Trends in Body and Bath Products
Bath and Body Products are a Sweet Indulgence
From the beginning of time, body oils, lotions and soaps have been coveted luxury items that offer users an indulgent respite from the day. Today, our fast-paced lives almost demand that we pause to rest and renew, therefore the use of body and bath products has never been greater. And, with the economic challenges many continue to face small indulgences, including bath accessories, that are high on the list of personal care items, as well as gifts.
Beauty Encounter shoppers can find high-quality, natural and eco-friendly ingredients when they purchase items such as colorful and fragrant body creams, bath salts and soaps. It’s fun when they come attractively packaged, too. Handmade soaps, for example, may sell for more than $10 per bar, but because most come in their own box, or are wrapped with a pretty satin bow and an artful label, they make wonderful presents. Bath and body items are “the new wine,” and they make great hostess gifts.
Bath salts and gels are more popular than ever, providing a comforting and stress-reducing spa-like bathing experience, that includes the benefits of aromatherapy. Lavender-scented bath products are said to help calm and relax users.
After stepping out of the tub, cap off your bath with a rich moisturizer, such as TerraNova Shea Butter. Made of 10 percent butter, this restorative cream treats dry skin and leaves it looking younger and healthier. Infused with ingredients that include avocado and safflower oil, it’s a great cream for use during a massage. For a non-greasy treatment, try Perlier Olivarium, made with pure Mediterranean olive oil.
All-natural brands are important to many shoppers, especially in the bath category, because they come in direct contact with the skin. Be sure to check the label for ingredients you may be allergic to.