Janey Loves spring 2021

Natural beauty expert Janey Lee Grace shares the DIY treatments that got her through lockdown

Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod

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Published: 9 April 2021

This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod

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This article first appeared in our Love issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 09 April 2021. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

It’s been great to watch the interest in natural and organic products grow over the course of the last year.

We have all had to get used to some DIY TLC and now, as warmer weather approaches, it’s a good time to focus on sorting out our skin and hair after the drying effects of winter.

I love the organic and energised skincare, spagyric crystal and gem essences from AEOS. Its TLC Renewal Face Cream (£120, 30ml) is the ultimate relief for ultra-dry, sensitised or eczema-prone skin. Quickly absorbed and packed with natural vitamin E, precious proteins and essential fatty acids, it’s your ultimate skin-loving powerhouse. Alchemical essences of carnelian, rose quartz, blue chalcedony, rubellite, topaz and quartz help to rejuvenate the skin and balance emotions.

Pamper your body

Give your body some intensive care with Weleda’s Skin Food Body Butter (£19.75, 150ml), relaunched in a recycled glass jar to mark Weleda’s 100th anniversary this year!

The fragrant body butter imbues your skin with a unique combination of botanical extracts. Wild pansy, calendula and chamomile help soothe and comfort dry skin, while organic shea and cocoa butter leave it intensely nourished and soft.

This fast-absorbing butter leaves a non-greasy feel to the skin while providing lasting hydration. The all-natural fragrance leaves a lingering scent of sweet orange, aromatic lavender and mellow balsamic benzoin.

Let your locks down

If you have suffered lockdown hair, you’ll be relieved to know that help is at hand with Tabitha James Kraan’s Organic 4-in-1 Conditioner (£25, 165ml). Tabitha is an organic hairdresser and her products are all clean and sustainable.

This high-performance traditional conditioner acts as moisturiser for your hair. Any time your hair feels dehydrated – whether wet or dry – apply this conditioner and leave it in. The nourishing conditioner has been designed to be layered; it detangles, conditions and provides heat protection to enhance styling and finishing. It can also be used to calm a dry and itchy scalp. Essential oils of neroli, tangerine, bergamot and myrrh blend to create the divine signature aromatherapy scent.

Reset your space

Talking of aromatherapy, check out the wonderful products from Shui Me; alongside the sustainable and organic aromatherapy reed diffusers, Shui Me has a range of amazing room sprays (£7.99, 30ml), expertly blended to elevate both mood and ambience. Created with a particular room of the house in mind, each fine mist delivers a unique therapeutic olfactory signature.

The sprays have been crafted with the finest quality organic essential oils; they are vegan, cruelty free, GMO free and sustainably sourced.

Spritz them into the air or on bed linen, cushions or the sofa and let your mind, body and living space reset!

We’ve launched the 2021 Janey Loves Platinum Awards, with My Green Pod as our media partner.2021 Platinum Awards

Our judges are Jo Wood, Carrie Grant, Glynis Barber and Dr Marilyn Glenville.

If you know a brand interested in entering the Platinum Awards, please send them our way! We aim to recognise the best in natural organic and sustainable products and we have categories for therapists, practitioners and wellbeing authors, too.

Click here for more about the awards and how to enter.

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