Friday, 26 April 2013

Botanicals Natural & Organic Skincare

I first came across Botanicals last year in May's Amitee box.  After reading Ana's amazing review about the Anti-Ageing Hand Serum (see here) I knew I had to look at this company again.

Wendy Stirling's daughter suffered a severe reaction to a supposedly natural sounding herbal shampoo so she set about creating products which would suit.  Botanicals was set up in 2003.  Products are hand made in small batches and are fully tested formulations which are made using natural and organic ingredients.

They have won two trophies in the Natural & Organic Awards for their Rose & Camellia Deep Cleansing Melt and Mint & Tea Tree Foot Balm.

You can try samples of these two product before you buy (a great way to test them out) by paying only P&P.  There are 4-5 applications per sample which is more than enough to see if these product are for you.

I bought the Anti-Ageing Hand & Nail Serum (£8.95 for 10g)

This is simply gorgeous! A light oil with the delicious scent of fennel.  As it is an intensive treatment you only need a few drops to super moisturise the hands and nails.  It feeds the skin, nails and cuticles and is 100% natural, organic and active ingredients.  It is certified by the Soil Association.  

I also picked up the two try me sizes.

Rose & Camellia Deep Cleansing Melt (full sizes - £16.95 for 50g/£28.90 for 100g)

This rich balm removes all impurities and make up. It has a nice light scent. Super concentrated so a little goes a long way.  Suitable for all skin types.  One I'll definitely pick up once I've worked my way through my stash.

Mint & Tea Tree Foot Balm (full size - £14.95 for 50g/£21.90 or 100g)

Simply love this minty & tea tree scented balm.  With Organic Shea Butter, cold pressed Organic Oils, Vitamin E and essential oils this whipped foot butter softens hard skin and makes my feet feel comfortable and soft.  A little goes a long way.  Just love it.

I was sent two samples of body oil to review. I'm hugely into body oils at the moment and these are simply gorgeous.

Organic Body Oil Indulgence* (full size - £10.50 for 48g) 

A sensual and uplifting oil. Love that you can pick out the scent of each individual oil.  Contains essential oils of Neroli, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Organic Apricot Kernal, Organic Jojoba, Organic Sunflower Oils and Vitamin E.  Suitable or all skin types and 100% natural.  This is simply gorgeous and one I definitely want to pick up full size.

Organic Body Oil Deep Peace* (full size - £10.50 for 48g)

This oil helps relax the body and soothe the mind.  It can be used on the body, in the bath or in an oil burner.  It contains oils of Sunflower, Apricot Kernal, Jojoba and essential oils of Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Orange Peel oil and Sandalwood.  I loved using it just before bed.

Have you used any Botanicals products before?  What are your favourites?

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*samples sent for review


  1. These sounds really lovely, I like the name 'Hand Melt' xx

    1. The products are great - sure you'd love them x

  2. Love the sound of the cleansing melt xx

  3. I've samples some of these products, really lovely with good ingredients :)

    1. Really enjoying using more and more natural products x

  4. I like the idea of a hand and nail serum!

  5. Thank you for the lovely mention, so pleased you are enjoying the hand serum, I am really enjoying this brand and will be testing out more without a doubt, have added the body oils to my wishlist :) x

    1. No problem :) I'm sure you'd love them x

  6. Ohh I want to try, I think it's a fab idea to try before you buy. Xxxx

    1. I know! More companies should do that! x