Bath oil can be stressful. Which is hardly the point. It directly targets our neurotic frugality. And so we end up cheating ourselves out of the intended fragrant wallow and instead we save it for so long that it goes off or use such tiny drips that… nothing happens. Either that or we use a third of a bottle and feel resentful and panicky. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could find that elusive nectar: a highest quality, superlatively scented bath oil that would transform a bath with a third of a tiny capful? Welcome to Olverum. A revelation. Even though it’s been around since 1929.
It has a faintly medicinal Eucalyptus atmosphere, made romantic with Verbena, Lavender and Geranium. Freshened with Lemon, Lime, Rosemary and Siberian Pine. A £35 bottle delivers about 30 tremendously satisfying, spoiling soaks. It helps you sleep. It scents the house. The bottle itself is classy and glassy and discreet. Minimal bath scum by the way. Which is not nothing. Not at all. BSD intends to never again be without it. Some bath oils are for Christmas. Olverum is for life.
Olverum Bath Oil, 125ml, £35*
*Midults will receive a 20% discount with the code Midulthood20