I’m a massive sloe gin fan – a dot of sloe gin with a tonic and plenty of ice is a delicious thing, as is a sloe gin liqueur while you’re bundled up next to a fire. My dad used to make his own and that’s never been bettered – I tried making my own and it was good, but not dad-good. So, you can see why I seized upon Sloe Down Scrub in search of that boozy, plummy scent. I have to say this is not what I think of when I conjour up sloe gin but it’s a nice surprise nonetheless. There’s a very fruity aroma to it, more autumn berry than summer fruits, and the scrub mix is lovely.
The brand hasn’t skimped on oil in the salt mix so it’s quite loose (without being sloppy) that makes rubbing over your skin much easier. I’ve had some salt and sugar scrubs that just don’t have enough oil and it feels quite uncomfortable. I used this before I got in the bath (stand on a towel to catch any spare salt) so the oils perfumed the bath as well – I’ve no complaints – I got the soft skin I was hoping for but I think it’s quite expensive at £20 for the amount. The website shows a picture of the salts with some elderberries floating about in it – I don’t know what happened but there wasn’t a single one in mine! Anyway, it’s HERE.
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