I thought I'd do an empties post today, seeing as I have a lot of them lying around. You know those times when everything feels like it's being finished at the same time? Well I think that time's come for me! Today's post will focus on body scrubs. I was quite surprised to see how many empty body scrub containers I have accumulated, but I suppose that just means I like to exfoliate!
The Body Shop really do make some of the best body scrubs and as you can see, they are my favourites. The Early-harvest Raspberry body scrub looks and smells like raspberry jam. It's a juicy plum-coloured scrub with an almost jelly-like consistency. It contains raspberry pips and it's a nice and gentle scrub. The smell is simply amazing and I will definitely be repurchasing this if I can find it (I believe it to be limited edition).
The Vanilla Brulee body polish is another limited edition Christmas product, oops. It comes in a tube and is a thick, slightly gritty, cream. It's a pale yellow colour and reminds me of vanilla custard, hmmm! It has a deliciously warm and comforting scent and it polishes the skin nicely. I will repurchase this if I can find it again, although it doesn't seem to be in stores this year.
The Honeymania body scrub is the same consistency as the vanilla one: it looks like a body butter, but it has a slight grit to it. It smells like honey and wildflowers and isn't sickly sweet at all. It's a lovely comforting smell and the scrub leaves your skin silky smooth without turning it red.
Another brand whose body scrubs I love is local company Sorbet. I received the Sorbet Renew Salt Polisher from the Spa Escape range as part of a gift and I was smitten. I can't even begin to explain the scent. Due to the colour of the packaging I thought it would have a marine scent, but instead it has a slightly sweet spa scent. It's incredible and I can't keep my nose out of the tub! As the name suggests it's a salt scrub which means it's very scrubby, but the oil added to the body scrub keeps it from being abrasive. In fact, after a body scrubbing session you might get away with not applying a body lotion afterwards. I will definitely buy another one of these.
Two honourable mentions go to another two local brands: Blendbox and Rain. The Blendbox Grace Body Scrub smells just as amazing as the Sorbet scrub: a little bit like cream soda, a little bit like sour jelly sweets, and a little bit like a spa. It's also a salt and oil scrub so it removes all the dead skin cells as well as moisturising your skin. It's a lovely product and I can highly recommend it. The Rain Biologie Kalahari Melon & Honeybush body polish is a seductive blend of local ingredients. It's also an oil-based scrub so it leaves your skin beautifully polished and moisturised. It smells like Rooibos tea and honey and wild flowers. It's an amazing product and also one I would recommend.
That was it for my body scrubs! Looking back I realise that I loved them all equally and my preference only depends on the ease of availability and price: The Body Shop might be a bit more expensive than the rest, but there's a store in every large mall and they always have sales! Which body scrubs would you recommend I try? Come on, enable me.
Until next time!