A $250 Bath Ritual.

Have you ever heard about the Therapie Himalayan Detox salts? I'm sure you have as it's very much loved it the beauty community. I've read so many "too good to be true" posts about it and I still could not justify spending $53 on 400 grams of bath salts.

But I don't have that much of a problem spending the same amount of money on a discovery kit. And that's what I did. I bought myself a Therapie Discovery Kit from cult beauty for $58 (if everything was in full size it would have been $250!).
In the box we have:
Boost Hair & Body Wash (50ml). Well, if you like buying Lush shower gels you might as well give this one a go. A full-size bottle of it is about $26 and it has very good ingredients (doesn't have SLS unlike Lush). The smell is an expected calming oil blend, spa-like, no complaints there. I'm not sure I'll ever buy a full size of it just because there are cheaper options I enjoy just as much (The Seaweed Bath Co).
Equilibrium Bath & Shower Essence (30ml) is a finicky one for me. It's the use of it I don't understand. As a bath oil, it's pretty straightforward, but what is a shower oil? You're supposed to massage it onto your skin while standing under the shower and then wash it off with a shower gel. I feel like running water slightly dulls the aroma of the essential oils, unlike the hot bath. But my main problem with this product is that I'm supposed to wash it off. First of all - why? Secondly, It's such a waste of product. I guess you can use it in a diffuser or as a perfume oil, but the fact that it's supposed to be washed off bothers me. Otherwise, it smells very good and soothing and it's probably the first oil to have an actual de-stress effect on me. And it has good ingredients as well, so the reason for washing it off is still a mystery to me.
The infamous Himalayan Detox Salts (70g) did absolutely nothing to me. I specifically saved it for when my muscles will be sore after a workout. I used it in the evening when I was tired and aking and it did nothing to help elevate either of those issues. So this one was a dud.
Finally, something that I liked was Cherish Skin Repair Serum (30ml). I love me a good body oil and this one is pretty good. It has a very luxurious smell to it and it leaves the skin very soft, supple and fragrant. Is it better than my cheaper rose body oil from Dr. Haushka? No, it's not.
Last but not least I found Restore Aura Spray (30ml) surprisingly nice as well. Initially, I thought of this one as the most unnecessary one and I didn't expect to get any results from it. But you know what, I sleep like a baby 10 minutes after I spray it on my face and inhale it. It has an almost medicinal smell to it, but a pleasant one. It's good during the day too, to pause, unwind and take a deep breath.
My final verdict on this Discovery Kit is that it sure made me more curious about the brand even though I wasn't impressed by all of the products I've tried. Do I think this whole ritual is worth $250? At least not for me. But it was fun to try and I would recommend the Discovery Kit weather you want to treat yourself or someone else. I'm sure it would make an amazing present. 

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