A couple of weeks ago I popped along to a Neal’s Yard Remedies event in Bristol, to celebrate Organic Beauty Week. I’m a big NYR fan already so I was keen to hear more about their involvement with Organic Beauty Week and NYR Organic, the home-selling arm of the brand. Essentially a pamper party where you can enjoy testing out NYR’s products in your own home, for organic beauty fans this sounds like pretty much the perfect night in!
After the event we were very kindly given a 10th anniversary limited edition pot of the brand’s infamous Wild Rose Beauty Balm to take home. The balm is the brand’s number one selling product and it’s one I’ve been meaning to try for positively yonks.
The reason Wild Rose Beauty Balm appeals to me is that it is incredibly multipurpose. In the same way that coconut oil is getting a lot of press at the moment for its numerous beauty properties, this balm also acts as several beauty products in one beautifully designed pot.
Above: Roses and scented candles enhance the pampering atmosphere, Lily gets treated to a mini facial, lots of Neal’s Yard Remedies goodies
Here are my favourite uses for Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm…
A decadent moisturiser
Ideal for dry-skinned girls like myself, a pea sized amount of balm makes for a rich moisturiser for the face, neck and décolletage. When rubbed between fingertips the balm changes from a solid to an almost oily consistency making it perfect for soothing dry skin.
A gentle exfoliator
Each pot of balm comes with a muslin cloth, and when used together with a little warm water, the combination makes a great substitute for bead-based exfoliators, especially if you use the muslin cloth to massage the balm off in small, circular motions.
An overnight mask
A 20p piece size of balm massaged into the face and neck makes for a simple overnight face mask. The scent of roses and high volume of organic oils (including rosehip, geranium and patchouli) are very relaxing and I’ve found that I sleep better when I apply this mask an hour before bed.
An organic make-up remover
If I’ve worn a lot of eye make up I’ll take that off first using a micellar water, but the Wild Rose Beauty Balm makes a great alternative to harsh cleansers and make up removers, dissolving foundation and leaving skin feeling clean and soft – not stripped and dry.
A lip buffer
A teeny tiny amount of balm worked into the lips using a soft toothbrush makes for a lip scrub and lip balm in one. Do this once a week to keep lips soft and free of dry skin.
Have you tried Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Balm? If so, do you have any other uses for it?