I may not be drunk yet, but after learning about a few Gin & Tonic body products I sure feel like it.
Made in the UK, The Littlecote Soap Co.’s Gin & Tonic Bath Salts are an invigorating blend of epsom and sea salts with essential oils of lemongrass and juniper (and a tiny dash of gin). Bursting with zesty, energizing freshness these salts are a great tonic and pick-me-upper to awaken the senses, uplift the spirits and revitalize the body and mind.
Top it off with their Gin & Tonic Soap and finish it with their Gin & Tonic Hand, Body and Foot Cream.
Now, this all may sound crazy but let’s not forget the main ingredients which sheds germs and brings light to everything making these products a real treat:
Epsom salt which is good for relaxing muscles and drawing toxins from the body
Lemongrass which has traditionally been used to cure skin complaints and was burnt to kill germs. With it’s fresh clean scent, it makes an excellent addition to deodorants, soaps, cosmetics, shampoos, skin lotions and tonics.
To learn more about these products visit: http://www.littlecotesoap.co.uk
Would you like another drink?
DEMETER has got to be by far the most interesting and creative fragrance collections I have ever come across. With scents ranging from baked goods all the way down to dirty toilet water (eau) hahaha. I love it.
The Happy Hour Collection consists of a wide range of mixed drinks all with the drink recipes printed on the front label.
GIN & TONIC
Ah……a cocktail. End of the day slight intoxication: strong, sweet with a sweet-deep juniper finish.
In the 12th century, records reveal the distillation of the predecessor of what we call gin was practiced for medical purposes at Salerno Medical School. Invention of process variously attributed to Chinese, Persians and Arabs. In 1650, Franciscus Sylvius, a Dutch doctor in the city of Leyden, Holland infuses juniper berries into distilled spirits in a search for a cure to kidney and stomach disorders and creates “jenever” origin. By the late 1680’s Dutch exports of gin exceed 10 million gallons a year. By the 1720’s “Gin Madness” spreads through London as an escape from the brutal life of the nascent working class. Dram shops advertise, “Drunk for a penny, dead drunk for two pence and a straw for nothing”. In 1750 Londoners are consuming 11 million gallons of gin per year. The tide turns in 1751 when the Tippling Act is passed by Parliament – the beginning of the end of “Gin Madness”. The act eliminates small gin shops and leaves the distribution of gin to larger distillers and retailers. Within a few years consumption is down to 2 million gallons per year and the quality of gin has improved, and gin is on its way to becoming a gentleman’s drink. Gin’s position in Britain moves up as it grows drier and more refined.
In 1870, “Indian tonic water” is invented to disguise the unpleasant taste of the quinine necessary to fight malaria in the tropics. It combines well with gin, and the Gin & Tonic we celebrate in our Demeter fragrance is born-necessary and essential refreshment from heat, tropical or otherwise.
To learn more about Demeter Frangrance collection visit them at: http://www.demeterfragrance.com. They are sure to bring you a happy drunken feeling inside among a wide range of other things.