I was lucky enough to be asked to review some products from Mary Jean, a small family business in the Scottish Highlands. I love a good pamper session so jumped at the chance to find some new faves.
The Mary Jean business was set up after Mary Jean herself began creating products for her own use, followed by more items for friends and family to use. During this process she actually helped soothe her father’s Dermatitis symptoms with her soaps. The products are all natural and handmade in small batches Read more about the story behind Mary Jean here.
I received a fab bundle of goodies consisting of two soap bars, mum and baby lotion, a face mask and a body scrub…
Mum & Baby Lotion
This lotion feels amazing, like it’s really nourishing the skin, leaving it feeling so soft. It’s non-greasy too which is great. BUT the lavender scent is quite strong. Which is OK for me but I don’t think I would want to use it on my babies. It would detract from their “baby” smell, which I think is amazing on it’s own! Having said that, when I used the lotion and then cuddled Elodie, she did seem to settle very easily so I think the lavender scent must have a lovely calming effect! So perhaps it would be good to use on baby after bath and before bed. I’m not sure!
Soap bars – May Chang Clay and Goats Milk, Lavender & Oatmeal
Both these soaps are fab! My fave is the Oatmeal one and that is because of the oatmeal itself. It’s slightly exfoliating which I like for using in the bath. The clay soap feels more gentle and the suds are almost soft when you use it. It’s only slightly scented so good for using whenever you like. Whereas the Oatmeal one I would only use in the bath, rather than everyday use.
Facial Mask for Normal Skin
This is fab! Firstly, it’s in powder form. So to use, you mix with water; yogurt or olive oil and form a paste. I’ve never used a mask like this so that was cool, making it myself! I have only mixed it with water so far, I imagine yogurt or olive oil to be even better. I left it on for 10 minutes before gently washing it off. My skin felt so smooth, smoother than any other face mask I have tried. It actually feels so soft after I use it that I can’t help but stroke my face! HA! I can’t quite work out what it smells of, I think it’s quite a milky smell which is probably from the yogurt powder in the ingredients. But in short, I love this and will definitely keep using it.
Vanilla & Orange Body Scrub
This is my favourite product out of everything I tried. So much so that I have almost used it all up!! I love a good body scrub anyway but this is the best one I have ever tried. It’s a good consistency and the sugar & sea salt grains are the perfect size for a good scrub. The natural oils in it leave your skin feeling sooooo soft and nourished. For as long as I can remember, I have moisturised my body as soon as I get out the shower, every day. I can’t stand having skin which has the slightest hint of dryness. After using this scrub, I didn’t feel the need to moisturise at all. Oh and also, it smells so deliciously orangey with a hint of vanilla, scrummy!
So in a nutshell, all the products were great and I don’t think I have a least favourite. I do however, have a clear winner! You can probably guess that the item at the top of my list is definitely the Vanilla & Orange Body Scrub! I love love LOVE it!
Have you tried any of the Mary Jean products? I’d love to know which is your fave!