Holiday Gifts : Apple & Bears Bergamot & Green Tea Luxury Body Care Gift set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas came early, when this gorgeous package arrived at my door! Apple & Bears is a family-owned British company, now ECOCERT certified. Their line is free from animal testing and mineral oils. I tried out the Luxury Body Care Gift Set in Bergamot & Green Tea* which is a pristine set, containing an antioxidant-boosting body wash and body silk/lotion. Apple & Bears support various charities and 5% of the proceeds goes to Breast Cancer Care, hence the pink ribbon logo on the bottles. 

If there’s one thing I always try to make a ritual of, it’s bathtime. Running a hot bath, aligning all my favorite bath products, all these little things help me set up the mood and let go of all the tension accumulated during the day. Which is why Apple & Bears’ Bergamot & Green Tea set is the perfect asset for an indulgent spa session in your bathroom. Therapie’s Himalayan Detox Salts, a room mist with essential oils, and this shower duo will turn any bath session into a moment of bliss.

Bergamot & Green Tea Body Wash 
Enriched with green tea and essential oils of bergamot, lime, orange, mandarin, basil and nutmeg. The deliciously fresh and fruity aroma of bergamot is uplifting. It’s not overly sweet, since green tea adds just the right amount of bitterness. I find the scent really pleasant, and to me, this combination could appeal to both men and women. The gel texture lathers well, and to make the most of the organic essential oils, breathe in and relax. For added benefits, it is recommended to use a body loofah, but it works without one as well.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Chloride, Decyl Glucoside, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil Distilled, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Cupressus Sempervirens Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Ferula Kokanica Resin Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Wood Oil, Myristica Fragrans Fruit Oil (Nutmeg), Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Herb Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Flower Oil, Citral, Limonene, Linalool. *Ingredients from Organic Farming

Bergamot & Green Tea Body Silk
The past couple of years, I’ve been more accustomed to body oils, as I always dread the sticky and “coating” aspect of certain cream lotions, yet Apple & Bears put my fears aside and restored my faith in body creams. A body silk is a fancier appelation for a body lotion, yet I can’t argue with that: the creamy texture is really light and delicate. You do find yourself with silky smooth skin after shower, thanks to the high aloe vera content. The lotion spreads easily and soaks right in. The Body Silk is more fragranced than the body wash, therefore the actual scent of bergamot and green tea is really noticeable, and lingers on the skin after application.
Needless to say, I’m truly content with Apple & Bears’ Bergamot & Green tea set: the blend of invigorating oils and skin-soothing ingredients, both awakens my senses and keeps my skin softly hydrated. Also, this white, crisp packaging gets me in a really festive mood (not that the packaging is the most important part, but it’s still a nice detail)

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Chloride, Decyl Glucoside, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil Distilled, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Cupressus Sempervirens Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Ferula Kokanica Resin Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Wood Oil, Myristica Fragrans Fruit Oil (Nutmeg), Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Herb Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Flower Oil, Citral, Limonene, Linalool. *Ingredients from Organic Farming.

Overall, this beautiful gift box would make a delightful present – regardless the occasion – but since Christmas is approaching, why not give them a go now? The other fragrances available are Pomegranate & Aloe, Grapefruit & Seaweed and Honey & Hemp. If you’re only drawn to one product, you can also purchase them individually. A great brand ethic, a sleek packaging and a luxurious blend of ingredients, Apple & Bears is an absolutely lovely addition in the organic beauty world.
Apple & Bears Luxury Body Care gift set currently retails for £34 on Love Lula 

Take care,

Liz

                            *Kindly sent for review, opinions 100% my own
Liz

Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I'm on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

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