I’m sure i’m not alone in saying that there have been moments during these unprecedented times when it would have been nice to have a few hours of relaxation and pampering to get away from the stress and anxieties of lockdown and the constant struggle to adapt to a new normality.
Thankfully Amala Curations by MG is here to help, with a luxury gifting service that is ‘thoughtfully curated & ethically sourced’. Amala Curations by MG launched last month, with a service to help connect people and created treasured memories through beautiful, gift boxes containing a range of cruelty-free and eco-friendly products that are all made with natural ingredients. You can find out more about the full service, as well as the range of products available, in my previous review here.
I’ve been trying out all the products from the lovely Relax & Pamper Deluxe box over the past few weeks and it is safe to say that they have certainly lived up to their promise of a relaxing treat. The way the box was packaged in an earth-conscious way with fabric, dried flowers and reusable ribbon made the experience an incredibly enjoyable one. But what impressed me the most was the information card within the box, providing details about each product and highlighting whether they are vegan or vegetarian friendly. It is these gestures that truly make the box a lovely gift before you even discover the contents, and when I started to explore the products inside, my gift experience was made even more special…
Relax and Pamper Deluxe Gift Box
Wildheart Organics: Tranquil Travel Candle
I was so excited to try Wildheart Organics Tranquil Candle as i’d been following them on social channels for a while so it was great to finally try out a product from their range.
The Tranquil Candle combines rapeseed oil and soy wax with an 11 essential oils blend selected to calm the mind and soul. At its heart is lavender and neroli, with notes of chamomile, clary sage and sandalwood lingering in the background as it begins to burn. The fragrance quickly fills the room with a relaxing blend that is perfectly balanced and not overpowering.
With a burn time of 18 hours, this Wildheart Organics Travel-Sized Candle is a great way to explore their range of candles and the outer packaging makes it feel like an extra special gift for someone special.
Acala: Chamomile Flowers and Lavender Soap with Natural Sisal Soap Bag
I love a good soap bar so was very excited to see one feature in the Relax and Pamper Deluxe Box. The bar is completely plastic free with kraft paper wrapping and paper labelling that is fully recyclable.
The soap itself is a nice size and smells heady with lavender as you use it, yet this dissipates quickly after use. The soap creates the most beautiful lather which is gentle yet leaves the skin literally squeaky clean. My skin felt soft after use without dryness or irritation and despite the luxurious lather and nourishing results, it was surprisingly long-lasting.
When paired with the sisal soap bag, the soap created an even richer lather while the soap bag gently, yet effectively, exfoliated the skin. I personally love a sisal soap bag in my shower routine as not only does it leave skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth but it also helps to use up every last piece of soap to help eradicate waste.
Odylique: Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie
I’ve had the pleasure of trying Odylique’s Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie previously so i’m already familiar with the lovely scent and heavenly texture that is a pampering treat for the hands.
The combination of aloe vera juice, coconut and cocoa butters, alongside cold-pressed avocado, calendula and sea buckthorn oils, soothes and nourishes dry, chapped skin which has been a skin saviour recently for hands that are suffering from excessive hand washing and hand sanitiser use. The effects of the hand smoothie is long lasting, with a non-greasy texture that is highly absorbent and leaves skin feeling softer and smoother immediately after use.
The essential oil blend of lemon, geranium and lemongrass smells like summer, with a fresh scent that remains on the hands for a while after use and offers a treat for the skin as well as the senses.
Divine Chocolate: Organic, Rich Dark Chocolate with Blueberry & Popped Quinoa
There’s nothing better than a chocolate treat to really enhance your pampering routine and they don’t get more ethical than Divine as they are organic, fairtrade, plastic-free and owned by cocoa farmers.
The 85% dark chocolate is rich yet not bitter thanks to the fruity burst from the blueberry that is different from anything i’ve personally experienced before. The popped quinoa gives the bar a lovely texture that is a great accompaniment to the fruity, chocolatey taste that offers guilt-free snacking at it’s best.
Pukka Teas: Relax Organic Tea
Nothing says relax and pamper like a cup of tea and Pukka’s Relax blend is a naturally caffeine-free tea that is organic and free-from plastic in both the packaging and tea-bag itself.
A deeply soothing blend of chamomile, fennel and marshmallow root promotes relaxation and digestion, with a strong chamomile taste that has a hint of sweetness and liquorice flavour from the fennel that is a welcome change from a pure chamomile tea. It is a great tea to have before bedtime or when relaxing in the evening as it is such a calming influence that helps to destress and get you ready for a peaceful and restful night’s sleep.
Seed Paper Gift Card
Inside each gift box is a beautiful handwritten note on seed paper which has Amala Curations by MG branding at the bottom and your personal message to the lucky recipient.
What I really love about this personal touch is the fact that it is written on poppy seed paper, flowers which symbolises remembrance. When your seeds start to bloom in your garden, you can reflect and remember how a loved one sent you a beautiful gift – a gift which offers an experience unlike any other.
The Relax and Pamper Deluxe Gift Box would certainly make anyone’s day, with a selection of treats that are sure to calm the mind and soul and allow you to take a few moments of self-care. The gift boxes are so beautifully curated with ethical products at their heart that most certainly allow you to enjoy the moment and appreciate the time to stop and reflect.
To find out more about Amala Curations by MG, and the range of gifting options available, head over to their website where you can get 15% off your first order using the code ‘BEAUTYFOLIO’. Don’t forget that Amala Curations by MG are also an official partner of the ‘One Tree Planted’ scheme, so a tree will be planted with every new order – just another way the brand show their commitment to sustainability and environmental issues that truly matter.
Emma @ Beauty Folio
*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me free of charge by [Amala Curations by MG. This has not influenced my thoughts and opinions in this review as everything on Beauty Folio remains #triedandtested with honest feedback on each product. I will never give a positive review on a product I don’t believe in just because it has been #gifted, and each product i’ve received free of charge will be labelled as such.