As I mentioned last week, the weather has gone really wintery hasn't it! As well as getting my winter woollies out and really wanting to just hibernate, I'm getting back into having really hot baths. Like baths that are slightly too hot that any normal person would step straight out of. I'm definitely a bath person and if it wasn't for the fact it's awkward to wash my hair if I have a bath I'd probably have one every day!
I was recently sent some products to review by St Grape, a natural skincare brand that aims to provide pure, gentle and high quality products to use at home. I hadn't heard of the brand before but I really enjoyed using the products and I would definitely repurchase some of them in the future.
This Exotic Pink Salt is pink and smells a little bit mentholly as it warms in the water, but not overpoweringly so. It dissolves well and can be used as an exfoliator too. It containt grade A Himalayan mineral crystal pink sale which contains up to 84 minerals and is millions of years old! I don't know what it is about this but it's a really nice relaxing, lovely product that I enjoyed using.
The Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub was my favourite product out of those that I tried. It's the finest exfoliator I've ever used, the grains in it are tiny and it almost feels like a paste. It doesn't feel too scrubby at all and left my skin feeling really smooth and nourished without feeling greasy or covered in product.
The Ancient Foot Scrub (hate the name, it makes me think of old feet) looked really dry in the tub but it wasn't. Again this feels great and isn't too rough (but isn't as fine as the other scrub) or oily. It felt really refreshing and I imagine it would be fantastic if you had achy or tired feet.
The Invisible Skin Massage Oil was another lovely product. I don't really like the packaging, it reminds me too much of olive oil packaging and I don't feel like it's particularly transportable, I would worry about it leaking. Again this smells really nice and a bit minty. The best thing about it is that - especially for an oil - it doesn't feel at all greasy and absorbs into the skin really well. Fantastic! It contains 9 different types of oils which I think is great.
My only moan is that the packaging and brand name aren't really to my taste but that's a personal preference and probably just me being odd. As regular readers will know, I sometimes like to include insights from my boyfriend - who really doesn't "get" beauty - in my reviews as some of his comments make me laugh. I ran him a bath using the bath soak and his comments were "this bath is AMAZING! I'm SO RELAXED!" So, er, there you go!
You can check out St Grape products at http://www.saintgrape.com/, I actually think they'd make a really lovely gift (I'd be happy if I received it!).