Friday, 14 June 2019

The May Natural Beauty Box

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
I've tried a few Kathleen products before and the citrus cheer range in the roll-on perfume. It's gorgeous and the shower gel is no different. As it promises, it uplifts and awakens the senses. Skin is left soft and cleansed. A great product which would be better in glass.
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

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BEN AND ANNA PERSIAN LIME DEODORANT
I'm actually using a Ben and Anna vanilla deodorant at the moment and I also received the Persian lime version in the Vegan Kind box this month. The lime smells even better than the vanilla, really crisp and fruity. Readers may know I'm a huge fan of citrus skin care. Ben and Anna are really effective and the packaging is absolutely 100% eco-friendly. The only issue I have is the stick can crumble when you are pushing it up and down and can lead to a mess but really, it's a small price to pay for such a great deo.

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*

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KATHY SUE-ANN'S BODY SCRUB
This scrub, made with minimal ingredients, is as pure as pure can be. I like a salt scrub because it's so effective but sadly this wasn't my cup of tea. It was pretty dry and smelled a bit of cheese. 😕 However, it left my skin feeling great!
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).

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BENECOS SEA BUCKTHORN AND ORANGE HAND AND NAIL CREAM
I love the colours on this tube. I've had a Benecos hand cream before and very nice it was too. This was just as good. It smells really good, it sinks in well and leaves the hands well moisturised - fresh and fruity indeed!

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

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AROMANTIC ORANGE BLOSSOM HYDROSOL
Aromantic are an online business who sell ingredients to make your own natural beauty products and offer courses, recipes and advice.
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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