I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter break and you are now fully recharged and ready to go again! Last month I reviewed two products that I love from BasiK Organics, if you haven’t seen the review I suggest you go and check it out here.

April is Autumn in Australia and it’s one of my favourite seasons. I love Autumn because it’s not too hot nor too cold, it can be drastic and unpredictable, it’s like a romance story that Summer is finding the friction point to ignite a cosy relationship with Winter… Okay I know I might be a little bit over the top but you get my point – Autumn is romantic! To bring on the awesomeness of Autumn and to share the scent of romance, we are having all rose related products on special. Hurry while stocks last!

 

HOAP Skincare | Planet Eve | Eye Firming Gel

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HOAP Skincare | HappySkincare | Rose Hydrating Tonic

15% OFF Happy Skincare Raindrops on Roses

HOAP Skincare | TLA - Rose Hydrating Mist

15% OFF TLA Kyella Rose Hydrating Mist

Angel Sent Candles | 8oz | HOAP Skincare

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CedarStone | Bath Salts | HOAP Skincare

15% OFF C+S Bath Salt (Rose, Orange & Gardenia)

CedarStone | Mist | HOAP Skincare

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BasiK Organics is an Australian brand owned by Kristen – a mother of two. The philosophy of BasiK Organics is using simple organic ingredients where possible to produce products that are safe and effective for the whole family, even babies. Most of BasiK Organics’ products are oil-based and we can pronounce every one of the ingredients on the product label.

Some of us may not be so fond of oil-based products thinking that they might be too heavy or too greasy. I have been using BasiK Organics Cream and Belly Butter for a few months now and I want to let you know how I feel about these products.

 

Cream (Vegan)

Very simple ingredients, this product consists of Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil and Calendula infused Sunflower Oil, all of them are certified organic ingredients.

Normally cream is a combination of water and oil, where this Cream is waterless so eliminates the use of emulsifiers and preservatives, though it still has a similar consistency to cream. This balm (I will call this a balm as it’s technically not cream) is on the oilier side compared to the Belly Butter, it’s suitable for drier skin or irritated skin. Initially I found this balm to be a bit too oily for me and I didn’t like it as much until it healed my bad rash.

I was trying on different new products one day and either it was a product or a combination of different products, but I had this really bad red and extremely itchy rash on my body and I couldn’t get rid of it. I tried everything (including not using anything) for a week, even the so-called miracle Tamanu oil couldn’t make my rash disappear (it did though stop it from going worse). After a good long week my skin became very dry and ugly, I looked through my cupboard and saw this BasiK Organics Cream I thought to use it to soothe my dry and itchy skin until I could get some Hay Fever tablets the next day. Like other miracle stories, my crazy rash was calmed down when I got up the next day, all red dots turned brown and were no longer as itchy as the previous week! Now you will think, to go with the story line, I have ‘Before and After’ pictures to show you. No! I actually can’t show you ‘Before and After’ pictures as I really didn’t expect this to happen! I didn’t expect the week long rash would have come down completely over night with this natural chemical free balm!

Three days after using the BasiK Organics Cream my rash had completely disappeared and my skin was no longer dry. Since then I have been in love with this balm and yes I have finished one whole jar! It’s a bit oilier than others but it absorbs fast and a little goes a long way.

 

Belly Butter (Vegan)

If you are someone who has normal to oily skin and you really cannot stand the oily feeling, I get it and here’s another product of BasiK Organics that works its magic by using simple natural ingredients – Belly Butter.

Similar to Cream, this Belly Butter is a waterless formula and uses 100% certified organic ingredients, it contains Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Sesame Oil, Avocado Oil and Aloe Vera Gel. It’s suitable for normal skin, this butter is a lot lighter than Cream but absorbs as fast, if not faster. The name says it all, Belly Butter was designed for pregnant mums for expanding baby bellies, although it’s also great for areas prone to stretch marks including breasts, hips and thighs. I am not a mum so I cannot tell you how this Belly Butter works for stretch marks, although Shea and Cocoa Butter are effective in treating stretch marks.

This Belly Butter has been my favourite body moisturiser until I discovered the magical healing power of the Cream. I still use this as my moisturiser during humid days as it’s so fast absorbing and doesn’t leave any grease behind.

 

What do the ingredients do?

When I was looking at the formula I couldn’t believe how effective BasiK Organics’ products are, after using them for months and proving that they really work, I realised that Kristen has used the healing properties of each ingredient. The following information about the ingredients is from the official website of BasiK Organics.

Shea and Coco Butter – add moisture to the skin and are effective in treating skin conditions including stretch marks, scarring, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and skin discolouration.

Coconut Oil – adds moisture to skin, kills bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Avocado Oil – increases collagen production as well as treating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, it also facilitates the healing of wounds and burns.

Jojoba Oil – non-comedogenic, antibacterial and anti inflammatory, great for sunburn, dry skin, psoriasis and other skin ailments.

Sesame Oil – helps to slow down skin ageing and repair damaged skin cells.

Check out HOAP Skincare to find out more mom and bub products from BasiK Organics.


Once a month we send out a newsletter to you and this month is a little bit different. Yes, monthly specials! From now on, on a monthly basis we will select some of our favourite items to feature in our monthly specials. If you find an item that you love or see the product that you have been wanting to try, be sure to get in quick to grab yours! The special runs for the entire month, while stocks last.

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HOAP Skincare - Planet Eve - Body Cream

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