Pamper your body: WIN luxurious natural skincare from AlaraApothecary
We have three sets of AlaraApothecary Honeysuckle bath and body products to give away, each set value £118
Serendipity plus one of her favourite flower fragrances drew Sarah to the AlaraApothecary stand at this spring’s Natural & Organic Products show. Like a truffle hound, she sniffed the air and followed the scent trail to these delicious botanical beauty goodies, formulated by practising pharmacist Funmi Lampejo, the founder of this lovely range.
Funmi’s special area of interest and expertise is dermatology and the ‘recipes’ for the range germinated, she says, for years. She was inspired, in part, by natural handmade lotions and potions still used in Africa and mainland Europe. ‘There was lots of messy experimentation, which involved roping in extremely patient friends and family members as guinea pigs.’ AlaraApothecary products are manufactured in West London, using local workers. They are based on natural ingredients, with the minimum of synthetic chemicals. All are free of parabens, sulphates and MI (methylisothiazolinone), which may be skin-irritating.
As the wild honeysuckle fades in this summer’s scorching sun, the prospect of sinking into a bath scented with Funmi’s Honeysuckle Bath Oil is very appealing. It was one of the first AlaraApothecary products that Sarah tried and simply adored. (So much so that she took the tiny sample bottle straight off to a meeting with the beauty buyers at a chic London store – so watch this space….)
The honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) oil that Funmi uses is wonderfully natural, by the way, directly comparable with the actual plant. (Yes, we did just that…) The Honeysuckle Bath Oil/£26 for 250ml, is blended on a base of sweet almond, grapeseed and jojoba oils to leave you with deliciously soft supple skin.
Layer on the deliciousness after your soak with Honeysuckle Body Lotion/£28 for 250ml. Treat parched areas of skin to the luscious matching Moisturising Body Cream, which comes in a 200ml heavy glass jar, elegantly boxed for £34. (Perfect present, that…)
For instant suppleness and sheen on any exposed bits, we stroke on Honeysuckle Body Oil – it’s absorbed in a jiffy and, like the other products, leaves an alluring trace of scent.
We’re truly thrilled that AlaraApothecary is offering three Beauty Bible readers a set of these four Honeysuckle bath and body products plus Sweet Orange & Peppermint Lip Balm, usual price £6.
Honeysuckle isn’t the only fragrance in Funmi’s range. Do visit the website, alaraapothecary.com, to look at the other options: jasmine and citron, rose geranium and vanilla, lime and petitgrain, and rosewood with grapefruit. All truly gorgeous!
For a chance of winning one of these sets of AlaraApothecary honeysuckle-scented bath and body goodies, each worth £118 in all, simply fill in the form below.
Prize draw closes at 7 a.m. on Wednesday 4th September 2019
NB Winners are chosen via a random number generator and there is no cash alternative to this prize. The prize draw is only open to residents of the UK and Ireland as prizes cannot be shipped abroad.