I always get so excited when I discover new natural beauty companies, and even more so when they offer a sample for me to try!
Greenfrog Botanic very kindly sent me their Geranium and Peppermint Bodywash to try and as it’s such a fab product I just had to document it in a blog review.
The benefits of Greenfrog Botanic natural body wash
First, let's look at the benefits of Greenfrog Botanic body wash and what tempted me to try it:
- Greenfrog Botanic source botanical soap all the way from the Himalayas to make 100% natural, chemical free products. Wow!
- There are no parabens or SLS (which I always avoid) and no other nasty ingredients like phosphates.
- They are vegetarian society approved, vegan and also palm oil free.
Why should we choose natural body wash like Greenfrog Botanic?
This all means the ingredients are not only good for your skin, but also much better for the environment compared to more chemical ingredients!
I think we can often forget that the products we use, not only go on our skin, but are washed off into the environment where they can have devastating consequences.
Greenfrog Botanic makes clear there are no phosphates in their products.
What are the dangers of phosphates in beauty products?
Phosphates washed into the environment can increase algae growth and in some instances reduce the PH levels in water. This results in a reduction of aquatic life in lakes and ponds as they cannot compete with the algae for oxygen.
It can even contribute to aquatic dead zones where areas of the ocean have such low oxygen levels, any life suffocates and dies.
This is certainly alarming and makes products without phosphates a more natural and ethical choice.
Greenfrog Botanic uses eco-friendly soapnut
The main ‘soapy’ ingredient in Greenfrog Botanic is a botanical soap known as soapnut.
It is sustainably sourced and therefore environmentally friendly.
The soapnut is kind to sensitive skin and also suitable for conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
It has cleansing and foaming properties making it an ideal natural alternative to chemical detergents.
My thoughts on the Greenfrog Botanic Bodywash
I was lucky enough to try the Geranium and Peppermint Bodywash. This was the perfect item for me as I often settle for natural bars of soap nowadays instead of gels, due to my preference for natural ingredients, so I was thrilled at the prospect of a natural shower gel instead.
This product does not disappoint and is just as good, if not better, than any other shop bought chemical laden shower gel. This really emphasises the point that we don't need to use these chemicals in beauty products when there are natural alternatives available that do the same job.
It froths up beautifully and works just the same as any other shower gel I've used.
It smells floral, yet uplifting and is great to use during a morning shower. The peppermint smell just seems so refreshing to me.
There are also some other fantastic ingredients and Greenfrog themselves describe the product as ‘infused with high quality, antioxidant and moisturising aloe vera and combined with calming geranium oil and cooling peppermint oil, this body wash acts a deep conditioner for your skin.’
My skin feels moisturised and does not dry out after use. The product itself is very luxurious being super silky and creamy, leaving a very much wanted trace of this luxe on the skin.
I would recommend Greenfrog Botanic for their excellent ethos and natural skin care products. You can visit their website to shop and learn more at www.greenfrogbotanic.co.uk