Relieve your dry hands!

We were was invited along to the Woods of Windsor product launch event in July which is where we were  introduced to the recently launched products from this English Heritage brand. Since then, we have been testing them out, so here are Jessica’s thoughts on their latest offering. Want to win something from the Woods of Windsor brand? Make sure you keep reading until the end of the review!

About the brand

Woods of Windor is a luxury bath, body and home fragrance brand which is made in England and was founded in 1770. It is a quintessentially English brand, originating from a local apothecary which served both the local townsfolk of Windsor along with the Royal family. It was relaunched in July 2016 and is dedicated to capturing the evocative scents of the English countryside. The packaging is very apt and classically stunning for the brand and is immediately eye catching.

The Gardener’s Range

Woods of Windsor recently released their new Gardener’s range, which is described as ‘a collection of nourishing hand products scented with refreshing Blackberry and Thyme to restore hardworking green fingers.’ I really love the scent of these products and even though I don’t have particularly green fingers, these products would also be great for anyone has dry hands (and this is particularly useful as we head into cooler weather) as this range concentrates on nourishment and cleansing.

Blackberry and Thyme Exfoliating Hand Scrub

I have never really used a hand scrub before, I’m more familiar with face and body scrubs, but it certainly makes sense, particularly for gardeners who end up with dirt ingrained in their skin and nails. The scrub is fine enough to get into all the crevices of the skin and give the hands a good clean, it’s not a chunky scrub. The pumice extract cleanses and removes ingrained dirt and the thyme oil has antibacterial and healing extracts, plus the blackberry extract is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help protect and moisturise the hands. It is also a gorgeous purple colour, as you can see.

Blackberry and Thyme Hand Wash

This hand wash comes in a generous size and would be perfect for a guest bathroom as well, a vibrant bright purple in colour like the scrub. It isn’t overly bubbly which is nice and has the same scent as the rest of this range, leaving the hands feeling nice and clean. The thyme oil is antibacterial and healing, the blackberry extract protects and moisturises the skin and your hands are left nice and fragranced.

Blackberry and Thyme Hand Cream

After a hard day’s work, we all need a good hand cream and this one is fabulous. It is nourishing due to the blackberry extract and smells lovely.  This cream also contains shea butter to moisturise the skin and condition the nails. It sinks in quickly and leaves your hands feeling soft and smooth and the scent lasts quite well on the skin as well.

Blackberry and Thyme Intensive Hand Balm

The balm is certainly a lot thicker and richer than the cream and is something I would use in the evening before bed – the cream is lighter and would be something I would leave in my bag to use throughout the day. When your hands are in need of some TLC, slather this all over your hands and it will sink in quickly without leaving you feeling greasy, only nice and nourished.

For those gardeners out there – these products are luscious to use to give your hands a bit of a pamper after a hard day’s work! They leave your hands delicately fragranced and gorgeously moisturised.

Buy the Woods of Windsor Gardeners Collection from £4.99 here

Woods of Windsor Giveaway

As part of our Woods of Windsor review, we’re delighted to give you the chance to win this lovely set from the brand – this is their ‘True Rose’ collection which contains their True Rose Moisturising Bath & Shower Gel, Exfoliating Body Scrub and True Rose Moisturising Body Lotion.

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