This post contains gifted items,
There has been an influx of eco-conscious, vegan, cruelty-free and plastic-free brands in the past couple of years, and I wanted to give a shout out to some of the more independent brands. Today I will be reviewing some products from The Good Zest Company. The brand uses organic ingredients, they are eco-conscious, plastic-free, vegan and cruelty free with a huge emphasis on respect for all living things. Their products are kind to the skin and are designed to treat softly on the Earth, with all of their packaging being either recycled, renewable and/or biodegradable. The Good Zest Company use aluminium bottles which are more sustainable than plastic or glass on virtually every measure and are refillable - in fact, if you return your empty aluminium bottles to them, they will give you 10% off your next order.
There are a range of delicious fragrances to choose from, and I was very kindly sent The Good Zest Company Organic Lime & Bergamot Collection*. This collection retails at just £30.00 for four full sized products (3x250ml, 1x200ml), and you have the option to choose either a screw cap or a pump applicator, which you can obviously re-use. Lime and Bergamot is one of my favourite scents and as all ingredients are both organic and natural, these are super invigorating and refreshing. You receive a Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Lotion and all four contain Lime Essential Oil, which is well-known for its ability to cleanse, purify and renew both spirit and mind. It is also said to be effective in clearing the aura and maintaining a healthy immune system, and if you haven't slept well, using products with Essential Lime Oil in is really going to help restore your energy and lift your senses.
As I mentioned, each product comes in an aluminium bottle, and packaging is simple, but sleek. The Organic Lime Shampoo is a certified organic shampoo that is infused with Essential Lime Oil to provide a clarifying and gentle wash. The formula is kind to your hair and scalp, helping to restore moisture balance and natural shine. This product is sulphate free, which means no nasty chemicals stripping the hair of its natural oils, which can also be absorbed in the blood stream. If you really want some bubbles with your shampoo, just add a little water to help create more of a lather. Their shampoo is hand mixed in small batches - I love to support smaller businesses, as it just feels so much more personal and the formula is suitable for all hair types, including coloured hair.
The Good Zest Company's Lime Oil Conditioner is also certified organic, and is a rinse-off conditioner that is infused with organic Essential Lime Oil to nourish the scalp and hair. Once again, this is suitable for all hair types and as someone who has naturally fine, limp hair, I found that this formula didn't weigh my hair down, neither did it feel greasy or oily after use. The formula is super creamy and soft, and as with all conditioners, I like to leave mine in the hair for a few minutes to work its magic before rinsing it away. This leaves my hair feeling super soft, silky and nourished.
For the body, The Good Zest Company have included their Lime Body Wash, a certified organic body wash that is infused with Organic Lime Oil and is packed with antioxidants to gently cleanse the skin. I adore this product first thing in a morning, it really energises my mind and body due to Lime's amazing aromatherapy benefits. I have quite sensitive skin at times, and I found that this didn't aggravate my skin whatsoever, it simply did a great job of cleansing and nourishing my skin, and left it smelling insanely good!
Last but not least, this collection also includes The Good Zest Company Lime & Bergamot Body Lotion. This is a lightweight organic body lotion that packs a punch! Even though it has a lovely lightweight formula, it is super creamy and nourishing and I love how quickly it sinks into the skin - I am not a fan of having to stand around waiting for lotions to dry. Along with Lime, Bergamot is also a natural cleanser and is associated with aiding mind, body and health. The fragrance is divine - you still have that invigorating lime coming through, but also a slightly woody, musky Bergamot. As with all products from The Good Zest Company, this contains no artificial colours or fragrances, so everything is completely natural.
You can find The Good Zest Company online here.
All the Loves,