Women love beauty products and pampering themselves, but mums especially do seem to neglect themselves as everything is about the children. So why not treat the woman in your life to a gift set from Virginia Coram?
We were sent Virginia Coram Bathtub Gift Set and five travel size hand & body wash and lotions to try out so let’s start with the Bathtub Gift Set.
‘At Virginia Coram, all their bath oil, liquid and bar soap recipes and essential oil formulations are proprietary and formulated in-house.
Virginia Coram is one of the few English producers of pure liquid soap using the traditional method. They have developed a method to ensure that the soap they produce is of high clarity and consistency.
They use coconut, olive and sunflower oils in their liquid soap and saponification them using a potassium lye in to truly skin friendly hand and body washes.’
The Bathtub gift set comes in a lovely solid gift box complete with tissue paper and a ribbon on top. It is very pleasing to the eye. This gift set is Rose Geranium & Sage hand and body lotion and Rose Geranium & Sage natural soap for hands, bath and shower. Both are 250ml bottles with pump action dispensers, which you can twist the cap to open and close.
I found that the hand and body lotion is quite a thick cream. Rubbing it into the body or hands you get a strong scent of the lotion, it is a mix of scents, floral but with a citrus burst to it. The lotion soaks in really quickly and I was actually surprised that even though it had a mix of coconut, olive and sunflower oils, there was no oily residue left on the skin. Just a soft feeling is left and the scent.
I really liked that the soap can be used for hands, bath and shower instead of using separate products. It lathers up nicely, it again has a strong aroma to it but it is a nice feminine scent. My skin felt really nice after using and a lingering floral aroma coming off of me.
It feels really nice to pamper myself with these, although it’s not often, possibly one evening every so often I actually have the time to have a long bath and apply body lotion. Normally it is a super quick shower before the little one starts terrorising everyone and everything in the house.
The five travel hand & body wash and travel lotions that we received are all in 50ml bottles with screw lids.
Artisan Lotion – Neroli, Sandalwood & Lemon hand and body lotion
This is a deep blend of Neroli, Sandalwood and Citrus essential oils on an Organic lotion base. This is an amazing scent. I’m not sure what Neroli is but with the sandalwood and the lemon notes it smells really nice. It soaks in really quickly.
Bootroom Soap – Vetivert, Marjoram & Bay natural soap for hands, bath and shower
This is a natural soap made with the finest ingredients, combining Olive, Coconut and Sunflower oils with a masculine blend of Vetivert, Marjoram & Bay. This one does smell masculine. Not something I would use on myself unless I had run out of everything else. It would be perfect for a night or weekend away for a nice shower.
Butler’s Lotion – Frankincense & Black Pepper hand and body lotion
This is a spicy blend of Frankincense and Black Pepper essential oils on an Organic lotion base.
The lotion is thick and really does smell of Frankincense. I couldn’t really smell the black pepper in it.
It is a bit oilier than the Rose, Geranium and Sage lotion and took a little longer to soak in.
Governess’s Lotion – Orange, Lavender & Vanilla hand and body lotion
This is a delicate blend of Orange, Lavender and Vanilla essential oils on an Organic lotion base. Again this one smelt amazing. The three oils go so nice together scent wise. This one did leave a dewy sheen on the skin.
Potting Shed Soap – Rosemary, Pine & Tea Tree natural soap for hands, bath and shower
It’s a natural soap made with the finest ingredients. Combining Olive, Coconut and Sunflower oils with a powerful blend of Rosemary, Pine and Tea Tree. The first thing I can smell in this is the Tea Tree, I absolutely love Tea Tree as it is amazing for the skin. I have almost used all of this and my skin does feel lovely.
Both the soap and the lotions in the 250ml and 50ml last a long time as a little goes a long way. One fingertip of lotion from the travel size bottles covers both my hands perfectly.
The Virginia Coram travel size bottles are available in sets or individually so you can pick your favourites. Check out the website for amazing gifts with various blends for men and women.
Disclaimer: We received these products for the purpose of this post and as part of the Christmas Gift Guide. All thoughts and opinions are our own and not influenced in any way.