Did I tell you I was going on holiday? Kidding! My last two blogs were about preparing for my Caribbean holiday. This one is about all of the lovely natural products I used during my holiday. I take the opportunity every holiday to stock up on sample sizes less than 100ml so that they fit in my little plastic baggy. I fill my baggy to its limit in case something happens to my checked luggage then I've still got enough products to get me through until my luggage arrives. For the first time ever I had to test that practice when my suitcase didn't make it on the London - Antigua leg and I had to wait until the same flight the next day to go and pick it up at the airport. 48 hours in the same clothes = not fun.
In no particular order here are my favourite products:
Gagnon Therapies Emu Oil – 50ml
This is a lovely thick oil which I used as a moisturiser before I go to sleep. It spreads like butter on your skin. I also combined it with lavender essential oil and slathered it on the worst sunburn I've had in my adult life. Within 3 days I was good to go again.
Neal's Yard Lavender Essential Oil – 10ml
Lavender oil is not the best essential oil for everything, but it does work well on the most conditions. In my case I applied it neat to spots, bug bites (I got more than 30!), and occasionally the aforementioned sunburn. I also mixed it with the emu oil and Shea Butter body cream to cover large scale areas (bug bites and sunburn). To think that I almost didn't bring it but thank god I did! A real aromatherapist never leaves home without it.
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer – 30ml
I originally packed this just to use as a tonic for my face. I was sent the full size version but I keep refilling this travel size and I take it everywhere. It's great as a refreshing spray at the end of a hot day. It's great to use after cleansing and before moisturising. And as I discovered its organic aloe vera, calendula, and cucumber are guess what? Fantastic on my sunburn!