Silky Smooth Bath Melt Review & Giveaway
It’s no secret that I love making my own pampering products, especially to the theme of chocolate peppermint (here’s my all time favorite lip chap). But bath melts are not something that I have ever tried.
The truth is, sometimes I’m just too tired too busy and too damn lazy to make my own products. GASP! And for times like that I like to know who I purchase from.
However, not all products are created equal. Just because I am buying, not making, doesn’t mean I want a product filled with chemicals, artificial scent or funny stuff that will make my skin break out.
So when HW Naturals sent me some bath melts to review I was pretty darn excited. I mean, who doesn’t love opening your mailbox to find luscious, natural, all for you goodies?? It was like I was receiving gold!
About HW Naturals
Hw Naturals is run by a woman (Haley!) who was originally looking for products free from chemicals, fragrance oils, preservatives or synthetics to use for her own beauty routine. Her question originally started with deodorant (why is this such a challenge to find?!) at which point she branched out and made her own.
With the success of her deodorant she started branching out to include body butter, lip chap, perfume and more.
What I like about this company is that all products are made without fragrance oils, aluminum, preservatives or synthetics. \After reading her ingredient lists, HW Natural products use the exact same ingredients I would at home but takes the work out of it!
After waiting like a kid and harassing the mailman for this package I was beyond warmed to find out that HW Naturals not only sent over some bath melts for me to try but also included some lotions samples and homemade baby oil!
Just opening the box was enough to fire up my senses as the bath melts smelt amazing. I found the packaging to be cute also with nice wrapping and a hand written note. So of course, like the eager beaver I was I COULDN’T WAIT till that evening to jump into a bath.
Clearly HW Naturals must know me because she sent over Chocolate Peppermint bath melts. Upon first opening them they smelt amazing. Definitely good enough to lick, through I refrained 😉
The melts come in a package of four and as per the packaging you only need 1/2 a melt per tub of water. This means eight baths of delicious smelling melts!
While I’ve used bath bombs plenty I’ve never actually used bath melts. Thus, I was pretty excited to give it a whirl. As per the instructions I broke the melt in half and dropped it into my half filled tub. After a few minutes the bath smelt heavenly as the scents were brought out by the warm water.
Having never used bath melts before I actually wasn’t sure what to expect to tell you the truth. I was not, however, expecting a lotion like feeling!
After about ten minutes of soaking in the tub (the bath melt dissolved after about six minutes) my skin started to feel silky. It literally felt like I have massaged lotion into my legs.
Once I finished and drained the water, I was careful to get out of the tub (as per the slippery warning on the packaging). I toweled off and checked my skin. I normally apply lotion immediately following a bath/shower but I didn’t have to.
The bath melts left my skin feeling silky smooth as if I had just massaged lotion into them. It was wonderful.
And because of the ingredients in the melts (all natural) I know how hydrating the butters can be. I woke up the next morning with soft legs and no cracking or peeling. It was perfect.
HW Naturals bath melts are both delicious smelling as well as a decadent way to pamper yourself in a hot bath.
Whipped Body Butters
As I mentioned earlier, HW Naturals was extremely generous and also sent me a few samples of their body butter!
Body butter is extremely hydrating for the skin when it’s made with natural ingredients and their products are no different. All of the butters were perfect consistency. They were soft enough to dip your finger into and rub on but not too oily.
Personally, I was in love with the smells. The samples I got were:
I had a hard time trying to chose which one to use first knowing I didn’t want to bombard my nose. I settled on trying one butter each day for four days. I primarily used the butters on my chest as neck as they’re really relaxing and easy to smell.
My favorite ended up being orange vanilla because I found it so refreshing but they were all fantastic depending on what you’d need them for.
Lavender Baby Oil
I thought I’d briefly touch on the baby oil also, more for its properties than anything else. The oil smells wonderful as it’s lavender scented. I find this perfect because for most babes lavender is calming and smoothing and has a tendency to help remove red bumps.
The oil itself is smooth and silky as opposed to greasy which is perfect and you most definitely don’t need a lot of it. I actually ended up using some on my feet because it’s winter here and feet get cracked and sore. The baby oil was perfect because it soaked in quickly and left my soles soft.
One Thing To Note
One thing I’d like to point out for you to remember is that these products won’t have too long of a shelf life. Since there are no preservatives in them, the products will last as long as their ingredients. Most people say 6-8 weeks but from experience I’ve had body butters last 6-8 months easily. The trick with natural products is not to get water in them as water causes mold.
I personally love that there are no preservatives in them and it’s one of the reasons I’ll stock up from this company.
Update: after further chatting with Hayley about the shelf life these products should last 1-2 years so long as water hasn’t gotten into them. She uses Vitamin E oil which does act as a preservative.
HW Naturals follows through with what she promises. Haley;s products are completely natural but still decadent and enjoyable to use. I loved absolutely all of them and even more, I love knowing that they are made from simple, natural ingredients.
HW Naturals has a great range of pampering products which you can check out on the etsy shop here. By purchasing from them not only are you getting high quality, amazingly lush pampering products but you’re also supporting a small business which is huge.
I love that I found somewhere new I can stock up on products I trust when I’m too lazy to make them. And I feel comfortable using their products because everything is natural and handmade. The products make a phenomenal gift for anyone you’d like to pamper or just a nice purchase to treat yourself.
After I fell in love with this company I decided to reach out and ask if HW Naturals would be interested in doing a giveaway through my site so that one of you can experience the awesomeness of the bath melts too!
She agreed to offer one box of Chocolate Peppermint Bath Melts to the winner and I couldn’t be more excited for you.
So here’s the details:
You have just five days to enter the giveaway. It will open on Monday March 13th at 12am and close on 11:59 on March 17th. The winner will be announced Saturday March 18th.
In order to qualify for the raffle you must be a resident of the United States To enter,
Simply rack up as many points as you can based on specific social actions and that’s it! Wait with your fingers crossed for us to announce!
Where can I get more products? If you are too eager to wait to see if you’ve fun, you can check out HW Naturals products on her FB page here or her etsy page.