Item name: Handmade bath bombs

Made by: The Salty Herb

Bought from: The Salty Herb

Description:

Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Salty Herb is a small skincare business, founded in 2019, selling products including bath bombs, bath salts and body oils.

Their simple but effective mission is: “to encourage people in a fast paced world to slow down and take some time to relax.”

You can buy Salty Herb’s products from a growing number of online eco retailers or buy directly via their website.

We tried a lovely bath bomb set, priced at £14. Inside the minimal and sustainable packaging were three ‘Juicy Lucy’, ‘Lemon Pie’ and ‘Freshly Squeezed’ bath bombs. A similar Christmas set (also £14) is currently available, featuring “luxury Christmas scents ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Naughty & Spice’, & ‘The Wise Man’.”

As touched on, it was the excellent packaging that caught our eye first. Home compostable and biodegradable wrapping and “packaging peanuts”.

The products are eye-catching too and smell great. They also last well if dried and stored correctly in between use.

Shipping is free if you spend over £25.

In short, a fantastic (and eco friendlier) alternative to the likes of Lush (yawn) and other big brands, whether for you or to give as a gift.

Pros:

+ Vegan and Cruelty Free

+ No SLS, Palm Oil, parabens or preservatives

+ Handmade in the UK from 100% natural ingredients 

+ Biodegradable 

+ The bath bombs look and smell fantastic.

+ Sensibly and sustainably packaged – plastic free

+ At £14 for a set of three bath bombs, not the cheapest option you will come across but far from the most expensive. On a par with the likes of Lush and a far more distinctive option.

+ Long lasting if dried and stored correctly

+ A lovely gift option – a nice change from more familiar, bigger brands.

Cons:

– As mentioned, the price point may deter some, particularly those newly switching from less sustainable products. But, comparatively, they are good value and a more interesting choice.

– The more “grown up” and less in your face colours and designs may not float everyone’s bath, but we really like them. You can’t beat handmade products.

Rating: 9/10

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