My friend Les has always gotten a kick outta mixing up her own organic spa-style bath products and is now producing them en masse as African Philosophy.
Of all her goodies, I most like the Milky Herbal Bath Salts with Geranium and Jojoba, R100. As geranium oil is a fab astringent with toning qualities, it helps tighten up your skin, so you get out the bath looking ‘toit like a tiger’. As for jojoba, it’s a super-soothing additive with great antibacterial properties making it a fab bath time additive for anyone suffering from bacne.
Another of her goodies I like? African Philosophy Exfoliating body scrub with Neroli and Rosemary, R100.
It’s got a refreshing zesty scent and, as Les doesn’t skimp on the ‘scrubbies’, (which in this case is sugar), it really does do a bang up job of rukking dead skin off your bod. Despite making use of calming neroli oil, I like to use this in the morning as the invigorating rosemary scent predominates. (Aromatherapists will tell you to put rosemary oil on your pulsepoints when you study as just a few sniffs will help stimulate mental activity…) Just be sure to use it in the shower as opposed to the bath to prevent an oily ring…
If you’re in the Cape Town area and want to get your mitts on Les’ creations, give her a ring on 082 496 8683 or pop into Bronze International Tanning Salon in Gardens, her local stockist.