Iris investigates: Dr Hauschka Rose Garden Kit

Good Glamourista Iris tests the latest and best natural cosmetics…

wild roses by Nicolae Grigorescu

Wild Roses by Nicolae Grigorescu

Dr Hauschka Rose Garden Kit (Rose Day Cream 5g; Firming Mask 5g; Rose Body Oil 10ml; Rose Body Moisturiser 10ml; Hand Cream 10g – £19.95)

This little bag of trial size products from Dr Hauschka will make a wonderful gift to your self if you have been overdoing the party season and are in desperate need of a rejuvenating home spa treatment.

Normally the Dr Hauschka kits come in very practical little silver tins but the one I got was actually in a smart fabric makeup pouch. After a terribly busy week of roasting my body on the beach, I decided to have a couple of lazy nights at home. I soaked in the aromatic lavender bath oil, smothered myself in rose body oil and, after cleansing my face, I applied the rose day cream as a night cream. I used the rose hand cream to give myself a mini manicure and pedicure, pulled on a pair of fluffy socks and slept for a full 10 hours.

As Dr Hauschka tells us, the carefully selected aromatic herbs soothe both body and mind. The next morning I awoke soft scented and refreshed and after a quick shower I applied the silky smooth rose body lotion. I had enough rose day cream and hand cream to last the whole weekend.

Whilst Dr Hauschka also uses enlivening ingredients including lemongrass, lemon, almond and sandalwood in their products I find the rose and lavender to be the most hypnotic of the bath products and body oils and I recommend them for their relaxing qualities.

Dr Hauschka’s attractive little kits come in a bunch of varieties including face care, body care and aromatherapy. They are brilliant if you’re thinking of jumping on a plane or train to get out of Dodge for a few days and can’t be bothered with packing decisions.

Read about Iris’s travels: This is Miami Girl.

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