The older I get, the more I appreciate the benefits that organic products can offer - particularly now that I have kids. We know that the skin is the largest organ of the body and that some of the chemicals we put on it can be absorbed with a potentially detrimental effect further down the line. It makes sense to me to try organic products, particularly now that the slightly dusty and uninspired image they used to have is long gone and many ranges now rival the best that the beauty market can offer.
So I was interested to discover Danish organic beauty specialist Urtekram which has just launched an all new, organic range drawing on its philosophy of simplicity and honesty.
They have been creating their plant-based products since 1972 and have created a range which includes shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, shower gels, soaps and scrubs, crystal deodorants and even toothpastes using the most aromatic herbs, flowers and oils in the world.
Not all organic products are created equal and even some of the ingredients in these can affect our bodies, but Urtekram products meet the COSMOS-standard which is an internationally recognised standard for organic and natural cosmetics. Their products are also certified by Ecocert Greenlife which is the international certification body for sustainable development and organic agricultural production. The Urtekram range is hypoallergenic, Vegan Society approved and free from parabens, synthetic ingredients and artificial colours. Impressive credentials.
In the UK, the range includes Rose (made from fine rose geranium oil and shea butter to nuture and calm the skin), Brown Sugar (made with Fairtrade sugar from Paraguay) and sun-ripened orange-scented Aloe Vera among others. There is also a no perfume baby range.
Urtekram have kindly sent me a selection of their products to try and I will be reviewing these for you shortly. You can buy their products from all good health food shops, priced from £1.75 and I have a lovely hamper containing every product in Urtekram's Rose range for one lucky winner. Just enter via the rafflecopter widget below.
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The competition ends at midnight on 30th June 2015. UK entries only. Good luck!
Further information about Urtekram can be found at www.urtekram.com or www.healthyfoodbrands.co.uk.