Longer days, lighter nights and the (occasional!) spot of sunshine can only mean one thing – summer has well and truly arrived.
Here, the product experts at ARRAN Sense of Scotland (formerly ARRAN Aromatics) have selected their favourite citrus bath and body, hand care and home scents; guaranteed to boost your mood and help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated over the summer months.
Citrus Scents for Summer – The Science Behind the Scent
Certain scents have long been known to improve our mood. For years, aromatherapy has used essential oils to help enhance our overall wellbeing. Citrus scents, such as those containing grapefruit, lemon or lime are renowned for their mood-boosting benefits, helping us to feel more awake, alert and less stressed.
Citrus Scents for Summer – A Splash of Citrus
In need of a wake-up call? Inspired by the revitalising energy of the waterfalls on the southern hills of the Isle of Arran, ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s Glenashdale fragrance combines an awakening blend of rasped lemons, grapefruit and vetiver to create a truly topical experience. Kickstart the day with a refreshing shower using Glenashdale Bath & Shower Gel paired with the matching body lotion to help layer the fragrance. Infused with enlivening essential oils and nourishing extracts of Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Shea butter to uplift, refresh and revitalise both skin and spirits.
Glenashdale Body Care Gift Set, £30 (Bath & Shower Gel, 300ml and Body Lotion, 200ml)
Body Care Set
Citrus Scents for Summer – Hand Care for Happier Hands
With regular washing more important than ever, treat hands with the Glenashdale Hand Care collection. Instantly transport your senses to the Isle of Arran with the gentle cleansing lather of Glenashdale Hand Wash, and for an added step of hydration, treat hardworking hands to a little TLC with Glenashdale Hand Cream, enriched with Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter to help lock in moisture and reveal softer, smoother skin.
Citrus Scents for Summer – Feel-Good Home Fragrance
Adding a splash of citrus into the home can also help to improve mood and overall wellbeing. Infused with a sparkling blend of pink grapefruit, orange and vetiver, ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s Just Grapefruit collection revitalises and refreshes. Try a spritz of room spray to awaken the senses, create an uplifting summer set up by placing the scented candle in the lounge or garden, or alternatively place the Reed Diffuser in open areas such as hallways or kitchens for a welcoming burst of fragrance.
ARRAN Sense of Scotland creates bath, body and home fragrance collections inspired by and proudly made on the Isle of Arran. For three decades, the family-run company has been creating vibrant, evocative scents from their Home Farm factory – an old dairy farm for the historic Brodick Castle. The company has grown significantly since it began as a small, family soap business, but has held true to its island heritage.