on February 11, 2014
I absolutely love this stuff. During the time I had a bad cold and didn't feel like doing anything other than falling into bed , I tried this in the shower and it was "reinvigorating" , the aroma and steam opened my nasal passages . I felt like a new person , the smell isn't over powering but has a gentle aroma that lasts for a few hours. I add a spearmint lotion afterwards to keep the smell fresh. I have fibromyalgia and even though I know it doesn't decrease the pain , it helps to mentally soothe the body and mind. This is something that I will keep in my bath from now on and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a "lift."
on December 6, 2015
The soaps smell really good and they do help to do something that makes you relax somewhat. The smell doesn't stay on you for too long after your shower so the impact is generally really limited to while your showering. For the price, they're kind of a novelty and a little bit of a nice thing to have around for those really tough days or those mornings where you can't get out of bed or have a lot on your mind but I'd recommend having a regular soap on hand and only using this when you really need it.
Generally there probably isn't too much scientific behind the stress relief, it's just good smelling and does help a little.