16 March 2014

Sunday Soak - Feathergills Violet Bath Salts

I've had this little packet of Violet bath salts since the middle of last year, but have been putting off using them because I didn't want to lose that lovely violet smell I get every time I open my 'bath stuff' cupboard! Still, in my aim to use up some of the things I've had longest I thought it was about time I put these to their proper use and get them in my bath.

Feathergills Products

I actually bought these on a day trip to Hebden Bridge last year, in the coolest little shop 'Feathergills Emporium'. While their products can be bought on line, I do recommend a visit there if you get chance - not only is the emporium itself great for finding fabulous little nicnaks in a vintage setting, but is also home to 'The Blitz' 1940s style tea room - very cool!

perfect bath after a hard day

When I read 'salts' on the front of the package, I expected something a bit grittier but this is just a nice soft sweet-smelling powder. I think I've mentioned before that the Violet is one of my favourite bath-time fragrances and this really does have a lovely scent. Unfortunately I found that, though the scent has remained strong sat in my cupboard all these months, it didn't seem to linger loo long once it hit the water, and there was very little in the way of transference of the fragrance to my skin afterwards which is a shame.

I somehow managed to miss the very clear instructions on the front of the packet telling me to add 2 heaped tablespoons, convinced myself there were no directions and just poured a bunch in, where I was very pleasantly surprised to find it turned my water a pretty shade of pink. 

Though this wasn't expensive (£3 for 4 baths worth, if you read the instructions) I'm not sure I would buy it again for my bath - though it was nice enough the scent didn't stick around as long as I would have liked, and it didn't seem to have much of an effect on my skin or any other 'extra' bonuses like that, but I would definitely keep a bunch of these around the house to make everything smell nice - like sticking them in my drawers to make my clothes smell good like my grandma used to do!


  1. I like the thought of pink bath water :)

  2. Oooh I wasn't expecting this to be a powder! I like!
    Michelle | Satchels + Pearls

  3. That's a nice read for this weekend.


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