I recently got the opportunity to review some products by a Canadian company called St Grape. I had never heard of them before but they pride themselves in having natural products that promote a healthy lifestyle twinned with ‘ancient wisdom’ which all sounds a little bit airy to me but I’ve been impressed I must admit. The products that I was sent to try out were the Exotic Pink Bath Salt, the Aqua Bliss Body Scrub, the Ancient Foot Scrub and the Invisible Skin Massage Oil. They came beautifully presented in boxes with ribbons and fancy tissue paper which was a nice touch. I’ll be honest and say that I wouldn’t usually chose these kinds of scents as I love fruity and sweet smells but I have actually really enjoyed using them.
Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub
The packaging got the St Grape Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub has a really nice feel to it. At first I thought it was a frosted glass but it’s actually just a really nice plastic. It aims to ‘Rejuvenate, Refresh and Heal’ when used as an exfoliator. It’s made up of sea salt once more and contains 100% pure essential oils. I don’t like the scent of this product as much as it is a little bit too flowery for my liking; it contains jasmine and lotus oils. It’s a really good exfoliator though and doesn’t dissolve into the water immediately as some salt and sugar scrubs can do. It leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and even though I don’t like the scent, it does leave you feeling relaxed. This little pot provides you with 150g and costs £12.
Exotic Soaking Salt
The St Grape Exotic Soaking Scrub is the only packaging that I’m not really a fan of. It came in a lovely corrugated cardboard box with a ribbon which was nice, however, the actual bottle is plastic and the branding is very different from the luxurious feel that the other products had. It also had two labels, as you can see above, one in French, one in English. That aside, the product was really nice to use. The product is made from Himalayan Mineral Pink Salt which is apparently the purest form of salt that you can find. It contains seven essential oils but the ones that come through most powerfully in it’s scent are menthol, lavender and eucalyptus. The product is quite versatile and can be used either as bath salts, an exfoliator or as smelling salts. I used it in the bath and was really quite relaxing. I have quite a big tub so put in a good quarter of the bottle and it dissolved nicely in the water. It comes in a 600g bottle and can be purchased for £15 which isn’t a bad price tag.
Ancient Foot Scrub
The St Grape Ancient Foot Scrub came in quite a big pot with 500g worth of product. It’s in a blue plastic container with a silver screw lid and claims to instantly revive tired foot. The granules in this are fairly big and the formula itself is quite dry. Again, the scent isn’t really something that I would opt for when purchasing bath products but I kind of like it in another sense purely because it reminds me of going to a spa for treatments. When I used it, I massaged it into my feet, two days after wearing heels for about 14 hours. I must say, it felt super nice and my feet were nice and relaxed. The salt didn’t dissolve very quickly which I was surprised about and got rid of the achey feeling that I had. It’s one of the more expensive products at £25 but it does last a lot longer than the others.
Invisible Skin Massage Oil
The last product I was sent was the St Grape Invisible Skin Massage Oil. It came in a nice, brown box but the bottle is made of glass with a cork in it. There’s also a glass stopper that comes with it which looks a bit more elegant. I’m not really a fan of oil for moisturising but once mum has got her massage qualification, I’m sure it will come in handy! It contains 100% natural essential oils the main ones being olive, lavender, lime and grapefruit. It’s quite light on the skin and soaks in well for being an oil without leaving greasy looking skin. Again, it’s another more expensive product at £25 but a little goes a long way. I’m looking forward to having an actual massage with it!
On the whole, even though the scents aren’t what I’d normally choose, I’m actually pretty impressed with the results. The products feel nice on the skin and they leave you feeling lovely and pampered. Definitely would like to try a few more of their products.