Saturday, 15 September 2018

Odylique by Essential Care

Odylique means Power of Nature and I have been lucky enough to use three products from the brand over the past few months and it has been such a delight. Odylique, formulated by Margaret, is hand-made in our Suffolk workshop – not outsourced to a factory. Margaret began making skin care from natural ingredients over 30 years ago. ‘Conventional’ cosmetics didn’t suit her allergy-prone skin and she was desperate to find a remedy for her family’s eczema problems. She felt there must be a healthier, more effective way to make skin care than using petroleum and artificial additives. So, armed with qualifications in herbal medicine and aromatherapy, and a passion for the genius of nature, she set about creating truly effective formulations, based only on organic herbs, plant oils and natural active ingredients that were compatible with the most sensitive skin.

So, I was very kindly sent the Rose Velvet Body Lotion, Lemongrass Hand and Body Wash and the Honey and Oat Cleansing bar from the range and honestly, there are so many products to choose from (here) that I cannot believe I've never heard of them before.
What really stands out with this brand is the uncomplicated meaning behind it and the simplicity of the product packaging. Nothing overly complicated yet somehow you can see that a lot of thought has gone into it. 

The first item I am sharing today is the Rose Velvet Body Lotion (£29 100ml). Anyone who reads my blog will know I adore the scent of rose, but it has to be a scent which isn't synthetic, it needs to be the rose scent that is the same as walking into the garden and walking up to a rose bush to take in the scent.  Within this body lotion, you will find Aloe Vera, Avocado, Cocoa Beans, Coconut and Rose petals which together make one incredible lotion to use. 
Odylique by Essential Care
There is also the inclusion of Powerful CO2 extracts of rosehip and sea buckthorn fruit which work to replenish the skin with radiance-enhancing omega 3, 6 and 9. What makes this lotion a delight to use is the oil from the organic damask rose petals uplifts the senses and infuses the skin with a really subtle hint of fragrance.

I admit that I am lazy when it comes to using body lotions, there is something about them which feel like a bit of a faff, but... when I find one I like, I use it until it has all gone and that is exactly what has happened with this.  Using it every single day after showering for the last 3 months, this lotion is quite something and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth to the touch, it doesn't sting or irritate and it is the kind of scent I would happily bottle.

The second product, which is probably my favourite of the three, is this Lemongrass Hand and Body Wash (£9.50 200ml). I like a product that has a bit of a kick to it when it comes to a scent, something that I know I have used a good half an hour of using it and you definitely get that with this.
Odylique by Essential Care
Ideal for having either your kitchen or your bathroom (or one in each) this hand and body wash has an incredibly refreshing yet zesty scent, think lemon sherbet sweets zesty and this is the scent. Added to the lemon scent is a hint of spearmint and the two work so well together, it also contains Aloe Vera, Eucalyptus, Coconut and Olive oil and as you might imagine, not only does it cleanse and clean your hands without drying them out, it leaves them smelling just divine.  

After doing a bit of housework, I find that my hands feel a bit taut and dry, even if I am wearing rubber gloves, so I always ensure I thoroughly clean my hands to remove anything lingering on them (grim) and then moisturise using hand cream.  Using this handwash, it is so soft and gentle it does everything I need all in one!

The final item in my little trio is the Honey & Oat Cleansing Bar (£6.50). Described as being a gentle natural face scrub and hand soap in one, this Honey & Oat Cleansing Bar is both exfoliating and moisturising. 
Odylique by Essential Care
I have only used this on my hands, I haven't yet tried it on my face because I am in the midst of trying a few other products right now, but given how lovely it has been to use on my hands, I wouldn't say that it is a no no for the face. Made with hydrating honey and coconut oil as well as soothing oats, this cleansing bar is designed to gently polish your skin. I do like to exfoliate my hands and have in the past bought products especially for this, but this product works just as well. The oats are non-abrasive on the skin and don't scratch, but as you massage the lather onto the skin, you can feel them working on the skin.

I love that this cleansing bar is so nourishing and I like that there is an option to use it on the face as well as the hands especially as it is non-drying.

Odylique is an organic skincare brand who are also cruelty-free and they pride themselves on using organic products which also means that you are helping to support the sustainability of our environment.

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  1. I haven't heard of this brand, it sounds lovely x

  2. I bet the body lotion smells lovely. I love discovering new brands like this.

    Roxie |

  3. I wish I could smell through the screen! It sounds divine

  4. Anything that has rose in it, I love!xx

  5. I feel like i tend to trust natural skincare less because all of the greenwashing but i think this sounds nice it doesnt sound too insane haha

  6. I love rose scented products too and, like you, do't like synthetic scents so that body lotion sounds right up my street! Love the sound of the hand and body wash too xx


  7. I've never heard of this brand before but the products sound nice! xx


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