Depsite a rough and snowy month, believe it or not today is the first day of Spring! So I decided to share my Top 5 Neal's Yard products for Spring.
I have chosen products that can help with issues we tend to face at this time of the year which is dry skin, build up of dead skin cells, low energy due to 6 months of being deprived of decent sunlight and also products that help to detoxify the body internally.
First up we have the Rose and Geranium Body Polish, which is a gentle body exfoliator made with 83% organic ingredients and naturally scented with organic essential oils. This can be used all over the body or on targeted areas where there is a build up of dead skin such as the feet, knees and elbows. If you prefer an exfoliator which is more coarse I recommend either the Seaweed Salt Scrub or the Geranium and Orange Body Scrub. If your skin is extra dry or flaky, you may wish to dry brush your body first before you bathe and apply your body polish. To do this, use a body brush or loofah mitt and sweep up your body towards the direction of your head.
Next up is the Organic Greens Blend which is a supplement that can be used internally to gently detox and cleanse your body. It can also be us ed as an ingredient in DIY Face Masks! Organic Greens Blend contains green tea, wheatgrass, parsley, sea greens, spinach, purifying chlorella and revitalising spirulina to help detoxify and eliminate toxins from the body. To use this, simply add 1 teaspoon to a smoothie or sprinkle over cereals, soups etc. If you wish to use it in a face mask, again add 1 teaspoon to the rest of your ingredients such as 1 tablesppon of white kaolin clay or aloe vera gel. You could also add 1 to 2 drops of essential oil to your mask too.
For the body I highly recommend the Create Face and Body Lotion, which is 78% organic and is an unscented product. This means that you can add your own essential oils to suit your needs or natural fragrance preference. As this is a 250ml bottle, you may want to buy smaller bottles e.g. 100 mls to decant the product into. This way you can make a couple of blends from the one bottle. I have seen the empty travel size bottles in Primark, Poundland and Boots or you can wash and reuse an empty container you already have.
For Spring Time, the Neal's Yard Vitality or Cleanse blends of organic essential oils are really useful. All Neal's Yard Essential oils come with a safety leaflet which also includes information about how many drops to use when adding them to unscented products such as the Create Face and Body Lotion mentioned above. You can of course also diffuse the essential oils into your room using a diffuser and you can even add them to your mop bucket when cleaning! Many essential oils have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties so are not just a pretty scent.
Last on the list is the best selling, award winning Wild Rose Beauty Balm. This is a multi purpose product that can be used to target dry areas such as elbows, heels etc; can be used as a cleaning balm, face mask, lip balm, face moisturiser, eyebrow tamer and more. The Wild Rose Beauty Balm is 99% organic and contains natural oils and butters plus a gorgeous blend of natural, organic essential oils. For sunny days, there is also the Wild Rose SPF 30 Moisturiser.
If you are local to me in Stockport, I offer Neal's Yard Organic Facials suitable for all skin types, Holistic Face Massage with Wild Rose Beauty Balm and also Aromatherapy Massages with their organic oils and essential oils. I also have some of the Neal's Yard products in stock and available for purchase.
Well that's all folks, until next time
Note: Always read the health and safety information when using essential oils, especially with children, sick or vulnerable adults. Always dilute essential oils in an appropriate base product if applying to your skin.