SKIN & TONIC Steam Clean #simpleisbeautiful
In the mood for a spring clean? London brand Skin & Tonic’s Steam Clean organic balm cleanser is a winner when it comes to a “simple is beautiful” philosophy. Take 6 Soil Association certified ingredients including beeswax, borage and thistle oil (full list below), blend them into a glass jar, rub the clear, clean-feeling balm in your palms then massage over your face and neck.
Next, soak the 100% organic cotton face cloth which comes with it in warm water and hold it against your face for about a minute to ‘steam’ and activate the essential oils. (This is a good time for a quick 60-second ‘meditation, such as imagining your day going smoothly if it’s in the morning, or giving thanks for the good things in life in the evening). While the warm cloth activates the essential oils, this is where the aromatherapy hit comes in: breathe in the natural real mint scent (it’s more minty than eucalyptus-y) and simply cleanse away the pollution of the day. It smells just as if you’d rolled a bunch of fresh garden mint between your palms and as balms go it’s quite “light” and not at all heavy.
Steam Clean doubles as a refreshing lip balm, too, and you can dab it on dry patches or use on cuticles.
British. Organic. Sustainable. (And very “spring!”)
STEAM CLEAN by SKIN & TONIC £27/50ml
- Cera Alba (Beeswax)*
- Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Oil)*
- Carthamus Tinctorius (Thistle Oil)*
- Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil)*
- Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus Essential Oil)*
- Mentha Spicata (Spearmint Essential Oil)*
*Certified organic by The Soil Association