Welcome to my Product of the Month where I review my current favourite and this month my bedside companion Beauty Sleep Body Butter is in the limelight.
One of the things I love best about Neal’s Yard Remedies are the smells (in fact this is the reason I have gone on to study aromatherapy) and for me, this body butter is the ultimate in luxury, comfort, relaxation…….the list could go on. This rich and very thick cream is wonderful for dry legs and arms and is particularly effective as an overnight hand and foot cream! In fact this is the one that is in my bedside drawer and I use it on my hands most nights.
Like most of you, my feet dry out in sandals but particularly flip flops and I have started to use this on my feet and it is making a real difference.
I won’t get started on the reflexology of dry heals and flip flops – they really are cruel to our feet, legs, hips and body as a whole – but we do insist on wearing them!
This deeply nourishing cream is packed full of shea butter, beeswax, cocoa seed butter and other natural oils that soften and hydrate the skin and of course, it is completely free of any man-made chemicals or nasties.
Then the magic of aromatherapy gets to work………the main scent to come through is ylang ylang, considered to be one of the most exotic and luxurious of all scents. It is uplifting to the mood as well as calming and balancing to the mind. Other main essentials oils are clary sage and patchouli, neither of which come through individually in the smell but altogether they create a heady, relaxing, soothing blend. Patchouli is useful aid to exhaustion and stress, whilst clary sage calms nerves and creates a sense of peace. A combination that instantly lifts as you open the pot then calms and soothes for good night sleep – that’s not a sales quote that’s my real experience!
The Beauty Sleep range has recently been extended and now includes a foaming bath and body lotion as well as the already popular facial concentrate and supplement capsules; but for me the ultimate indulgence is this body butter – pure heaven in a pot!