ABAHNA LONDON Soy Candles, Minis and Eco-Refills
Who loves NEOM Organics and Jo Malone and hasn’t discovered Abahna London yet? Abahna has just launched at Jaeger’s Regent St store, at the new Boutique Gallery – congrats! (Along with NEOM, Timothy Dunn London candles and Noble Isle – a nice Best of British fab four there!)
So these are their Makeup Bag Minis and if you’re escaping for a long early summer weekend soon then you might like Abahna’s new Wash Bag Travel Sets (below) which make cute little travellers. Abahna have squeezed 5 mini favourites (in 100ml and 50ml sizes) into their new wash bags, making them perfectly packable for quick getaways or overnight stays or as individual mini gifts.
ECO-REFILLS: It’s Green Beauty Week and we love a brand that does minis and we love a brand that does refills! (Starting to get more popular – Green and Spring, Balance Me, Dr Hauschka and Weleda already do them).
There are two Abahna refills: one for their essential fruit and flower oil-scented handbag atomiser eau de parfums (the 50ml EDP refills are just £15), and they also do large reed diffuser refills, £20 (the original diffuser costs £36).
SOY CANDLES: Abahna’s range is SLS, SLES and paraben and cruelty-free and made with natural essential oils, and they also do 100% natural soy wax candles. (Side note: tea lights fit perfectly into the pretty gold-flecked, frosted glass travel candle holders – one way to use up your giant IKEA tea light bag!)
FOUR SIGNATURE NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS: There are 4 Abahna signature blends, and each collection includes candles, bath foam and bath oil, bath/shower gel, EDP, body lotion – if you love a silky, non-sticky scented lotion that leaves a veil of fragrance, you’ll probably like these – plus they do a hand wash (good housewarming gift), hand creams (gorgeous), reed diffusers and room sprays. Here’s our Tweet-style attempt to describe each blend…
Lilac Rose & Geranium (the most relaxing of the four, a very “British summer garden” scent);
White Grapefruit & May Chang (their best-seller – one for “Acqua di Parma” lovers, this is fresh, Italian, zesty and incredibly addictive). Mouthwatering grapefruit aromas and a hint of sweet lemons. The Hand Cream won “Best Hand Cream in our Awards last month and it’s a hard one to beat if you’re in the market for scented shea butter hand creams.
Frangipani & Orange Blossom (Abahna’s only excursion into exotic shores, this blend is ultra-feminine, quite a heady, honeymoon-in-Tahiti style fragrance – the Bath Foam won “Best Bath Foam” in our 2013 Awards);
Mandarin & Sicilian Bergamot (the scent of an orange grove wafting across a hillside in the summer breeze, with a touch of good-mood Bergamot). Cue a chilled glass of Orangina after a hot afternoon by the pool.
Here’s Abahna’s Lilac Rose Wash Bag Collection (new):
Lilac Rose & Geranium Travel Set including wash bag and mini mirror £40
L to R: Bath/Shower Gel, Body Lotion (both 100ml and £6 each if bought individually), guest soap (£4), hand cream 50ml/£8 (this is a Beauty Bible favourite, divine-smelling essential oils in a shea butter base, with a natural antibacterial which is useful) and a travel candle £10.
A bit of a beauty steal as it’s a £34 value , so you get the designer Wash Bag (which has some sparkling stones sewn into it which you can just about see in the pic? In the purple patches, between the gold swirls) plus a mini mirror for £6.
A splash of spring! Mandarin & Sicilian Bergamot handbag atomiser eau de parfum, 10ml/£15 (the 50ml refill is £15)
Turn your bathroom into a spa: Frangipani & Orange Blossom Bath Foam £20/500ml. Heaven.
Organic honey, aloe vera, chamomile, essential oils and gentle coconut cleansers make this Bath Foam (and their Shower Gels) ideal for sensitive skin so if yours tends to dry out after a bubble bath, the coconut cleansers will help moisturise it. This is gorgeous layered with the Body Lotion £20.
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