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3 Natural Ingredients You Should Be Showering With

Looking to take a more green-fingered approach to your beauty routine? We hear you! That’s why we’re so excited to introduce Greenfrog Botanic to The Birchbox Shop this month. Their organic formulas are brimming with natural ingredients that are kind to your skin and the environment. Here’s the lowdown on the benefits of three of the star ingredients in their Botanical Bodywash – inside every May Birchbox this month…

Haven’t heard of a soapberry before? Don’t worry, neither had we! Also known as soapnuts, they are actually a small fruit found growing in the Himalayan mountains. The skin contains plant saponin, a natural gentle soap that has been used for centuries to clean skin and clothes. Unlike chemical soaps, it’s great for your skin as it creates a pH-balanced wash that purifies and moisturises without interfering with your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Bonus: because they’re so mild they can be used on children, sensitive skin, and people with allergies like psoriasis.

Peppermint oil
First things first, the naturally invigorating scent of peppermint oil makes it a great ingredient to include in your body care. Forget synthetic perfumes and fragrances, it’s wonderfully uplifting aroma is a great choice for your morning shower. Not only that but peppermint oil is actually antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory so it’s ideal for getting that squeaky-clean feeling while calming any patches of irritation.

Aloe vera
Nature’s skin soother, aloe vera is a wonderful moisturiser that will prevent your skin drying out after you’ve rinsed and dried off. It’s brimming with nourishing amino acids as well as blemish-busting salicylic acid too so will leave your limbs feeling calm and balanced. Not only that but aloe vera is known to help boost elasticity – great if you’re looking to firm your skin and minimise fine lines or stretch marks.

Discover Greenfrog Botanic Geranium and Peppermint Botanical Bodywash for yourself in every May Birchbox this month.