I’ve always wandered what people’s obsessions are with items like candles and hand creams. My mum is obsessed with a good hand cream, and it’s never something I have really thought about. However since getting back into work and washing my hands several more times a day than usual my hands have really been suffering, and I now see the fascination, it’s magical stuff isn’t it! I have recently been using the Oceana hand cream from Peppermint Grove Australia.
Not only does this soothe and calm my irritated dry hands but also smells heavenly too! I have this in the 500ml size which I can tell is going to last me absolutely ages and it looks beautiful on the counter too. It is super light weight in texture and sinks into the skin quickly. It has Almond, Argan, Hosehip and Jojoba Oils and the addition of SPF 15, which is certainly a very welcome bonus!
They are of course also paraben free, PEG, petroleum free and animal friendly. The hand cream’s come in both squeeze tube and pump form so are great for on the go, on your work desk or in your handbag! They also have a host host of wonderful scents to choose from, from fruity to floral to fresh!
Oceania imparticular is classed as a fresh aquatic fragrance, inspired by Whitsundays and Far North Queensland Tropical Beaches. It smells very fresh and unique.
The Top notes are peppermint, coriander and lavender; middle notes are jasmine, geranium and oakmoss; base notes are amber, musk and honey.
Peppermint grove are a completely cruelty free company and all their products are vegan! Which means we can shop with ease!
I also love the fact that they have a personalisation feature. I was kindly gifted some of their candles which have the inscription Emma Blogs and Emma Blogs official on them, and I love them. The lids are silver mirror in colour and the inscription is very elegant! I will be saving these after I have used the candles for certain to store little Nic nacs in! They would make a wonderful gift for any candle lover!
This brings me back onto candles?
What is the obsession with candles… well, I can tell you now, since owning all these beauties I may or may not have bought a lot more candles. Being someone who doesn’t particularly like baths or wine, I’ve never been the type to put my feet up at the weekend with a bottle or two and a good book, or to relax in the bath with candles. However there is something very satisfying about laying on the sofa knowing both of the children are asleep, making a cup of tea, and siting in just candle light watching some kind of god awful tv. The mood lighting if wonderfully relaxing, and well, let’s say my house has never smelt better!
Peppermint Grove candles are all made with natural, soy wax and lead free cotton wicks. This means they burn for longer and are cleaner for the environment! I have kindly been gifted a few to try and I am loving them thus far! I have the stunning small soy candle in Gardenia. Which is a beautiful classic fragrance. It is sweet and floral and give’s a strong scent.
Top notes are lily-of-the-valley and tuberose; middle notes are gardenia, peony rose and orchid; base notes are musk, honey and amber.
I also have the stunning large candle in Lemon Basil and Mandarin! When I read that for the first time I thought… wow.. what a unique combo! And it is just that unique! I love it and think it may be my favourite of the collection, I love a good citrus scent and this one is truly fruity!
Top notes are lemon, lime, orange, mandarin and bergamot; middle notes are basil, thyme and iris; base notes are patchouli and amber.
These candles are huge and I can imagine are going to last a very very long time! I also love the glass jars with lids as they make these an investment that is truly reusable and repurposeful! All the products also come really well packaged in subtle elegant packaging that is perfect for gifting them. They really look luxurious!
Another product that Peppermint Grove Australia stock is an amazing amount of Room difusers. These beauty’s are handmade and smell heavenly. They also last 4-6 months which is a long time, I know I have purchased from other brands and they never seem to last all that long! Again these are all cureltyfree and vegan friendly and come in various sizes and beautifully luxurious reusable glass bottles. These are simply stunning to look at and to smell! I have the Burnt fig and Pear, which is a wonderful warming fragrance, a unisex musky yet fruity fragrance.
Top notes are pear, plum, fig and mandarin orange; middle notes are violet, ylang-ylang and clove; base notes are warm amber, cedarwood and vanilla.
Lastly I tried out the Black Orchid and Ginger room diffuser which is beautifully musky and homey! It has Top notes are ginger and cardamom; middle notes are orchid, jasmine and rose; base notes are patchouli, black amber and sandalwood.
If you are turning into a Candle and Hand-cream addict like me this is an amazing cruelty free and vegan friendly brand I would certainly check out. They are Australia based but also have launched in the UK this year, so no nasty custom fees! Let me know of any hand-cream or candle brands your loving lately!
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