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12/07/13: Eden Be Natural (Part I)

Eden Be Natural is a relatively new brand offering high quality organic and natural skincare. The line was started in 2010 to cater for problem skin, using natural ingredients.  I came across them on Twitter and was excited when Suzanne offered me the chance to test out a few samples.  A week or so later, I had the tell-tale Royal Mail "You were out" slip on the mat when I arrived home and soon I was in possession of a little parcel.

[The minty heaven soap is actually the same size as the other, I stupidly sliced some 
off to try before I got around to photographing them!]

I was pretty blown away by the selection that was included - all carefully boxed up with recycled paper and a few dried rosebuds sprinkled throughout.  Also included was a leaflet about the brand and a personal letter.  It was lovely to unbox and you could see thought had gone into it.

Overall, there were six products in the parcel, which I've split into two posts.  The first is the body stuff!





Minty Heaven Soap RRP 4.95
This little bar packs a punch of minty freshness.  If you've read any of my other posts you'll know I love mint so was pleased to see this included.  The amazing green swirls come from Spirulina and the fresh scent is from Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils.  It also has a wonderful soft Lavender smell nestling behind, rounding out the mints.  Each ingredient is printed on gorgeous recycled paper packaging - how cute are those designs?

I've been using this soap exclusively for handwashing and it's a pleasurable experience.  It looks good enough to eat and I enjoy the gentle zing you get when using it.  A definite future purchase.

Comfort and Joy Soap RRP 4.95
The second soap in the group is called Comfort and Joy - which didn't give me much idea as to what it would smell like - but my guess would have been a floral scent.  I wasn't too far off - this soap is a gentle soothing smell of Lavender, Patchouli and Geranium.  No spirulina in this one, but oatmeal instead.  This makes a great body soap, with a hint of exfoliation goodness from the oatmeal.



Lemon and Coconut Body Butter ((full size 100g @ RRP 17.95)  Sample size 70g ~12.57)
With using coconut oil for just about everything for a month or so (see here!), I'm down to scraping out my Tiana pot for dregs, so this little pot of coco-ness couldn't have arrived at a better time.  Although I won't be using it to cook potatoes, it smells almost good enough to eat with a whipped consistency and the dash of lemon.  Although at first I wasn't sure about the smell and thought that it was my least favourite of the three, I have completely changed my mind.  It's like rubbing in an amazing zesty lemon meringue.  I'm really enjoying the kick of lemon you get when massaging it in and it makes an interesting change from the other scents that I have been using in my bodycare.  In fact, I've just covered myself in it from top to toe - delicious!  It has a creaminess to it that coconut doesn't have alone, but it spreads more easily than shea or cocoa do on their own.  A good mix and very pleasurable to use.


Good for me?
Something that really impressed me about all the products was the prominence of organic ingredients.  Every single part of the two soaps and body butter comes from an organic source - it makes me feel really good using them.  All of their products are vegan certified and they recycle their packaging wherever possible.  I'm seriously happy to have come across this brand.

Good for you?
It is honestly hard to find anything bad to say about these products.  If I had to nitpick, I would say that paper type labelling does mean that with post-buttering oily fingers you'll get patchy labels, but I imagine shiny labels are less eco friendly, so I'm happy for my products to remain as they are.  They aren't low cost, but they certainly aren't extortionate prices - and for the quality of product and ingredients within, they're pretty damn good.

From my experience with the brand they seem a friendly bunch, so do check out their website for more details and other products or follow them on Twitter.

Stay tuned for Part Two, featuring Grapefruit goodness and Utopia in a pot!

What do you think?  Spotted something you like? 
Would love to hear your thoughts.


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*The products in this post were kindly provided for me to test, the opinions are my own and based on my experience of using them.

Lemon Body Butter Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E. Organic Lemon Essential oil

Minty Heaven  Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Castor Oil, 
Organic Spearmint Essential Oil, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Essential Oil: 

Comfort and Joy Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil. Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Camomile Essential Oil, Organic Patchouli Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Oatmeal

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  1. I'm following them on Twitter as well, sound like lovely products and a wonderful company ethic in terms of ingredients, organic, vegan etc. I look forward to the next instalment :)

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    1. Thanks! :) Twitter is a great place for finding gems, and Eden are definitely one of them. x

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  2. These look gorgeous! Love the philosophy behind their company :) xx

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  3. Can't wait to hear what you have to say about their lip balm :)

    electricalbeing.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love the body butter - for me I really like the combination of the coconut and lemon scents! Watermelon and citrus sugar scrub is fab too if you're looking for something else to try from the brand! I also have a bar of soap, the joy of imperfections moisturiser and a toner which I haven't got around to trying yet - high hopes that they are going to be fab too :) Looking forward to part 2 of your post! x

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    1. I like the sound of the citrus scrub - I don't think I have a exfoliating scrub in my collection... yet! :) Thanks for reading x

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  5. A lovely looking company you definitely have convinced me to try them :) x

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    1. They really are lovely. Look forward hearing what you think - love reading your posts :) xx

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  6. Dying to know what you think of the cleanser and moisturiser. They look like such a wonderful company, I'd love to get my hands on a few of their products!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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    1. :D I completely recommend them. It was honestly hard to find anything bad to say. One thing I forgot to mention is that they are also palm free soaps, so if that's something that you like to avoid it's another win! Be interested to hear what you think of them if you do buy. Thank you for reading xx

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  7. Sounds like a really great company, i like the sound of the products, the natural ingredients and the packaging is really lovely and shows care which i like :)
    Thanks for letting me know this brand, I'm now following them on Twitter too!

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hey Ila :) Thanks for reading - I'm so glad that you like the sound of them too - it's great to come across a brand that ticks all the boxes xx

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