If there’s one thing that’s appropriate anytime, it’s self-care, and there can never be too much of it. Be it your daily stress from work, school, or people, or your summer skin needing rejuvenation for the dryer season ahead, we've got you covered with all things feel-good – from home fragrances that will smooth the mind to body care essentials that will replenish your skin.
Urban Apothecary dedicates a story to each of its scents, creating a multi-sensory experience for the home. "Oriental Noir," in particular, embodies drama and dreaminess not just in the tale behind it, but also in its fragrance. Fusing exotic flowers with velvety coffee beans, pink pepper, spicy nutmeg, and black vanilla pod, the luxurious scent is said to evoke the memory of orchid hunting on Tokyo's temple trails.
Made from a natural mixture of Hinoki, Hiba, and Kusunoki wood, Kitowa's Incense Stick Hinoki is handcrafted with technology passed down over 400 years. The resulting scent is sophisticated, yet delicate by blending Japanese cypress oil produced in Mie Prefecture with hints of geranium and iris. Further enhancing the fragrance's depth is a touch of sandalwood to the base.
Coffee is overrated. Consider giving your morning routine a gentle refreshing twist with this pure essential oil blend from Aromatherapy Associates. Combining citrus scents of grapefruit, bergamot, and neroli, the mixture of oils is a much-needed revival that will help you feel invigorated and energized for a long day ahead.
Those with a penchant for collectibles can opt for Ballon's BE@RBRICK Aroma Ornament paired with the Bibliothèque Blanche essential oil. Made at the atelier in Tokyo, the pure white ceramic diffuser is as carefully crafted as its popular toy counterpart, standing as a perfect minimal decoration for the bedroom.
The Aesop Geranium Leaf Duet set includes a body cleaner and a body balm with citrus aroma that's revitilizing, in addition to their hydrating effect that helps maintain supple skin. If you're new to the Australian cosmetics brand, one thing to love about them is its bottles made from a minimum of 97 percent recycled plastics – so while you give your skin a treat, you're also keeping the environment in mind.
The (MALIN+GOETZ) Detox Face Mask is an award-winning oxygenating gel mask that allows a deep cleanse of your skin in just five minutes. The gel comprised of natural ingredients like green tea and vitamin e and c offers antioxidant benefits, as well as smoothening and brightening effects. The coconut-based surfactants, which allow gentle yet thorough cleansing, and the moisturizing squalane, almond oil, and sodium PCA, make this dry and dehydrated-skin friendly.
John Masters Organics' shampoo targets oily scalp conditions through a make-up of 70 percent or more organic content: the organic spearmint and peppermint leaf oils stimulates and detoxifies the scalp, whereas the meadowsweet flower extract and eucalyptus oil are natural astringents that regulate sebum production through maining balanced levels. Other than purifying the scalp, the shampoo helps prevent build-up and strengthens hair strands.
Complete your hair care routine with Frama's Herbarium Conditioner, which exudes wild flora aroma with a balsamic undertone. Its lightweight formula consisting of natural ingredients is suitable for everyday use, it is also nuanced enough to nourish and hydrate all hair types, resulting in a softer and smoother hair texture.