Imagine this. It’s pitter-pattering outside — you know because the sound rouses you out of your hours-long slumber. A gust of wind filters through your half-open windows and brings with it the scent of petrichor. You stumble out of your bed and gravitate towards the shower. The water is steamy-hot and aqua-scented waves, punctuated by notes of grapefruit and raspberry, ricochet off the walls of your bath. You step in, and it’s like another world — your senses are heightened, and you’re living an ASMR fantasy.
While I cannot call upon the gods of rain for you right away, I know I can help you stitch this dream together with something else. Here are all of my go-to made-for-monsoon shower gels that you can use to recreate this itsy-bitsy snippet.
This seductive scent-tingling body wash is enough to stir you out of your sleep. While aqua rejuvenates you, the musk makes you smell sensual for hours on end. Crafted with coconut-based emollients and oils, this pH-balanced formula builds into a skin-loving lather and cleanses your skin of deep-seated dirt. It is cruelty-free and vegan. To top it all – it is suitable for all skin types.
Treat yourself to a rejuvenating in-shower regimen with this lather-loving formula. This in-shower gel epitomises luxury — the tingling scent of grapefruit, coupled with the richness of Vitamin C-derived essential oils, is nothing short of sumptuous. A well-balanced medley of oils and cleansers, this gel is mild in nature and cleanses your skin gently — no dryness or itchiness whatsoever, and that’s a promise from us to you.
While Sakura (cherry blossoms) is seasonal, you can bottle its scent to savour throughout the year — enter L’Occitaine’s exotic Sakura-scented shower gel. Sourced from France’s Provence, this fragrance contains handpicked extracts of Sakura and instantly evokes the initial days of spring upon uncapping. This lather-rich, luxe body wash is exotic, and lightly perfumes your skin in a way that it’s there but not instantly identifiable.
This one’s an assortment of body-loving scents: notes of jasmine, accented by sandalwood and violet-leaf, creating a cocktail-like situation in the shower (what with so many scents crashing into your body). It is warm, floral, opulent, and brings to you the essence of a moonlit night in a Mughal garden right into your shower.
It’s time to spice it up in the shower — with this cocktail of skin-loving ingredients. Lean into the invigorating scent of Acai Berry wafting through your shower, let the Shea Butter and Vitamin E cleanse your body gently, and moisturise your skin deeply with a rich lather-loving formula. This one’s sure to awaken your senses in the A.M.
Love Beauty & Planet
Revel in the scent of citrusy mimosa flowers diffusing through your shower as coconut water and coconut oil moisturise your skin thoroughly. To add to the experience, this cruelty-free, planet-loving formula is a guilt-free indulgence and is delivered to you in bottles made from recycled plastic.
Start adding these to your wishlist, and add one to your collection ASAP! Which one is calling to you the most?