May Empties 2020 *

I'm kind of blown away that it is already June.  My brain can't comprehend how 2020 is going, and so I'm just going to jump into it today...

May led to 22 new empties, and it was a great mix of full sizes and samples.  I'm continuing to use up the plastic bits in my stash and doing my best not to buy more.  It's awesome to see just how many plastic swaps I have made and seeing them slowly trickle into my empties roundups.  Really helps me keep accountable!

As for the products we finished, a lot of them have been on the go for ages it seems.  A lot of larger bottles just take so long to use, and then they all end up seeming to finish at the same time - isn't that funny?

Anyways, I'm excited to share all my thoughts on these green goodies, so get ready for the good, the bad, and the must buy again treats!


Green Beauty and Wellbeing Empties Review - May 2020


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Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Conditioner (200ml):
Enjoyed?: mostly
Positives: lightweight, doesn't weigh down hair, non-greasy, smells nice, affordable
Negative: plastic bottle, not super intensive (my hair needs more moisture)
Buy Again?: not at the moment, but perhaps if my hair gets less dry

Green People Scent-Free Shower/Bath Gel (200ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: love how gentle it is, great option for those wanting a scent free formula, blends well with oils/salts for bathtime, non-drying
Negative: plastic bottle
Buy Again?: yes - love having a fragrance free option in the house

Green People Peppermint & Aloe Vera Toothpaste (50ml):
Enjoyed?: mostly
Positives: clean ingredients, similar to traditional toothpastes so good for those transitioning to natural ones
Negative: doesn't foam up as much as the Spearmint version I tried, feel like I need to use more than usually do but Tim liked it so that's a win
Buy Again?: if I can't get ahold of my usual plastic free one then yes

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash (200ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: non-drying, sweetly creamy scent that is uplifting and lightly zesty, good for bath or shower, generous size, affordable
Negative: plastic
Buy Again?: yes

Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash (~30ml):
Enjoyed?: mostly
Positives: fab for a fast cleanse, no faff, rinses so easily, interesting fresh scent, gel-like formula
Negative: plastic, a little too strong for my skin at times
Buy Again?: not at the moment

Bodhi & Birch Chamomile Sky Bath & Shower Therapy (50ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: everything! gorgeous aroma (so so soothing, slightly sweet), foams up nicely, doubles as a bubble bath, very aromatic, only need to use a small amount
Negative: plastic
Buy Again?: already have a full size!

The Castilian Soap Company Fragrance Free Natural Castile Soap (250ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: no essential oils, affordable, long lasting, multi-purpose (use for dishes, hands, etc), thoroughly cleans hands, available in larger size
Negative: leaves my hands feeling a little dry, plastic bottle
Buy Again?: maybe

Bramley Bath Salts (250g):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: tiny petals inside which is a beautiful touch, ultra-fine salts, easily dissipates, scent is unique from what I usually find in a bath salt (minty yet calming, slightly herbal)
Negative: plastic pot, not as aromatic as I expected
Buy Again?: maybe - I just wish it was not plastic packaging

Rahua Hydration Shampoo (12ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: gentle on hair, thoroughly cleanses and leaves hair light and refreshed
Negative: price is above what I normally pay for shampoo, plastic, not keen on scent
Buy Again?: unsure - really love the conditioner though!
Further Reviews

Lovegrove Essentials Toning Mist (120ml):
Enjoyed?: yes/no
Positives: purifying, refreshing, even mist, multi-purpose
Negative: astringent scent is pretty prominent, plastic bottle, not ideal for my face but great for revitalizing body
Buy Again?: unsure


Green Beauty and Wellbeing Empties Review - May 2020


Ambiance London Goddess Neroli Water (300ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: fresh and sweet floral with a sharpness lingering, lightweight mist, refreshing, great size, love it for my hair (not always my face)
Negative: plastic bottle
Buy Again?: unsure

Nathalie Bond Organics Bloom Body Oil (30ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: lovely boost to skin, leaves soft and supple, very fragrant and the rose notes are lovely, a few pumps is all you need
Negative: spicy notes from patchouli are a little too prominent for me
Buy Again?: maybe

Mono Luna Luxury Body Oil (5ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: non greasy finish, boosts moisture and soothes skin, leaves body silky soft, calming scent that is great to ease nerves and bring some positivity to mind
Negative: none
Buy Again?: maybe

Sanatio Naturalis Sweet Orange Essential Oil (10ml x2):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: I used mainly for laundry - adds a subtle uplifting aroma to clothes/towels
Negative: drips pretty quickly after you use for some time
Buy Again?: no as I prefer other brands

Moksa Grapefruit / Lemongrass Body Oil (100ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: uplifting aroma with a nice zing to it, very nourishing, cute design, versatile oil
Negative: a little on the slick side
Buy Again?: not at the moment though it is lovely

Pamoja Revive Multi-action Face Cream (50ml):
Enjoyed?: yes (actually finished this last month - whoops!)
Positives: great for balance - adds hydration and moisture, beautiful airy texture, super lightweight, non clogging, heals and soothes skin, great for AM or PM
Negative: none
Buy Again?: yes - have kindly been gifted a second pot which I am thrilled about!
Further Reviews

Niskama Skincare Nutrient Boost Daily Moisturiser (30ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: gorgeous shade and texture, super creamy, deeply moisturizing, smells amazing (like a creamsicle), plastic free, only need to use a little amount
Negative: a bit too rich for my skin (great as a moisture mask though!) however works great for Tim
Buy Again?: maybe (this was our second pot)
Further Reviews

Walden The Solid Earth Perfume (5ml):
Enjoyed?: mostly (I swapped it into a spare spray bottle)
Positives: grounding aroma, spicy and exotic with creamy notes, lasts a fair amount of time
Negative: this scent is not my fav of the range but I did enjoy it while it lasted
Buy Again?: perhaps in future as something different from my usual scent profiles
Further Reviews

Ben & Anna Sensitive Natural Mouthwash (500ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: plastic free, gentle on mouth but feels effective, freshens breath, leaves mouth feeling clean
Negative: oddly bitter aftertaste
Buy Again?: yes
Further Reviews

Antonin B Serum du Desert aux Ceramides (5ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: super effective - helps hair stay shiny and smooth, minimizes damages, protects against weather and dry air, replenishes, subtle scent
Negative: a little expensive (but worth it!)
Buy Again?: need to save my pennies but yes I loved it
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Lavanila Pure Vanilla Perfume (~1.5ml):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: very creamy and heady scent, long lasting aroma, only need a little bit, pure and simple and transparent ingredients
Negative: nothing
Buy Again?: yes, but first I have a rollerball version to use up


Green Beauty and Wellbeing Empties Review - May 2020


And that's another month's worth of empties!  A lot of lovely formulas, a few new favourites, and a whole lot explored which is always fun.  And there were not any real flops which is a plus!

Which caught your eye?  Any stand outs you would like to hear more about??  Let me know as I'm always up for extending the chat or even doing a full review! xx

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