The theme of the May Natural Beauty Box was Fresh and Fruity. Ooh Matron! Opening the box revealed the cheerful riot of colour below.
KATHLEEN CITRUS CHEER BATH AND SHOWER GEL
Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Coco-sulfate*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin*, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine*, Decyl Glucoside*, Citrus Limon Peel (Lemon) Oil**, Aniba Rosodora wood (Rosewood) Oil**, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil**, Citric Acid*, Levulinic Acid*, Lauryl Glucoside*, Coco Glucoside*, Glyceryl Oleate*, Sodium Levulinate*, Sodium Phytate*, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool**, Benzyl Benzoate**, Limonene**, Citral**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**. **from essential oils *natural plant origin
BEN AND ANNA PERSIAN LIME DEODORANT
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Maranta Arundinacea Root Powder*, Zea Mays Starch, Cocos Nucifera Oil*, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Shorea Robusta Resin, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limonene**, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Cera, Citrus Limon Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, Citrus Reticulata Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Linalool**, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citral**, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Geraniol**, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract*
KATHY SUE-ANN'S BODY SCRUB
Zero points to KSA for the plastic container. I understand some products are problematic when it comes to containers but it's easy enough to put the likes of scrubs and butters in aluminium tins.
Ingredients: Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salt), cocos nucifera ( extra virgin coconut oil), prunus amygdalus dulcis ( sweet almond oil), vitis vinifera (grapeseed oil), persea gratissima (virgin avocado oil), a-tocopherol (Vitamin E).
BENECOS SEA BUCKTHORN AND ORANGE HAND AND NAIL CREAM
Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS HYBRID (HYBRID SUNFLOWER) OIL*, PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) JUICE*, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION) ROOT EXTRACT, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)**, GLYCERIN, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, SODIUM BENZOATE°, POTASSIUM SORBATE°, CITRIC ACID, GLYCERIN*, ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) FRUIT EXTRACT*, SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FRUIT EXTRACT*, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN´S WORT) FLOWER EXTRACT*, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) ROOT EXTRACT*, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT*, ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) FRUIT EXTRACT*, TILIA CORDATA (LINDEN) FLOWER EXTRACT*, SODIUM CITRATE, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) FRUIT EXTRACT*, TOCOPHEROL, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL SORBITOL ESTERS, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT*, LIMONENE**, LINALOOL**, CITRONELLOL**, GERANIOL** * certified organic ** natural essential oils ° preserved with sodium benzoate
I was probably most excited about this inclusion because I love a toner/hydrosol. Of course things like orange never actually smell organgey when they're made into hydrosols (I'm thinking of how disappointed I was with a lavender spray that didn't smell like lavender) so I wasn't too hopeful about the smell. And indeed the smell is vaguely antiseptic/hospital-ish which could be worse, so I'm not complaining. The bottle is very good and sprays just right and the hydrosol is cool and refreshing. It is of course, COSMOS certified. A great spray for summer, if summer ever comes (doubtful).
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