Body Butter

The Handmade Soap Co: Lemongrass & Cedarwood Shower Gel and Lemongrass & Bergamot Body Butter

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At The Amazing Blog, we value brands that care about our planet especially when their products and ingredients help to make this world a greener place. We came across The Handmade Soap Co, at our client's Supply & Buy event, where we engaged in a long chat with one of the founders Donagh Quigley.  This Irish artisan brand started in 2010 and has gone on to create some of finest natural bath and body products using only 'essential oil blends and nature’s pantry'. Donagh very kindly gave us their Lemongrass and Cedarwood Shower Gel and Lemongrass and Bergamot Body Butter to experience for ourselves.

Shower time is often synonymous for us with revving up for the start of another day. And we certainly enjoyed using this zesty and woody fragrance to stimulate the senses and help us on our way. The Lemongrass and Cedarwood Shower Gel is an amazing shower gel which cleared our heads and helped to give us focus for the day ahead. Formulated with natural and botanical ingredients including lemongrass, cedarwood, amyris, mandarin, patchouli and geranium oil; this shower gel gently cleanses the body while making it feel velvety smooth and wonderfully fragranced. 

The Lemongrass and Bergamot Body Butter was our favourite. This luxurious body butter is packed with the finest plants and botanic extracts including: Shea butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, aloe vera, bergamot oil, ylang-ylang flower oil and bergamot oil. What a list! This delicious blend makes a highly nourishing butter that pampers the skin and hydrates. The lemongrass and bergamot also gives an irresistibly fresh and zesty scent that lingers on the skin all day long.

The Handmade Soap Co's products are made with 99.7% of natural ingredients with the other 3% being only the binding agent and preservative (to stabilise the body lotions). We're happy to report that this brand is without parabens, petrochemicals and SLS. Even the card that is used for the packaging is from sustainable sources and printed with vegetable-derived ink! You can purchase the shower gel here for £10.64 and the body butter here for £17.76

 

Body Care Range - c.Booth

We just got to the middle of the week and all we want to do is take a nice, hot bath and indulge in some well-deserved pampering. Here at The Amazing Blog we have discovered c. Booth, perfect to make that relaxation session a whole lot better. We got the opportunity to try the Walnut Shell Body Scrub and Cleanser, All Over Body Sea Salt Scrub, and the Italian Olive Oil Butter. Combined, they were enough to send us into a daydream holiday by the sea.

c. Booth prides itself on providing the ultimate bathing experience whilst giving you nourished, smooth and soft skin. The Walnut Shell Body Scrub & Cleanser will make you feel like you are in nutty heaven. Rose Hip, Balm Mint, and Kola Nut have been blended to engulf you in a gorgeous scent whilst rejuvenating your skin. This exfoliating cleanser will cleanse your skin and get rid of those impurities whilst moisturising at the same time. The Sea Salt Scrub will also slough off any rough, tough, and dull skin whilst purifying and replenishing it with its Algae extract. You just have to massage the scrub in circular movements to start feeling an immediate difference in your skin. The holiday experience doesn’t stop here! The Italian Oil Body Butter features a blend of Olive OilShea ButterCoco Butter and Kola Nut to soften and eliminate any dry skin leaving a lovely smell too.

Take a look at c. Booth’s products here for £10.

 

Shea Innocence – Triple Butter Whip and Mocha Vanilla Candle

We think that Shea Butter is the skin's best friend. It's regularly used as a key ingredient in many skincare products, as it helps to moisturise and leave you with a soft and smooth complexion. So when The Amazing Blog came across Shea Innocence, we just couldn't resist trying the range out. With a wonderful selection for both the skin and the home, Shea Innocence uses a fusion of natural ingredients to keep you looking beautiful and feeling relaxed. We were delighted to try their Triple Butter Whip and Mocha Vanilla Candle.

We'll be the first to say that the market is chock full of body butters for dry, oily or sensitive skin, but with Shea Innocence Body Butter, we're pleased to see that they have taken a natural approach. This product is fantastic for the whole family as its list of ingredients is simple and 100% natural, using only organic Shea Butter and Essential Oils. We tried the butter with Almond Oil and it was perfect for keeping our skin hydrated. Mango Extract and Sweet Orange Oil give a divine scent that's hard to resist, and leave our skin feeling incredibly soft and nourished. 

The same care and love Shea Innocence uses in their body butter range clearly goes into their Candles. In a mini tin, their Mocha Vanilla Soy Candle offers a delicious bouquet of fragrant Coffee Beans and sweet Vanilla, perfect for a relaxing night in. What's more, its comforting scent that lasts longer than usual because Shea Innocence use nothing less than the best quality soy wax rather than artificial paraffin - so no more burnt smell once the flame is out.

The Mocha Vanilla Candle and many more are available here at £6.00. Discover the other fragrances and get the Triple Butter Whip for only £10.95 here.

Lucy's Lotions - Body Butter & Rejuvenating Night Oil

Do you ever find yourself wishing that you could tell your skin how to behave? Here at The Amazing Blog, we're often plighted with bad skin days. More often than not, they make their unwelcome appearance when we're heading to an important meeting or daunting first date. Thankfully, Lucy Gordon, founder of Lucy’s Lotions, felt the same way, and she has created a collection to help us finally take charge of our complexion woes.

When Lucy was younger, she spent her weekends creating unique skincare blends with her aunt, who is an aromatherapist and herbalist. Suffering from acne later on in life, this gave her the drive to create her fabulous vegan Vitamin E and Grapefruit Range.

From the range, we tried the Rejuvenating Night Oil and Body Butter. The Rejuvenating Night Oil contains a luxurious blend of 6 oils, including Argan and Avocado Oil. These oils promote cell renewal and help soothe and repair damaged skin. Smoothing the oil onto my face in the evening, it was fantastic for brightening my complexion. During winter, my hands became particularly chapped too, so I decided to experiment, massaging the oil onto my mitts. It was such a great discovery - it sunk right in and the tiny cracks on my hands were all gone the next day! The Body Butter contains Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Aloe Vera, which reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, soothe damaged/sensitive skin and intensely hydrate. I use the butter after shaving my legs for a wonderfully soft and soothing finish that smells divine.

Want to banish those bad skin days? Head on over to the website and purchase the Rejuvenating Night Oil for £26.00 here and the Body Butter for £16.00 here.

 

 

Chulo Naturals

NEW blog new blogGood old fashioned ‘do the job’ natural beauty products are always welcomed with open arms at The Amazing Blog, especially when they are lovingly handcrafted right here in our hometown. We were delighted to hear about the Chulo Naturals brand, a beauty company who manufacture a wide variety of luxury UK-made skin care products. All their products use natural ingredients such as sugars, salts, butters, oils and fruits which are sure to be full of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, moisturisers and all the lovely stuff that our skin adores. We have been trying the intriguingly named “Bubbling Butter” in Almond Milk. This two-in-one product combines a fragrant foaming soap with rich body butter, giving you a shower essential that moisturises your skin as you wash. It can also double up as a bubble bath (explains the name) by pouring some under running water it creates a foamy bath for you to soak and relax in, which is just what we need as the weather getting so much colder. You’ll definitely want as much time as possible soaking in this as the Bubbling Butter is so rich and moisturising, it left my skin feeling soft and silky. The Almond Milk gave it an incredibly natural and neutral fragrance but if you don’t fancy that then there are 3 other luxurious flavours that are also available to choose from; Dark Pomegranate, Vanilla and Sandalwood and Ginger and Sweet Orange, all of which sound very tempting.

We also had a go with their Rich Belly Butter, specially formulated for expecting mummies. It uses a mix of Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil as well as Frankincense and Rose essential oils which have been discovered to work wonders on surgery and stretch marks. Although none of us here are expecting, we gave it a little try and it felt lavish and glossy on the skin, not to mention the gorgeous zesty fragrance that comes with it.

These simple products are delightfully fresh and don’t give the impression of being damaging to your skin, because they aren’t…There are no added chemicals or ingredients which may irritate sensitive skin. They are an absolute treat to use, a treat that will very much be welcomed by your skin too! They are the perfect presents for friends and family this wintery Christmas. The Bubbling Butter retails at £17.50 for a 200g jar and Rich Belly Butter at £10 for 100g. These are available to purchase from their website.