I recently received a box from the U.K. containing the most adorably packaged skincare products from two brands that I believe are sister brands: Oils of Heaven and Balm Balm.
Oils of Heaven
Oils of Heaven’s mission is to scour the world for the most effective beauty oils and introduce them to the world. They do that by working with local communities, helping the locals harvest the oils sustainably and make a living for themselves and their families. Oils of Heaven currently sells three organic oils:
- Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil
- Moringa Antioxidant Face Oil
- Rosehip Cell-Regenerating Face Oil
and the Natural Cacay Anti-aging Face Oil that I received. I wasn’t familiar with Cacay Oil.
Here’s how Oils of Heaven describes it:
“Cacay oil is cold pressed from wild Cacay nuts harvested in the Colombian jungle. Scientific studies show that it contains 50% more vitamin E and twice the amount of Linoleic Acid than Argan Oil as well as 3 times more Retinol than Rose Hip Oil. It is a fast absorbing, odourless, dry oil that leaves no residue.”
It’s an absolutely lovely face oil. Though they describe it as odorless, the oil has a very faint comforting scent almost like sesame oil. It is indeed lightweight and fast absorbing. It leaves my skin feeling like velvet. I’ve added it to my skincare routine. I was a big fan of rosehip oil, so I am thrilled to find out that Cacay oil has three times the retinol. Great!
I love the Oils of Heaven packaging including their Ooh! logo. It’s perfect. Oils of Heaven oils come in a clear glass bottle with a dropper. A little of this golden Cacay elixir goes a long way! It’s made in England and the bottle contains 30 ml. I’m giving my argan and rosehip oils a rest, and wholeheartedly getting into Oils of Heaven Cacay Oil! Check it out here. Oils of Heaven has free WORLDWIDE delivery!
Ingredients: 100% Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil
What a cute name for this organic skincare brand! Though they specialize in balms, they also carry facial serums, toners, aromatherapy and essential oils. I believe that Balm Balm is related to Oils of Heaven. They both have the cutest packaging that reminds me of Easter time with adorable pastels.
I received Balm Balm:
- Rose Geranium Face Balm
- Multi-Purpose Lip Balm – Tea Tree
- Multi-Purpose Lip Balm – Fragrance-free.
All three organic products have a similar consistency. They are balms that I would describe as ointments.
When you apply the balm to your face or to your lips, the balm melts into your skin like an oil. Also they all come in handy plastic tubes that make them easy to carry and dispense.
Balm Balm Rose Geranium Face Balm was awarded the Best Organic Beauty & Body Care Award by The Soil Association & The Natural & Organic awards by Josephine Fairly & Sarah Stacy in the UK. Because of its name, I thought it was specifically a Face Balm, but I learned on the Balm Balm website that it’s actually a multitasker and can be used to moisturize lips, elbows, knees as well as the face – wherever dry skin needs to be banished! With a hot, damp cloth, it can even be used as a cleansing balm. In fact, it reminds me of NUDE Cleansing Balm. With the size of the tube, it would be a perfect travel cleanser/makeup remover and face balm! The scent of Rose Geranium Face Balm is lovely and light. Although rich, it absorbs well and leaves my skin feeling velvety.
Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), helianthus annuus (sunflower oil), cera alba (beeswax), calendula officinalis (calendula oil), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), pelargonum graveolens roseum (rose geranium oil)
I wasn’t very familiar with tea tree oil beyond it’s anti-acne benefits, so it was interesting to read more about Balm Balm Tea Tree Lip Balm:
“Shea butter, sunflower, beeswax, jojoba, calendula & tea tree essential oil, gently melted together to create a soft balm formulation to soothe, moisturise and nourish your lips or anywhere else that might need caring for.
Tea Tree essential oil is antibacterial & antiviral so can help to clear up all sorts of little problems. Always keep a little tube of Tea Tree Lip Balm handy to dab on spots, stings, cold sores, cuts or grazes. If you catch them early enough you might be pleasantly surprised at the outcome!”
I didn’t realize that tea tree oil could be used for so many things. I’m going to keep this one around to try on bug bites, scrapes and cuts that I’m always getting when gardening.
The tea tree Lip Balm has a faintly herbaceous scent, and Fragrance-Free is, well, fragrance-free. It also comes in Rose Geranium scent. Made in England. 10 ml. Free delivery in the UK for orders over 10 pounds on Balmbalm.com, but even better for the rest of us who aren’t in the UK, the natural skincare website LoveLula.com has free WORLDWIDE delivery and if you sign up for emails, you can get 15% off your first order! I’d love to try the aromatherapy oils and the rose floral water hydrosol, so this will come in handy. 🙂
Tea Tree Lip Balm Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), helianthus annuus (sunflower oil), cera alba (beeswax,) calendula officials (calendula oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil
Fragrance-free Lip Balm Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), helianthus annuus (sunflower oil), cera alba (beeswax), calendula officinalis (calendula oil), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil)
Here’s Balm Balm’s cute and short commercial. Take a look!
Though I have used the Balm Balm products several times since they arrived a couple of weeks ago, I am saving them (except for the tea tree balm) for winter. The Rose Geranium Face Balm will be perfect for my very dry skin in winter. It feels so protective, and the scent is a delight. The lip balms will be perfect for my winter dry lips.
Are you familiar with Oils of Heaven or Balm Balm Organic Skincare? Have you tried cacay oil yet?
Chloe + Isabel Giveaway Winner
And on a different topic, congratulations to Dee J., the winner of the Chloe + Isabel Oversized Gold Circle Barrette from the Jen Atkin Hair Accessories Collection! And thank you again to Stephanie Soper, distributor for Chloe + Isabel who generously donated the gorgeous barrette. Thank you to those of you who entered the giveaway, and take a minute to check out the Jen Atkin Hair Accessories Collection on Stephanie’s Chloe + Isabel online store. If you didn’t win, you may just want to pick one up for yourself because they’re very affordable and gorgeous, more like jewelry than a regular hair barrette. Plus there are other beautiful pieces that might catch your eye while you’re there.
Finally, stay tuned for a new giveaway coming as soon as I can write it up! Thanks, as always, for participating xoxo