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Botanicals facial cleansing melts are designed to penetrate the skin’s lower layers – removing impurities and restoring natural balance. We produce two flavours (click to view them on our website); Rose & camellia (ideal for normal to dry and mature skin) and Mandarin & chamomile (ideal for normal, combination or sensitive skin).
They are based on the homeopathic principle of ‘like cures like’. Conventional facial cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oil (sebum), which in turn can lead to excessive stimulation of the sebaceous glands, causing the skin to become imbalanced and problematic.
Applying a natural oil-based product to the skin will dissolve make up, and gently remove dead skin cells and other impurities – whilst retaining the skin’s natural balance. When removed with a hot cloth, the pores will open, and all of the impurities which cause dull and blemished skin will be gently released and wiped away.
Not only do natural oils help retain natural balance; they also have a healing, protective and moisturising effect on the skin. Botanicals cleansing melts are based on a unique formulation, which unlike most balm-type cleansers, leaves no oily residue on the skin.
This product is concentrated (does not contain water), so only a small amount is needed (about 1g per application). A little goes a long way, making it great value!
- Remove a pea sized amount of cleansing melt with a spatula and gently massage into dry skin using circular movements.
- Soak an organic muslin cloth or mitts in warm water. (Ideally with a little flower water added.)
- Squeeze out the cloth or mitts and remove the cleansing melt from the skin, working from the nose and centre of the face outwards.
- Rinse and squeeze out the cloth/mitts and continue until all the product has been removed.
Our unique formulation has won several awards. The Rose & camellia melt won the prestigious ‘Best Organic Facial Skin Care Award’ in 2010, as well as a ‘Free From Silver Award’ in 2013. The Mandarin & chamomile melt also won silver in the following year’s Free From Awards.
We whip organic shea butter with jojoba and sunflower oils, stir in raw organic cane sugar, sprinkle with Himalayan crystal, and infuse with detoxifying lemongrass and mandarin to create this invigorating natural body scrub.
In the past, sugar was known as ‘white gold’ because it was a rare and expensive commodity. Sugar is a popular ingredient in skin care products today because it:
- Acts as a natural exfoliator
- Does not clog pores
- Helps eliminate blemishes
- Restores balance to skin’s oils
Sugar contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. The natural glycolic acid in sugar not only helps condition and moisturise skin, but protects it from toxins. To make our organic body scrub, we use pure organic cane sugar (raw sugar), made from clarified cane juice boiled down to a crystalline solid.
When you regularly exfoliate your skin with a sugar scrub, it becomes healthier in appearance and function. After dead skin has been exfoliated, your body’s largest organ works more efficiently to expel toxins and take in nourishment. Skin becomes more uniform in appearance, is softer to touch, and has a radiant glow.
Here we are at the end of October. I really can’t believe how fast time is flying. The clocks have just gone back, meaning we’re officially into autumn! I don’t know about you, but autumnal evenings make me just want to take a long hot bath, and then snuggle up and keep cosy.
Natural mineral bath soaks
Botanicals bath soak is chock-full of Himalayan crystal – said to be the most pure and natural mineral salt in the world. Formed millions of years ago, this ancient salt has none of the impurities caused by environmental pollution, and is said to contain all the essential nutritional elements needed for a healthy body.
There really is no better way to soak away the stresses and strains caused by today’s non-stop life-style.
About Himalayan Crystal Rock Salt
Himalayan crystal rock salt contains 84 of the 92 trace minerals known to man, and no other natural or man-made salt has this many minerals. In addition, the salt contains the minerals in the same proportions as the human body. As well as the vital minerals such as calcium and magnesium, Himalayan crystal rock salt has the other necessary minerals.
Many minerals need other trace minerals in order to work so it is vital to have the correct variety of minerals as well as the correct proportions for the minerals to work in the body, and Himalayan crystal rock salt contains these.
Product link: Botanicals rose & camellia anti-ageing facial serum
The most important ingredient in our anti-aging serum is rosa mosqueta oil. It’s said that the unique benefits of this wonderfully efficacious oil were once a closely-guarded secret – known only to the people of the South American Andes.
Our rosa mosqueta oil is completely organic. Blended together with organic carrot and camellia oils, Botanicals intensive anti-ageing serum has been developed to penetrate the skin’s lower layers, helping to fight free radicals.
What is Rosa Mosqueta Oil?
- It is a very rich source of essential fatty acids (EFA’s), which promote a healthy, youthful skin. Making it a particulary effective and powerful anti ageing product.
- It is a completely 100% natural oil, produced from the rosehip berries, with amazing tissue regenerating and rejunvenating properties.
- It also helps with a wide range of skin problems, such as burns, blemishes and scars. Scars caused by acne and surgical procedures become less noticeable, and softer, with daily continued use.
- It is extremely effective at stopping – and even reversing – skin damage caused by the sun (photo-aging), as well as hyperpigmentation.
- It is also beneficial in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has softening effects on dry skin and will not over treat.
Product links: Therapeutic natural foot soak
Our Therapeutic natural foot soak contains a range of natural salts, the most important of which is Himalayan mineral crystal – formed millions of years ago, and mined sustainably from the foothills of the Himalayas.
Himalayan crystal rock salt is the cleanest salt available anywhere on the planet, and is said to contain all of the elements found in the human body – and in similar proportions. Formed in the ancient oceans, and crystallised by the sun millions of years ago, it is absolutely pristine. It contains 84 of the 92 trace minerals known to man; more than any other natural or man-made salt.
Easily absorbed by the skin, Himalayan mineral crystal is perfect as a foot soak. It helps to alleviate even the most severe cases of dry skin, and promotes hydration and cellular regeneration.
Dead Sea salts
Botanicals foot soak also includes Dead sea salts. The waters of the Dead Sea have been renowned for their therapeutic effects since ancient times. Two thousand years ago, the Roman writer Flavius reported that the salts from the Dead Sea were an effective remedy for a wide range of medical conditions.
The waters from the Dead Sea are unique in that they contain 27% of various salts – compared to 3% in normal sea water. Also, whilst sodium accounts for approximately 80% of the salt content of normal sea water, it comprises much less in water from the Dead Sea. The balance of the salts in Dead Sea water are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides.
After all that rain and unseasonably cool weather we saw in May, I have to admit my skin hasn’t really seen the light of day since my holiday to Thailand back in February. Mostly my legs have been covered by jeans or thick tights. So before exposing my pins in public, I thought they needed a bit of TLC!
We all love to see the sun, but it can wreak havoc with our hair, making it dry, brittle and straw-like. Add in a holiday with a dip in salty sea water, or even a gentle swim in a chlorine-filled pool, and the damage to your hair can be severe.
But reaching for a chemical-based shampoo, conditioner or treatment for damaged hair, that promises to ‘moisturise’ and ‘hydrate’, can often exasperate the problem. Whilst a treatment for damaged hair can often mask the problem, the underlying condition will usually remain, meaning that the product has to be re-applied – often daily.
Petro-chemical based hair care products can be drying and irritating to the hair and scalp, causing a vicious circle to occur. (Our hair feels extra dry and brittle, so we slather on the moisturising shampoos and conditioners in blissful ignorance that these may themselves be contributing to the condition.)
Botanicals natural foot balm, can now boast two accolates: Firstly as winner of ‘Best Organic Body Care’ in this year’s Natural & Organic Awards, and secondly as “miracle remedy” for dry skin on feet, as heralded by a lady from Scotland who suffers from diabeties.
She has suffered with skin problems on her feet for many years; a common complaint for people with diabetes. She had tried all sorts of ‘prescribed’, and ‘over the counter’ products, but explained that nothing had been able to help: “My feet were in a terrible state, dry and cracked, and I’d been very worried about getting foot ulcers – which can lead to serious complications” she explained.