Brand Feature | Kismet Essentials

I was recently fortunate enough to win a giveaway from Kismet Essentials and I enjoyed the products so much I wanted to share them with you!

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The Float Dead Sea Salt Soak is 100% natural and scented with eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. If you are a frequent reader you know that eucalyptus and peppermint is one of my favourite blends! I find this blend so relaxing, but uplifting at the same time. In my opinion, this is the ultimate scent for a spa like experience. It is also amazing while you’re sick, as a decongestant. The scent in these bath salts is quite potent which is great.

They also sent me their Flower Child Floral Mist Spray. I find the name kind of redundant, since mist and spray are kind of the same thing, but I digress. This spray can be used as a room spray or a facial toner. It’s scented with rose and peppermint waters, which isn’t a blend I had ever seen before but it is actually so lovely! The rose is stronger than the peppermint; overall the scent is a very light and fresh. It contains witch hazel which is one of my absolute favourite ingredients for facial toners. Rose water is also super common in skincare products to help with inflammation. Of course, peppermint is an amazing way to refresh. I would definitely suggest light misting if you use this as a toner. I sprayed far too much my first use and I found the scent was too strong and I felt a little burning on my skin and my eyes.

Overall, I am so thrilled to have won this Instagram giveaway because it introduced me to a another all natural Canadian skincare/bath company!

Temper + Lace Bath Bombs

I’ve written about some of the Temper + Lace candles before which you can read about here and here, but today I am going to tell you about the bath bombs they have available. Stefania currently makes her bath bombs in three fragrances; rose, lavender and peppermint. Each bomb is hand made, contains a healing crystal and is completely natural. Visit her website to order online or to find a retailer near you.

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The rose bath bomb is a totally romantic bathing experience. It contains rose petals and leaves your bath water a pretty pink. I found the fragrance to be very subtle but it allows for a really relaxing bath. It’s scented with rose essential oils and contains grapeseed oil and olive oil. It also contains clay, which we all know is great for your skin! Rose essential oils are often used to treat depression, as an anti-inflammatory, to balance hormones, it’s anti-viral, and also an aphrodisiac.

The peppermint bath bomb is scented with peppermint essential oils and contains olive oil for the carrier oil. It is coloured with plant powder which also contains vitamins and minerals for added benefits for your skin. Peppermint is such a refreshing and invigorating scent. I love bath bombs like this (peppermint, eucalyptus etc) for use in a cold bath on a hot summer day for a really nice refresh after a day outside. Peppermint is also the absolute best oil to use to treat headaches and is wonderful for sore and tired muscles. I did find the scent of this bath bomb was pretty subtle once diluted in the tub, although when I smelled a chunk of it while it dissolved it was very fragrant. I really liked the peppermint leaves as an added touch to this bath bomb; it made the bath really aesthetically pleasing, really luxurious and I also like that it’s an added ingredient that isn’t bad for the environment, which is always something you should consider with bath bombs. A lot of glitter and other products added to bath bombs can be harmful because they aren’t biodegradable.

The lavender bath bomb is scented with lavender essential oils of course, it gets it’s colour with natural ingredients and it also contains little lavender seeds (I’m not sure if that’s the proper terminology). I didn’t find the fragrance in this one overly pungent but it is a really relaxing bathing experience. Perfect for bed time.

Something else that I have noticed about these bath bombs is that they seem to have a very different texture than other bath bombs I’ve used. They seem harder and far more porous, they also don’t seem to fizz all that much which is because of their lack of chemical ingredients. Not that the fizzing is really the point, you use a bath bomb for the benefits of the ingredients not the fizzing. They are pretty hefty in size as well so it’s a lot of bang for your buck. They don’t contain any nasty chemicals or skin irritants like SLS, SLSA or polysorbate which I love.

All together, you can really tell that Stefania takes such pride in providing quality products to her consumers and these bath bombs are made with such love. I adore the added crystal in each bomb; leave them in the tub to soak in the healing and then use it around your home. I believe that Stefania mixes up the crystals in every batch so they aren’t always the same which I absolutely love.

update: I have used more bombs since initially publishing this and they were far more fragrant