Gardener’s Skincare and Therapy

10 June 16
garden hat and flowers

While gardening may be a hobby to some and a chore to others, there’s no doubting the fact that it’s extremely hard work. Hauling wheelbarrows, pruning plants, digging, squatting and handling dirt and stones – it’s a hardcore workout in itself! In fact, the next day you may well find yourself with a dull aching back and sore hands. Rather than put up with the after-effects of gardening, why not treat your hands and your body with our range of luxury skincare products?

For your hands…

moisturising hands

Any gardener will know just how much your hands have got to endure when potting and pruning your plants. Large cracks begin to appear on the skin’s surface, dirt embeds beneath your nails and those calluses inevitably begin to form. On top of that, your hands will feel dry and uncomfortable too.

To remedy these common complaints, it’s a good idea invest in a nourishing hand wash and good hand cream. While many soaps and creams on the market tend to be drying, our handmade products, bursting with natural ingredients, do quite the opposite. They’re beautifully fragranced too – ensuring you hands not only look great but also smell fantastic.

Once you’ve finished gardening for the day, wash your hands thoroughly with our zesty and beautifully perfumed Gardener’s Therapy Cleansing Hand Wash. Boasting basil, rosemary, and peppermint, it’s a great refreshing treat for tired hands. Once your hands are clean, pack on the moisturiser with Gardener’s Therapy Moisturising Hand Lotion. This customer favourite is packed full of herbs and shea butter to soothe and hydrate hard working hands. Alternatively, you could opt for Somerset Blooms Peony Rose Hand Cream. Featuring rose hip oil, avocado, and shea butter, it moisturises hands while ensuring they smell great.

To sort out your nails, why not use the Neem Nail & Cuticle Pen? Designed to fortify and nourish your nails and renew your cuticles, this fab little treatment is great pre and post-gardening.

For your aching body…

legs in bath of bubbles

If you thought it was just gym-honed bodies that required a good muscle soak and TLC, you’d be wrong. Gardening is hard work and can result in tight, sore muscles if you don’t look after them.

At the end of your working day, treat yourself to a warm soak in the bath and pop in Gardener’s Therapy Muscle Soak Foam Bath to relax all those aching limbs. Together, peppermint, rosemary, lavender and orange oils will clean and revive your tired skin, while ensuring you’re left smelling beautifully fragranced too.

For beautifully nourished skin…

applying moisturiser to the skin

If you’re out and about gardening, it’s likely you’ll have your legs or your arms out. While this undoubtedly will keep you cool, you may also risk too much sun exposure – leading to dry, damaged, and dehydrated skin.

To remedy sun damaged or dry skin, treat yourself to a handmade body cream or bath oil soak. Our Soothing Bath Essence calms and balances your skin while helping it to retain moisture. Post-bath, it’s also a good idea to moisturise with a perfumed body cream from the Aromas Artisanales de Antiguas luxury range.

What products are you using you keep your skin soft and nourished this summer? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @MeltCandles