Sunday, February 01, 2015

Burt’s Bees - Therapeutic Bath Crystals

When it comes to stress relief (no rude comments please) nothing can beat a long soak in the bath, and to say that my bathroom resembles an online boutique of lotions and potions is something of any understatement. Burt’s Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals have been a welcome addition to my baths for well over three months, mainly because they contain Eucalyptus oil that helps open up my airways and helps me breath more easily.

Burt’s Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals - filtered photograph

As a bit of background before I unleash my opinion of the product I should point out that I have serious sinus problems and a degenerative lung condition (not helped by my addiction to the demon weed - that’s cigarettes for the avoidance of doubt). Anything that helps me take in air by clearing my sinuses or chest is most welcome.

The salt crystals are infused with essentials oils and a little goes a long way - just two tablespoons of the crystals are needed, thrown in casually as the bath is filled with hot water. 

Burt’s Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals - the crystals

Burt’s Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals - the crystals remind me of rock salt

Eucalyptus is released as soon as the crystals come into contact with the warm water. What I found weird was that after around five minutes of the water running hints of lemon started to blend with the Eucalyptus - awesome, I love the smell of lemon! Oh my lord, the fragrance is so warming and the impact on my chest was almost immediate. When I first started using the crystals I freely admit I was struggling to breathe at all - inhalers, steroids and antibiotics were being popped at an alarming rate with no relief. While using the crystals didn’t and would never cure my problems they did provide relief and that was erm…….a relief. 

450g for £10.99 - unfiltered photograph of Burt’s Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals

Now this is what Burt’s Bees say about the crystals:

‘Strenuous exercise can be great for the body, but hard on muscles. Indulge in a warm bath of salt crystals and essential oils after a workout to help release the lactic acid that builds up during physical activity causing muscle ache. The penetrating action of Burt's Bees' all natural Therapeutic Bath Crystals essential oils helps stimulate the elimination of waste products, helping muscles feel as good as new.’

In terms of soothing aching muscles I have to say that I do come out of the bath feeling more relaxed and less tense, but this could be down to the long soak in the warm bath. 

450g tube of the bath crystals will set you back £10.99 from here. Now considering that I have been showering in the morning and bathing every night for months these still haven’t run out. These crystals represent excellent value for money.

*Digression warning* I am a big fan of Calvin Klein Eternity Bath Salts - not only do they turn the water a stunning deep blue they leave my skin looking hydrated, feeling soft and smooth and smelling beautifully of Eternity. While Burt’s Bees crystals don’t leave the skin smelling as great, the results are equally as appealing. Skin is left feeling soft and smooth, the essential oils are absorbed really quickly and even when dried off completely I find that my skin has a wonderful glow. 

Add in the fact that the steam, infused with Eucalyptus and hints of lemon clears my sinuses and helps loosen any build up in my lungs and I’m a very happy camper.

If I had to choose between my favourite CK bath salts/crystals and Burt’s Bees I’d struggle pick. If bathing before a night out I would go with CK, but for more regular use it has to be Burt’s Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals. 


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  1. This is one of my favourite bath products, smells amazing and is so relaxing x

  2. I would love to try these out. OH are you listening?

  3. If these help with sinus issues then they are definitely worth the money, I totally struggle with sinusitis, it's the bain of my life!


    1. You should give them a go Emma, my sinuses used to be really bad - this and Aromatherapy Associates Breath Easy Oil are the best I've found. Stephen :o)

  4. I've never tried Burts Bees products before butI've heard great reviews, these bath crystals sound like a product I'd enjoy :) xx

  5. This really sounds excellent, and as someone who suffers from sinus problems and aching muscles, I am actually going off to purchase them!

  6. I think this would be really good for my husband but I would have to monitor the amount he uses as he is prone to chucking half a jar of stuff in one bath!

  7. The lemon element is entriging! I love the scent of Lemon.

  8. I've had two sinus infections in the space of 3 months, both of which have ended up clogging both ears badly for weeks. I definitely need to investigate this, plus I love Burt's Bees!

  9. Wow never seen this before. I must go check it out at my local pharmacy!

    Kerri @ Beauty & Things

  10. Wow burts bees products are utterly amazing

  11. I have heard some great things about the brand, but still haven't tried any of their products. It seems like a great bath product.

    Pink Frenzy

  12. sounds brilliant have never tried it before but tempted to buy it now!

  13. This sounds so relaxing its surprising u didn't fall asleep for 3 hours then wake up cold and wrinkly.

  14. I hear such great things about Burt's Bees - you've really sold this product to me - if I ever get the chance to soak in a bath again, I'll check it out!

  15. Ahh these sound fab! Burt's Bees house some of my favourite products - I have never tried their bath crystal range before so will be interesting to see

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  16. I love the look of these, they would be perfect on a cold night and definitely when you have a cold

  17. oh how lovely , i do love bath crystals , would love to give these a try as their brand always has great reviews x

  18. This is definitely going on my wishlist! Sounds much nicer than adding Olbas Oil to my bath!


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