Today I am super lucky to have the lovely Amber from Amber's Beauty Talk gracing the pages of my blog! I've followed Amber's blog for aaaages now and was even able to meet her during the summer & can confirm she's just as lovely in real life ;)
When Annabel put out to the Twittersphere that she was looking for bloggers to guest post for her, I jumped at the chance. Annabel’s blog is one of my favourites so it’s an honour to be writing this post on her blog!
I thought I’d share some of my favourite indie brands that I’ve discovered since going green. Our Tiny Bees are a brand that are focused on, of course, bees and honey. They are beekeepers and use British honey in their products. My favourite is their Purifying Detox Mask which is full of rhassoul clay, dried honey, oats and mango that draw impurities out leaving clearer, brighter skin. Their Bath Melt is also pretty darn relaxing. It looks like a chocolate bar but don’t be fooled, this bar of cocoa butter, shea butter and honey is deeply nourishing and soothing.
A couple of brands from across the pond which I’ve discovered recently are Wild Honey Apothecary and Ollie & Max Soap Co. Wild Honey Apothecary use raw honey in their masks which is moisturising and known for its antibacterial properties. I’ve only used their Buttermilk Sandalwood Mask a couple of times as I got it last week but it was love at first try. It’s full of raw honey, organic buttermilk, organic jojoba, organic beeswax, sandalwood powder and essential oil which all work in harmony together to hydrate, soothe and brighten my skin. Ollie & Max Soap Co are an indie brand from Canada and I am absolutely in love with their Coconut Vanilla Deodorant which is aluminium free, organic and 100% natural. I’ve run out at the minute and desperately need to buy another as it kept me stink-free 24/7. (not pictured)
One of my favourite cleansers comes from the brand Lyonsleaf who are a husband & wife duo that grow some of their own herbs for their products. Their Beauty Balm is my favourite as it features ingredients like clary sage, babassu oil and Palmarosa to cleanse my skin, revealing a lovely glow after.
Last but certainly not least is a brand that is local to me; The Earth Works Cosmetics. Their new limited edition Cedarwood & Bergamot Bath Oil is just heavenly. It’s from their Christmas gift set (sorry if you’re not in the Christmas spirit yet!) and smells so Autumnal and relaxing. Pop a dabble of this into your bath for a truly relaxing, pamper evening!