The title of this blog post is rather deceptive because Rose is not just a current obsession, but an all time one, I adore rose in skincare, body care or perfume. I know rose tends to divide people, there are those that love it, like me and those that find it's really not for them. If your only experience has been with synthetic Rose, these natural treats are a whole world apart and may just convert you!
When I discovered that Lavera had a Rose line I knew that it was slightly dangerous for my obsession, the brand is such great value and the Wild Rose Hand cream (£4.45 for 50 ml) is a perfect handbag staple. The cream is nourishing, absorbs quickly and leaves the prettiest rose scent behind, all for a great price it has become a big favourite of mine.
As an aromatherapy obsessive I am pretty attached to these portable balms by Scentered, currently the Love Therapy Balm (£14.50) has been in my handbag on almost a daily basis. This balm is a spicy blend of Rose, clove, orange, patchouli, vanilla and jasmine. Although not a traditional rose scent this balm is pure happiness, warm and comforting.
One of my favourite brands for body care and aromatherapy at the moment is Tisserand, the rose products were love at first sniff and I am currently using the Rose garden hand wash, perfume and perfume roll on from their collaboration with the National trust, prices are very reasonable and start at £7.50 for the roll on. All three have a floral but slightly sweet Rose scent, the perfume is very easy to wear everyday!
For affordable premade face masks I am really enjoying the Ooharr-Rosie Glow Deep cleansing mask (£1.20 for 15 mls). Each packet contains enough mask for two applications and the sachets are perfect for travelling and taking on holiday with you. The mask itself is a gentle mix of clays and leaves the skin with a gentle glow all whilst smelling of Roses. I have a few sachets left to use and it is great for when I don't have time to mix my own mask.
I bought a few products from the Andalou naturals 1000 Roses range recently, this brand is a great budget line, everything I bought was nice but my favourite was the Rosewater Mask (£12.99 for 50 mls Available in the UK at Wholefoods, Revital and online at Natures Healthbox). The mask has a gel/cream texture and is lovely and hydrating, perfect for a pampering session.
If you love roses as much as me, what are your favourite products? Any of these take your eye?