Tried & tested: Olverum bath oil

Made from a recipe created more than 80 years ago, Olverum bath oil is a little known treasure that will transform bathtime into a self-indulgent escape that will restore, relax and renew.


During the summer months, humid, muggy nights can make it impossible to relax in a bath at the end of a day. However, now winter is here a long evening soak is a much more appealing and enjoyable proposition and this week we have the perfect product to turn bath time into a ritual of peace, tranquillity and indulgence.

We get a motley collection of cosmetic products delivered to 50connect seeking a review or a plug – some are good, some are, well … not so good. And then there are products that stands head and shoulders above all others.

It is safe to say that we are fully won over by Olverum bath oil. They say good things come in small packages and so it is with this highly concentrated blend of 10 essential oils. A half cap of this luxurious, intoxicatingly fragrant oil in a warm bath will transform the way you measure the quality of every other bath soak, bubble bath, bath salt you’ve ever used. In a word it is fantastic!

Olverum has a long history, it was created in 1931 by Franz Otto Klein, a wine merchant from the Mosel region, who had developed an interest in natural wellbeing and the properties of essential oils.

His recipe blended the finest essential oils from around the world to form a singularly distinctive, elegant and self-indulgent bathing experience. The ingredients have remained largely the same since the 30s and eight decades later, Olverum enjoys an almost word of mouth popularity among a discerning following of in-the-knows.

It has to be said, a healthy dose of scepticism is required when reading press releases, but of the three main qualities listed, Olverum genuinely delivered.

  • Deep relaxation and stress relief – there is true spa quality feel to way Olverum melts away everything that has gone on during the day
  • Soothes aches and pains – whether you've been gardening, walking or working, a relaxing soak immersing yourself in the vivid bouquet of fragrances will leave you as restored as you could be.
  • Beautifully soft skin – unlike many oils which leave a tide mark around the bath, Olverum is light enough to play beautifully on your skin without annoying greasiness

The diffused aromas of Olverum are a sweet mix of fir, lavender, eucalyptus coupled with rosemary, juniper and geranium. They blend together to create a room-filling, transportative fragrance that leaves a delicious scent behind on your skin. This is a highly concentrated product and only half a capful (5ml) is needed per bath. Accordingly, virtually all the oil is absorbed by the skin allowing you to skip on your post-bath moisturising regime.

In the run-up to Christmas, if you really want to treat someone close to you or, indeed, yourself, pick out a bottle of Olverum, it is a little-known gem that you will treasure from the moment you’ve found relaxation in its traditional therapeutic properties and pampered your aching muscles.

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Olverum Bath Oil is available at 125ml (enough for 25 baths) from £32.00, 250ml (50 baths) from £58.00 and as a three bottle (15ml) nine bath travel set from £22.00.

Olverum is available to buy online and from Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick.

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Last modified: June 10, 2021

Written by 11:30 pm Beauty, Fashion & Beauty