Natural Beauty Spot – Christmas Gift Guide

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Today’s Christmas Gift Guide is all about natural beauty. I like to try and minimise the chemicals that I put into and onto my body but don’t like to compromise on less than lovely beauty products. Here are some of the natural beauty products that I have come across that I  thought would make luxurious Christmas gifts.

Blue Beards Revenge Shaving Kit –  Ethical Superstore

The ideal gift for that hairy man in your life, this Blue Beard’s Revenge shaving kit contains contemporary shaving products for the modern man including a paraben free shaving balm.

TSI-LA Organics Kesu Eau de Parfum – The Natural Store

This perfume is vegan and free from chemical nasties including synthetic compounds, preservatives and colourants.  It is 100% Flower and Plant Based and made from a blend of Plant Essences And Raw Organic Oils. It is described as an elegant fragrance with warm amber and precious rare woods are combined with seductive, smoky incense, a hint of Egyptian jasmine, davana, exotic spices, and fresh lime. It can be used by men or women and is in a handy roll on bottle which is perfect for popping in your handbag and reapplying throughout the day.

Snow Fairy Gift Box – Lush

Lush is always one of my favourite places to buy Christmas pressies. The amazing smell bursts out even before they get the chance to unwrap the present. I usually love to buy the Lush products with minimal packaging but for Christmas, this gift box is a lovely treat. Lush products are made from  fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.

M & J London Soya Candle – Ethical Superstore

This beautfully luxurious candle makes a perfect Christmas gift for a female friend or relative. The candles are made from finest soya wax and scented with essential oils and aroma compounds. I love the sound of Left Bank Martini which combines Elderflower, Lemongrass, Gooseberry and Juniper. Even the glass is recycled and the packaging sustainable.

Organic Skincare Gift Pack – Green People

This organic skincare gift pack is perfect for nourishing winter skin. It is packed with nutrients and vitamins for a revitalised and rejuvenated complexion. People Tree products are free of Parabens, Lanolin, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), artificial perfumes, petrochemicals, phthalates and colourants. Instead this gift set contains natural products like Evening Primrose, Avocado and Green Tea.

How are you doing with your Christmas shopping? What pressies are you getting for your family and friends this year?

With warmest wishes

PS Sorry I haven’t been posting much or visiting my favourite blogs much lately. Have been super busy but hope to get back to normal soon!

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Natural Beauty Spot – SoukSouk, Little Green Beauty Box Review

SoukSouk example beauty box Natural Beauty Spot   SoukSouk, Little Green Beauty Box Review SoukSouk little green magazine Natural Beauty Spot   SoukSouk, Little Green Beauty Box Review In an attempt to detox my life a little and find new ways of living more sustainably beyond just my clothes, I have decided to start writing a few regular monthly features her on the blog. Natural Beauty Spot will be dedicated to natural beauty products from reviews to DIY/ recipes for home made beauty products that I try out.

In my first post for the Natural Beauty spot I was delighted to get the opportunity to review a box of goodies sent to me by a new green beauty company SoukSouk. The box is described as ‘clean and green’ and subscribers get the chance to try out a wide range of natural, organic and chemical free beauty and skin care products. For some one like myself who has been thinking about greening my skin and beauty products for some time but not really had an idea where to start, this is great way to try out new products to see which work best for you.

My box contained:

Essential Care Lemon & Tea Tree Facial Wash – I was really interested to try out this product which has 70% organic ingredients because I have always liked using tea tree facial wash. This one felt less drying than the on that I currently had and my skin felt clean and soft afterwards. It also had a lovely but subtle smell to it. I would definitely consider buying and using this product again.

BalmBalm Mandarin Eau De Parfum - this single note scent is 100% organic and contains pure mandarin essential oil. It had a simple orangey smell, my daughter said it smelt like a tangerine, just sweet and citrussy. It would be great for daytime wear as it is quite subtle but you can also mix it with other BalmBalm perfumes to create your own unique smell.

Green People Fruit Scrub Exfoliator – I really loved this face scrub which is 88% organic and contains finely ground apricot kernals, mandarin and fairly traded bergamot oil. For me it had just the right amount of exfoliation and left my skin feeling really fresh and soft.

Green People Vita Min Fix – this moisturiser contains 89% organic ingredients including evening primrose oil and avocado oils ti regenerate the skin and Tara Besh, Seaweed and Baucalin to hydrate and increase colllagen production. I have never really used moisturisers and haven’t had a chance to try this out yet but think it is about time I started using one so can’t wait to give it a try.

Lucy Annabella Organics Bath Milk – This bath milk has been certified by the Soil Association and has been handmade in Northern Ireland using essential oils. It is smells lovely, definitely great for a bath time treat.

Bomb Cosmetics Cooler Shaker Bath Creamer – this bath bomb is handmade and chemical free. It contains shea butter and lime and basil essential oils and smells lovely.

The box also contained a natural beauty magazine which was an interesting read including articles about both beauty and sustainability, I was particularly interested to read about palm oil a common ingredient in beauty products and how it is contributing to destruction of tropical rainforests and peatlands in Asia.

The Little Green Beauty Box contains 4 or 5 carefully selected products each month plus a magazine and costs £12 per + £2.95 P &P each month or £36 for 3 months, £60 for 6 Months or £120 for 12 months (plus a special gift). You can find out more on their website

All in all I loved the idea of this beauty box either as a treat or birthday gift or just a way or discovering new products. All of the products were great quality and natural, they also smelt great and seemed to be reasonable gentle on my skin. The great thing for me about using green beauty products is knowing that I am not exposing myself to potentially harmful substances contained in many other cosmetics.

What do you think? would you love to recieve this as a gift?

With warmest wishes

Ceri x