After making the decision recently, to try to use and source more natural beauty/health products in the future, I have spent a little time this week looking for particular products I need online. After a search on YouTube, I discovered a vegan food/beauty box at thevegankind.com which you can subscribe to and be sent various products to try on a monthly/quarterly basis. I haven't signed up (yet), but I did take a look through some of the products that had been in their past beauty boxes.
This led me to a business based in Scotland called White Rabbit Skincare, who have a shop on Etsy. In order to try some of their products before buying full sized ones, I ordered what they call a favour bag, which is ideally aimed at hen nights, wedding favours, etc. In it there are three small pots of some of their products. It arrived today and is super cute. Here's a picture. The packaging is delightful.
I was sent their Dew Soft Day Cream, Mango Body Butter and Coconut and Rosehip Calming Cream.
They all smell lovely and I can't wait to try them.
In addition, I also took a look around Etsy for a Calendula balm, which I needed for one of my feet, which suffers from flare ups of Athlete's Foot. I have purchased a similar cream several years ago now, from a local herbalist and found it very effective for this purpose, so was looking to find a similar product.
There were lots and lots on sale from US vendors, but the postage made them much more expensive. I finally found this one from the UK by the Tiny Oak Apothecary. It is called a Healing Salve and is made with Calendula, Burdock and Lavender. It is anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and accelerates healing, so is a perfect addition to any first aid kit. It smells lovely and I'm looking forward to putting this on my foot and hopefully resolving my current problems.
This company also produce a Christmas Balm with Frankincense and Myrrh for winter hands or as a year round healing moisturiser and also a Warming Salve with Ginger and Black Pepper designed to sooth muscles and bring warming relief to painful joints. Both sound really interesting.