**Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub** is a delicious, relaxing body scrub that helps relieve your stress and melt your cares away. I know there are skeptics out there concerning the true effects of aromatherapy, but I am a believer. Yes, I BELIEVE! It's a simple concept to me. First, if you like the way something smells, and you are bathing with it, it's obviously going to make you feel good. If you are relaxing in a bath tub, bathing with something that you think smells wonderful, of course it will help you relieve stress. How could it not? That is not Rocket Science. Secondly, it's all in your head, anyway, right? If you believe that Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub is going to make you feel calm and stress free, it probably will. Mind over matter. That is my philosophy. I WANT aromatherapy to work, therefore, for me, it does work. I have many, many bath and body products. I have too many, actually, but that never stops me from buying more. Once in awhile I find something hiding in a corner of my bathtub or in the back of my cabinet that I haven't used in awhile and I get all excited. Especially if I find a product that I really like a lot, but I forgot I had. I didn't mean to keep pushing it farther and farther back until it was no longer even visible, it just happened. That's exactly what happened to me recently when I was searching everywhere for something with a strawberry fragrance to bathe with. I never did find a strawberry-ish scented body wash, but I did find something that suited my needs at the time. I also found my long lost bottles of Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub and it's matching body lotion. I was so happy! I felt like I had gone to the store and bought brand new products. I used my found-again Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub after a tiring day outside in the sun, last night. It helped me to scrub away stress that I live with every day of my life because I have Chronic Anxiety and Panic Disorder. I also scrubbed away frustration and aggravation because of life events that have occurred recently. I even scrubbed away a tiny bit of the sadness that I felt because my step brother-in-law died Friday after a very long and painful illness. The body scrub smelled so good and it lathered very well on my favorite soft sea sponge. It's gently exfoliating, too, so it made me feel especially fresh and clean. I even used it to shave my legs because I didn't want any other scent on my body. I got out of the tub after soaking for a little while feeling better about life in general and it was a good feeling! I dried off and rubbed some of the matching body lotion on my arms and legs, I put some Night of Olay on my face and throat, and then I went to bed. I slept all night without waking up once. That's abnormal for me. I hardly ever sleep through the night without waking up. Do I give Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub part of the credit for my uninterrupted night's sleep? Yes, I most certainly do. That, plus the fact that I was just slap worn out. In any case, I smelled good felt better and slept like a baby after I bathed with my Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub. They have changed the packaging since I purchased my Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub from Bath and Body Works, but the product inside the bottle is still the same. The bottle says, "To relax the body, you must first ease the mind. Our special indredients: Euclyptus and Spearmint essential oils release a stress relieving fragrance.. Cucumber herbal extract helps calm and soothe your skin." Other descriptions of this product say: "This sudsing body scrub cleanses and exfoliates skin, while an aromatherapy blend of essential oils stimulates your senses and lifts your spirits. This formula contains sugar to leave skin silky smooth. Think clearly. Eucalyptus Essential Oil clears the mind to improve concentration. Spearmint Essential Oil is uplifting and helps the mind to focus. Never tested on animals. Fragranced with essential oils and other natural fragrances." The directions are: "Massage this skin smoothing sudsing body scrub gently over skin during a shower or bath, morning or evening. Rinse well." How can one body scrub relieve stress, calm you, lift your spirits, make you think clearly, and improve concentration? I'm not really sure. I do know that Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub helped me to feel better. That is what I wanted and what I needed, and that is what this body scrub provided for me. I believe in aromatherapy because I KNOW that I felt better after I used this body scrub than I felt before I used it. Sure, I give the long, hot whirlpool bath part of the credit for making me more calm and able to sleep better, but I know for a fact that the same bath using regular Olay bar soap instead of Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub would never have relaxed me the way using the scrub did. If it really is "all in mind", then so be it. I'll take it! Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Sudsing Scrub can hypnotize me into feeling better, anytime! I do not disapprove of that type of mind control one bit! Effectiveness I love the aroma-therapeutic properties of this product. It's amazing how much it refreshes and relaxes me. I also like the gentle exfoliation it gives my skin. I wish it was a bit more hydrating, but other than that, I can't find anything bad to say about this product. Scent The fragrance of Eucalyptus and Spearmint is not only relaxing, calming, and refreshing, it is almost intoxicating. It smells wonderful...not at all too strong....just fresh and perfect for washing stress down the bathtub's drain!
Tiny Town, GA