Take time for yourself
People have appreciated the practice of bathing for thousands of years. In Roman times, it was considered a fundamental right for city dwellers to use large bathing centres with big archways, marble statues, and beautiful mosaics — a truly important daily ritual. In Japanese culture, the role of the bath today is as sacred as it was in ancient times. There’s a reason why cultures around the world embrace immersive bathing over showering. But what can a daily bath do for you?
For starters, a bath can actually have as much of an impact on your mood as physical exercise. Studies have shown that taking a bath can activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which is the part of your body responsible for relaxation. As your nervous system adjusts to the warming effect of the water around you, you begin to experience lowered levels of stress. If you are feeling anxious, a bath can physically force your body to change how it processes that anxiety.
An Olverum bath is as pampering as it is restorative. Its unique blend of therapeutic oils work in harmony to rebalance skin, revive tired muscles, open stuffy airways, and bring a deep sense of relaxation to the mind, while invigorating the spirit.
Cruelty-free, vegan, and naturally free of petrochemicals, the iconic bath oil remains true to the closely guarded formula crafted in 1931 by its creators, Edith and Franz Otto Klein, a pharmacologist and winemaker from Germany’s Mosel Valley. Among the pioneers of sustainable, biosynergenic wellness, Olverum’s founders were pillars of the legendary 1920s European spa renaissance.
Inspired by the house blend of their favourite spa in Baden-Baden – nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site – the Kleins spent two years perfecting perhaps the era’s definitive therapeutic oil. Containing extracts from ten aromatic plants, carefully selected for their individual therapeutic properties and the synergistic interaction of their effects.
More recently, the rights to the formula were handed over to the Hawksley family – founders of famed London perfumery Les Senteurs – who are bringing the brand to the attention of a new generation of natural health and beauty enthusiasts.
Thus, the Olverum legacy remains a story of commitment to specialist knowledge, therapeutic tradition, and personal passion. It’s little surprise that many regard OLVERUM as the ultimate in luxurious self-care.