I always feel energized after a visit to Liz Earle and it wasn't because I was there one day in December specifically to try the latest addition to their energising range- a body lotion! It's because in this crazy upside down beauty world I desperately want to believe in something. When you meet the ladies at Liz Earle it's very clear that they strongly in the products and what they do.
- I didn't drink any koolaid while I was there, although the mulled wine was quite good
- I don't work for Liz Earle (but if you’re reading this Liz please call me if you ever have any vacancies in product development!)
- Liz Earle is not a cult religion although it might seem like one because of the dedicated and loyal customer base. However there is no need for faith alone because Liz Earle products actually really work!
Now about that cream body lotion – wow is it chocka block full of botanical goodies: essential oils include eucalyptus, grapefruit, patchouli, rosemary, sweet orange, peppermint, petitgrain, geranium, and pine. All of the zingy essential oils like eucalyptus, grapefruit, rosemary, peppermint, and pine give you a stimulating boost energetically but are balanced nicely with the oils like sweet orange and geranium so it’s not quite such a smack in the face.
Other goodies include extracts of ivy, ginkgo, butcher’s broom, and horse chestnut; and lovely oils such as borage, wheatgerm, and avocado. You won’t find parabens in the body lotion which is rare (but great news!) for a lotion. One of my favourite products in this range is the body scrub because of its light foaming action which makes it so easy to apply. With nary a sulfate in sight on the ingredient list I’m relieved that the foam comes from a more gentle ingredient.
When formulating the energizing range, it was very important to Liz that the products did the job but also had the right aromatherapy properties. When I spoke with Jennifer Hirsch, Botanical Research Manager I learned that the company tries to source ingredients sustainably. For example when sourcing ingredients Jennifer always starts her search in the UK, then in neighboring countries, then for very rare ingredients they'll go to the edges of the earth. You can read the Liz Earle blog for more info. It’s good to know that a company cares as much about what you put on your skin as it does the planet although you won’t see them bragging about it. It's just a natural extension of the company's values.
I feel energized again already just from writing this love letter blog post!