Helping You Drift Into Sleep For 35 Years: Our Deep Relax Blend

The secrets behind our very first blend.
Helping You Drift Into Sleep For 35 Years: Our Deep Relax Blend
Helping You Drift Into Sleep For 35 Years: Our Deep Relax Blend
Helping You Drift Into Sleep For 35 Years: Our Deep Relax Blend
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If you’ve woken up after a broken night’s sleep in a sluggish haze, that is because sleep is absolutely imperative to our cognitive functioning and health.

Contrary to popular belief, our brain and body don’t shut down during sleep; they both work hard during the night, performing important tasks that promote both mental and physical health, producing hormones that help repair cells and allowing our brain to consolidate memories and process information.

With sleep being a key pillar in our wellbeing, it is no coincidence that our very first Aromatherapy Associates blend, born 35 years ago, was specially created for a restorative night’s rest: Deep Relax.

 

The Story

In the late 80s, our founders and trained aromatherapists, Sue Beechey and Geraldine Howard, set up their own courses, teaching therapists how to blend oils and use them.

"We were teaching individual oil blending, and people started asking us for our blends. I had created Deep Relax for myself, to treat my own insomnia that had stayed with me since my teens. The oil really, truly worked, so we started giving it to more people. We blended and filled the bottles out of our own kitchens, and it soon became our most sought-after blend

Geraldine Howard

How It Works

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The magic behind our Deep Relax blend lies in its therapeutic palette of essential oils.

 

"For me, it is a blend that works therapeutically. I think one of the biggest challenges is understanding the difference between fragrance and therapeutic aromatherapy. If you are doing something for the mind, the aromas need to be carefully chosen. The Deep Relax blend is very complex – with essential oils that work together for the most effective aromatherapeutic experience."

Geraldine Howard

 

 

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Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil

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The Blend of Pure Essential Oils

Vetivert grass, where our Vetivert essential oil is sourced - also known as the
“Oil of Tranquility”

To relieve her insomnia, Geraldine created a deeply tranquil blend with a grounding, woody heart: combining earthy and sedating Vetivert, soothing Camomile and comforting Australian Sandalwood. This naturally relieving and intensely calming palette of essential oils slows a racing mind and readies the entire body for restorative sleep - it’s efficacy is second to none.

Since the day it was blended in Geraldine’s kitchen, our Deep Relax oil has remained untouched. For over 35 years, this blend has become a bedtime hero, helping many struggling with sleep enjoy the rest they deserve, and winning multiple awards over the past three decades.

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Deluxe Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil 100ml

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Day to Night Home Fragrance Collection

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Routine Is Key

For the best chance to sleep well, you should follow a ritual to relax both the body and mind. Our work with Dr Tara Swart, a doctor of neuroscience and Senior Lecturer at MIT, suggests that adopting an aromatherapy ritual will rewire the brain to associate that time, smell and practice with a specific feeling.

Start with clearing your thoughts and let the body rest, soaking in a warm bath.  Slow down by pouring one capful of Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil into hands to warm the oil.

Slowly breathe in the therapeutic aromas & massage onto torso before stepping into the bath. Follow with our rich Nourishing Body Treatment and finish your ritual by spraying our Sleep Mist onto pillows & pyjamas before tucking in for an undisturbed night. Sleep well.

Amy: Global Trade Marketing Executive

Skin Type: Normal – Dry

Prep

Skin prep is key for me to achieve that summer body glow all year around. I like to begin by sweeping away dead skin cells with the Revive Body Brush before bathing. I find this helps with firming and toning my skin, so I love to do this ahead of a special event and particularly pre-tan! I then take my De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil and apply a capful to my torso, shoulders and lower back before getting into my bath… I love the De-stress Mind blend as the sweet, yet herbal scent transports me to a state of calm before truly being able to unwind in the bath.

Routine

For me, bath time is the opportunity to take my ‘everything shower’ to the next level. I typically indulge in a bath for some down time ahead of a fun-filled weekend and to feel rejuvenated after a week of work. I apply the Revive Energising Exfoliator onto wet skin and massage this in for 2-4 minutes focusing on stubborn areas such as elbows, knees and shins.

Post Bathing Ritual

After soaking up the warm aromas of my bath I dry myself off with a towel and then get ready to apply the Revive
Body Oil
. My top tip is to ensure you apply body oil onto damp skin for ultimate hydration; I find this is crucial for locking in moisture and achieving a natural glow.

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Freya: Global Brand Marketing Executive

Skin type: Combination

PREP

I typically opt for a bath over a shower when my skin is feeling particularly sensitive, or if I have some extra get-ready time in the morning. I begin my bath time ritual by creating a spa atmosphere with the Atomiser Connect. For me, it is key to ensure my set-up is a sanctuary, this really helps me to start my day off right. My top tip is to infuse your Atomiser with the Essential Oil Blend you gravitate towards, this way you can tailor your routine to meet your specific needs in that moment. Currently I keep diffusing the Revive Pure Essential Oil Blend as I love that the citrusy aroma leaves me feeling uplifted. Whilst I run my bath, I massage the Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil into skin, which helps to improve circulation.

Routine

I like to begin my bath time by gently exfoliating my skin with the Rose Triple Exfoliator to even texture and remove dead skin cells. If you are looking for radiant skin, an exfoliant is a must have! My favourite thing about this exfoliant is that it does not leave my skin feeling stripped after use, which I have found with many I have tried in the past, but instead leaves my skin feeling nourished and soft with no irritation. I then apply the Rose Pink Clay Mask to my scalp and face to delicately remove oil build up and to rejuvenate both skin and hair.

Post Bathing Ritual

My post bath routine consists of locking in all moisture with a lightweight layer of the Revive Body Gel. As someone who is always on the go, this is a staple in my routine due to the fast absorbing, non-greasy texture of this product. In drier areas I love layering this with the Inner Strength Body Oil, due to its sweet yet spicy scent and skin nourishing properties.

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