3 Fabulous Summer Awards!

What a fantastic Summer! This year we entered 3 products in 3 separate awards and had 3 WINS!

Our Organic cold-pressed Rosehip Seed Oil was Awarded ‘Best Buy’ in the 2017 Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards!

This is a really wonderful skincare product, and our Rosehip Oil is of the finest quality. Organic Rosehip Seed Oil has become increasingly popular and is one of the best skincare oils to help with anti-aging and numerous skin complaints, its reputation is well deserved!

Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards Best BuyConscious Skincare Organic Rosehip Seed Oil Best Buy

In addition we are delighted our Pure Body Butter was not only shortlisted in the highly acclaimed Free From Skincare Awards, but won a Bronze medal!

This is a really highly contested set of awards and you can read here how stringent these awards are and what the judging process is. This year there were 264 entries, and products are tested solidly by the judges for 1 month!

These are just some of the comments the Free From Skincare Awards testers made about our Pure Body Butter;

“I used it on sore, irritated skin and it helped soothe it. After a month, my skin seemed less dry and eczema on my back was in a much better condition. It also improved the dryness on my shins. Its richness helps get the job done. At the end of the day my skin still feels soft and silky after using this body butter in the morning. I love it.”

“Instructions were easy to understand and product was easy to use the first time. My skin felt a lot more nourished, comfortable, hydrated, soothed and supple. I noticed a big difference in the skin on my body, it was a lot more plump. The fragrance is very nutty and earth like. The texture is like whipped cream but then spreads like an oil. The product did absorb in the skin well but left a nice sheen to the skin. It did perform well and did what it claimed. My skin was a lot more supple, nourished, comfortable and healthier looking.”

“It is a nice body moisturiser to use on a day to day basis. Its real bonus was on a three year old who had been suffering from scaly dry skin on her arms and tummy. On our three year old her dry scaly skin was much improved and much less irritated. She also tolerated the cream – while some of the other creams we tested on her caused immediate reactions. The product soothed her skin and improved the texture.”

“My skin felt beautifully nourished and looked hydrated after I had first used it. It is so rich that it immediately felt very moisturising. The body butter has a strong chocolately scent from the cocoa butter. I didn’t love it, but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the product. The scent doesn’t linger on the skin which was a bonus for me. I was very pleased to discover that this body butter comes in two other scents of which I particularly like. I am going to order them.The texture is fantastic and is a partial reason for my high score. At first the jar seemed light for its size. I had been used to thick, greasy body butters in the past. On first use, this butter is a surprise. The butter is whipped and has a gorgeous mousse texture. It is a pleasure to use as the bubbles seem to pop as you scoop it out of the jar. The next surprise is how rich and oily this mousse applies to the skin.”

 

Freefrom Skincare Awards winnerPure Body Butter wins 2017 Freefrom Skincare Award

Last, but by no means least our Conscious Man Absolute Shower won Gold in the Janey Loves Platinum Awards!

This is a brand new product in our range for men, in an fabulous new fragrance blended specifically for men. Amyris, Cinnamon and Frankincense essential oils combine to make a lovely scent in this all over wash for men.

2017 Platinum Awards badge for Conscious Man Absolute ShowerShower Gel for Men

Second Opinion Magazine

Second Opinion Magazine features Conscious Skincare Jojoba Oil

It was a privilege to have our organic Jojoba Oil included in a feature on ‘Green products we love’ by Second Opinion magazine. 

The magazine wrote ‘The products in this issue were selected with moms and their little ones in mind!’ and ‘Organic Jojoba Oil moisturizes, nourishes and protects your skin against moisture loss. This is a superb oil to protect skin against the elements and really is a great all-rounder with the bonus of having a natural SPF!’

Conscious Skincare Jojoba Oil

 

Lagom; when just the right amount is all you need

As going sugar-free seems to be the latest thing, and if you want to lose some weight this year (and this is the most popular resolution) then here are some very simple steps to shed some pounds effortlessly and without any drama.

1. If you take sugar in your tea or coffee, stop.

Habits take about 2 weeks to break so initially, your beverage will taste strange but try re-tasting it. Imagine you have never had tea or coffee before. Explore the flavour of the drink without the distortion of sugar overriding all the flavours. Smell the aroma; do you notice how it smells slightly different without the sugar in it? Think about your drink and how it feels when you drink it. Think how much happier your heart, pancreas and waist line will be.
And there you are…as well as taking one small step in weight loss, you’ve just experienced a quick session in mindfulness too!

2. If you don’t take sugar, replace a processed snack (biscuit, breakfast bar, cake, chocolate) with a couple of handfuls of nuts and / or seeds, a piece of fruit or some carrot sticks, just out of the fridge so they’re nice and crunchy.

3. If you already do steps 1 and 2 then try to skip one snack, morning or afternoon and see how you get on. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water along the way. Symptoms of thirst are often mistaken for feelings of hunger so think ‘thirst first’

4. And try to go for a good paced walk a couple of times a week – no phone gazing! Look around, breathe, be in the moment and enjoy the sound of silence. Listen to the sound of your feet hitting the pavement / grass / sand / concrete / mud. Listen to your breathing.

Just a couple of good walks a week can help reduce stress, cholesterol and improve posture and muscle strength so your body will love you for it!

Spread the Lagom!
Rebecca xxx