Leaving the house with dry hands and icing sugar in my hair is a bit of an occupational hazard.
And if I do have time to cast a sideways glance to the mirror before dashing out with a cupcake delivery, I usually find buttercream stuck to my face and patches of strange edible colour stains on my hands.
Hand scrubbing is a regular deal for me all through my working day – leaving my hands dry with regular sore patches. I’d never suffered from eczema before I started making cakes, so I think the constant hand washing is to blame for the current state of my skin.
Much has been written about the benefits of oil rich balms rather than water based creams and you can read the science for yourself at When water isn’t good for you
Nat Bond, co-owner of Nathalie Bond Organics is evangelistic about oil based skincare “we have a product that works wonders when it comes to moisturising: the Nathalie Bond Organics Skin Balm. A blend of beeswax, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, calendula and essential oils, the Skin Balm sinks deep into the skin, locking moisture in and nourishing to prevent wrinkles. Its versatility means it is good for hands, feet, body, face – and it even makes a pretty nifty beard oil.
Prevent wrinkles? – now you’ve got my attention, Nat Bond!
There’s 3 lovely skins balms to try – Lavender and Bergamot, Rose Geranium and Patchouli or Extra Sensitive.
The scent profile is just gorgeous and as someone who struggles to nod off at bedtime, the sleepy aroma of lavender really helps to relax away the stresses of the day. Combined with the fresh nourishing zing of Bergamot, it’s just the tonic for a calm and peaceful bedtime.
The natural ingredient of lavender is well known to lower blood pressure and when blended with apricot kernel and jojoba oils – lavender moisturises, provides a protective layer and makes the most delightful aromatic treat to put you to sleep, wake you up, and enhance everything in between.
If you’re new to Nathalie Bond Organics, you need their skincare in your life. Made in small batches, their products are all made with 100% pure botanical ingredients in their workshop in Sheffield. You can buy online, and at many lovely shops all over the UK and worldwide. They made ideal gifts for family and friends, or the perfect treat to keep all for yourself.
There’s also free shipping on orders over £30 so why not doubly treat yourself to a bottle of their delightful liquid soap, and keep it with your Skin Balm next to the sink – this will make a super moisturising experience, and you’ll never want to go back to water based products.
Let me know how you get on.
I’m Judith – 50% Caker, 50% Blogger, and this is my Food & Lifestyle blog where I tell you my cake stories, review products I love and share my top baking tips. I love to write and take pretty photographs so have a read and see what you think.
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