To be frank, regular aerobic exercise is not a first priority in my life, I used to be a ‘gym bunny’ but nowadays I’m more of ‘dog walker’, so I’m somewhat of an unlikely candidate to trial these aroma therapy based ‘sports’ lotions and potions. However, when Pepperfit samples landed on our doorstep at Amazing PR and we unwrapped and smelt them – I decided to have first dibs. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am very chemical-phobic and will only consider putting organic or natural products on my skin. What we all liked about these Pepperfit products is their texture and aroma i.e. not an overpowering aroma-pong or gloopy and greasy – both a classic mistake made by quite a few small producers of aromatherapy based skincare.
There are four ranges which are all rather appropriately named for each of their active properties: Rescue, Relax, Boost and Zest. I particularly liked the Relax Body & Massage Oil (RRP £16.80) as I have a fondness for its key ingredients of Geranium and Ylang Ylang. It was quickly absorbed making my skin soft and left a subtle fragrance. I also tried the Zest Multi Balm (RRP £10.80) which is very fresh and uplifting with Tangerine, Lavender and Chamomile Roman – an unlikely mix of aromas but when combined actually smell amazing! It’s particularly good for chapped lips, so I’ve adopted it as my winter lip balm.
What we love about these ‘aroma sport’ is that the products bringing together both modern scientific sports knowledge and respected traditions derived from ancient and global cultures, where they use plants for their medicinal and healing properties. The Pepperfit rangeis suitable for both the regular consumer as well as the sports professional. London 2012 athletes if you’re reading this, we suggest that you stock up on Pepperfit for your Olympics sports regime – it’ll certainly add a bit of aroma ‘zing’ to your step.