You may have noticed that I’m a fan of investigating local producers and creators! I’ve found another producer that I think are doing great things. Bee Cosmetics! I spotted their stall at a fair in Brighton and decided to try this wonderfully smelling lavender hand balm. I’ve been using this for well over a month and generally I use it at night before bed. It’s worth noting that the tiny ingredients list was also a draw.
What the website says
“Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils, not just for the lovely fragrance but also for its healing and aromatherapy qualities. Lavender is excellent for all skin types, is antiseptic and calms skin conditions. Apply Lavender Hand Balm before and after activities to protect and restore hard working hands. Also great for massage into arms, knees, elbows and brittle nails. An ideal balm for the bedside table, let the balm do its magic overnight while lavender scent aids a restful sleep. This balm is liked by men and women.”
The five ingredients in the balm are: Olea Europea (Olive oil) Cocos Nuciferia (coconut) oil, Cera Alba (beeswax) Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond oil) Lavandula augustifolia (lavender essential oil). It’s nice when you can understand the ingredients and count them on one hand!
The consistency of the balm reminds me of the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, slightly grainy and not too thick, so it warms easily. The balm becomes more of an oil when warmed between my hands and it spreads really nicely. It does take a wee bit of time for it to absorb in, so perfect to use just before you turn in for the night. Although I’ve been known to pop it on during the day while I’m home. My hands and nails feel nicely moisturised afterwards and the dry patch on my ring finger has been improving using this balm. I also haven’t developed any new dry patches, so a bit of a win there!
It’s not the most heavy duty hand moisturiser, so I think I’ll need something heavier for winter as my hands really dry out with the cold weather. I’ve not had any adverse reaction to the balm and I think it’s a bit of a bargain at only £6 for a 50ml tub. Considering I’ve been using this for about 6 weeks, I’m only half way down the tub! I should mention I’ve been using it on my elbows too!
I’m intending on checking on more products from the Bee Cosmetics brand, my sister-in-law is currently using the Rose & Frankinsense serum and really enjoys it. Have you tried any products from Bee Cosmetics? Or have you tried other England or Ireland based brands that I should check out?