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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Rituals - Salt Scrub and Body Cream

Isn't it a great feeling when you find something you completely forgot you had? This happened to me a few days ago. I was clearing out some boxes I have that house a number of different things, from beauty products and note books to old glasses and chop sticks...random I know!

Rituals Rich and Nourishing Body Cream and Deep Cleansing Salt Scrub were given to me as part of this gift set quite some time ago. The set contained a shampoo and a foaming body wash, both of which were used up quite quickly but these I put away to use on a future night but forgot all about them so I was really quite pleased when they turned up again.

I love a good body scrub, they leave your skin feeling so soft and smooth but to be honest I was a little unsure of this scent before I opened it. It is Holy Basil & Organic Fresh Mint, not something I would normally go for but I have to say it is lovely. It is very fresh smelling and neither the mint or basil over powers the other, it is also just a little sweet which I like. Rituals suggest you scrub your self all over and then rinse off with warm water in a bath or shower...obviously. The first thing I noticed was that it appeared to be oily after I had rinsed it from my skin. I am not a lover of oily bath products so was a little worried about this but after getting out the bath and drying myself my skin just felt soft and moisturised, not oily or greasy at all which was a pleasant surprise. You also don't have to worry about salt crystals in the bath tub, everything melts away fairly quickly. Rituals explain on their website that this scrub contains ancient crystal salt from the Himalayas with cleansing and harmonising properties which promote inner balance and vitality. I like the idea behind that and while I'm not sure about my "inner balance", I found it very relaxing.

After the scrub I followed with the body cream. I absolutely love the smell of this cream, it smells similar to the foaming shower gel that came in the set and the best way I can think to describe it is "calming". It doesn't smell too much of rose or too much of honey, it is just a beautiful relaxing scent. The Himalayan honey in the cream is to help soften the skin, while the Indian Rose is used for it's relaxing effect on the body and mind. The cream sinks in to the skin so well and doesn't leave you feeling sticky or greasy. It has quite a strong scent at first but I find this calms down soon after applying and while it does last quite a long time it isn't over powering. Rituals explain that ancient Ayurveda science shows that massaging your body daily with cream strengthens the skin and harmonises the mind, and in addition increases blood circulation which promotes an all over skin glow.

Overall I am very pleased with these products and they are something I would consider buying in the future when my mini's run out.

Have you tried any Rituals products? What are your favourites?



  1. These products sound so amazing! A minty scrub sounds really refreshing... I haven't used a body scrub in far too long and I need to find another good one to try out! Now I want to have a spa day hehe :) xo, Ellie

    1. It is very refreshing, and was so lovely to use. Spa days are such lovely treats, you should have one hehe :)

  2. Lovely post. My Mum has these products!

    Stop by my blog soon and say hi! Spread the word!

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  3. These sound wonderful! It's so nice that you found these lol. I like finding things you forget you had :D

  4. super cute!

  5. Wow! Such great products:)


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