Valley Mill – Soy Wax Melts & Natural Soap
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I love natural bodycare and room fragrance, and if it’s handmade in the UK then all the better! Valley Mill make a wide range of natural products in Wales and they also sell a selection of quality homeware products from other like-minded Welsh manufacturers.
They sent me this Natural Soap* and a pack of their Natural Soy Wax Melts* to try out…
Valley Mill Natural Soap with Grapefruit & Fennel – these soaps are made with 100% natural Shea Butter and Coconut Oil in Wales. I chose the Grapefruit & Fennel one as I thought it sounded lovely and zesty, there are 5 other variations including Orange & Cinnamon which would be great for Christmas time.
The soap is very rustic looking with rough edges and blemished surface but this adds to the handmade charm. It’s made in a block of two colours – dark brown at the top and green on the bottom. I think it looks a bit like a huge piece of fudge!
It has a lovely aniseed fragrance which comes from the Fennel and a slight zestiness that comes from the Grapefruit, it’s really uplifting and great for using in a morning when you need help waking up.
The ingredients are all natural and it uses Lye (sodium hydroxide) as the soap agent and it’s paraben free and SLS free. It shouldn’t dry skin or leave it with that nasty ‘squeaky’ feeling due to all of the moisturising oils and butters.
Valley Mill Natural Soy Wax Melts with Mixed Berries – I love anything that makes my home smell fruity and these new Wax Melts have a beautiful sweet berry scent – in fact the day after I received them they were in my bedroom in their box and the whole room smelt of berry! It’s a great fragrance for Winter – warming and comforting.
The box contains 5 wax melts, each one shaped like a mill wheel cog. You just pop one in the top of an oil burner or wax melt warmer and light the candle underneath and it very slowly melts giving off a beautiful warming scent. The total burn time per box of melts is 60 hours (that’s about 12 hours per melt!).
Natural Soy Wax Melts come in lots of other fragrances including Chocolate Truffle and Passion Fruit.
I love Valley Mill’s packaging, the natural brown boxes enhance the natural feel of the products. They make lovely gifts and they’re not expensive either (plus being rectangular they’re easy to gift wrap!). Valley Mill also produce handmade soy candles too.
The Valley Mill website also offers a selection of quality homeware products from other like-minded Welsh manufacturers, for example slate house signs, Welsh woollen blankets and scarves.
Natural Soap with Grapefruit & Fennel is priced at £4 for 100g, available from Valley Mill.
Natural Soy Wax Melts in Mixed Berries is priced at £6.25 for 5 melts, available from Valley Mill.
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