Thursday, 8 July 2010
Badger Bali Balm - Soothing After Sun Care
- "Mum, my shoulders are a bit sore, can I have some Bally Bum ?!"
- "Ummm some what ?"
- " You know, some Badger Bum ! "
Luckily, at this point, I realised that Sophie was talking about Badger Bali Balm that she wanted to smooth over her shoulders after spending an afternoon playing in the sun ! I don't think she actually had sunburn at all - I'd smothered her in high factor sun cream before we set foot out of the door - but she loves the smell ! It does also do what it says on the tin and leave you with wonderfully soft, moisturised skin that feels great whether or not you've been in the sun.
Bali Balm is advertised as "soothing after sun care" and this is the first time that I've used a solid aftersun product. The immediate advantage is that it's leakproof so you'll get no nasty surprises in your luggage or handbag. Secondly, it comes in a really small 56g tin so it won't take up valuable space in your suitcase. Finally, it's less messy than lotions or creams and is easier for children to apply to their own skin without it running everywhere and getting all over their clothes.
Then there's the smell which is absolutely divine. I can immediately smell relaxing lavender but there's also an undertone of something - coconut maybe ? - that makes it smell good enough to eat ! It smells so lovely in fact that I will be tempted to keep using this after the summer as a year-round moisturiser. I love rubbing it into my elbows and knees to help soften my skin there.
The ingredients list is reassuringly short and free of artificial additives : organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, essential oils of lavender, Moroccan blue tansy, lime, sweet orange, ylang ylang, Sicilian orange and extract of sea buckthorn berry. They state on their facebook page that their mission is "To create fabulously pure and effective products of the highest natural quality, based on simplicity and thoughtful preparation, with the intention to soothe and heal" and you can see this in their totally natural, chemical-free formula.
The tin is ultra cute, featuring Badger on holiday, chilling out in a hammock on the beach, and the gorgeous summery pinks, yellows and oranges make me want to leave this one out on show on my dressing table.
If you're having a stressful day, just a quick sniff of the lavender-scented balm is enough to chill you out too so don't leave home without it !
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £6.99 for 56g
for more information : http://www.badgerbalm.com/
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