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Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Essential oils for the cold weather

Essential oils for the cold weather

I love the idea of aromatherapy and what it can achieve, being able to change your mood just by inhaling a couple of drops of plant oil, even being able to heal the body by performing a simple massage. Essential oils start from just a couple of pounds for the cheaper ones but you really need to be careful and make sure you buy good quality – some suppliers dilute their oils or take the oil from the wrong part of the plant in order to try and save costs. I’ve recently discovered Buff & Butter, suppliers of aromatherapy oils and candle-making supplies. Their 100% natural essential oils can be purchased in varying size bottles – ideal for both those who are just dipping their toe in the world of aromatherapy and practitioners who want to buy in bulk. I chose five essential oils that are ideal for the cold weather: Lavender – chances are you’ve heard about the therapeutic benefits of lavender oil already. It’s so versatile and I just...

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Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Janjira – Thai Lime & Ginger Hand Wash

Janjira – Thai Lime & Ginger Hand Wash

I always try to use hand washes made from natural ingredients that don’t contain sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) and this Thai Lime & Ginger Hand Wash from Janjira fits the bill. The Janjira brand was born in Thailand, hence the exotic sounding name, and none of their products contains parabens, paraffins or sulphates – neither are they tested on animals. The Janjira philosophy is all about experiencing spa-inspired products in your own home. The product that I have been using is a small sample size tube of Thai Lime & Ginger Hand Wash that I recently received in my Dream Box (a collaboration beauty box between Latest In Beauty and British Beauty Blogger) but the full size product is a rather handsome tall dark green pump bottle, as you can see from the image above. The hand wash itself is a thick, clear gel which foams fairly easily when added to water but does still feel quite thick in your hands and needs a thorough rinsing. It has a...

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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Bath & Body | 4 comments

Naturally European – Ginger & Lime Luxury Hand Wash

Naturally European – Ginger & Lime Luxury Hand Wash

I recently purchased this Ginger & Lime Luxury Hand Wash from Naturally European to put by the sink in my kitchen. I have previously used their Rose Petal Luxury Hand Wash (you can read my review of that here) and really loved it, plus Naturally European’s products do not contain any parabens or SLS and are not tested on animals which is great. Naturally European’s products are all based on traditional fragrances, and include rose petal, lavender, milk and verbena. I think their bottles look really nice and classy too, I love the traditional style of the labels. It’s a nice big 500ml bottle too so it will last for ages. A squirt of this hand wash is quite generous and it also gives a really good slippery soapy lather which can be quite rare with SLS-free products. The fragrance is lovely and citrussy when you’re actually using it and I struggled to detect the scent of ginger…. but after your hands have been dried it leaves behind a...

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

The Body Shop – Ginger Sparkle Body Butter & Mango Lip Butter

The Body Shop – Ginger Sparkle Body Butter & Mango Lip Butter

In early January I went into The Body Shop store in York and they were having a post-Christmas sale whereby all of their yummy body butters had been reduced to £5 each and the lip butters had been reduced to £3 each. I purchased this mini-haul of butters as I just love their body butters and I was a bit low on lip balm and once I had sniffed this mango lip butter in the store I was smitten, I just love fruity scents. The Ginger Sparkle Body Butter was a limited edition Christmas fragrance, and I was excited to get my hands on this as I love the smell of ginger. I have found that the scent is quite citrussy and limey rather than gingery though, it should be called ‘Lime with a hint of Ginger’ – it’s still lovely but not as Christmassy and spicy as I had hoped. I had also assumed from its name that Ginger Sparkle Body Butter would have some sort of shimmer...

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