There are so many reasons to love Instagram, right guys? Beautiful photos that serve as inspiration, product information, amazing goodies to win, the ability to connect with like-minded people and discovering new brands you otherwise wouldn't have come across. I first saw Rustic Bliss on Instagram, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon them! Claire and Stacey are friends that combined their knowledge and expertise to make a range of natural products in the Southern Highlands; Aussie brand Rustic Bliss was born! I was kindly sent three bath and body products from the range, so let's have a look at them now!
Whipped Lime Body Oil*
'This whipped lime body oil has the texture of a body butter but the finish of a beautiful light body oil. It is jammed packed full of natural oils that will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated!'
If you're a regular reader you'll know that citrussy scents are my favourite. This body oil smells amazing and leaves my skin with a nice lingering zingy lime aroma. I was actually expecting the consistency to be light and fluffy given the 'whipped' descriptor in the title, but this product seems to have been whipped them packed quite firmly into the pot. Not that I'm complaining, because I'm getting more product instead of a bunch of air! At first it's hard to the touch, but warms to the fingers, allowing you to scoop some out. I really like this formula now that I'm used to it!
I enjoy experiencing new products and I've got to say, I don't have much history with body or facial oils. As you rub this on the skin, it melts like butter, absorbing in and leaving the skin beautifully moisturised and nourished. I'm finding this particularly helpful on my super-dry elbows, and I'm using it on my legs for the same reason; it's doing wonders for these areas, and my dry, scaly patches are transforming into softer, healthier-looking skin. This pot is going to last me ages, too, as a little goes a long way (I've only made a small dent in the surface so far!).
Peppermint Sugar Scrub*
'The perfect sugar scrub enriched with all natural coconut oil, leaving the skin exfoliated and moisturised with the added benefit of peppermint to brighten the skin.'
This sugar scrub smells very strongly of peppermint, so much so that I could smell it even before I opened the packet! The packet itself was easy to open and a breeze to use in the shower. As soon as I opened it and got a stronger whiff, it immediately reminded me of candy canes! The particles in the formula are medium-sized and I didn't experience that scratchy feeling you sometimes get when the particles are too large, rough or uneven. This felt good, was easy to apply and didn't separate and result in wastage due to some dropping to the shower floor.
The scrub did a great job of exfoliating and left my skin really smooth and soft. Because of the peppermint and cold pressed organic oils in the ingredients, it also provides moisturisation. Although there's no film or coating on the skin after use, I did notice water droplets forming on the skin (because water and oil don't mix, yo!). After stepping out of the shower my body was tingly AF, which was the strangest feeling! This intense tingling has never happened to me before. It wasn't bad and it didn't hurt, it was just amusing and quite the experience. This settled down after about ten minutes, thankfully, because I didn't really want to tingle for the rest of my life. This is the most refreshing scrub and I highly suggest using it first thing in the morning, because it will wake you the fudge up, that's for sure!
Lemon And Lime Bath Milk*
'A luxurious milk bath to invigorate your senses and energise your body. This product is packed with soothing and repairing ingredients that are all gentle on the skin. Perfect for use on sensitive skin.'
Aah, lemon and lime. This ticks all the boxes fragrance-wise, because citrus scents for the win! I don't think I'd ever used a bath milk before, so this was another new experience for me (I'm usually a bath bomb or bubblebath girl). This product is housed in exactly the same white zip-lock packet as the scrub, so my thoughts are the same on the packaging. The scent of this is zingy and zesty but also somehow sweet, like lollies! It's clean and refreshing and somewhat addictive if you like these types of smells as much as I do!
At first the water stayed clear, but the more product I added, the cloudier the water became. I basically just sprinkled some of the pale yellow powder into a hot bath, then swirled it around with my foot to mix it in (you could just as easily use your arm if you don't mind bending over, lol). The more you add, the stronger the scent, so it's pretty easy to get the type of bath you want. This was such a beautifully relaxing bath experience for me! Admittedly, I had just done an entire days worth of housework so I was pretty stuffed, but it was just awesome to lay back and de-stress in such a gloriously-scented bath. I loved this bath so much I stayed in there for ages, until hubby "thought I was dead" (but kept playing his computer game anyway). LOL. No, I was just enjoying the Lemon And Lime Bath Milk, and the fact that I wasn't working. I can't wait to have another bath with this Rustic Beauty Bath Milk!
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If you're loving the sound of these products and want to try them for yourself, you can get 15% off using the code UNICORN on the Rustic Bliss site! This code will be valid until early on Monday the 24th April. Yay!
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