Summerdown Mint hand lotion from the foothills of the Hampshire Downs

Summerdown mint hand lotion

Summerdown mint hand lotion

Hand cream is no luxury to me. I’m lazy about using gloves when washing the dishes, and wash my hands too many times in the day to count. All this results in dry skin on hands and a tight feeling to skin, not to mention a flakey white residue (yuk). Which is why I am addicted to hand cream, and whenever a sample is sent to me I try it straight away. This one from Summerdown mint has topped the charts for me at the moment… thick, creamy, very moisturising and gives a feeling of protecting the skin on hands.

The mint in Summerdown mint is grown in Hampshire, England, and is derived from the single estate Black Mitcham Mint grown on the Summerdown Farm there. The farm also grows lavender and chamomile as their ‘aromatic’ crop, along with the staple farm crops such as wheat and barley.

The combination of lemongrass and mint is uplifting, whilst avocado oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter moisturise,  and aloe vera gel and pro vitamin B45 provide protection to the skin. To top it all, the cream doesn’t contain any petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, or PEGs, so helps if you are trying to reduce usage of these.

It costs £16 for a 250ml bottle, and I have a feeling it will last a while because of the thick and creamy consistency, and the fact that it is very moisturising for dry hands like mine. There is nothing worse than a non-greasy hand cream not actually delivering on tackling dry skin. You can buy the hand cream, and also other products using the home grown mint online here, or find a stockist local to you by searching here.

© Rob Arnold. 07/08/2014. Hampshire, UK. Black Mitcham Peppermint being harvested in fields on the Malshanger estate. The peppermint will soon be harvested to be turned into tea and oil, which is used in chocolate making and other food products. The farm grows mint, lavender and camomile as their 'aromatic' crop, along with the staple farm crops such as wheat, barley and oats. The oil is available direct from Summerdown Mint, but is also available from Neal's Yard in London. The tea is sold at leading retailers nationwide, including Booth's, Harvey Nichols, Partridge's & Waitrose. Photo by Rob Arnold

© Rob Arnold. 07/08/2014. Hampshire, UK. Black Mitcham Peppermint being harvested in fields on the Malshanger estate.

 

© Rob Arnold. 07/08/2014. Hampshire, UK. Sunset over the camomile fields on the Malshanger estate. The farm grows Black Mitcham peppermint, lavender and camomile as their 'aromatic' crop, along with the staple farm crops such as wheat and barley. The camomile is harvested for oil and tea. Photo by Rob Arnold

© Rob Arnold. 07/08/2014. Hampshire, UK. Sunset over the camomile fields on the Malshanger estate.

 

© Rob Arnold. 23/07/2014. Hampshire, UK. A bee flying from Lavender flowers in bloom on Summerdown farm estate near Malshanger in Hampshire. The lavender will be harvested and distilled into lavender oil that is a popular aromatherapy oil. The oil can be purchased from Summerdown Farms Ltd - www.summerdownmint.com Photo credit : Rob Arnold

© Rob Arnold. 23/07/2014. Hampshire, UK. A bee flying from Lavender flowers in bloom on Summerdown farm estate near Malshanger in Hampshire. T

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample to try. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
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