Introducing: Seascape Island Apothecary

July 04, 2014

This brand is completely new to me, I was asked if I would like to try their Soothe Sleep Oil* and Les Petites Body Lotion*. After looking through the website and being suitably impressed with their ethos of using local, organic, cold pressed and sustainably sourced ingredients I was very happy to give this new (to me) brand a go.



Have a look on their website and I'm sure you will also be swept away by the beautiful pictures of Jersey, where Seascape is located.



The products offered were perfect - I am always looking out for balms, sprays and oils to use for relaxing in the evening so the Soothe Sleep Oil sounded perfect. I was also keen to try out the body lotion for Maddie as I usually like to oil her up after bath time but it can get a bit messy!


Les Petites Body Lotion, £12 for 300ml


From the site:

"Contains 100% natural essential oils of Lavender and Chamomile to soothe and calm, Shea Butter and Olive Oil to naturally moisturise and Jersey Beeswax to lock in moisture and protect delicate skin. Our Les Petits range of products are dermatologically tested and gently formulated for babies and children with sensitive skin. All products are mild enough for everyday use and are paraben, silicone, petroleum and sulphate free with no artificial colours or fragrances."

My Opinion:

I have really enjoyed using this for both myself and Maddie (4 years old). It is a smooth and gentle feeling formula that rubs in very nicely - you are not left feeling greasy at all. The lotion feels very thick, creamy and luxurious so I found it a real pleasure to use on both myself and my daughter.
Wriggly Toes!

Thanks to the lavender and chamomile, this lotion has a lovely, soft and soothing scent that is perfect for baby's bedtime. With babies in mind again, it is easy to use as it comes in a sturdy, wide based bottle with a pump dispenser, making moisturising Baby a much easier, less fussy process. I think it would be especially good for wriggly babies as well, you only have to use one hand and you can control the amount of product that is dispensed

I think that £12 for this sized bottle is a great price, especially considering the quality of the ingredients. I think this bottle is going to last me a very long time so it would be £12 well spent! 

I think I have found Maddie's new post bath time moisturiser as we both really like it. In fact, I left it out on the side and caught Maddie putting it on a few times! I think she likes the novelty of the pump dispenser. When I asked Maddie what she thought, she said she likes the sea horse on the bottle and it smells nice too. So it gets her seal of approval!

Ingredients:


Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Olea Europaea (Olive) Husk Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Glucoside, isodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Linalool, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Citric Acid

The only ingredients to flag up here is the ever controversial and confusing phenoxyethanol. It is up to you if this worries you or not. I am still undecided but there are so many other great ingredients in here including shea butter and sunflower seed oil (two of my faves) that I overlooked it on this occasion. (FYI - I had fully read and understood the ingredients before I accepted the product so this was a concious decision, not an accident.) Also, I thought the ethos and attitude of this brand fitted well with 'All Natural Aspirations' and one ingredient wasn't going to stop me experiencing their products and finding out more for myself.


Soothe Sleep Oil, £10 for 8ml


From the site:

"Contains 100% natural essential oil of Lavender to relax and calm, as well as the oils from Grape Seed, Sweet Almond, Bitter Orange Flower and Mandarin Orange Peel to balance the mind and deliver a gentle fragrance. Our Soothe range is fragranced with pregnancy – safe essential oils.

No parabens, no silicones, no SLS, no petroleum, no artificial colours, no artificial fragrances."

My Opinion:


The description alone had me hooked, all my favourite scents and oils brought together into a calming sleep oil? Yes please! At £10 for a good sized vial with a roller ball applicator seemed great.



I was not disappointed, this sleep oil has a soothing scent that does not smell artificial. It rolls on easily, has a strong enough smell to help soothe and settle you but it is not overpowering and doesn't get right up your nose.

Obviously, it isn't some kind of miracle oil that sends you straight off to sleep but I think it compliments my 'bedtime routine' nicely and helps soothe and settle me.

Ingredients:


Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Citrus Arantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Canaga Odorata Flower Oil, Geraniol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Tocopherol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Farnesol

Again, nothing of real concern in here for me - worth noting that Benzyl Benzoate scores a 6 and Benzyl Salicylate a 7 on EWG but these are very low down the list of ingredients and it is being applied to such a small area of the body that this is not of concern to me. Just wanted to flag it up, just in case!


Overall I am very happy with both products, they do exactly what they claim and contain great ingredients from ethical sources.

Have you ever tried this brand? What did you think?
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All opinions are honest and my own, any suggestions made are based on my own experiences and are meant as a guide. 
Please always take care when making any DIY products and patch test to rule out an adverse reaction.

3 comments:

  1. It's a nice brand but some of their products don't meet my ingredient standards, I wrote a blog post about that last year :)

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  2. fair enough, I really identified with the ethos so picked products I was happy with :-)

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  3. Every time I see Seascape mentioned, I can't get over how cute their packaging is. Like Maddie, I love the seahorse :)

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