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I love baths, but they’re just not the same without some sort of concoction to put in the water. There’s something about a bath bomb or some soothing bath salts that transforms the water into heavenly bliss. I’ve been rationing my bath products from the holidays because I’m running so low, so when Duckish Natural Skincare contacted me to do a review I jumped at the chance.
Duckish Natural Skincare is a Halifax based company that makes all of their bath and body products by hand. The name “Duckish” comes from Newfoundland slang that, according to their website means dusk or twightlight. I honestly thought that owners Carolyn and Josh just really liked ducks when I first saw it. (Though maybe I was just putting my love of ducks onto them.)
And…just as a side note…can we take a look at that branding? It’s so colourful and patterned! Such a nice breath of color into what is often a fairly monochromatic industry. 🙂
Duckish Natural Skincare offers a wide range of bath and body products from body butters and lip balms to lotion sticks and bath salts. And for those of you who are moms out there – they also have a diaper rash stick.
Duckish products are made of all natural, safe ingredients with as many organic ingredients as possible. I received four products to test out: two sets of bath salts and two lotion sticks (a full sized and an adorable mini).
The Lotion Sticks
I have notoriously dry skin everywhere except for my face so I like to keep a hand cream with me all the time. I’ve started carrying mine in a plastic baggy after one too many explosions but now I don’t have to! Duckish’s lotions come in stick form with a twist up applicator that makes it perfect for on the go. The mini is the perfect hand bag size!
The two scents I received, lavender and pink grapefruit, are just what you’d expect. The grapefruit is fresh and zingy, great for when I need a burst of energy, and the lavender (my favourite) is the perfect soothing scent for when I get anxious.
Ingredients (Lavender Lotion Stick): Grapeseed Oil, Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract
Ingredients (Pink Grapefruit Lotion Stick): Grapeseed Oil, Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract
The Bath Salts
I feel like bath salts get a bad rap – they’re not as excited as bubble baths or as moisturizing as a bath melt but darn it if they aren’t soothing. Yet I so often forget that they exist!
The bath salts from Duckish have a whopping four different salts in them making for a heavenly concoction of chill. The lavender scent is yet again absolute perfection with just the right amount of lavender mixed into the water. It doesn’t punch you in the face and yell LAVENDER! it just kind of whispers it in your ear. It just about put me to sleep, actually.
I also received the citrus scent which is just as stunning as the lavender. The citrus bath salts are a mixture of orange and grapefruit so it’s sweet yet zingy. A great way to wake up in the morning!
Ingredients (Lavender Bath Salts): Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Lavender Essential Oil
Ingredients (Citrus Bath Salts): Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
I am so excited that I’ve found a local company where I can stock up on all of my lavender bath time needs. I’m such a sucker for all things lavender! What’s your favourite scent for bath products?