Thinking positive about the sudden dip in weather conditions and desperately trying to ignore the frizz ball that is my hair, I really did miss long, hot soaks over the summer. It’s one of autumn and winter’s absolute pleasures; sinking into a steaming bath full of aromatherapy oils for an instant warm up and deep relax. Whether you’ve got 15 minutes or a whole blissful hour, it’s just such a lovely, blissful and nurturing thing to do that it almost makes sheeting rain and a howling gale worthwhile. My current obsession is Jo Wood’s (unbelievably glamorous on Strictly) award winning Amka Bath Oil bursting with rose fragrance and deliciously skin softening. She might not be hot on the dance floor, but my goodness, she makes an amazing bath oil!

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