Rose & Hibiscus and Jasmine & Chamomile Body Oils - I'm the sensual type

Buddy Scrub Body Oils

Your skincare regime wouldn’t be complete without the moisturising and illuminating power of my new flower infused Body Oils!

Compared to my other body care products, I'm the sensual type and my aim is to make your skin hydrated, soft and glowing. I'll gently cover your body with my natural oily goodness of grapeseed oil and avocado oil, which will absorb nicely into your skin. Then I'll further enrich your skin with my nourishing coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin e to restore hydration and give you a natural glow.

My Body Oils are perfect to use after a bath or shower as an alternative to creamy moisturisers and body lotions. The oils go on light and absorb nicely into your skin to avoid leaving any oily marks. Your skin will have glowing sheen throughout the day or be hydrated throughout the night, depending on when we catch up.  You can also use my Body Oils as a base to your foundation to assist makeup to glide on easily and create a natural glow.

My Rose & Hibiscus Body Oil is infused with dried rose petals and hibiscus flowers to give the oil a mild rose smell. Rose Geranium and Sweet Orange essential oils also combine to give your skin a subtle rose scent that isn’t overpowering.

My Jasmine & Chamomile Body Oil is infused with dried jasmine and chamomile flowers which gives a scent similar to jasmine and chamomile teas. Jasmine Absolute and Sweet Orange essential oil will add to the sweet floral scent as you apply me to your skin. Did I also mention that I look way too cute on your bathroom sink and may cause some jealousy for anyone else that sees me in there!

My plant based oils will help your skin to restore its natural oil content and won’t leave your skin feeling to oily. Using my Body Oils after my Body Wash or Body Scrubs will help to seal in moisture and avoid dry skin. My Body Oils also help to add a natural glow to fake or real tan and help your skin to glisten in the sunlight as you go about your day.

 

To add my Rose & Hibiscus Body Oil or Jasmine & Chamomile Body Oil to your skincare regime click here.

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My Natural & Vegan Lip Balms and Lip Scrubs Are Here!

 

Lip Care Range

Your lips can go through a lot in a day; eating, talking, kissing and for some of you there may be frequent applications of synthetic-heavy lipstick or gloss. Despite all of these tasks, it can be easy to focus on protecting and nourishing other parts of your body and leave your lips ignored. This is when you can develop dry, cracked lips that are in sudden need of some attention.

That’s where my range of lip essentials come in. My lip range includes a combination of all natural, cruelty free and vegan friendly lip balms and lip scrubs that are sure to keep your lips feeling soft and smooth. The lip scrubs help to softly buff away any dry flaky skin, preparing the lips to then be nourished throughout the day with the soothing lip balms. The lip products also comes in a range of delicious flavours that will leave you reaching for them more than you might care to admit. The new range includes:

So what makes these lip products stand out from the crowd? The products contain 100% natural ingredients that are cruelty free and vegan friendly, making them a unique addition to the lip care market. Some commercial lip balms contain potentially harmful ingredients such as petroleum jelly/mineral oils, synthetic fragrances and colours, parabens and chemical sunscreens. These ingredients can often have the opposite effect to nourishing lips, and leave lips feeling dry and chapped. Many lip balms on the market also use beeswax as a primary ingredient, which may exclude vegan customers from accessing lip products as it is not always clear whether this ingredient has been ethically sourced from beekeepers. My lip products contain none of these ingredients and are made from natural plant based oils, butters and waxes to ensure that you’re not only protecting your lips, but also protecting animals and the environment.

The lip scrubs contain soft sugar granules and hydrating oils to gently exfoliate dry lips and are enriched with superfood powders like Green Tea Matcha and Raw Cacao to provide an antioxidant hit. The scrubs smell and taste good enough to eat, and while they are completely natural, they are only for use on your lips. Once you’ve buffed away any flakey skin, you can then move on to applying a generous layer of one of the four lip balm options.

The lip balms come in a sturdy tube and have been developed so that they can sustain a day in your jean pocket without melting into an oily mess. The three flavours cover the common tastebuds; fruity with Sweet Orange, sweet with Choc-Mint and fresh with Peppermint. The lip balms provide consumers with a natural and nourishing base with a hint of sweet flavour, and reduces the need to use synthetic lip glosses.

Consumers are moving towards using more natural skincare options, and that can now extend to lip care. With all natural, nourishing and moisturising lip balms and scrubs, you can rest assured that your lips are safe with Buddy.


Click here to see the Lip Care range

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Arabica Coffee vs Robusta Coffee - The Differences

For most coffee drinkers, the origin or type of coffee that they’re drinking might not be given much consideration. The majority of coffee blends come from the Arabica coffee bean, which is a milder tasting bean with a caffeine content that is suitable for occasional coffee drinkers to frequent coffee drinkers.

However, there is another type of coffee bean known as the Robusta bean that has some benefits over its Arabica counterpart, and that’s why it’s included in my exfoliating Coffee Body Scrub.

  • Robusta coffee has a more bitter and burnt taste than Arabica coffee, which is why it is less popular for cafe coffee blends. Some blends will include a small percentage of Robusta beans for a stronger taste.
  • One of the reasons that Robusta beans have a stronger taste, is that they have a higher caffeine content than Arabica beans. Robusta coffee has almost double the percentage of caffeine than Arabica coffee, and while that’s not so good for taste it is very good for targeting skin conditions and signs of ageing.
  • Robusta beans also contain almost double the Chlorogenic Acid (CGA) content than Arabica beans, which is a powerful antioxidant and something that you definitely want included as part of your skincare regime. It’s also found in common foods like eggplant, peaches and prunes.
  • When Robusta coffee is used as part of an exfoliant, it can help to remove bacteria on the skin and increase blood flow circulation, which can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, signs of ageing and skin conditions. Buddy Scrub is one of the few coffee scrubs on the market to be using Robusta coffee grounds. 

So why not harness the powerful properties of Robusta coffee with my all natural, cruelty free and vegan friendly Coffee Body Scrub!

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5 Brands of Raw Cacao Chocolate for the Healthy Chocolate Lover

As you may know, I’m all for raw cacao as the alternative choice to your regular chocolate and that’s because my Raw Cacao Body Scrub is packed full of it! Raw Cacao is the raw, unprocessed version of ‘cocoa powder’, the key ingredient when making chocolate or chocolate flavoured goodies. By keeping cacao powder in its raw state, it retains more of its nutrients and antioxidant power. No wonder it’s considered a superfood! Raw cacao contains essential vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, omega 6 fatty acids and vitamin C, to help nourish your skin and target the appearance of ageing, stretch marks, dry skin and more. Check me out here and I promise to turn your shower into a chocolate milkshake for the skin!

So, whilst raw cacao is great to rub all over your skin, it’s also pretty great to eat. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of five brands that provide you with chocolate made from raw cacao, and you don’t have to be a health nut to make the switch…

  

Pana Chocolate

Pana Chocolate specialise in raw, organic and handmade chocolate. Their chocolate is also vegan, gluten free, dairy free and soy free. The company started with its founder, Pana, who made, packed and delivered bars himself and has steadily grown the company to a worldwide brand. They stock 12 different chocolate flavours including ‘Sour Cherry & Vanilla’, ‘Rose’, ‘Fig & Wild Orange’, ‘Pineapple & Ginger’, just to name a few. Pana chocolate also have stores around Australia where they sell raw treats, such as colourful raw cheesecake slices.

 

 

Loving Earth

Loving Earth are based in Australia and sell a range of raw and healthy products. Their chocolate bars are dairy free, gluten free, vegan, fair trade and free from refined sugars. Their chocolate contains as little processing as possible and is also packaged in 97% post-consumer recycled fibre. Their flavours include ‘Hazelnut Mylk’, ‘85% Dark’, ‘Salted Caramel’, ‘Mandarin’ and more.

 

 

Alter Eco

Alter Eco primarily sell chocolate and chocolate related products, but also have some rice and sugar products. They are created by expert chocolatiers in Switzerland and are all organic, ranging from 47-85% cacao. They pride themselves on providing products that are reliably delicious, environmentally responsible and socially just. Their flavours include ‘Brown Butter’, ‘Coconut Toffee’, ‘Quinoa’ and ‘Caramel’ just to name a few.

 

Nibmor

Nibmor have a range of organic and ethically traded chocolate products, including chocolate bars and hot chocolate sachets. Their products range from 72-80% cacao and do not contain refined sugar. Their chocolate bars include flavours such as ‘Almond’, ‘6 Spice’, ‘Crispy’ and ‘Mint’. They even bring out chocolates for certain seasons or holidays so keep updated on their website.

 

 

 

Conscious Chocolate

Conscious Chocolate are based in the UK, and sell handmade, vegan chocolate bars that contain organic and raw ingredients. Their bars are free from gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugars and are made with biodegradable packaging.
They have a range of different sizes and flavours, including ‘Cheeky Cherry’, ‘Mint Hint’, ‘Goji and Coconut’, ‘Essential Orange’ and more.

 

 

So while you're treating your belly to some raw cacao chocolate, why not also treat your skin to my Raw Cacao Body Scrub?!

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