Wild by name and wild by nature, the ingredients in this product range include some of Africa’s less known botanical treasures. The Romantic body butter with Shea and Marula oil is rich in antioxidants and fragranced with Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Patchouli. Super rich and deeply moisturising it works wonders on legs that have been shielded by winter woollies for way too long!
Wild is a fair trade organisation set up by the lovely Valerie who spent her childhood in Kenya, going on safari and literally running a bit wild! Inspired by the wealth of natural resources and ingredients at her fingertips, the Wild product range evolved.
“At Wild we can bring you all the energy, exuberance and bold, bright colours of Africa and mix it up with a little urban cool to bring sunshine right into your bathroom!
Using only the highest quality oils and the purest ingredients from trees and plants from Africa we have created a unique range of body butters, soaps and hand creams that are as beautiful to look at as they are fabulous for your skin.”
I was really impressed by the quality of these products and love the big chunky embossed soap, which has a gentle massage effect on the skin. The fragrance of this particular range brought me back to my student days - the patchouli reminds me of burning incense, which was all the rage in what my daughter calls ‘the olden days’!
As a complete contrast, I’m loving the sound of Zingy Body Butter with Grapefruit and Kalahari Watermelon, which I think would be especially gorgeous in summer!
The texture of the body butter is reasonably soft - although quite solid (ie it won’t spill if you turn the tub upside down) it doesn’t need warming or softening in the hands before use and sinks into the skin quickly, leaving a lovely (non greasy) sheen.
The body butters cost £14.50 and soaps £5.25… if you buy both they come in this pretty African fabric bag, tied with a ribbon, which would make a lovely gift. The full range is available at Wild and you can tweet Valerie @MyWild_ - I love that her products and business have such a personal touch.
Wild is exhibiting at the Natural Organics show at Olympia 1-2 April 2012 and Valerie may be able to waive the entrance fee for some of my subscribers if any of you fancy going along! Please tweet her @MyWild_ if you are interested, mentioning this blog post.