There’s something utterly wonderful (and uplifting) about bergamot, AKA ‘the happy oil’, and I couldn’t leave it at the Earl Grey Tea Beard & Stubble Oil; I had to create this (not so) humble nod to its sequel in the tea-world, Lady Grey.
Lady Grey Tea was originally created for those who liked things a bit more citrus-y; it adds some extra juicy notes to the original Earl Grey blend. I’ve gone one step further and added a hint of bright, floral geranium to the bergamot, sweet orange & lemon essential oils, to keep things extra beautiful. The scent is subtle and entirely natural.
A cross between a body oil and a body butter, this balm’s base is a super-smooth, silken blend of pure, organic mango butter, cold-pressed oil from the seeds of the tea plant (amazingly good for skin) and softening grape, safflower and lemon seed oils. It sinks gracefully into your skin and gives a slight gleam (it’s lovely on the legs, arms & décolletage). I often wear this for photoshoots to give my skin an extra, gentle glow, which cameras love.
Most commercial body butters are composed mainly of water (making them cheaper to produce). This one contains zero water (and therefore remains extra pure in not requiring a preservative), so its composition is extremely rich and nutrient-dense; a little goes a very long way.
Uses & Directions:
Rub a small amount (e.g. approximately equivalent to a 10p piece per leg, adding more later if required) between your palms and massage into the skin.
The overall scent is delicate and subtle (and wonderful in rotation with the Coconut, Rose & Walnut Lip, Hand & Body Butter), but for those who prefer things completely unscented (but just as nourishing), try the Naked Baby Balm, which is made with raw coconut oil, calendula, tea & cotton seed.
ORGANIC MANGO BUTTER: Shea butter has an excellent ability to penetrate the skin without clogging pores, allowing the skin to breathe. Deeply moisturising, gentle and heavenly. This one is produced at a women’s co-operative in Burkina Faso.
CAMELLIA SINENSIS OIL (cold pressed from the seeds of the tea plant): Traditionally favoured by Japanese geisha (who know a thing or two about beauty), this light oil is healing, softening, nourishing, packed full of micro-nutrients… See here!
SAFFLOWER, GRAPE & LEMON SEED OILS: These wonderfully nutrient-rich, lightweight oils are deeply nourishing and easily absorbed. They work together to soften and moisturise delicate, sensitive skin and leave a natural glow. Our bloodstream absorbs so much of what we apply topically; here lies pure goodness.
CANDELILLA WAX: a vegan alternative to beeswax, this succulent plant is full of nutrients of its own, aids with inflammation and, in sinking in, helps form a light barrier between the skin and the outside world.
GERANIUM, SWEET ORANGE, BERGAMOT & LEMON ESSENTIAL OILS: This sweet little medley infuses your skin with 100% natural scent, steam distilled from fruit peel and petals. No synthetic fragrance!
Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) seed oil, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil, Candelilla cera, Camellia kissi (Camellia) seed oil, Citrus limon (Lemon) seed oil, Mangifera indica (Organic Mango) seed butter, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus annuus seed oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) peel oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia(Bergamot) fruit oil, Citrus limon (Lemon) peel oil.
Natural components of essential oils: Citral, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol.
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