19 February 2015


As you are probably aware, I am pregnant. Just over 25 weeks to be exact, so well over half way, yet still a long way to go! So far all is going well, and I am keeping well…. Well, except for the constant tiredness, that is not helped by having a 20 month old boy that often wakes numerous times during the night – and add to that that my squished bladder usually tells me to get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet, and that I just generally do wake a few times during the night myself, mainly as it is getting more and more difficult to toss and turn due to the growing bump.

This means that usually I am so tired at night that I fall asleep pretty quickly – except when I start to think too much about things. And those days where I am just tired and drained and find it hard wind down and relax when I get to bed at night. But thanks to L’Occitane, I received a lovely delivery of some of their newest products from their Aromachologie Relaxing range, the Relaxing Perfumed Sachets, Pillow Mist and Massage Body Oil;

What They Say:

Relaxing Perfumed Sachets: Filled with dried lavender and beads scented with essential oils, these sachets release a relaxing fragrance, making them ideal for bedtime.

RRP: $20 (2x25g) – Available from L’Occitane from 25th March 2015

Relaxing Pillow Mist: Made with essential oils, this mist can be sprayed in your bedroom to create a calming atmosphere that promotes relaxation and well-being.

RRP: $30 (100ml) – Available from L’Occitane from 25th March 2015

Relaxing Massage Body Oil: This rich massage oil helps to relax the senses and ease away tension. Made with sweet almond oil from Provence, it leaves the skin supple and satiny.

RRP: $35 (100ml) – Available from L’Occitane from 25th March 2015

What I Say:

These Relaxing Perfumed Sachets have the typical lavender potpourri scent, and they look so cute in the little bags and instantly make the room smell nice from lavender – and I have even only put one on my bedside table, and not one on my husband’s bedside table as well. He suffers from bad hay fever pretty much all the time, so the strong scent of lavender would be enough to get him sniffling. So I have put hung the other one on a hook in my walk-in robe, and it makes it smell so nice in there too!

I have never tried a pillow spray, but I instantly fell in love with it. It simply smells incredible with its combination of essential oil blend of lavender, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange and geranium. I have so been enjoying spritzing it on both my pillow just before going to bed (making sure not getting too close to my husband’s), and enjoy the scent surrounding me as I drift off to sleep. It does have a rather strong scent, and as it is so concentrated, you only need a spray or two, otherwise it may get a little too overwhelming. This also means that the large 100ml bottle will last you quite a while too.

Pregnant and carrying a 12kg toddler around does take its toll on neck, shoulders and back and in particularly my lower back, and I would so love nothing more than a good relaxing back massage – but sadly the tummy is in the way and I cannot lie on it anymore. But I do persuade him to give me a good neck massage from time to time, and with the Relaxing Massage Body Oil it is just pure bliss. It contains sweet almond oil and a combination of essential oils from lavender, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange and geranium and it has a warm fruity and floral scent that smells absolutely heavenly. I don’t get massages that often – often I am simply too tense to want one, if that makes sense, so the 100ml bottle is going to last forever. But I’ve found another use for the massage oil – I simply love giving myself a bit of a hand massage at night as I watch telly, making sure to rub it into my dry cuticles too – it leaves my hands so soft and my cuticles looking a lot healthier, only problem is just I cannot stop smelling my hands afterwards as they smell so lovely!

Overall this is such a lovely range, and I’d love to keep these at hand at all times, to help me relax. And if you struggle relaxing at night and are a fan or lavender scented products, then I highly recommend that you look into this new range from L’Occitane when it becomes available in March. 

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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1 comment

  1. These look great, love the packaging and they sound like nice fragrances too. Sometimes I find some essential oils a bit strong and end up with a headache instead of a pretty scent filling the house! I prefer unscented massage oil for that reason too :)


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