Another week over but I can’t look forward to the weekend because I have a night shift tomorrow, Saturday day and Sunday will probably be spent asleep. I hope to read more of my book on my shift as I couldn’t do a book review last month because I didn’t read much.
Today I’m reviewing a brand that I’ve liked for a while, Heavenly Organics.
I saw this brand a while ago, before I was vegan but up until now I haven’t given them a review, I picked up a few products at Swansea Vegan Festival so I decided that I’d finally write one.
Heavenly Organics is a small business selling homemade beauty products which are made in Wales. They use the highest quality organic ingredients, and all their ingredients are edible. They have an ethos that your skin absorbs what you put onto it so why would you put anything onto it that you wouldn’t also eat. In this way they cut out harmful chemicals which may dry out your skin, and put goodness back in. They are certified vegan and have won quite a few awards. Their products have a simple and small list of ingredients and the benefits of each ingredient are listed on their website. They have free delivery if you spend over £15, and can ship worldwide (except USA, Canada and Australia).
At Vegfest I picked up a scrub, a clay cleanser, a body butter and a lip balm with a theme of scents.
The first product I tried was the rose geranium facial scrub. This year has been crazy for weather, hot and then windy and cold at the drop of a hat. I find that the changing temperature leaves me with dry patches that leave my skin looking dehydrated and lacking love. I find scrubs really help here, and I’ve tried a few this year already. This product is the first salt scrub that I’ve ever bought, I’ve only ever made salt scrubs for myself, or as gifts. It’s a lovely mix of salt, oils and scented oils and it comes in a cute little glass jar. I don’t find it irritating on my skin, although it does sting a little on cuts but that’s to be expected. When you wash it off it leaves behind a coating of oil on the face but I don’t find this uncomfortable like I did when I used the Dr Bronner’s soaps. My skin feels lovely and soft afterwards. I’d definitely buy it again. The 100g jar has a retail price of £5.99.
Ingredients: Unrefined sea salt, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil organic, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) oil organic Citral, Limonene, Linalool.
After the salt scrub I like to use the rose geranium clay cleanser, you would ideally use a muslin cloth to wash this off but I am unable to have those in my bathroom due to the damp so I just use my hands and it works okay. This product is a mixture of clay, oil and scented oils and feels absolutely gorgeous on my skin. It’s thick and luxurious and very easy to put on and wash off. This product also leaves a layer of oil but again it’s not uncomfortable and does soak into the skin after a while, I didn’t find that either of these products left my skin greasy the next day. My skin looks clean, clearer and refreshed. The 130g tub retails at £6.99.
Ingredients: White Kaolin Clay, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil organic, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) oil organic Citral, Limonene, Linalool.
I also picked up a hint of orange lip balm, I’ve still been loving my Hurraw and Crazy Rumors balms but you got a free balm when you spent a certain amount. I have to say this product wasn’t the same consistency as those balms. The stick was hard to start with but quickly melted onto my lips and left a layer of oiliness. It takes a while to sink in so I was left with this feeling that I constantly needed to rub my lips together. After it did sink in my lips were really soft and I could feel a layer over them. I don’t know whether I just need to get used to the beginning feeling when I apply it but maybe the lip balm isn’t for me. You don’t always have to love every product that a brand you like makes, after all. The lip balm is £3.49 for a 5g stick.
Ingredients: Theobroma Cacao (cocoa seed) butter organic, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) tree butter organic, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet orange) peel oil organic, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.
Finally, I purchased the orange, rose geranium and patchouli body butter. This has a similar feel to the lip balm, in that it’s quite hard when you first go to get some from the jar but quickly melts. I found that this product is great for massages, leaving less mess than oils in my opinion. It also smells amazing, all of these products smell amazing. It travels well across the skin and absorbs quickly, leaving skin absolutely soft. I apply it after shaving because I feel it heals my skin and adds a layer of protection that my usual lotions don’t. The body butter retails at £6.99 for the 100g jar.
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) tree butter organic, Extra Virgin Olea Europaea (Olive) fruit oil organic, Citrus Sinensis (sweet orange) peel oil organic, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) oil organic, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) oil organic, Citral, Citranellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
I’m still looking forward to trying more of Heavenly Organics range but at the moment I’m still trying to test out all of the skincare that I got for my birthday, and there’s quite a lot.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!