Why I have Gone All Natural & Haven’t Looked Back

I’ve always been a self-confessed lazy girl when it comes to my skin care routine. For some of you this will make you shudder, but for the rest of you I’m sure you can relate to the constant internal dialect of whether you should bother removing your makeup before you go to bed. Don’t stress ladies, at least 80% of the time I strop my way to the bathroom to do the bare minimum makeup removal routine – insert the token micellar water and rosehip oil. This little combo was all I have been able to muster up the bother for… until more recently.

In a bid to rid my bathroom cupboard (and kitchen cupboard for that matter) of anything that wasn’t in some way (shape or form) organic or natural, I went on the hunt and gather for some skincare products. I’ve always done the bare minimum for my skin, which often translates to the cheapest and I recently realised how bloody terrible that is. I read the back label of one of the products I had been using and I couldn’t pronounce any of the ingredients, let a lone understand what they are doing (positive or negative) to my skin and my entire health. After all, your skin is your biggest organ and it only takes a few seconds for your skin to start absorbing these potentially harmful chemicals. Scary, isn’t it!? With my budget in mind and always referring to my Instagram feed for inspiration, it didn’t take me long before I stumbled upon Australian (Tasmanian) owned and made Embalm Skincare.


At first I tried and tested the cleansing combo, as this is where I let myself down the most. This pack included the Uplifting Cleanser, Calming Toner and Luxurious Face Cream. It is appropriately labelled the ‘Absolute Essentials Pack’.  I could immediately tell that the products were indulging my your skin with its antioxidant-rich ingredients. That’s what happens when you’re lazy and live at the beach. The face cream locked in moisture yet didn’t make my face oily, the gentle cleanser promised to restore a healthy glow and vitality to my skin (which I can absolutely attest to) whilst the calming toner helps to clear complexion without drying your skin (which again I can concur).

While I still have my inner lazy girl sneak back in every now and then, it certainly is a simple routine even I can manage to maintain. I use the bundle of products each night after my shower and always go to bed with the calming aromatherapy of the range easing me into my slumber. It’s so calming – but is it really a surprise when the ingredients are lemongrass, cocoa butter, rosehip oil, jojoba oil, and lavender? I’m feeling zen  just thinking about it now- but I must finish this post.

I’m still not a perfect skincare ambassador and will never quite be a beauty blogger, but I do know what works for my skin and my overall health. I can feel it and better yet, I can see the difference. I typically have sensitive skin and often find myself switching between hair and beauty products due to different allergies and reactions. I was actually apprehensive about trying the Embalm Skincare Range, but then I asked myself why? I have willingly tried and tested expensive products without any fear at all. Funnily enough, these were the same products that would come back to haunt me in a few days after my first use.  So why was I anxious about trying ‘natural’ products? Products I actually could pronounce the ingredients list of! Just silly.

While yes, everyone is different, I can say that I had no burning, itching, stinging, irritated or any other annoying word that describes discomfort from using this range on my skin. I got in touch with the founder Mel Driver and was unsurprised to hear that her range has actually received several national awards for her products.

I have been a proud sharer of this range because it has been a whirlwind of delight to test the Embalm Skincare Range. I have also been using the lip balm, body moisturiser and hand cream in the last few weeks and am equally impressed. I can’t wait to give the other products in the range a go soon. Luckily my husband likes the smell of the products too, otherwise he may have had to resort to sleeping on the couch. And I’m not quite ready to give up my Embalm Skincare for anything or anyone.