Sunday, 19 April 2015

REVIEW: Urban Rituelle Botanical Infusions...

What gal (or Mum) doesn't adore lavishing their bod with beautifully fragranced and enriching products hey? You know, the ones that not only smell like they were made in heaven, but also provide essential nutrients to keep the skin in the best condition possible? Well my previous passion for Urban Rituelle's range has hit a new high after receiving this ever so pretty pouch of Botanical Infusions from the UR team  
The quilted zipper bag contains Botanical Perfume, Organic Hand Cream and Botanical Soap, all lovingly scented with vanilla, lavender and geranium essential oils. Such a treat for the senses - an inspired blend that's both calming and enlivening, soothing and refreshing, relaxing and revitalising. My nose can detect all three main ingredients - the lavender and geranium tend to steal the spotlight from the vanilla, but overall it's a masterful pot pourri of flowers and spice...

Botanical Perfume...
The perfume is cleverly packaged in a plastic pump spray bottle - this is a blessed innovation as I've already had one of my purse sprays topple over, roll off the vanity and smash into little shards on the tiled bathroom floor (sob...). First note is most definitely lavender, real lavender, which is an instant pick-me-up. The geranium starts to come through after a minute or so, and then they both snuggle down on a delicious bed of vanilla. The fragrance is pleasurably potent for around 3 hours, and leaves a creamy perfume caress on the skin for several more 

Botanical Soap
Regular readers will know of my passion for liquid hand and body washes, but I do still use soap every week (especially for shaving) and there's always a cake on the basin in case that's what visitors prefer. I can honestly say that the ONLY soaps in my bathroom are from Urban Rituelle - they lather like there's no tomorrow, and are enriched with Glycerin, Vitamin E, Shea and Cocoa Butters. Along with the vanilla, lavender and geranium oils, this botanical variety also contains Oat Bran. There's not even the remotest chance of this soap drying your skin - it's unbelievably creamy and I reckon it actually puts moisture back in. The cake is a massive 200gm, it's lightly scented with the same gorgeous fragrance, and will have your guests in raptures 


Organic Hand Cream
And now for the hand cream - another magnificently crafted concoction for paws that have seen better days. Love ALL UR hand creams (particularly crazy about the Equilibrium and Ginger Apple ones), but this little beauty is pretty close to taking over the top spot. My hands feel so incredibly soft and cared for after massaging in some of this magical formula. It's non greasy, and my skin is deliriously happy to drink in the Aloe Vera, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Olive, Avocado & Rosehip oils it contains. Combined with Shea Butter and Vitamin E, it's an amazingly regenerative hand cream that protects while it heals and nourishes. Same delightful fragrance as the perfume, but more delicate and subtle 
And for those who like to know the whole score, here's the list of ingredients...



All up, a stunningly presented collection of beautifully fragrant and nourishing products - so kind to the skin, and your spirits will be transported out into a flower-filled meadow. I'm planning on ordering one of these for my Mum for Mother's Day - I have no doubt whatsoever that she will adore every item. This particular set is $39.95, but I've noticed there's another pack (with a smaller tube of hand cream and minus the pouch) on sale at the moment for $22 - total bargain! There's also a Lemon Grass, Lemon Myrtle, Grapefruit & Eucalyptus variety which sounds so wonderful, and I can't wait to try it 

Urban Rituelle use no artificial colours or fragrances in their products, no sulfates or parabens either, nor do they test on animals. Delivery is prompt, packaging is ever so pretty, and there's always a gift with every purchase 

Bless you Urban Rituelle - that's my "what'll I give my Mum?" gift dilemma sorted! Thank you so very much for the opportunity to sample more of your fabulous range, and to discover yet another new love 

What are you giving your Mum on Mother's Day, or if you're a mum, what would you like to receive? What's your favourite Urban Rituelle fragrance?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

12 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous products, these would make the perfect present:) I'm thinking of getting mum an orchid for mother's day!

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    1. An orchid sounds so lovely Lily - my Mum has been given a few over the years, but she never ceases to be amazed by the variety and colours of these beautiful flowers, and always welcomes them with open arms. Hope your day is a special one ♥

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  2. I might have to have a look into Urban Rituelle for my MIL!

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    1. Can't imagine anyone not loving anything from UR TP - I can tell they're products are put together with so much love, it kind of oozes out of everything they make ♥

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  3. Reading your post I feel as if I can almost smell these divine products! The quilted zippered bag would make the perfect gift for my mum! Maybe for the first time I'll have her mother's day gift organised early!

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    1. Hi darling Fabulous! Well it always helps to have a few ideas up your sleeve, and I find having something in mind before the big day is a great relief ♥

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  4. Gorgeous, as usual, Kats. Urban Rituelle will be well pleased as they should be. Keep up the good work.
    With love,
    Trish.

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    1. My beloved Trish - you're back! Oh how my heart soars like a hawk to see you here again - thank goodness for the new technology in your life hey? I'd better get cracking and post a new article so I can read more of your kind and loving comments ♥

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  5. My mum would have loved the above products. I miss buying those kind of gifts for her.

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    1. Mandy my dear, your comment so touched me - knowing you as I do, I'm also certain she would have loved this set, and I feel your sadness at not being able to give her beautiful things any more. But the eternal love in your heart for her is greater than any gift you could ever buy ♥

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  6. Sounds like a gorgeous line of products and perfect for Mother's Day! x

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    1. T&T truly, I've loved EVERYTHING I've ever tried from UR - they really put so much care and goodness into all their products ♥

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