I hope you are all getting ready for Christmas and have started decorating your homes, packing your xmas presents and also finding some time for yourselves! Since there is not as much time left, I wanted to give you some gift ideas, and inspirations for your loved ones, your friends or even for you. The shopping destination that I recently discovered is called Au Sujet De Vert, where you can find the best selection of organic niche products such as Hairy Jayne, Tabitha James Kraan, Carishea, Ermana Natural Skincare, Lyonsleaf, Cime Skincare, Vedani Botanicals, Rossi Uvema.
One of the cool things about this store is that if you live in London Area W1, your products will be hand delivered to you for free!
Ermana Comfort Balm
I love this Balm! Especially after a stressful, busy days, this is exactly what I need to relax. It is made with 3 butters cocoa, shea and coconut; essential oils including lavender, geranium and ylang ylang. All of the ingredients are blended with sweet almond oil and beeswax which gives it a thick, rich texture. It is also 100% natural *-*
This balm is a multi-purpose products so it is ideal when you travel as it has many different uses. The ingredients have antioxidant properties, and the balm heals, smooths and protects the skin from any external damage. It works amazing as a de-stressing balm. All you need to do is apply it to your wrists, and temples and massage it into the skin, then inhale the divine scent of the oils. It can also be used on dry areas heeling the cracked skin. I do suffer from dry skin, so applying this balm on my elbows really made a difference, especially that it has this waxy texture which I find works best on damaged skin.
This comfort balm would be the perfect stocking filler for an organic beauty lover, a busy person or a home lover who enjoys relaxing evenings! (Available here
Tabitha James Kraan Golden Citrus 4 in 1 Conditioner
This Golden Citrus 4. in one conditioner is also a multipurpose product, as all the items I am reviewing in this post. It can be used as a conditioner, a leave-in treatment, scalp moisturiser or a styling product which is great as when you are travelling instead of taking 4 product you will only need to take this one.
Oatmilk– restorative, structuring, vitamins, minerals
Organic Oils – Rosehip, Argan, Coconut
Essential oils – Neroli, Tangerine, Bergamot, Myrryth
I liked to use it as a leave-in treatment, applying it from midlenghtns till the ends to nourish the hair. It also worked great for styling, easing the frizz and making my hair smooth. This conditioner has a lovely, citrusy smell which fits perfectly into the winter season. Also I am a fan of the packaging, it is so different to other conditioners, and it is very travel friendly as it has a pump so it will not spill in your bag. The ingredients are great for hair, especially the Argan and Coconut oils. It is 92% organic and is suitable for all hair types (including coloured hair)
This Conditioner would be an ideal gift for a person who loves haircare, a person with problematic hair or for you! (Available here, £22.50)
Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm
Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm is another multi-tasking product. It is a cleanser as well as a moisturiser. It has cell regenerating properties helps prevent spots and helps boost skin’s natural sun protection systems. I had a small sample so I tried to use it as a to cloth cleanser. It has a lovely, herbal scent and the balm is easy to apply since it is not as solid as some other balms. I applied it to dry skin, then massaged it in to melt any make-up and used a hot cloth to remove it, breathe in the scent while having the hot cloth on your face. The balm removed all the make-up well, leaving my skin feeling clean and ready for a moisturiser.
This Beauty Balm would be an ideal stocking filler for a skincare lover, or organic beauty fan (Available here
Hairy Jayne Pre-Shampoo Treatment Oil
As you all know I am quite obsessed with haircare products so this was an exciting product to try. First of all, let me start with the ingredients:
Argan oil -nourishes, strengthens and smoothes
Bay – reduces hair fall, promotes growth
Clary Sage – clarifies scalp, regulates oil
Lavender – soothes skin irritation, promotes sleep
Olive Oil– moisturises dry skin and hair;
Pomegranate Seed Oil – anti-inflammatory
Ylang Ylang -nourishes hair follicles
The ingredients are ideal for any hair problems, they will nourish the scalp as well as the hair, prevent hair falling out and promote growth. This oil is suitable for all hair types and all ages. I applied this oil before washing my hair and left it on for 1-2 hours but you can also leave it overnight.
I found that the applicator was very good as the oil did not spill everywhere which always tends to happen to me! First thing I noticed was the scent which is beautiful and relaxing, it is quite herbal and you can smell the notes of the lavender and ylang ylang so when the oil is working in your hair you will also enjoy the aromatherapy which will help you unwind. The oil made my hair smooth, shiny and got rid of the frizz. I did feel very relaxed and sleepy after using this oil so it definitely has sleep promoting properties. I feel like this this Pre-Shampoo Oil could be a part of Spa treatment as it has the gorgeous scent, professional packaging and great results.
This Pre-Shampoo Treatment Oil would be the perfect stocking filler for a person who loves haircare, a person with problematic hair or for you as it can be used daily as a leave-in treatment! (Available here
1. Try organic products
2. Use aromatherapy to relax
3. Start singing xmas carols