Bath Oil

Purepotions - Skin Salving Bath and Body Oil

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Here at The Amazing Blog we are extremely fortunate to be testing lots of different beauty and lifestyle products on a daily basis. However, as one of us in the office has particularly sensitive skin, we tend to veer towards natural and organic products. One of our trusted go-to skincare brands is Purepotions. In fact, you can read our recent reviews on their Intensive Moisturising Ointment and Daily Moisturising Cream here; and their Hair & Scalp Natural Shampoo & Conditioner here.

Today we are reviewing their great little multitasker, the Bath and Body Emollient Oil . Already an award winner with Natural Health for Best Eczema Range in 2017, it doesn’t only work as a Skin Salving Bath and Body Oil but combines different benefits all in one. This completely natural emollient oil is made from a unique and gentle blend of nutritious botanicals, and can be used anywhere and on anyone. It is suitable for all skin types and ages, and the naturally versatile blend can be used as a massage or shaving oil, and as a moisturising oil after showering, to hydrate our skin. If that isn’t enough, then it can also be used as a facial cleanser.

The wonderful part about this 100% natural product, apart from the obvious, is that it is free from parabens, preservatives or perfumes, making it suitable for dry and sensitive skin. Furthermore, it nourishes deeply due to essential vitamins that are blended into its unique formulas. It contains organic calendula, with its soothing abilities, and both lavender & camomile essential oils which calm and protect. There is also the use of organic hemp seed oil which keeps the cell membranes flexible, and retains moisture. As it is the dehydrated cells which cause the skin to be irritated, we are thankful for this product - itchy skin doesn’t stand a chance against this powerful moisturising oil!

All products from Purepotions are handmade using natural ingredients in order to heal our bodies and our planet at the same time. Purepotions is also so natural, that it can be used on pets. However, they do not recommend Rescue Salves, as they have a high concentration of tea tree and lavender essential oils which are not good for cats and dogs. We think that this Bath and Body Oil would work as a great travel companion, so if you can only pack one body/bath/massage/shaving product - make it this one. This Skin Salving Bath and Body oil is available here for £12.99 per 200ml or £19.00 per 300 ml.

Bath Oil – Olverum

After a long and busy day, we here at The Amazing Blog love to turn off our working minds by taking a soothing and relaxing soak. When we do so, we like using bath products that we are sure will provide us with the care and relaxation we seek. So, when we received the Olverum's bath oil, we couldn't resist the temptation to experience them. The recipe for Olverum’s Bath Oils is a family secret that has been passed down over decades. In the early 20th Century in Germany Franz Otto Klein, a fine-wine maker, together with his wife, an accomplished pharmacologist, travelled the world to source rare and exquisite essential oils.

Through passion and specialist knowledge, they created a luxurious bath oil made with a mix of carefully selected plant extracts each renowned for having specific therapeutic benefits. The natural essential oils include Eucalyptus, Siberian fir Needle, Verbena, Juniper, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Rosemary, Lemon and Lavandin. Siberian fir Needle is a long-used ingredient used by native women in the forests of Siberia to soothe aching limbs that Franz and his wife discovered on their travels.

The highly-concentrated oil helps to ease muscle and joint pain, and soften the skin. The aromatherapy benefits of the oil relieve stress, relax the mind and body, and promote a good night sleep, which in turn helps to repair the immune system. The unisex fragrance of the product is universally pleasant and is sure to uplift your mood during your evening bath. This oil offers the ultimate bathing experience, your skin soaks up all the benefits of the oil and is left nourished, relaxed and pampered.

Purchase the Bath Oil here for £29 (125ml), £53 (250ml) or £19 for the travel set (3x 15ml).

Friday Favourites - Organic Skincare

Here at The Amazing Blog we are all about natural beauty and we strive to find the best products to keep our skin youthful and healthy all year round.  It’s important to find the right beauty product for your skin whilst avoiding those packed full of nasty chemicals. So, we’ve done the legwork and collated a list of some of our favourite organic beauty products.

You may recognise London Ethnic as a London-based fashion label.  However, we were excited to discover that they recently launched their debut beauty range.  The products are made using nourishing organic ingredients and pure botanical actives, and the best thing about them is that they’re free from parabens and artificial preservatives.  We particularly love their Warming Bath Oil.  It has a delicate, relaxing scent and leaves our skin feeling soft, refreshed and revitalised. If you like the sound of this you can pick up your own online here for £32, as well as checking out the rest of their range.

Another fabulous brand, Unica, pride themselves on being 100% organic and natural.  Sonia, the brand’s founder, is passionate about the healing power of herbs and oils after suffering with skin issues herself.  Through making her own products, she gradually began to heal and wanted to share her fantastic products with the world. Our stand-out product was the Kiss It Better Moisturiser which is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.  The formula includes Nilotica Shea Butter to keep skin moisturised, Rosehip Oil and Calendula, all of which reduce itching, promote healing and relieve the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, and inflamed skin.  Get it here for £12.95.

Terre Verdi proudly produce ethically-sourced products made from natural ingredients and endeavor to use as many organic ingredients as they can.  Honouring founder, Alessandra de Gregorio’s Sicilian roots, the brand have a stunning range of products for both face and body. Our favourites are the Aloe Toner and Moisturiser.  The toner is great at removing any residual make-up and dirt left after cleansing, and has a powerful combination of Aloe Vera and gentle Rose Water to help heal, protect and fight signs of ageing.  Their Face Moisturiser also combines the properties of soothing Aloe Vera with those of pro-youth Apricot Kernel Oil, perfect for hydrating the skin. And it’s not just for women - it’s fantastic as an after-shave too!  Treat yourself to the Terre Verdi Toner and Moisturiser here for £14 and £15 respectively.

Not far from Sicily, Mille Ulivi is the love child of a team of Italian biologists and cosmetologists. The 100% natural and innovative formulas combine the antioxidant power of Extra Virgin Olive Oil with active ingredients derived from the olive tree, to prevent skin aging. We fell in love with their Nourishing Day Cream. The beautiful recycled wooden packaging immediately sets this apart from other products in its category, but the real beauty is inside.  It’s rich in natural antioxidants and highly concentrated SWISS Gardenia Stem Cells, which are your best ally against the signs of ageing. What’s more, the light, non-greasy formula, makes it an ideal base for make-up too. You can buy it for £46.05 from their online site here.

Another of our favourite natural brands is Nadeballa. The brand makes products based on the philosophy that your skin needs the right ingredients to keep it looking its best. This is a sentiment that we can wholly get on board with, so when they sent over their Night Replenishing Cream, we were over the moon.  With a plethora of nourishing ingredients, including Almond Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil, it’s packed with the essential vitamins your skin needs. It’s great for delivering an extra boost of hydration whilst your body rests and your skin regenerates. We woke up looking younger, with a plumper, smoother looking complexion. It certainly is a great aid for our beloved beauty sleep. You can buy it on Nadeballa’s website for £39.

Bodhi - Flora Paradiso De-Stress Massage & Body Oil

Oil FrameAs everyone will know by now, one beauty product that I can't live without is body moisturiser; I need to feel my skin properly nourished 24/7. My skin is naturally quite dry, and these sudden temperature changes (ehem… anyone said Summer?) are making my skin feel dehydrated and quite tight. That is why I have put my tubs of body moisturiser and butters aside, and have gone for something richer and more concentrated to treat my thirsty skin. Their Flora Paradiso De-Stress Massage and Body Oil is a beautiful blend of sumptuous Ylang Ylang, High-Altitude Lavender and grounding Atlas Cedarwood. This oil is designed to help alleviating physical and mental stresses, having ancient massage rituals from the Balinese and Indonesia in mind. The great thing about Bodhi’s Flora Paradiso Oil is that its nourishing effect is super long-lasting; even if I apply in the evening, I can still feel my skin supple and deeply hydrated the morning after. Another good aspect of this oil is that is fast-absorbed by the skin and does not leave, to our surprise, that uncomfortable greasy residue on the skin. And its scent… is stunning: very relaxing and calming too.

As our fellow readers of The Amazing Blog will know by now, the girls and myself love the brand Bodhi. We have been lucky enough to try almost all of their products, and Elijah Choo’s (founder of Bodhi and the man behind the brand's beautiful blends) exquisite formulas have never let us down. Bodhi’s Flora Paradiso De-Stress Massage and Body Oil ticks all the boxes of what I look in a nourishing body product. Elijah, you never let us down.

Bodhi’s Flora Paradiso De-Stress massage and Body Oil can be purchased from their website and retails at £38.

MILA Candle "Chiara"

At The Amazing Blog, one of our favourite parts of the job is finding new, home grown brands to introduce to our readers. One such brand we've come across recently was Mila's Luxury Fragrance.

Specialising in luxury lifestyle fragrances that embrace the best of British craft and creativity, Mila Luxury Lifestyle Fragrances was built on a family history of trading in essential oils that inspired the founders to further the tradition and offer a modern take on olfactory craftsmanship. With the two founders so intimately involved in the developmental process, it gives them full control over the ingredients, ensuring that only the very best are used to create their luxury range of home fragrances. And as we're always on the hunt for the latest home fragrance to evoke a sense of mood in our humble abodes, Mila's Luxury Home Fragrance are the perfect find. Available in two carefully blended scents that balance the timeless with the new, they're the perfect addition to any room - be it your bedroom or your office.

The Chiara fragrance perfectly captures the fleeting glow of first light with its sense of ritual renewal, while the powdery top notes give way to deep, exotic nuances creating a unique and deeply complex and musky fragrance. And if that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, why not try The Scuro scent? Embracing the moment of nightfall, the earthy undertones bleed through soft, velvety top layers that evoke a sense of mystery intrigue, perfect for a night-time fragrance. We tried the Chiara Candle...

Available in candle, diffuser or bath oil format, Mila's Luxury Fragrances are a decadent treat for the senses and are available to buy online.