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Spring Clean Your Skin

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It’s Springtime, the birds are tweeting, trees are blossoming and many of us are in the Spring cleaning mindset.  It’s important to have a good clean around the home but it is also equally important to Spring clean our skin.

Yes, you heard that correctly.  A good Spring clean of the skin can work wonders.  Removing old dull dead cells allowing the healthy new ones to get their moment in the sunlight and give the skin a healthy glow.

Of course, healthy-looking skin doesn’t happen on its own a bit like the cleaning in your home, it comes with a little effort.  Drinking plenty of water and a diet rich in vegetables and some fruit can work wonders but it’s not just from the inside that we need to approach this.

Spring Clean Your Skin

There are some products that can be great for helping the skin look naturally amazing and I’ve found them.  For the last few weeks, I have been complimented on numerous occasions due to the appearance of my skin.  It’s looking pretty radiant and before anyone asks, no, I’m not pregnant.

Those that are new to my blog will be unaware that I have a degree in natural medicine, Phytotherapy to be precise.  My training as a Medical Herbalist was not only interesting but influences my choices when buying some beauty products.

Handmade Naturals

This multi-award winning company is exactly where many of us that want good quality, vegan and cruelty-free products should be looking for beauty products of various sorts.  They offer natural skin and hair products that are hand-blended in-house using good quality ingredients.  The result, fresh products with a far superior quality from many other competitors.

Products to Help Spring Clean Your Skin

In order to Spring clean our skin we need to do various things.  One of which I am sure many of you will love.  Quite simply put have a nice warm bath.  This is a great way to help open pores and help get rid of dead skin.  The secret ingredient:

Pink Himalayan Bath Salts

This specific option is ideal for those with sensitive skin (but can be used by anyone).  It helps soothe and nourish skin and is extremely beneficial for those that suffer from skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.  These salts are perfect for detoxifying the skin, helping to draw out toxins, give the skin a deep cleanse.  They are easy to use, simply add to a nice hot bath, mix in to allow them to dissolve in the water and disperse evenly.

I found on using these, my skin felt lovely and soft.  The salts seem to also have a healing effect on scratches and various skin conditions etc.  I do love using salts in my bath as the skin always feels wonderful after.  Of course, this needs to be hidden from the children as they love them too and can be over generous with their pouring.  The salts are perfect for all the family no matter their skin type.  It was extremely beneficial for my husband who has eczema on his hands.

Shower & Bath Gel: Frangipani & Grapefruit

This goes hand in hand with the removal of toxins using the bath salts.  It doesn’t make sense to use the salts and then use a bath gel full of chemicals which is where this product comes in.  The gel has a lovely scent which isn’t overpowering.  It is also free from sulphates (SLS, SLES & ALS), colour and perfume.

This is great for cleansing the skin without stripping it of moisture.  A little goes a long way so you can use this sparingly.  I found my skin didn’t feel dry after using this so didn’t always apply a moisturiser after a shower.  This can be accredited to the glycerine and organic aloe vera leaf juice which have moisturising properties.

Face Cleansing Scrub

Scrubs can be great.  Used regularly they can make our skin look fresh and leave it with a wonderfully healthy glow.  Sometimes, this important step is forgotten in our skin routine as it isn’t something we need to do on a daily basis.  It’s best to use scrubs every 3 to 4 days to get rid of dull, dead skin that can make our skin look radiant.

This particular cleansing scrub is packed with all sorts of wonderful ingredients.  The scrub provides a gentle exfoliation and also nourishes and hydrates.  This leaves the skin feeling fresh, invigorated and looking brighter.  The aroma of sweet orange is gorgeous and light.  For those looking for anti-ageing products, this is ideal.  The scrub ingredients work on reducing the appearance of wrinkles, reduces/prevents collagen deterioration and promotes collagen production.  A must try.  This is easy to dispense and can easily be incorporated into your weekly routine.

Virgin Prickly Pear Oil

This contains the highest Vitamin E content of all the beauty oils available to buy.  That’s 150% more than Argan oil!  The essential fatty acids within the oil help to keep the collagen in our skin healthy.  This also contains the highest concentration of Betalains.  These are especially strong antioxidants which have a powerful anti-ageing effect on the skin.  With regular use, the skin will appear brighter, pigmentation and dark spots will fade as will skin redness.  It doesn’t clog the pores so won’t cause spots.

I loved that this absorbed well into the skin without leaving it feeling greasy.  I used it on its own as a night oil and didn’t need to use a moisturiser with it.  The oil is not only moisturising but also has a nourishing effect and it doesn’t take long for the skin to start to look healthier.  In comparison to other face oils this is a fantastic product and well priced at £9.95.

Handmade Naturals Tanning Cream

We all feel much better with a touch of colour but many still don’t seem to realise how harmful a tan can be.  A tan is a sign your skin is damaged and results in the skin ageing prematurely.  I for one would prefer to look younger rather than older than my age.  To help me do this I wear a high factor all year around.  But, although my skin has a fabulously healthy glow when I give it a good Spring clean it doesn’t stop me looking pasty.  For this reason, I love to use a tanning cream.  This can give me a more sunkissed glow and cuts out the harmful radiation from the sun.  Therefore, my skin is left looking sunkissed and fabulous without being damaged irreversibly in the process.

These are all wonderful products and there are many more on the Handmade Naturals website.

Now for some great news.  I have a wonderful competition to share with my readers.

Win a Clean and Moisturise Sensitive Care Set (Vegan)

(Keep it for yourself or treat a friend or family member, you choose.)

This is ideal for any skin type especially those with sensitive skin and mums to be.

How to Enter:

Entry is easy, just fill in the rafflecopter form below:

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Not all of the entry options are compulsory.  The more you do the more entries you will gain.  All are welcome to enter even if you have won with me before and I know there are a few of you out there.  Thanks so much for returning guys x

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This Post Has 227 Comments

  1. Great Giveaway 🙂

    1. Thanks Donna x

  2. These all look like lovely products that would be very good for my skin.

  3. Deffo want to try the Link Himalayan bath salts. Also thinking about getting a Himalayan salt lamp too.

  4. I really do have to try Virgin Prickly Pear Oil.

  5. These products look so nice, I’m always looking out for more natural, cruelty free products to try.

  6. Amazing giveaway, my skin could do with an uplift. The bath salts sound amazing, its important to treat your skin

  7. I would like to try the Virgin Prickly Pear oil to sort out some of my skin issues

  8. These sound lovely! I would really love to try them x

  9. Loving the look of this brand – it sounds fantastic. Especially the Prickly Pear Oil, haven’t heard of this one before as I usually use rosehip oil which I love.

  10. This looks fantastic. My skin could really do with a good spring clean.

    1. It can make a big difference 🙂

  11. Looks lovely.

  12. They all sound wonderful natural ingredients, especially the Virgin Prickly Pear Oil. My mature skin could use the extra Vitamin E to help with it’s elasticity. Thank you for the introduction.

    1. No problem. Thanks for visiting. These are great products and I’m happy to spread the word about them.

  13. Wow! These are lovely products and I would definitely love to try them, we are a vegan family and only use products that are cruelty free

    1. That’s great to hear Laura. these are ideal for you 🙂

  14. I would love to win this vegan and cruelty-free Clean and Moisturise set

  15. These look amazing, id especially love to try the tanning cream! Xx

  16. these sound really wonderful! im always on the look out for new natural prouscts to try !

    1. Same here and vegan, organic, natural products are a great way to look after the skin.

  17. perfect giveaway to take care of your skin

  18. Would be great for my skin 🙂

    1. It sure would. Their products are lovely x

  19. These products are lovely and natural. I use their moisturiser.

    1. That’s great to hear. You will know how good their products are then.

  20. These look great I would love to win fr my Vegan daughter . The NaturalTn would be great for the summer for her.I bet the frangipani and grapefruit smells divine! She is most excited by the prickly pear oil conditioner.

    1. The oil is really lovely and great for all skin types.

  21. Wow what a fantastic product great for every day usage

  22. all these products look amazing if i won id give them to my sister who is vegan she would absolutly love them fab giveaway thankyou

    1. I am sure she would. They have a great range on the site.

  23. I think this sounds like a fabulous set. I’m vegan and often find that product that advertise themselves as vegetarian actually use honey or beeswax or another animal product that I avoid. It’s nice to see a product range that doesn’t use these

    1. I’m pleased you’ve discovered them through this post. I am sure you will love their products x

  24. This would be such a lovely treat for summer skin, I am trying to get into as much natural skincare/beauty stuff as possible

    1. It would make a great treat. Their products are really good.

  25. All these products look fabulous. I hadn’t tried any of them previously but I have them on my list now. It’s obvious that a lot of thought and care has gone into producing each product, I think they are right up my street !

  26. These sound great. I would love to try them

    1. They are really nice 🙂

  27. The Pink Himalayan bath salts could my eye. I have sensitive skin and get occasional flare ups – would be interested to see if these helped.

  28. Would be great for my sensitive skin!

    1. They’d be great for your skin.

  29. Would love to try these

  30. I’d love to try this. I have oily but sensitive skin with redness and it’s difficult to find something that controls oil without being too harsh.

  31. I have really sensitive skin so I would love to try these.


  33. I’d love to try this skincare set! Always looking to try new vegan friendly skincare!

  34. As Vegans in our family this would be great

    1. Sounds like these products are ideal for you and the family x

  35. I’m vegan and it’s so nice to see all these natural products!

  36. Love natural skincare as have really dry sensitive skin

  37. wow look good

  38. These look amazing and just in time for summer too ! x

    1. They are really nice products.

  39. Thank you for hosting this competition. Fabulous prize – would love to win.

  40. Aww this would be great for my daughter in law. She would love it

  41. It is a lovely selection of products to care for body and face skin.

  42. I am really trying to make an effort to take care of myself more after years of neglect (everyone else and his dog came first!!); drinking more water and eating lots of veg along with treating my skin to some tlc too…really like the look of these products.

    1. I know what you mean. It’s not always easy to put yourself first when you have a family.

  43. My sister is vegan and looks amazing so would love to try some natural products

    1. Sounds like this will be the perfect company for her as they have a large range of products.

  44. Fab prize! I’d love to try more natural products, to see if they’re better for myself and the environment

  45. I’m looking at different products that are more environmentally friendly, cruelty-free etc so this would be lovely. Thank you for sharing such lovely products.

    1. Sounds like these will be ideal for you.

  46. sounds like these are luxury, would love to try.

  47. Love the products & if I was lucky I would share with my daughter

  48. This would make a lovely little present for my daughter who’s exploring Veganism in all its forms xx

  49. I love natural products, I think they are better for my skin.

  50. what a lovely collection of goodies that I could be sure would be kind to my sensitive skin

  51. I love natural skincare such a fab prize

  52. There looks to be some great products here, I like the idea of the conditioning oil that can be used for skin and hair.

  53. Looks like the perfect thing to try with our Family’s sensitive skin

  54. Sounds perfect for sensitive skin now that summer is coming

  55. an advocate for cruelty free natural products so these would be great for my daughters

  56. I love the fact they’re cruelty free, I look for that in a beauty product!

  57. Love to use anything which has natural ingredients

    1. The more natural the better.

  58. thank you so much for this, I love handmade naturals , I’ve entered 🙂 xxx

    1. They do have some great products.

  59. First vegan competition that I join 😀
    I hope I win 😛

  60. My skin – and nose, are so ready for all of these!

  61. Im transitioning into a vegan lifestyle, but am struggling to find affordable Vegan toiletries that work well with my skin, so seeing this post is brilliant, gives me yet more products to find and try! I’m so glad that more people are talking about Vegan products and lifestyles these days.

    1. Same here. It’s great they are getting far more easy to get hold of.

  62. These products look amazing. I’d love to try them

  63. Natural, anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle, good for my psoriasis – I need it now.

  64. it`s great that so much care can go into making nice products for what is presently an enthusiastic minority

  65. All of these look great, I especially like the look of the bath salts! I wonder if they’d be any good on my psoriasis.

    1. These salts are great on problem skin. Why not give them a go 🙂

  66. I love when things are beautifully packaged

  67. They sound lovely! i have such awkward skin and the bath salts sound lovely!

    1. Love the bath salts, they’re ideal for all the family.

  68. A pamper is always welcome. The cold pressed hair oil looks interesting, with dying hair it gets a bit frizzy and lacks that shine. Not sure how people maintain that natural look when they dye they hair, perhaps this natural product may do it lots of good.

    1. The oil really does nourish the hair and skin well.

  69. I love the idea of spring cleaning the skin, it’s catchy!

  70. I would really like to experience using a new product.

  71. It’s good to be able to use vegan beauty products even if I am not fully vegan

  72. anything to keep your skin healthy is up my street

  73. I love these products I especially like the sound of the frapinni and grapefruit wash. I love my skin products and routine. It’s a very important part of my dsily wellbeing

    1. It is important to make sure you use products that do not contain harsh chemicals. These are ideal!

  74. I would love this wonderful selection of products that are good for you

  75. I recently ditched using any skincare or makeup that contains any parabens or other nasties. My skin has looked so much better now i use clean and natural beauty products. I love the fact that people are becoming more aware of what they put on their skin.

    1. It is amazing the difference it can make to use natural products.

  76. Great giveaway. I love the fact these products are both cruelty-free and contain natural ingredients.

    1. Same here. It helps t have a site full of these sorts of products and a good range too.

  77. I do love the idea of handmade organic skincare, I’ve always been conscious of the damage we do to the environment with everything, this being a small, but definitely important part! xx

  78. Sounds great. I would love to try these. Thanks for sharing.

  79. This would make a wonderful gift for my mother-in-law – she loves natural beauty products and its her birthday next month :o)

  80. Lovely natural products that care about the world

  81. Amazing skincare products

  82. A beautiful range of skincare here. Intrigued by the Prickly Pear Oil!

    1. That one is very popular. It’s great product.

  83. i love finding vegan products! Would love to try these and give my skin some pampering

  84. It’s so difficult to find good skin care products like these

  85. Wow, great to see so many vegan options now.

  86. They look amazing! Beautiful range

  87. My daughter is Vegan and I never know what to buy for her so loads of great ideas here !

    1. These products would be perfect 🙂

  88. the face scrub sounds amazing, I love the fact that these are cruelty free too!

  89. These all look lovely, especially as I like to use natural products.

  90. My teenage daughter has very sensitive skin and tries to use natural products, I would love her to have the chance to try these x

  91. I’d love to try these gorgeous products, I love that they are cruelty free

  92. Would love to try the Virgin Prickly Pear Oil – never seen it before x

  93. warm baths with salts are my thing, so the pink himalayan salts sound good x

  94. I would love to try these wonderful looking vegan and natural products 💚💚

  95. Lovely prize – will make the perfect baby shower pamper gift for my best friend <3

  96. Lovely

  97. These sound really good. I now only use natural products on my skin and I’m always keen to try new ones.

  98. I love the sound of these products especially the shower and bath gel. The scent sounds lovely x

    1. They are really lovely. I love the range on the site, there’s a good selection.

  99. The packaging looks great. Hope the contents matches.

  100. i have sensitive skin and would love to try this

  101. A lovely selection of products. Thank you. The bath salts jump out of the page at me as my middle names are ‘bath queen.’ Our family is moving over from high street brands to those with ethical credentials so it is always good to discover suitable new products.

    1. Ha, yes the bath salts are lovely. Sounds like they are your ideal product.

  102. This all sounds lovely, I bet the Frangipani & Grapefruit smells fantastic!

  103. The products look great – and also very interesting to read what influences your purchases!

  104. I love the sound of the prickly pear oil. Am always on the lookout for something to help with my dry skin.

  105. As a vegan this would make me really happy. Love the packaging too.

    1. It sounds like their products will be perfect for you Erica.

  106. I like the sound OF the pink Himalayan bath salts, perfect for the dry patches I’ve been suffering.

  107. these sound like lovely products and I like that they are vegan as well as cruelty-free.

  108. I’d love to try the virgin prickly pear oil to give my skin a fighting chance.

  109. My skin is ageing so rapidly I need all the help I can get.

  110. These products sound fab, I’d struggle to decide whether to use it myself as I have sensitive skin, or give it to my friend who is due to give birth soon

  111. I would love to win these for my daughter she is always looking for new products to try for her skincare routine

  112. I’ve been vegan for about a year and a half now and I’m always on the look out for vegan products ♡

    1. There are more products on the site. The range is growing!!!!

  113. perfect Xmas present for my daughter – you can never start too early with the xmas planning!

    1. Ha, yes that’s very true 🙂

  114. Wow – what an amazing giveaway…such a fabulous range!

  115. I love the sound of all natural ingredients. I haven’t had anyone recommend an all natural brand as yet. Maybe I can be the one who does the recommending! 🙂

  116. I do like natural products its something I am thinking about more and more

    1. They are getting much more popular now.

  117. I fancy the prickly pear oil, sounds just the thing that my skin needs right now!

    1. It’s a great choice Emma!!!!

  118. My daughter has been vegan for 10 years now and also has sensitive skin. These products sounds perfect for her. I don’t thin’ she is aware if this brand at the moment, but it’s definitely one to look into.

  119. I would love to try the Virgin Prickly Pear Oil 🙂

  120. A lovely post and competition thank you – my sister is vegan and very conscious about the products she uses so I would love to win this for her xx

    1. There are more people conscious of what they are being exposed to in some of the products available. Vegan is the way to go.

  121. I love trying new products, I thought these would cost more but they are a good price

  122. Looks lovely!

    1. Lovely for those of us who are trying to be more conscious about using vegan products!

      1. They sure are. A great range to choose from!!

  123. Great products

  124. I’d love to try these products, I love how you show us new products and give us the chance to win them.

  125. These products sound lovely, I often find that sometimes companies charge more for natural products, I’m glad to see this company has priced them within a ‘normal’ price range for similar non-natural products.

    1. They are well priced for these types of product Hazel. The range is good too x

  126. not tried this product yet, but it sounds amazing with all the natural ingredients

  127. I’d love to try some truly natural products, as never really had ocassion to do so.

  128. I love that they have such a wide range of products (even tanning) – and all natural. I think it is important to reduce the chemicals we put on our skins as so much is absorbed

  129. I haven’t heard of this company before but their products sound good. I am relieved to hear that they don’t test on animals or use any animal ingredients in their products. It is also important to me to that the shower gel doesn’t contain SLS as I try to limit the use of chemicals as much as possible.

  130. I love trying new skincare products and these sounds really good, I’ve learnt to try new things as there is so much out there!

  131. I love the sound of these products but especially the Himalayan Bath Salts. They’re a great price too!

  132. These products look lovely – natural and very care giving

  133. These products look so wonderful, I love natural products

  134. Not heard of the brand before so thanks for the informative review. I’d love to try them.

  135. Such a great range. I have quite sensitive skin so natural products are my go to.

  136. They look amazing would love to try them out, thank you for the chance to win. Fingers crossed

  137. I believe the best treatment for your skin is from the inside, drinking water and eating well. Also taking care not to damage your skin with too much sun or chemicals. These products all seem very natural which fits in perfectly with this ethos.

  138. They look lovely I am trying to use more and more natural products

  139. These sound great, especially for sensitive skin like mine.

  140. would love to try this new product

  141. What a great giveaway. These products look amazing

  142. Cool items I like them never used any of them before and like the its Vegan.

    1. Me too. I am looking to use more vegan products where I can.

  143. Great prize bundle. Skin is precious, to care for it is kind, and protective. As our skin is a very important organ :- Unbroken it is an effective barrier to infection. So to cleanse and moisturise with such products helps us to retain nice healthy unbroken, plump skin. Ideally healthy, allowing the skin to maintain it’s integrity.

  144. These sound so wonderful. I am always on the look out for for good affordable cruelty free products.

  145. I’d love to try this product. Great prices for a good product.

  146. I’m always looking for new products to try and also for gifting to vegan friends and these look fab. They would make a perfect gift /)

  147. Wow what an excellent range of products, I’m so glad lots of products are taking the vegan route

  148. The set looks lovely. I particularly would like to try the prickly pear oil.

  149. Would definitely love to try these. They look fantastic

  150. This looks like a lovely cleansing set that would be really gentle on the skin, a lot of products can be too harsh and irritate my face

  151. Haven’t heard of these before but they sound interesting.

  152. Would love to try some new natural products, normally I’m not brave enough to risk and buy some as they’re usually more expensive, but would really like to give it a go 🙂

  153. Really love the sound of the Prickly Pear oil – would be tempted to use this on my hands as seem to be getting a few age spots there!

  154. These pass the ultimate test for me….if they are vegan and seem tasty enough to eat, then they must be good!

    Thanks for bringing this range to my attention. I really hope I win so I can try these out…but if not, I hope I can find them in the shops.

  155. Wow what an absolute fab prize great to use everyday x would love to winx

  156. I love natural vegan skin care these look like lovely products would love to try the prickly pear oil. Thanks for the chance to win

  157. I I love vegan beauty products! There should be more of these products available

  158. Lovely giveaway 🤩
    Would be perfect for mine and my son

  159. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  160. What a fab lot of lovely products. Clearly a lot of hard work and thought gone into theses. Would love to give them a try 🤞

  161. Whether someone is Vegan or not, natural skin care should be the way forward for everyone. It has to be better for our skin and the environment as a whole. The products sound amazing.

  162. The sensitive face cream really appeals to me as i’m going on holiday soon and the sun makes me have really sensitive skin, would love to try this.

  163. I’ve not heard of any of these yet but I love trying out new non-toxic toiletries.

  164. I love the look of these products – the pink bath salts how pretty are they and all vegan (important to me) xx

  165. Wow natural way to look after skin!

  166. Sounds a lovely treat and great products x

  167. these product sound FAB especially the Himalayan Bath SAlts

    1. Those are great!!!!

  168. I love natural and herbal products and the shower & bath gel sounds lovely. Also, the gift set prize would be great for sensitive skins. Would love to win.

    1. It is a lovely gift idea x

  169. Guilt free pampering. Love it!

  170. lovely giveaway thank you xx

  171. These products sound fabulous would love to try them especially the Pink Himalayan bath salts, ideal for my super sensitive psoriasis prone skin.

  172. These look such lovely products, my skin is sensitive and tends to be dry. I’d be thrilled to win them. Thanks for the chance.

  173. Gorgeous products! l really like the sound of the prickly pear oil especially being 150% more than Argan oil!

  174. I love the look of sensitive face cream, thanks ever so

  175. The Himalayan bath salts sound amazing
    Love that it vegan too

  176. I’am really looking for some new skincare products, i have recently been diagnosed with Melasma and need to take care of the dark patches of skin.

  177. they look wonderful, thanks so much for the chance.

  178. These sound like really good products, brilliant that they are vegan too.

  179. Lovely giveaway. Thank you! I love trying out new products and with having sensitive skin these would be ideal.

  180. My wife loves the virgin prickly pear oil.

  181. I would love to win this for my vegan friend but would probably pinch the face cleansing scrub for myself

  182. Fantastic prize, perfect for some tlc and a pamper before bed.

  183. They all look like fabulous products I’d love to try!

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