Introducing GrassRoots Health Ltd

December 2, 2016
Range of products from GrassRoots Health Ltd
This week I’ve been testing out some of the beauty range from GrassRoots Health Ltd*. GrassRoots Health Ltd is an Edinburgh based company which specialises in Nutritional Therapy, Raw Food Coaching and Vegan/Health products. As part of their vegan range, they produce a range of cruelty-free plant based soaps and shampoos. All of which are paraben free, organic and ethically produced.
My products arrived beautifully packaged in fact, I didn’t want to open the little bags as they are so cute. I was sent 3 different products to try: the soap bar, shampoo bar and lotion bar. All 3 are natural, unscented. 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly and suitable for vegans. And as an extra bonus, they are all handmade here in Scotland. I think these cute little bags would be perfect for adding to stockings.
Natural soap bar from GrassRoots Health Ltd
Each of the little bags contained a beauty product in bar form. If I’m honest with you I normally avoid any beauty bar as I find they can be quite drying on the skin. I also spent a good part of my career assessing child care settings where the guidance is to always use liquid soap so that’s what I have at home too. I guess these little things stick with you. I was keen to try on the GrassRoots products to see if they could end my stigma about bars of soap.

Natural Unscented Shampoo Bar

GrassRoots Health Shampoo BarIngredients: Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Camellaseedate, Sodium Sheabutterate, Aqua, Glycerine (naturally occurring), Vitamin E

I’ve never used a shampoo bar before so was intrigued by this product. I’m always a little wary when testing out shampoos (you can’t hide if something goes wrong) so picked a home based day to test this out. In the end, I’m glad I did as I’m really disappointed in this product. I knew as soon as I started working it into my scalp that is wasn’t for me. It left my scalp feeling tight, dry and uncomfortable. It also left a greasy residue on my hair. I actually jumped back in the shower after drying to wash with my normal shampoo as I couldn’t sit with greasy looking hair all day. I asked my husband to give it a go just in case it was just me and he also said it left his hair feeling greasy. Which is the last thing you want from a shampoo! I will say I was impressed by its lather as often natural shampoos don’t have a good foam.

Natural Unscented Lotion Bar

Unscented lotion bar from GrassRootsIngredients: Coconut Oil,Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E

Like the shampoo bar, I was very intrigued by the solid lotion bar. I have used the massage bars from Lush before but they create an oil on the skin rather than a lotion. Instead of a solid bar, this product was in a cute rose shape. The idea is you rub it over your skin and your body temperature will cause the bar to melt into your skin. I found it took a little while to start to melt but once you got it softened it melted onto the skin easily. It is more like a body butter than a lotion in that it leaves a thick layer of shea butter on the skin. It does leave the skin with a waxy feel which makes getting dressed straight after difficult. I found the best time to use this is after a long bath before bed. This way it melts right into your skin (which is warmed from the bath). It sinks in overnight and you do wake up with moisturised skin. I understand why it’s unscented, but I would have preferred some kind of fragrance to this. Although saying that unlike some unscented products it doesn’t have an unpleasant scent.

Natural Unscented Soap

GrassRoots Health Ltd unscented soap barIngredients: Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Olivate, Sodium Palmate (RSOP), Aqua, Glycerine (naturally occurring)

You’ve probably already guessed from my soap chat above I wasn’t that keen to try this soap. As I said earlier I find soap bars leave my skin tight and dry and I don’t enjoy using them. I’m much more of a liquid soap girl. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this soap. It creates a rich creamy lather which feels soft and moisturising on the skin. There was no dry, tight feeling on the skin after rinsing off either. I’ve been using this to wash my hands and haven’t felt the need to reach for the hand lotion straight after every wash. This is definitely my favourite of the 3 products I tried.

If you want to test out GrassRoots Health Ltd products for yourself you can purchase their body range here


*I was kindly gifted these products by GrassRoots Health Ltd for review. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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