Saturday, 1 June 2013

Create your own beauty products with the Beauty Kitchen

    I love the thought of creating my own beauty products, the idea of mixing ingredients has an element of alchemy about it. The Beauty Kitchen is an innovative natural brand based in Glasgow that enables you to do just that. You can attend workshops to create your own natural products in store or you can choose the ingredients to create certain individualized products on-line.

    The Beauty kitchen also has a great variety of ready made products and scents for you to choose from, in addition to this the brand ensures that it is eco-friendly by using pre-cycled packaging from sources that would of otherwise ended up in landfill and local ingredients wherever possible.





    I received to try:

Inspire Me Shimmer oil body moisturiser* (125ml) £14.95: This is a dry oil that comes in a spray bottle. The inspire scent is uplifting with Sweet Orange, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Basil, Grapefruit, Fennel, Red Mandarin and peppermint. The oil itself is very nourishing but very easily absorbed, I used this instead of a body lotion and it is very effective. I loved using this in the mornings to wake me up, the scent lingers on the skin and is very fresh.

    Even though it's called shimmer body oil, there are no shimmer particles in it, it just gives a nice sheen to the skin where it is well moisturised, so perfect for making the legs and arms summer dress ready! I love that the oil comes in a spray container but you do need to be careful when you apply as it does come out quite fast.

    This oil is very nourishing with lovely ingredients such as jojoba oil well know for it's moisturising and anti-bacterial properties. Quinoa oil is an ingredient that I am seeing popping up in more and more of my beauty products, I am already a big fan of quinoa as a food and I am delighted to find out that the oil has a high level of Vitamin E making it very anti-ageing.  Also included is evening primrose oil one of my favourite ingredients as it is high in Gamma linoleic acid (GLA) which aids cells regeneration and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients: octyldodecanol, olive oil, caprylic triglyceride, jojoba oil, quinoa oil, evening primrose oil, rosemary leaf extract, orange sweet, litsea maychange, lemongrass, spearmint, basil, grapefruit, fennel, mandarin red, peppermint.

Love Me Hand scrub* (100ml) £9.95: Designed to be a treat for hard working hands this scrub is full of anti-oxidant rich cranberry seeds. The love me scent is a wonderful spicy blend with Cinnamon, Orange, Pine Needle and Frankincense, it is not a particularly oily scrub and a little goes a very long way. I used it on slightly damp hands massaging gently paying special attention to cuticles and other dry areas, it really does make a difference to the appearance, and texture.

    I will admit that a hand scrub is not something that I have thought to buy before, but it is a welcome addition to my at home manicures and is something I will buy again, especially because I never have the time to have my nails done professionally. Because this is a fairly dry scrub you only need to use a small amount at a time otherwise you will end up wasting product. This really gets the circulation going in the skin and gets the hands ready for moisturiser, when you have finished they are lovely and soft.

    The beauty Kitchen offers a total of seven different scents, which all sound quite unique so I think they have something for everyone, I enjoyed both of the scents that I tested, despite them being very different and can see myself ordering more to try in the future. I can't fault the brands ingredients or their green ethos, it's exactly what I look for so it is lovely to see that their products are reasonably priced too.

     If you would like to see more of what they offer you can do so on their website or connect with them on Twitter and Facebook.

Ana x
*PR Sample
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12 comments

  1. I love the concept of this! Being able to customise something for your own needs definitely sounds fab and has an almost DIY feel to it without having to get your own hands dirty. Love the sound of the body oil!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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    1. I agree it is fab! The scents are very unique as well, a lovely company. xx

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  2. These products sound lovely! I like that you can create individualised products!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. The products are lovely well worth taking a look at! :) x

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  3. Oooo I do love this whole DIY concept.
    http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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    1. It's a fun idea, would make a lovely present too. x

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  4. What a neat product line! They look packaged lovely too.
    I love the idea of a hand scrub too. I so often neglect them.
    =)

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    1. I neglect my hands too, having a product specifically for hands reminds to look after them a bit more! Weny over and subscribed to your new blog! :) x

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  5. I read about this wee company a while back in a Sunday magazine - all the products look great x

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    1. They are lovely, I think you would like them :) x

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  6. They both sound amazing and I love the idea of being able to create your own!

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