To round off Organic Beauty Week, I wanted to compile a Pampering Edit for the weekend, demonstrating how easy it is to add some truly luxurious organic beauty products into your life (and in your bathroom). It's time to treat yourself!
Botanicals Wild Rose Nourishing Body Lotion* (200ml, £24, link)
Rose fans will adore this new release from Botanicals which boasts an impressive all natural formula compiled with 91% organic ingredients that are certified by the Soil Association. Bottled with an easy to use pump, this is a very moisturising body lotion thanks to the blend of shea and cocoa butters, which will keep even the driest skin happy and hydrated. Plus, not only is the Wild Rose scent deliciously light and uplifting, but the rose itself is widely revered for its natural antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, so this is a good one to try during the colder weather ahead.
Bodhi & Birch Sicilian Rose Body Oil* (100ml, £42, link)
I'll often reach for a body oil to use after a long hot bath, and they don't come much more luxurious than from Bodhi & Birch. Sicilian Rose is part of a brand new trio of body oils that have launched recently, and I've had the pleasure of trying out all of them (it's a hard job, I know!). They are exquisite, from the beautiful glass packaging right down to the natural botanical ingredients. Sicilian Rose is made with 96.5% certified organic ingredients and has a blend of Safflower, Macadamia, and Rosehip Oils, to deeply nourish and pamper the skin. The all natural fragrance that accompanies it is everything that I wanted it to be and more; a vibrant, sunny, fresh floral rose that has a little spiciness from Pink Pepper and some juicy zest from Lemons. Truly heaven scent.
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask* (75ml, £22.99, link)
A face mask always features in any kind of pampering routine that I do, and I've been using Antipodes' popular Aura Manuka Honey Mask for years. Packaged in a squeezy recyclable metal tube, it comes out as a thickish cream and has a distinctive sweet honey scent to it. This mask is what I'd call a great all-rounder as a lot of skin types can use it (including sensitive), and it's perfect for those who are looking to address more than one skin complaint, as it's both moisturising and a deep cleanser for clearing the complexion without stripping it like a clay mask. The second ingredient is Manuka Honey so you get a powerful hit of this gentle, but effective antioxidant which really gives a boost to your skin.
A'kin Brightening Rosehip Oil With Vitamin C* (20ml, £24, link)
Regular readers will know that I'm an avid fan of Rosehip Oil so I was excited to try out this newbie from A'kin. I've used their bestselling original organic Rosehip Oil in the past, and this new one has been formulated with Vitamin C and Macadamia Oil to deliver more benefits. Rosehip Oil is great for hydrating and nourishing, as well as repairing the skin, so to combine it with Vitamin C's brightening abilities and Macadamia Oil's smoothing and softening properties, is a genius idea. I've been using this at night and it always leaves my skin feeling plumped up, soft and looking more glowy come the morning.
Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm* (75g, £28.99, link)
Lastly, I wanted to include a fantastic all natural and organic multi-purpose balm. It comes in a huge 75g tin and is a white knight saviour for a whole host of skin problems. Packed full of healing and moisturising ingredients such as Meadowfoam Oil, Carrrot Seed Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Tea Tree Oil etc, this balm can be used everyday to fix skin troubles such as cracked skin, chapped lips, relieving sore muscles, babycare and as a post-shave balm to stop irritation to name but a few. You can also try using it as an intensive hydrating face mask and to tame flyaways and unruly brows! Like all balms of this nature, a tiny amount goes a long way so this tin will last a very long time.
Which organic beauty products do you like to pamper with?
Have you tried any of these?