I've been testing out a variety of gorgeous products from The Handmade Soap Co which is based in Co. Meath in Ireland. The range includes natural bath and body care, reed diffusers and candles.
Made with 100% natural botanical ingredients with love and care using traditional methods. Products are free from parabens, SLS, petrochemicals, synthetic colours and fragrances and there is no animal testing. Packaging is also recyclable as well as being pretty.
Founders Donagh Quigley and Gemma McGowan launched the company in 2010 and now have premises in an old Linen Mill. The ranges - Grapefruit & May Chang, Lavender, Lemongrass, Sweet Orange and a Men's range.
Here's what I was sent:
Grapefruit & May Chang Shower Gel (300ml - euro11.95 approx £9.45)* this is a gorgeous shower gel which lathers well and has a delicious scent. It rehydrates, revives and is great for use in a morning shower to awaken and enliven.
Lemongrass & Bergamot Body Butter (200g - euro19.95 approx £15.77)* a deeply moisturising true body butter which melts on contact with warm skin leaving it feeling cared for and delicately scented. This is one of my favourites.
Lemongrass & Cedarwood Soap (160g - euro6.95 - approx £5.49)* being a huge fan of bars of soap I was eager to try this one out. It cleans and hydrates the skin and is perfect to share (if you can bear to) as it's suitable for both men and women.
Sweet Orange, Basil & Frankincense Hand Cream (50ml - euro11.95 - approx £9.44)* a rich and lush hand cream which deeply nourishes the hands and nails. This has a spicy, fruity and herbal scent. I've been enjoying using it to moisturise my hands after gardening.
Rosehip Lip Balm (15g - euro4.95 - approx £3.92)* - deeply nourishes the lips as well as healing and repairing.
I also was sent a beautiful Candle* (euros15.95 - approx £12.62) which I haven't had the chance to use yet (expect a full review shortly)
I've been really impressed with the beautiful range of products and I know I'll be purchasing quite a few of these. See the website HERE and follow on Twitter @thehandmadesoap