this warmed in my palms and massaged into the back of my neck and shoulders = instant soothing. Once I switch off and am settling down to relax for the evening, I’ll work some into my arms, hands and cuticles… the formula is rich, but not greasy and a little goes a long way. I’d describe the scent as fresh, yet soft - created by a team of aromatherapists, pharmacologists and perfumers - I find it therapeutic and totally moreish.
The recycled glass bottle releases one drop at a time in quite quick succession; it’s not the yawny type where you have to wait around for a slow drip-drip. The inner box is wrapped in a super cute open-out guide to how the product can be used. I love that it even doubles up as a meditation and sleep aid - just massage into hands and inhale deeply.
This would make a beautiful gift for someone with a busy, stressful lifestyle - or anyone who could benefit from a little moment of calm in their day.
Aveda Shampure Composition, £22 (free delivery)