A little while ago I was contacted by Deidre from a brand I hadn't heard of before called OliElla. I was immediately taken by the gorgeously illustrated packaging, and after finding out that all products are 100% natural and organic, I said yes instantly to trying a few out. Diedre was kind enough to send me three full-size products and I was so excited when I received them.
Every product is hand-made and the brand came about as a result of Deidre's passion for natural products and the desire to find a solution to her children's sensitive skin and eczema.
The first product I tried out was the Multi Action Moisturiser, described as 'luxurious and restorative to soothe, nourish and hydrate your skin'. Each ingredient has been carefully selected, with mango butter to moisturise, and aloe vera and chamomile picked to help soothe sensitive skin, as well as lavender to heal and rose geranium for its balancing and relaxing properties. The cream can be used on the face or body, and I began to use it on my elbows, knees and hands before I went to bed each night. The texture and consistency is rich, but also light and fluffy and easily smoothes over skin, so I love applying this! Whilst it doesn't absorb straight away as it is quite rich, there's no greasy, oily feel to it either, and so I also recently started using it on dry patches of skin on my face. The result was instant, as the patches cleared up within a couple of days and I have been so impressed! I still do also apply this on my body at night and always wake up to softer, hydrated skin in the morning, but it's such a great treatment for the face as well, and I'm also tempted to try this as a eye treatment. This will no doubt be a re-purchase for me and a product I'm so glad to have discovered!
Ingredients: Mango butter, Aloe Barbadensis, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Lavender Water, Lavender Essential Oil, Chamomile Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Essential Oil
I had been on the look out for a couple of new candles with more refreshing scents for Spring recently, so I was so happy when I also received this Basil and Lemon candle. All OliElla candles are made with 100% soya wax and the wicks are made form untreated cotton to avoid the toxic smoke of regularly treated wicks. The scent comes purely from essential oils, and the lemon and basil aroma is full of fresh, earthy, as well as zingy citrus notes that combine perfectly and seemed to breath a bit of life into the room. I now love burning this for the uplifting scent and really don't want to finish it, but when I do I think mint will be next on my list from the range!
Ingredients: Soy Wax, Lemon Essential Oil, Basil Essential Oil
The last product I had the pleasure of trying was the Rose Geranium lip balm. The simple list of moisturising ingredients it contains means I always have soft, hydrated lips whenever I apply it, and lasts a good few hours too. The texture is smooth and creamy, and I can easily swipe a little with my finger whenever I need to without having to warm the balm up. The scent is also wonderful and anyone who loves rose will definitely appreciate it. The subtle pink colour (whilst it doesn't produce a tint) always brightens my day when I take the balm out to apply. This has been firmly kept in my handbag as a travel essential for the last few weeks and I couldn't be without it now.
Ingredients: Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Wax, Rose Geranium
I'm so glad I've had the chance to try these three products out and to have discovered such a great brand. I love everything, from the ingredients to the packaging to the affordable pricing, and I know I'll be purchasing OliElla products regulary in the future.
Have you tried anything from OliElla?