I’ve seen the Kneipp brand around for a while but this is my first every experience trying the brand out! Woop!
The brand was created by Sebastian Kneipp, who harnessed the healing power of water by using specific plants and herbs for the task. The range is rather vast, with a focus on body care products. I admire I am lazy about body care – I spend far more time looking after say the skin on my face but it’s rather silly of me. As the saying goes on the wall of my Yoga teacher’s studio, ‘Look after your body – it’s the only place you have to live’.
I know that Kneipp is particularly known for it’s bath range – oils and salts. I have two of the salts here:
The I have Sweet Dreams, which contains Valerian and Hops extract. Joint & Muscle contains Arnica (great for brusing) and essential pine oils. I am a big essential oil fan, I have about 60 of them which I grab for different ailments so these products are right up my street.
Bath Salts though, are not a thing I usually purchase although I have to say, I had a bath in Magnesium flakes and it was life changing. So yeah, I can be convinced that these thermal salts do a lot to improve wellbeing.
Upon opening the lid of these tubs – WOAH MAMA. These salts are not kidding. They aren’t pathetic subtle little soaks, no, they are highly highly scented. I LOVE how strong they are but I guess that isn’t for everyone. If you love your herbal scents and essential oils you will adore these as much as I do.
The Sweet Dreams has a sort of deeply herbal, soft scent and the Joint & Muscle is more energising, slightly sharper smell. LOVE THEM.
You use 3/4 capful in warm water (35-38 degrees) and soak for 15-20 minutes. I have tried both and wow – I adore. Not only does my skin feel smooth they both respectively helped with falling asleep and also muscle pain (which I get from doing long walks with a heavy push chair). Also at 500g, these will really last.
These can be purchased from Victoria Health – I have my eye on the Eucalyptus salts for winter and Juniper for sore muscles. They cost £8.95 each.