Odylique - Gentle Herb Shampoo

Here at The Amazing Blog we all have different hair types and hair needs, which can change over time. As a result, the chance to try something new is always welcomed with open arms.

Gentle Herb Shampoo from Odylique is the first shampoo to achieve Soil Association approval, meaning that it complies with UK, European and International standards. This rare accolade highlights the commitment to the environment which Odylique products display. Additionally, the shampoo emits a luxurious smell with gentle texture, creating a product which is packed with natural goodness. Containing Rosemary, Chamomile and Aloe Vera, the shampoosoftens, nourishes and scents hair in a gorgeously organic way. The benefits of natural herbs and oils combined with the absence of harsh detergents means that after a week or so of regular use, you should find that you don't need a separate conditioner. We loved that we could skip using conditioner occasionally, as it meant more time in the mornings for us.  

Odylique products are available through many different outlets but the Gentle Herb Shampoo is available through a distributor herefor £10.50

Senspa - Bath Salts

Here at The Amazing Blog, we appreciate the importance of a good long soak in the bath once in a while, with all our lotions and potions! So when Senspa sent us a bag of their 100% natural Himalayan Bath Salts we couldn't wait to turn the taps on.

One of the most important aspects of bath and shower products is the smell. If something dissolves into the water to give off a gorgeous fragrance, it’s immediately 10 times more appealing. So, when we opened the Senspa salts, we were blown away by the intensity of the Lavender, Rose and Cedarwood fragrance and were immediately hooked. This on its own can be intense but pour under hot water and it’s a delight, filling the bathroom with a sweet floral fragrance. Made with 100% Himalayan salts and mined by hand, they are premium grade pure and unrefined and considered to be the purest in the world as they contain upwards of 84 minerals and trace elements. These include calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium which are all released when mixed with warm water. The bath salts can be used in handfuls for daily bathing but if you fancy removing the toxins from your body in one go, the whole bag (500g) can be used for concentrated use. Soaking for 20 minutes is recommended before rinsing any residue off. We highly recommend a soak with Senspa especially after a long and sweaty commuting day. These salts take away any impurities that you may have and leave the skin feeling soft, fresh and infused with rose and lavender.  Best of all, afterwards you'll simply feel like a new woman!

 You can purchase your own Senspa Himalayan Bath Salts here for £5.95.

Effitan - Insect Repellent

I'm sure we are all familiar with insect bitesand how annoying they are - particularly at this time of year. We at The Amazing Blog are always on the look out for good quality and natural insect repellents, to keep the bugs at bay! So when we stumbled on Effitan Insect Repellent we were intrigued to see if it was the one for us. Effitan is just that - a spray that helps prevent bites from mosquitoes, ticks, and horse flies.

 Effitan Insect Repellent protects effectively against mosquitoes for up to 8 hours, and against ticks for up to 6 hours. This is 2 hours longer than the best selling market competitor, and being DEET free, it is suitable for use when pregnant or on infants and children. It is ideal for any climate and it delivers natural, but highly effective protection. We were also pleased to note that Effitan did not leave a sticky or uncomfortable feeling our skin, which is rare in insect repellent. The citrus fragrance it has was fresh, pleasant, and light enough to not clash with cologne or your chosen fragrance. Now that we have found a great insect repellent we can start planning our next holiday to warmer climes!

 You can get a 100 ml bottle of Effitan Insect Repellent for just £10.75 from their UK distributor here.

Korres Santorini Vine Body Milk & Showergel

It’s all Greek to me! Here at The Amazing Blog we are so excited to use our new Korres products, straight from the beautiful islands of Greece.

All of the Korres skin products avoid the use of chemical substances like mineral oils, silicones, parabens, and propylene glycol, so we can use them with a clear conscience. Instead, they are all made of natural ingredients like medicinal herbs, Greek flora, natural actives and using renewable energy. They offer products for many different uses, including hair, skin, and fragrance. We tried out the Korres Santorini Showergel and Vine Body Milk. The Showergel is a lovely, all over body product with a gorgeous aroma of white grape and sea spray that fills the bathroom with it's relaxing scent. This can then be followed up, post shower with the Body Milk.The combination of almond oil, active aloe, provitamin B5 and shea butter provides long-lasting hydration while enhancing skin suppleness. It has a fresh, fruity scent of blossoming Greek vineyards that will make you feel like you are in the Mediterranean. So, when I reach for the body milk after enjoying the showergel, it's nice to get the feeling of being whisked away on a mini Greek vacation in a bottle. Also, the Body Milk is able to provide your skin with plenty of moisture without making it feel greasy.

Purchase your Korres Santorini Vine Body Milk here from their UK distributor for £10 and the Santorini Vine Showergel here for £8, and other Korres products here.

Badger Balm - Organic Body & Skincare

Here at The Amazing Blog, as our readers know, we're all for organic products containing home grown ingredients. But the first thing that really appealed to us when we received samples from Badger Balm was the crazy cute badger who resides on the packaging!

This is a fab brand from the USA that has created a range of organic balms and skincare products that are free from petroleum and artificial colours. We just cant get enough of the variety of products. We tried the Hardworking Hands Balm, Peppermint & Tea-tree Foot BalmLavender & Bergamot Sleep Balm  and the set of Classic Lip Balms which all come in little pocket sized tins and handy packaging, perfect for make up and weekend bags everywhere. We highly recommend trying the Cheerful Mind Balm, designed to lift spirits when you’re feeling a little run down - we've certainly passed that around the office when one of us is feeling a little blue. However, our favourite product is the Lavender & Bergamot Sleep Balm because it is just so relaxing, unusual and, different from what we normally try out at The Amazing Blog. If you suffer from restless nights, this product is perfect. The scents infuse to create a soothing fragrant lullaby to send you off swiftly to sleep after a hectic day at the office. After all we all need some help getting those precious Zzz's now and then. Thanks to Badger Balm we can come into the office refreshed and ready to face the day.

 All Badger Balm products are available on their home website here  or  internationally here. Prices range from £3 to £30.