The other week I told you all about the Neal’s Yard shop in Cambridge. After my visit to the shop I was very kindly given a goodie bag to take away with me. Inside I found a treatment voucher which I plan to use now I’m back in Cambridge and a pot of their famous Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm. I’ve used the balm in previous years so I was very happy to have it back in my life.
I also treated myself to some more deodorant and a face polish but I’ll tell you more about those another day. If you’re keen to learn more about the Neal’s Yard deodorant asap then take a look at this old post of mine.
The beautiful packaging of the pot was a limited edition design by Alice Shields. However, it was so popular that it’s back to stay. The balm is 99% organic with the following key ingredients: Rosehip Seed Oil, Borage, Patchouli, Geranium. It has a strong but soothing scent of rose which I really enjoy.
This little pot of magic has so many uses and I imagine we all use it differently. Some people use it as a cleanser and others use it as a mask or make-up primer. Here are 5 ways which I’m currently using the balm:
Intensive moisturiser: I have very dry skin so apply this over my face and neck most evenings. I let it soak into my skin throughout the night and I always wake up with soft and hydrated skin.
Foot hydration: I like to apply the balm to my feet a few times a week. I think it’s very important to keep your feet hydrated and soft, especially during the summer months. I use the balm in the evening and then pull on a pair of soft socks to help lock in the moisture.
Lip balm: I often reach for the balm throughout the day if my lips are sore or dry. I think I’ll be doing this even more when autumn rolls ’round.
Eczema relief: I suffer from eczema so I’ve started applying this to any particularly sore or dry patches of skin in the evening. It’s soothing and helps to calm my skin when it’s feeling itchy. I’ve also heard it’s good for using on bug bites.
Hair care: I like to add a little of the balm into the ends of my hair once a week, usually on a Sunday. I’ll then leave it in for a few hours and wash it out before bed. Alternatively you could apply the balm at night and then wash it out in the morning.
I love this stuff. Seriously, it’s up there with my top 10 skincare products of all time because it’s so versatile. It’s not cheap at £38 for 50ml but it does a lot of different things and a little goes a very long way. If you want to buy one product to tick many boxes then this is the one. I’ve started taking this away with me on weekend trips because it’s an all-in-one pot of magic. I’ll probably take it along on my next holiday.
Leave a comment below and let me know how you us the rose balm.