Friday, April 6, 2012

Review: Blend Collective Truly Natural Bodycare

I recently received an invitation to a press launch of a new bodycare range called BLEND Collective. Sadly I could not attend the launch, but was kindly given a product of theirs to sample.

BLEND is a British natural body care range that combines luxury fragranced blends with high quality skincare ingredients and 100% pure essential oils. A team of aromatherapy and perfume experts from around the UK have come together to develop the BLEND range heavenly scented products.

For more information about the brand, here is a blog post written by one of the blenders, Alec Lawless.

I love uplifting and citrus fragrances so I was sent this hand & body lotion from the Enlivening Range. The range contains Sicilian Lemon, May Chang, Myrtle and Lime to invigorate, energise and uplift.

According to BLEND:

An ENLIVENING blend of SICILIAN LEMON, MAY CHANG, MYRTLE and LIME essential oils used for their particularly invigorating fresh notes with softening Kukui Oil, Grapeseed and Red Clover. Moisturises, Refreshes, Protects.

I love that the brand is silicone, paraben, sulphate, colour and fragrance free.

List of ingredients:

The bottle is a generous size of 200ml and comes with a pump. The design on the bottle is innovative yet fuss-free.

My Thoughts:

The texture is a medium to light creamy lotion. The scent is pretty strong. It's a lovely citrus and herb scent which gives me an overall feeling of well-being, like I have just been to the spa.

I love that 99% of the ingredients are natural and that the product contains 100% pure essential oils. I'm an advocate for natural beauty products - I just can't get enough of them! It's really nice to use a product all over my body without worrying about harmful chemicals I am putting on my skin.

This body lotion feels soft and smooth on my skin. It sinks into the skin beautifully and is quickly absorbed, leaving my skin hydrated. I fell in love with the product when my husband touched my skin and commented on how incredibly soft it felt.


Made from 99% natural ingredients
Contains 100% pure essential oils
Does not contain silicons, parabens, sulphates, colouring and fragrances
Leaves skin feeling very hydrated and super soft


The scent may be too strong for some

This product was sent to me for review, and my reviews are 100% honest.


  1. sounds very attractive to try
    i dont know but i like strong scent
    except floral scent.. i'm not really into floral scent esp. when it comes to perfume

  2. I love strong scents (sometimes). thank you for the review! that sounds really good. you had me by the word 'spa' ;D

  3. Hi Penelope, I love citrus / herby smells, o I'm sure I would enjoy this! The box packaging is quite pretty too :)

  4. This sounds like a great line products. I love natural ingredients in beauty products too :)

  5. Great review Penelope, so far most of your review sounds promising and quite interesting!

  6. I've never heard of this company before
    and their products sound and look very
    interesting! thanks for the review :)
    I love their packaging as well.
    I'm not a fan of strong fragrances though ><
    I've tried 100% Pure's body lotions and can't
    really stand the scents because they're all
    naturally strong ><

  7. wowo sounds really good and great i have never heard of them before but very interested^^ oo plus I am having my first giveaway..please enter^^