22 August 2013

Africa Honey & Beeswax Hand & Foot Butter


I've been a huge fan of The Body Shop for ages so it comes to no surprise that I often find products I fall in love with and buy all over again. The Africa Honey and Beeswax Hand and Foot Butter just happens to be one of those products, with this being my second tub of the stuff. 

First of all, just look at that packaging! I simply adore unique packaging of products of which this certainly stands out amongst my other products at home. I guess the only let down of this is that it is a plastic tub and not glass however this really does not bother me too much at all as I know it will never be in danger of smashing. 

The product itself is a rich creamy butter consistency which once applied sinks in rather well leaving my hands and feet lovely and soft. It has the beautiful scent of honey to it which isn't overpowering at all, I actually think it is quite a light scent in comparison to many of the body butters from The Body Shop therefore in my opinion it could easily be overlooked in favour of one of those. This would be a shame as I think this product really stands out, not just in appearance but in terms of quality too. 

In the past I've found this to work really well for me as I do suffer with dry patches on my hands and feet, particularly as we come closer to the colder months. I do think that if you're looking for something a bit more luxurious and indeed richer come the autumn and winter months then perhaps bare this in mind whilst out shopping. 

I was aware at the time of originally purchasing this that it was a fair trade product, but to be perfectly honest that was all I did know. I didn't know what made it a fair trade product and I guess at the time I should have looked it up, therefore it wasn't until I came to write this post that I discovered more about it. The foot and hand butter contains beeswax which I discovered is harvested by farmers in Cameroon through traditional methods of bamboo hives. Traditional bee keeping such as this helps to deter logging through promoting strong and healthy bees which is something to be more and more encouraged as bee populations across the world continue to decline. To read more about this click here.

I wish when I initially ran out of this I had thought to save the packaging as I could have made my own DIY body scrub and contained it in this nice jar, alas; I was not that quick of a thinker. Therefore, once this has been used up I will be attempting my own body scrub...I'm quite excited!




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  1. Oooh this sounds really lovely and nourishing, I couldn't tell that it wasn't glass haha!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. I thought it was glass to be honest before I originally purchased it. Not a huge deal really as the product itself is the thing that counts xx

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  2. This sounds really good, the jar is nice too, I'll have to keep an eye out for this the next time I go out shopping :)

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hope you like the look of it in store :) it's great xx

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  3. I used this up and use the jar to store my Q tips and cotton pads :) Lovely post babe.. maybe I should pick up another one of these.

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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    1. Thank you :) oh go on, treat yourself to another! Xx

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  4. Oh this does sound lovely! I love honey scents. I really like nice packaging, too, where you can reuse it afterwards - if you think of it in time ;P

    Jess xo

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    1. haha yes indeed, I do plan on reusing it this time around :) xx

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  5. looks lovely! I love the packaging as well

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    1. Me too, it's just so different to anything else I have xx

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  6. This sounds like a great product! Thanks for reviewing! I might have to pick this up now. And I do have to agree with you that the packaging is indeed very lovely!

    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

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    1. You're welcome, I'm glad you like the look of it Lynn xx

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  7. Gah, I love the Body Shop so much! I have to try this, the packaging is so cute! :) Great that it's fair trade too!

    heyniki.wordpress.com

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    1. Yes I love the fact that it is Fair Trade :) Xx

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  8. Thanks for the review :) I need to try this x

    www.anacelinelabod.blogspot.de

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  9. Just the name of it sounds amazing! When you try your own body scrub you should definitely do a blog post about it, would love to read it!

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    1. I will definitely do a post on it, no idea how it will turn out though xx

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  10. This sounds amazing ! and couldn't agree more... the packaging is GORGEOUS <3

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    1. Isn't it just :) thanks Margaret xx

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  11. The packaging is too cute! This sounds so great!

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  12. I used to work at The Body Shop and I loved this! A very underrated product.

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. It is indeed as I never see it mentioned that much, to be honest I think The Body Shop has some lovely gems hidden away xx

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  13. I love TBS, but unfortunately they don't have any shop in my city :(

    http://teklalla.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no! They do deliver online and the service has always been quite good for me xx

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  14. I never heard of this product until now and the packaging is gorgeous indeed! :)

    from isabela at fusels.com | bloglovin

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    1. I think so too Isabela :) you should check it out if you get the opportunity xx

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  15. I actually love the packaging, even though it's slightly more prone to breaking! It's great that this product is fair trade and cruelty free :)

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. They're probably the two best things about it, I do like knowing that products are cruelty free xx

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  16. Gorgeous photo lovely! I love the sound of this - it looks pretty amazing, and luxurious for the ultimate pamper xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you Gemma :) oh yes it is lovely, I totally got carried away with it the other night and started applying it to my legs too...hands and feet, hands and feet! xx

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  17. This sounds gorgeous! I will have to pick it up next time I am out, as I will need something like this come the winter months! The jar is so cute too! xx

    Trial and Error Beauty

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    1. Yes it will be great to use during the winter :) Xx

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  18. This stuff smells amazing!!!


    http://hollybumblebeee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Me too, one of my most visited places xx

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  20. My legs are always really dry and this sounds really good!! I have followed you, if you want to check out my blog and maybe follow me. xx
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    1. Thanks Lydia, I would just stick to using this on feet and hands though :) xx

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    1. I love it :) I'll probably pick up another next year xx

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  22. This sounds lovely, I really suffer from dry skin so I think this would help a lot. I love Body Shop products xx

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    1. Me too Jordan :) it is a really good product xx

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  23. I haven't shopped in the body shop in ages, and it's coming near my birthday month which means £5 off. Definitely want to try this!

    http://www.hdotxo.blogspot.co.uk/
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    1. You should definitely go in and treat yourself to something :)
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