Whilst Christmas means much more than the act of exchanging gifts, for many of us, figuring out what to buy for loved ones can leave us scratching our head. If you’re struggling for last-minute ideas, you’ve come to the right place. At The Scottish Fine Soaps Company you’ll find self-care gift ideas galore and with new products being launched every year, you certainly won’t be short on choice.
Established in 1975 and with forty-five successful trading years under its belt, The Scottish Fine Soaps Company knows a thing or two about skincare.
Combining contemporary Scottish style with naturally-sourced, quality ingredients, formulated and produced in-house by a team of experts to bring you a fabulous ever-growing range of bath and body products.
The Scottish Fine Soaps company Original Recipes.
Straight from the archives, Original Recipes encompasses time-honoured and trusted traditional ingredients with a new and revered apothecary styling, which I adore.
If you like your self-care products “matchy-matchy” then you’ll not be disappointed with Original Recipes. Conversely, you can mix and match or select what you require from each collection to suit yours or that of your giftee’s taste.
Loaded with natural oils, butters and plant-based surfactants, all hand-picked for their skin-loving benefits.
Scottish Fine Soaps Original Recipes Hand Wash £14.99 500ml
We’re all going through hand wash like nobodies business nowadays (and rightly so). However, some commonly found liquid hand wash and soaps are harsh and strip the skin of natural oils leaving it dry and uncomfortable. None of that with The Scottish Fine Soaps Company liquid Hand Wash – it’s a gentle, plant-based, paraben-free formula and suitable for the whole family. Ingredients include, tea tree extract, (renowned for its cleansing and anti-bacterial properties).
Housed in dark and interesting bottles, Original Recipes Hand Wash is fitted with (not your average) but rather a more robust, larger and slick-looking pump, which really stands them apart from competitors. Plus, with a substantial fully recyclable 500ml bottle, you’ll not run short any time soon.
With just one pump, hands are gently cleansed in a velvety lather, lightly fragranced and left with a lovely fresh feeling.
When it comes to hand wash, we often forget to consider the ingredients, or the type of plastic these daily essentials are housed in, but, we really ought to. Our skin is susceptible to harsh and unnecessary ingredients which eventually takes its toll on our hands. If you’re prone to dry and/or sensitive skin, it’s always best to shy away for the usual supermarket suspects and make conscious choices for yourself and your family.
Scottish Fine Soaps Original Recipes Luxury Soap Bar £6.95 220gm
I often think of soap bars as being rather old-fashioned but they’ve certainly made a come back in recent years. With new and improved formulas, they’re definitely not what they used to be back in your granny’s day. We’re becoming more and more aware of environmental issues nowadays and eco-friendly solid soap bars are a great way to reduce waste.
The packaging has been carefully considered at every step – Original Recipes Soap Bars are wrapped in an attractive, fully recyclable paper which is printed with biodegradable inks.
If you find your usual bar of soap doesn’t last, check that it’s triple-milled. This historic process of soap milling was first discovered in 18th century France and has been perfected over the years. Triple-milled soap has a firmer, fine texture and rich in lather, giving you many a month of use.
Pocket-sized Scottish Fine Soaps Original Recipes Hand Cream £4.99 30ml
Another essential, hand cream. Always a self-care must-have, particularly when the temperature drops bringing with it chapped and rough hands. This pocket-sized hand cream is invaluable and slips perfectly into a coat or handbag for on the go hand care whenever it’s called for. With a luxurious, non-sticky formula, it absorbs quickly leaving hands softened and mildly fragranced.
Natural sweet almond and olive oils, blended with 10 per cent shea butter ensure Original Recipes Hand Cream locks in moisture and really does leave the hands silky soft and cared for.
If you’re pondering over which fragrance to choose, I’ll do my best to help you decide.
Left to its own devices, lavender emanates vintage appeal and may not be for everyone, but don’t be put off. Lavender combined with geranium, and sandalwood creates unique and fragrant top notes, followed by a perfectly balanced botanical and earthy mix of patchouli, exotic spices, rock rose, moss and tonka for an all-round sensory skin treat.
I know you’re wondering what on earth could Goats milk and avocado do for your nose, but you’d be surprised. The fragrance is described as “fresh, green and composed of modern florals with top notes of cucumber, avocado and melon, giving way to a heart of soft lily, calendula and muguet (lily of the valley), with a musk background”. I couldn’t have put it better myself.
It’s also worth noting that goats milk is a skincare superfood renowned for its soothing and moisturising properties, rich in fatty acids it helps support healthy skin – The perfect ingredient for hand care. I must admit, there’s not much to dislike here. *vegetarian-friendly.
Will you be giving practical bath and body gifts this Christmas? If you’re looking for last-minute ideas and stocking fillers, why not treat someone to Original Recipes, there’s plenty to choose from and you’re sure to make someone’s Christmas.
I hope you’ve been inspired by The Scottish Fine Soaps Company favourites and if you have, here’s 20% off your order – visit thescottishfinesoapscompany and use the code SPYGLASS20 at checkout. (valid until Christmas Eve, can be used store-wide online).
NB: The Scottish Fine Soaps Company is cruelty-free, *Vegetarian and/or vegan-friendly, (range dependant) completely sulfate-free and dermatologically tested.
Any palm oil derivatives used are sourced only from certified Roundtable suppliers.
Have a wonderful Christmas time and happy gifting.
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Disclaimer: Always patch test and discontinue use if irritation occurs. Follow manufacturers instructions for use.