Indigenous Beauty’s range of Natural Deodorant Creams are made using only 7 ingredients chosen for their unique and beneficial properties. They contain Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Unrefined Shea Butter and Organic essential oils and come in three unisex fragrances. We tested Lavender and Vanilla.
SM tester writes: “once you’ve tried a natural deodorant, you’ll never go back. There – I’ve said it. Sure, it’s a bit messy (this one comes with a dinky spatula but you’re just as well using your finger) and sure, you might get some white marks (if ten seconds later you wriggle into a velvet dress…) But the perspiration protection it gives will equal if not better what you are currently using, there is no need to respray over the course of the day and your armpits will just feel so much happier because they’re not laced with chemicals.
The Lavender & Vanilla fragrance reminds me a bit of Jo Malone’s Amber & Lavender; it has that same warmth to it. At £11.99 for 60ml it isn’t the cheapest, but one of their dinky trial pots (£1.50) has lasted me a fortnight and still going… “
Epsom salts might once have been Granny’s bathroom solace, but they really have had a bit of a rebrand of late thanks to celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham swearing their allegiance to the white crystals as a cure for bloating and the secret to a flatter stomach…
The traditional ones from The Epsom Salt Company are great (and cheap) and you can order them with a glass jar, which is pretty helpful if you don’t want a sticky mess in the bathroom cabinet. The salts profess to help with everything from hangovers to shiny hair – just lob them in the bath and have a good old soak.
Unless you really want a lifetime of picking rotting petals out of the plughole, we’d advise against bath salts with floral acoutrements, but if you are craving that ‘bathing in the garden pond’ vibe, Jo Malone has just launched a limited edition bath salt in the Pear and Freesia range which comes in dinky sachets.
If you have a junior eczema sufferer, we recommend you try the Kids Dead Sea Salts from Westlab. Safe for use on babies as young as three months, the salts promote natural skin healing and prevent itching.
SM tester writes:“my three year old has developed dry, itchy skin but hates having anything put on it. These Westlab salts were great as we told him they were ‘magic crystals’ – he even told me off for sprinkling them too liberally as he wanted to ‘make the magic last longer…’ We could definitely see the results after regular bathing and it’s nice to know you’re using something gentle and natural to solve the problem – rather than something prescribed and chemically…”