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Bath and Body Self-Care Essentials for the Holiday Season

Taking long hot baths with epsom salt and bubbles is my favorite way to de-stress and shake off the seasonal blues. So at a recent media event for Lifetherapy, a paraben, sulfate and cruelty-free bath and body brand that promotes self-nurturing through the power of scent, I nearly lunged into a beautifully displayed claw foot bathtub full of fragrant salts and rose petals.

Founder Lynette Lovelace has overcome numerous health challenges including severe endometriosis and believes that when we take ownership of our frame of mind, positivity follows.  The Chicago native has learned to take life as it comes, to pay it forward, and above all, to live in the moment with optimism and gratitude.

Lifetherapy's moisturizing handcreme, luxe body wash/bubbling bath and hydrating body lotion are enriched with shea butter, vitamins and other rich skin conditioners. The brand also makes soothing soy candles.

To help you #chooseyourmood, each product is available in five signature fragrance profiles:

Grounded: Fresh citrus, heliotrope, dry amber, calming rose, vanilla
Energized: Jasmine, red orange, marsh grass, peach skin
Inspired:  Gardenia, pineapple leaf, sensuous musk, palm bark
Loved: Bergamot, water flowers, coconut, muguet, rose
Transformed: Polynesian coconut, white orchid, warm sugar, sandalwood


My favorites are Grounded and Loved. But if you can't decide which mood to choose, pick up Lifetherapy's Mini-Collection Gift Set ($39) for yourself and a friend.


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