The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Butter

We’re pretty keen on this whole Absinthe range, actually – which (despite the name) won’t get you roaring drunk, but will soften your hands gorgeously, scenting them with lovely aromatic fresh-herbal notes.  (Including wormwood, which is what gives the original French absinthe drink its powerful kick.)  The whole range is lovely - there’s also a hand wash, purifying hand gel and a tube of cream.  But we’re particularly taken with this rich, nourishing butter.  It’s the very first ‘hand butter’ we’ve seen;  slather before bedtime, and hands will be super-soft by daybreak.  (PS  Use it on elbows, too, which can be scaly at this time of year.)  The tub lasts ages, even if you’re lavish with it. UK readers find The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Butter at www.bodyshop.co.uk/£11 for 100 ml - buy here US readers find it at www.bodyshop.com/$20 for 3.3 oz - buy here