A few years ago I went to Marrakech and while I was there I had a few spa treatments…. a girl has to sample the local delights right?! I had one of the best massages in my whole life in Marrakech, but the one thing I wish I had sampled, was Hammam. Which is a traditional treatment which is somewhere between a steam and intense scrub. It’s hardcore!
When Rituals got in touch with me to review their ‘Hammam Collection’ Gift Set, I jumped at the chance. I love Rituals products and I am a big fan of a good exfoliation! While I can’t recreate the steam aspect of a traditional Hammam in my Bethnal Green bathroom, I can have a good cleanse and scrub with a matching room scent.
This set is scented with a blend of revitalising Rosemary and Eucalyptus, it smells super-clean, uplifting and spa-like. Not only do you have the scent of the products, but this set is particularly special because it comes with matching fragrance sticks, so the scent is really strong and uplifting. It’s amazing! The shower gel is so clean and zingy it is the perfect way to start the day, in fact, it has such a clean refreshing kick with the eucalyptus, it might even help clear your head if you have a cold! The scrub is amazing, probably the best part of the entire set. It is a a salt scrub with big granules. Personally, I used a bit at a time and rubbed it in circular motions all over my thighs, elbows, knees, etc. The rosemary and eucalyptus really seems to sink deep into your skin and the salt really buffs the dead skin cells clean off you. I loved the way this feel afterwards; tingly and clean. While it took a little effort, the results were totally worth it!
Personally, I think this is an amazing price for a set of four great products in generous sized bottles. What is really nice is that you can use the shower gel every day, keep the scrub for an occasional treat and leave the fragrance sticks out to enjoy every day too. The Shower paste is my least favourite of the four, but it is still a good product. It is somewhere between a scrub and a shower gel, but personally, I love the lather of the gel and the texture of the scrub the best.
This Rituals set is suitable for a man or woman and it is a perfect product to enjoy in the Winter as it is such a kick start to the system, especially if you are feeling a little down in the dumps!