JOIK Fresh and Smooth Gift Set
Summer for me is the time to amp-up the bath and body pampering. As the temperatures happily saunter between 15-20 degrees and the sun decides to be a little more generous with our weekly allowance of beautiful warm sunshine (intermittently with grey skies and rain), it’s the three months my over-worked jeans get a bit of a break. Even when it’s not perfect bright clear skies with the sun beating down, I cannot bear to wear stupidly tight leg-suffocating skinny jeans in muggy weather. And now we get to walk into town wearing just a tee, leaving our trusty jackets at home (I always feel nervous doing this, it’s just not natural for a Cumbrian), it’s time to get that body polished and looking fine with this JOIK Fresh and Smooth Gift Set!
A Luxury Pamper Set
This trio set from JOIK is definitely the most sumptuous bath and pamper gift box I have tried and the quality really does match up to the price tag. If you are on the hunt for a very special treat for yourself or as a gift for a friend then this may be for you! I’ve simply loved using each item from the set and I have even rationed myself so I don’t use it all too quickly. Let me talk you through each item that the gift set includes 🙂
Up until now I have had an eco candle hole in my life. I recently learned about the surprising health dangers of conventional scented and non-scented candles which I wrote about in a previous blog post here (check it out, I was shocked too when I did my research!) and although I had made some homemade beeswax candles, I hadn’t yet tried a scented soy wax candle. How much of a delight was this when I lit it! It smells lush, truly of fresh citrusy mandarin and gives the most cosy atmosphere when lit. I like to have mine on the side of the bath whilst I’m soaking in the tub, and it’s also very soothing on my bedside table.
Each of the 145g JOIK candles are hand-poured and have a total burn time of about 30 hours which is quite impressive. According to JOIK: “soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin candles and last up to 50% longer than a comparable paraffin candle. We use very high quality cosmetic grade fragrance oils in our candles that are true to their name and give out a pleasant aroma while burning”. The mandarin candle isn’t available individually which is a shame, though JOIK have a gorgeous and tempting range of soy wax candles in a variety of other exciting aromas – I am currently lusting after Masala Chai and Lemon Sorbet!
Soy Wax, Quality Cosmetic Grade Fragrance Oils, Cotton Wick
On first appearance, it looks like a regular body scrub, but on application it is very lovely indeed. Rather than being just a pot of plain old sugar and essential oils, this one is incredibly softening on the skin with the texture of a balm. The secret is the addition of olive oil, castor oil, cocoa butter and shea butter which make the exfoliating process so much more pampering and gentle on delicate skin. The oils and butter seem to prevent too much abrasion that can be experienced with using plain sugar; also making the method of application, massaging and buffing the skin feel so much more luxurious! I found it’s perfect for achieving super smooth legs with the scrub lathering into a white cream on the skin, making it a lovely base for shaving. Rinsing and patting dry, the skin feels nourished, hydrated and baby soft whilst smelling of fresh grapefruit and mandarin.
Individually, this 225g scrub is available for £18.00 from Love Lula.
Sucrose, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ceteareth-15, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Fruit Butter, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum, Benzyl Bensoate*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Lilial*, Hydrogenated Jojoba Wax, Ci19140, Ci15850 /*Components of the parfum
Last of all, is the eye-catching bright yellow body lotion which owes its colour to its Beta-carotene-rich ingredient, carrot seed oil. Gliding this beautiful and delicious-smelling lotion on to the skin, the sunshine yellow-orange hue fades leaving a delicate glow (don’t worry you won’t look like Bart Simpson!). I love how much it moisturises my dry skin yet it is still lightweight and instantly absorbs making getting dressed easy and grease-free.
This body lotion is available to buy separately at 150ml for £14.00 at Love Lula.
Aqua, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Fruit Butter, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ceteareth-15, Clyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Linalool*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Citral*, Limonene*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Benzoate* /*Components of the parfum
Worth The Indulgence?
If you have the budget for this gift set then I highly recommend. The summer-drenched aroma is divine especially if you like grapefruit and orange zesty scented beauty products. To buy the items individually, it would cost a total of £49.50 so there is a small saving of £2.00 by purchasing the JOIK Fresh and Smooth Gift Set. I’m very excited to try more JOIK products after how much I loved this one. Has anyone else tried this pamper box? Would you recommend any other JOIK products?