12 May 2016

Botanicals Rose & Camellia Cleansing Melt

Botanicals Rose & Camellia Cleansing Melt*, £19.95/55g

I've recently been trying out this lovely balm cleanser, handmade in rural England, from natural and Soil Association certified organic beauty brand, Botanicals. Housed in a recyclable glass jar, with pretty pink labelling and nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, rose flower oil, lavender flower oil and green tea extract, this is a real pleasure to use. The key ingredient throughout the rose & camellia range is green tea extract; it's full of antioxidants, vitamins and polyphenols, which provide anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing benefits, as well as protecting your skin from harsh environmental factors.
The balm has a semi-solid formula which melts upon contact with skin and the scent is subtle and pleasant. This cleansing melt feels really luxurious when applying to my skin and it really does melt away all of my make-up and grime from the day. I use a damp, hot cloth to remove the balm, which helps to open and clear pores. I've really missed having a balm cleanser in my skincare routine recently and can't see myself being without one again!

Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, glycerine***, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil,* decyl glucoside, cocos nucifero (coconut) oil*, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*, tocopherol, zea mays seed flour*, parfum*; rosa centifolia (rose) flower oil* pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) flower oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil*, cymbopogon martinii flower oil*, cananga odorata flower oil*, geraniol**, citronellol**, benzyl benzoate**, linalool**, limonene**, citral**, farnesol**. (*Certified organic. **Natural constituents of essential oils. ***Organic origin.)

Have you tried anything from Botanicals?

*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.


  1. I'm loving balm cleansers at the moment :-) I'm currently using the Emma Hardie one which is amazing, but this sounds ace too. I bet it smells beautiful! I love the size too, because I quite like to try different ones out, the one I have at the moment is a huge tub so I can't see me trying anything else for a good couple of months or so & I've had it since xmas. Fab post lovely :-)

    1. Thank you, Claire. They are just so lovely to use, aren't they? The prominent scent is rose geranium which I really love. I actually received a 25g sample size jar, which is just adorable, haha! I think even this little jar will last ages - balms are really good value for money as you don't need much per application. xxx

  2. This sounds like a beautiful product Emma! I bet the scent is pretty and I love the pink packaging too. Nice to hear your thoughts on it! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. The packaging is really gorgeous, isn't it? Such a lovely product to use. xxx


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