Friday, 17 April 2015

Beauty review: Botanicals Foot Softening Balm



Earlier this year I trialled Botanicals' lavender and tea tree calming body lotion, which was a product I thoroughly enjoyed using, so when I was offered the opportunity to try another one from the 100% natural and organic Botanicals range I was very keen to do so.

Just like with the body lotion, a punch of scent was the first thing that hit me when I opened the tub of foot balm. And while I'm normally not a huge fan of the strong fragrance of mint – it reminds me too much of toothpaste – the combination with tea tree balanced out the mint, creating a wonderful bouquet of fragrances scenting the air, and my feet, with the smell of relaxation.

The balm aims to soften dry and hard skin, which is a-plenty on the average foot, and it definitely does that. It's very concentrated, so a tiny pea-sized sample of the foot balm was enough to massage the surface of one foot, which means the entire tub of 50g (which retails for £15.95) will last for yonks, especially as you don't have to use this daily, but can keep the balm as a special treat for your feet when they need a boost.

Fair word of warning, the product is quite oily when used and it leaves a greasy filter for about fifteen minutes after application. This means it's not ideal to use when rushing in the morning and your feet will be enclosed by socks and shoes, too slippery, so make sure you add it to your evening regime instead. I personally loved using it after a hot shower, or long soak in the bath as it was the perfect soothing treat for my tired feet before going to bed.

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