A little late I know, but better late than never I say. My July review round-up post contains some awesome brands and products.
Always disclosed is whether I have been kindly sent these products for the purpose of a review or if I’ve purchased them myself to try out and share. In all instances I will express my honest opinions across all products featured, so here’s what I’ve road tested for the blog in July.
Fushi Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
If you didn’t know by now I’m a massive fan of coconut oil and have been for a while. There are so many brands out there and I’m so happy that it has become popular in the UK because it saves me waiting for an order from iHerb. In search for an organic version I came across the Fushi brand and purchased a jar for myself. Rather than cooking with it I was looking for something to add to my beauty routine and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly.
Generally, I use it to massage into my bump to prevent stretch marks and as a moisturiser on the rest of my body. It’s also great as an addition to any pedicure as it leaves the soles of your feet feeling buttery smooth.
Unfortunately, Fushi products don’t seem to be readily available as some other brands of coconut oil and I had to order mine from Feel Unique. The lovely Maria mentioned that you can buy coconut oil from Ocado and I have spotted it on their website too.
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These are such a revelation to me and I cannot believe that no one thought to create these before. I was so happy when they landed on my doorstep. Refreshing coconut water in ice lolly form! In the hot weather that we’ve been experiencing, these have been a God send. They’re not only hydrating, but also contain natural ingredients. Currently they’re only available in Tesco, Wholefoods and health food shops. I hope that Okobay expand their distribution soon because I would happily buy these again and again.
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Clearspring Organic Fruit Puree
When I was offered these to review I snapped up the chance. I really like Clearspring products and genuinely enjoyed what I’ve used from them in the past. Although these are delicious and I did enjoy them, they reminded me of baby food pouches. I tended to mix them in with my plain yoghurt to create a healthier version of a flavoured yoghurt without all of that refined sugar and artificial nastiness. The best thing about these is that none of the fruit comes from concentrate and they contribute to your 5-a-day. I don’t think this is something that I would look to buy in the future, but I can see how they would make great affordable snacks on-the-go and can be purchased from Goodness Direct for 89p.
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Lindt Excellence 90% Dark Chocolate
I’m a massive dark chocolate fan. The darker the better in my opinion and although this type of chocolate isn’t for everyone I had to snap up a bar of 90% dark chocolate a few months back from Waitrose. I left it in the fridge and forgot about it, so it was a lovely surprise when we were reunited.
It’s extremely rich and bitter, so I find that I only need a couple of squares to get my chocolate fix sorted. Another bonus for me is how readily available Lindt dark chocolate is opposed to raw chocolate (another passion of mine!). I often see it stocked in the confectionery aisle at my local supermarket. Thankfully it’s often on promotional offers, which my bank balance is always grateful for.
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BabyBee by Burt’s Bee’s
As I enter this new world of motherhood I obviously want to do right by my baby as best I can and this includes the type of bath time products and toiletries I’ll use on him. There is so much choice out there it’s hard to know which way to turn, but
I’ve had a great experience with Burt’s Bee’s recently and I was lucky enough to be sent some items to review from Chemist Direct. Admittedly, these are still waiting to be opened awaiting my little one’s arrival, but the fact that they contain natural ingredients with no nasties somehow puts my mind at ease.
Chemist Direct stock a variety of natural and organic beauty products and much more. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
What were your favourite new products to try throughout July? Have you used any of the products featured in this post? What did you think?
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