Botanicals Calming Tea Tree & Lavender Body Lotion | Beauty Review

23 Oct 2014

Something that I've always struggled with after shaving or waxing is ingrown hairs. I have thick, really dark hair so it's pretty much inevitable that I get them. So when an e-mail popped up in my inbox about a product that claims to help with ingrowing hairs, I jumped at the chance to try it.

The Botanicals Calming Body Lotion* is full of tea tree and lavender to help soothe and calm the skin after hair removal. Essential extracts of calming marigold and aloe-vera are blended together to support the skin's natural elasticity by replenishing moisture. It is also 100% natural and 90% organic.

I put this lotion to the ultimate test. I shaved my legs and used this everyday, twice a day, for one week to see how well it worked. The result? It worked great! I still did have a few ingrown hairs however it was much less than I would normally get. Also, my legs get really really itchy during the few days after when the hairs grow back so I applied this when my legs felt like they needed a good scratch and it soothed my skin in minutes. It's a really nice lotion, not too thick but still moisturising enough and it sinks in so quickly. The scent isn't too overpowering and is actually really relaxing.

As you can see from the bottle, I had used just above the label for the whole week, twice a day, sometimes more than twice so if you were using this constantly it'd get used up quite quickly but I think once a day would even help with the ingrown baddies! 

I am so impressed with this product, if you get ingrown hairs, you need to try this!

You can get it from Botanicals for £14.75 for a 100ml bottle. 


*PR Sample
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  1. Sounds nice. Have you tried dry body brushing? It really helps with ingrown hairs and your skin becomes super smooth and soft<3 Help with dry skin too, like a lot! :) xx

    1. I do have a body brush but haven't got into the habit of using it regularly yet haha! I will try & remember to use it more :) x

  2. I'm loving this too Amber, my skin gets really irritated after hair removal and this is perfect for calming it down and I've had much fewer ingrown hairs too. Hurrah for Botanicals! x

  3. Botanicals is a nice brand, sadly I'm sensitive to tea tree but I still take your review onboard to pass on to readers who may be looking for this type of product :)

  4. Ooh this sounds good, I suffer terribly from them after waxing. I'll have to give this a go :) xxx

  5. Love Botanicals. They are one of my favourite brands x

  6. Sounds lovely, I get in grown hairs so it's definitely worth a try - especially as I love anything lavender scented!

    Great blog!