Regular readers will know I am a big advocate of natural products.
As a farmer’s wife, I also like to use products that are British and support British businesses.
Now on the surface, you wouldn’t think this sound-bite would marry well with beauty products but this is where you would be wrong.
You see, old and traditional beauty products contain lanolin because it is so fabulous and where does lanolin come from?
That’s right. One of these beauties.
While I’m not sure Minty’s coat is good enough for luxurious skin care, there are plenty of sheep round whose natural wool-prodicing lubricant is a miracle ingredient.
One of these ointments is Pommade Divine.
It is not a new product. It has been going since the beginning of the 18th century but we all know the old remedies can almost always be the best and Pommade Divine, my friends, is certainly one of them.
It is a multi-purpose beauty balm, formulated to treat dry skin (even on feet), insect bites, scars (caesarean ones as well), stretch marks (enough said after two children), cracked nipples, cradle cap, nappy rash, the list is extensive.
On first impressions, the balm comes in a simple white box but looks can be deceiving. When you open the box, you are met with a beautiful, engraved, silver lid with the Pommade Divine logo embossed on it.
It smells wonderful and, having tasted Medieval pudding from Bath Abbey, the smell of the balm, due to the use of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, is medieval and it is just lovely.
Funnily enough. The origins of pommade date back to the Vikings who invented an apothecary-made ‘Nine Herb Remedy’ which cured all ills.
It definitely is a balm rather than a cream. It has a greasiness to it-due to the lanolin which is why it cures so many things.
At the time, my lips were incredibly dry but after just one application before bed, my lips felt wonderful the next morning.
Boo suffered from cradle cap when she was a baby and used to use a chemist-bought oil (not the cooking variety).
Beb also has cradle cap but the oil just didn’t seem to shift it. The Pommade Divine did.
I couldn’t believe it. While cradle cap is not harmful, it doesn’t look very nice when your beautiful baby has a dry scalp and forehead. His lovely skin is not dry any more.
I used it as a nappy balm which was also good. The amount of things it cures seems to be endless.
Don’t just take my word for it though, there are a string of celebrities who use Pommade Divine as part of their daily lives including Jemma Kidd and Sienna Miller.
It will certainly become one of my nursery favourites.
Pommade Divine costs £19.80 and, at the moment is available from Liberty in London and Fenwick which is nationwide. It is also available from their website: http://www.pommadedivine.com/
* I was sent a pot of Pommade Divine for the purpose of this review but all opinions are my own.