Morning Rituals: The Organic Skincare Guide
By: Hannah Clugston, Nathalie Bond Organics| nathaliebond.com
In celebration of Issue 2: The Morning, Nathalie Bond Organics has put together a three-step all natural morning skincare routine to kick-start your day. This British company handcrafts small batches of all natural skincare products that are versatile and complement your skin’s inherent ability to take care of itself, as opposed to chemical-based products that will strip your skin of its natural oils. Cut the chemicals from mass produced beauty and wellness products - honour your body!
Blended with clay, vitamins, plant buds and essential oils, Nathalie Bond Organics Wash Blocks and Liquid Soaps are super gentle and suitable for cleaning almost everything (even the kitchen cupboard!) In eight fragrances, the soap range is the perfect shower companion, as each bar/bottle makes a great body wash and face cleanser. And given a bit of time, they also work wonderfully as an alternative to shampoo too.
Round off a refreshing shower with a body scrub. Nathalie Bond Organics recommends using one of these solutions every other day to wash away dead skin cells and rejuvenate skin. The body scrubs are mixed with a variety of natural oils, exfoliating seeds and sugar granules, so they leave skin feeling moisturised and soft.
Nathalie Bond Organics’ body oils and skin balms do a great job of moisturising, thanks to their oil-based formulas. Super hot showers remove natural oils, so a splash of body oil when skin is damp – either on the body or the face – will hydrate. Meanwhile, the skin balm is perfect for use any time, any place. For example, if your dry hands/cheeks/elbows etc. need a bit of TLC, just dab a spot of balm onto the offending area. The Extra Sensitive Skin Balm also sits nicely under make-up.
Oh, and once you finally get to work, a Nathalie Bond Organics candle is sure to brighten the room up (see the Ylang Ylang + Bergamot Candle in Issue 2 of Maker’s Magazine!).