Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Creating a Buzz With The Body Shop
Regular readers will know that I love honey.
For hundreds of thousands of years, the powerful and miraculous effects of honey have been renowned. Packed with antibacterial and antiseptic qualities and loaded with vitamins and minerals, it's long been used as a natural healer to treat wounds and infections, so it goes without saying that it's the perfect ingredient for quality skincare...
When The Body Shop offered to send me some of their new Honeymania range, I was thrilled. I've used honey in DIY face masks for ages and adore this Therapi honey-based face cream, so I was excited to see how it would translate into body care.
First up was the Honeymania Shower Gel, which left my bathroom smelling incredible. I don't usually use shower gels as I find that they can really dry out and irritate my skin. However, this one is soap-free and left my body feeling gorgeously soft and smooth.
I also found myself addicted to the deliciously-scented Honeymania Body Butter (RRP £13). I don't know about anyone else, but I used to be utterly addicted to Body Shop's body butters. Not only do they smell incredible, but they also leave skin silky soft for days afterwards, and this butter was no different. Better yet, each pot of this contains Community Fair Trade honey, which comes from the nectar of thousands of wildflowers, so you know you're doing the world some good too. Bonus!
All in all, it's safe to say that I'll be adding The Body Shop's range to my ever-growing honey addiction...