Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Body Butter

Since I was given a tub of Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Body Butter* in a goody bag at an event at the end of March (read about the event here) I could say my review has been a bit of a long time coming.  You know me though, I like to give new products a thorough testing before I review them here; hopefully it's worth the wait!

A picture of Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Body Butter against a pale, natural background.
Honestly, I'm a little bit lax when it comes to body care (moisturising & exfoliating etc), so it's quite something for me that since I received the Beauty Sleep Body Butter from Neal's Yard Remedies, I've used it at least a couple of times a week (not a perfect body care routine, but it's a start).

The thing I found most appealing about this body butter initially was it's name and the idea that using it could help me drift off to sleep on those evenings when I find it a little bit difficult to get some rest; since I have epilepsy I really need my sleep!.  It certainly didn't disappoint on that front; the blend of oils, butters and essential oils (including sunflower oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, cypress oil, patchouli, ylang ylang and sweet orange) contained in this lovely tub combine into a scent that's deep and rich (without being overpowering) and intensely relaxing.  It really feels like it helps me get a little bit more rest.

As a body moisturiser the Beauty Sleep Body Butter is just plain fantastic.  The texture is very thick and rich, it takes a little bit of work to get it massaged in all over (the only negative as far as I'm concerned) but once that's done my skin feels extremely well nourished and hydrated and smells amazing.  By the next morning my skin is beautifully soft and still has a very light scent of the butter.

Because this product is made with natural and organic ingredients I expected to like it, but one thing I wasn't expecting from was the effect that the body butter has on the little bumps I have on the back of my arms (keratosis pilaris).  Whilst it doesn't get rid of them completely, I'm not sure if anything could, it definitely reduces the redness in the skin and makes my arms feel generally a bit smoother.  This is such a bonus for me, especially with the warm weather coming up, as I've always been very self conscious about my arms.

Overall I completely adore this offering from Neal's Yard Remedies, it's a little on the pricey side for a body butter, £22.50 for 200g (available here) but the tub I've been using for six weeks still has a lot of product left.  I'd probably dither for a while about purchasing a tub when my current one runs out, but it's very likely that I'll give in when it comes down to it, I love it that much.

Have you tried any Neal's Yard Remedies products?  What are your favourites?

Sharon x

*PR Sample


  1. This sounds divine! You can never have too many body butters. Lovely review! X

    1. Thanks very much - it is a rather lovely body butter, think I might be addicted.

      Sharon x


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