It was Purely Natural Cosmetics who put me on to Organic Essence products. They have a super range of organic body butters and creams. The butters come in Jasmine, Coconut Vanilla and Citrus Lavender and the Creams in Lemongrass Mint, Vanilla Orange and Lavender. They give your skin maximum moisture, whilst the cream provides long-lasting moisture and doubles as an excellent massage cream. Both products are certified USDA, nutrient-rich and intensely moisturising, with plentiful doses of essential fatty acids and vitamins. You won’t find any GMOs, SLS, SLES, Parabens, Artificial Colours, Fragrances or Preservatives, and the products are cruelty-free and gluten-free.

Organic Essence uses the most minimal processing possible – no chemical or heat processing, no added water or fillers, and the products are highly concentrated which means only a little is needed to cover the length of limbs. The packaging is biodegradable, including the label, which is printed with soy ink and glued on using organic adhesive!

Organic Essence Lemongrass Mint Organic Shea Cream calls upon Lemongrass to tone the skin by naturally dilating blood vessels, tightening pores and fine lines and wrinkles, and works synergistically with Mint to improve the appearance of varicose veins. The product can even be used to remove makeup, just like you’d use an oil or balm!

I absolutely loved this body cream – it not only lasted ages because it’s so highly concentrated only a tiny amount is needed, but it also has a most refreshing and uplifting aroma. As well as Shea, there’s also Beeswax, Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil and Vitamin E. Next on my list to try is the Whipped Body Butter in Jasmine – I love all things Jasmine especially for the summer!

Available from Organic Essence Lemongrass Mint Organic Shea Cream £14.49