Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The Midnight Shop Natural Lavender Deodorant & Lavender Fields Pulse Point Perfume* - Review

Smell like a lavender field!

The Midnight Shop is passionate about bringing natural and eco-friendly products into our lives. Products made by real people, with only natural ingredients. Their aim is to make us happy, both in our own skin and our home! They offer a thoughtful selection of natural, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, vegan and elegantly designed home and beauty products brought to us by talented makers. The Midnight Shop is based in England and therefore collaborate mainly with British makers to promote local brands and to reduce our ecological footprint.

Here we have two items from The Midnight Shop created by the lovely Charlotte! I have kindly gifted the Lavender Fields Pulse Point Perfume from Charlotte to review but I purchased the Natural Lavender Deodorant due to being intrigued by the product. 

Natural Lavender Deodorant

Sweating is natural, but with sweat comes odour, and if we can avoid this, we will. Most store-bought deodorants include aluminium to stop you from sweating (which can disrupt hormones) on top of other additives like parabens. This natural alternative will keep the odours at bay without harming your body (and the planet). Baking soda absorbs odour, corn-starch absorbs moisture and coconut oil acts as a moisturiser on all types of skin. The lavender essential oil is also known for its soothing, sweet and floral scent, which makes it a great smell for a deodorant.

I really like the smell of this solid deodorant as it's soothing, calming and works great at naturally masking body odour. The deodorant comes in a lovely looking 100ml aluminium tin which is both reusable and recyclable. To use the deodorant, simply warm it up with your fingertips and then apply it to your underarms. I did find that applying the deodorant was a little difficult (even after melting it with my fingers), as the product is quite hard and solid. I feel that the deodorant kept my sweating at bay, but I did need to reapply it a few times during the day. I actually prefer solid deodorants to roll-on and spray's as I find them more moisturising for my underarms. A little tip, if the deodorant gets a little warm and melted you can pop it in the fridge until it becomes solid again!

Lavender Fields Pulse Point Perfume 

This artisan botanical perfume is made with pure English lavender essential oil and will transport you into a field of blooming lavender! A soothing and calming blend with relaxing, anti-depressant (and even insect repellent!) properties. Botanical perfumes are a great alternative to conventional perfumes, which contain synthetic compounds derived from petrochemicals and are proved to be bad for our health. Essential oils don't only smell incredible, they are also good for our well-being. Botanical perfume does not contain alcohol and therefore doesn't last as long as conventional perfume. Simply apply perfume on pulse points (inner wrists, the base of the throat, behind ear lobes). 

If you're a big fan of lavender then you'll love this Pulse Point Perfume! I personally find the scent a little overpowering, which can lead to headaches. But I have found that the scent is very useful for blocked up noses when used on tissues. I like the handiness of this cute 12ml roll-on recyclable glass bottled perfume as it's a good size to keep in your bag when out or even for when travelling!

*This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Good cruelty free deodrents are one of the things I've found hardest to find so thank you for this review 😀 Xx