Grown Alchemist Sweet Orange, Cedarwood & Sage Hand Wash and Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream


A very dear friend bought me this set for my birthday in June, and I've fallen in love with the products and of course they ain't cheap (oh no!).

I have them displayed in the kitchen and wasn't using them too often because I wanted to make them last, but then I realised my husband has been using them and so I decided that I'd better too ; )

There was a time when I rarely touched my more special products because I didn't want them to run out. I've (mostly) moved past that, however: these things should be used and enjoyed!

I love the packaging. When she gave them to me, my friend said that she refills her bottles with cheap products from the supermarket when they run out - she has the bottles on display in her kitchen too. I can tell you now, that's exactly what I'll be doing once these are finished!

So, first up is the Grown Alchemist Sweet Orange, Cedarwood & Sage Hand Wash.

Grown Alchemist claims/product details:
  • A gentle gel hand wash with skin softening and nourishing ingredients
  • Leaves the skin thoroughly cleansed, refreshed and soothed
  • Removes dirt and grime
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Boosts skin lipid content
  • Calms and soothes
  • Bioactive ingredients: coconut oil releases triglycerides that along with fennel seed gently emulsify and remove dirt and grime; cold pressed sweet orange oil restores balance to skin, stimulating circulation while assisting with the release of toxins; sweet almond oil boosts the skin's lipid content and preserves moisture
  • To use: apply evenly over your hands, moisten with water, lather and rinse well
  • RRP $29.95 for 500ml; $26.95 for 300ml
  • Available here


Ach, how I love this - and how I wish it were cheaper! Yes, it lives up to its claims for sure.

The citrus smell is refreshing and invigorating, and the cedarwood and sage scents mean it's not too sweet and has a woody/herbal depth to it that I really like.

The gel itself is smooth and velvety and feels wonderful on your hands. It's lightweight, foams well and feels like it cleans well too. It's so nice to use that it makes me want to wash my hands more often, and I've never been that interested in hand wash before trialling this product.

It's become my HG of hand washes, though I have to say that I haven't tried many and they've never been something I've thought too much about. We have a hand wash we keep in the bathroom, but that position has always been filled by whatever's cheapest at the supermarket. This product has totally spoiled me and I never want to use another one!


On to the Grown Alchemist Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream. More people have likely tried this one: not only was a purse size included in a recent Bellabox, but it comes in smaller sizes that are more accessible in terms of price.

Grown Alchemist claims/product details:
  • Non-greasy formulation of moisturising active botanicals naturally soothes and softens dry, undernourished hands and cuticles
  • Combats oxidative stress
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Uplifting sweet scent 
  • Bioactive ingredients: antioxidants from grape seed, wheatgerm and rosehip oil help accelerate cell growth and neutralise damaging free radicals, protecting the skin’s cellular membrane; cold pressed orange peel oil maintains youthful skin, boosting collagen production while relieving fluid retention; rosehip and camellia seed oil increase the skin’s lipid content, helping restore moisture levels and enhance the skin’s natural moisture retaining capability; polysaccharides from aloe vera protect cells from oxidative stress; vanillin from vanilla provides uplifting and calming aromatherapeutic properties; flavonoids and omegas 3 and 6 from sea-buckthorn berry improve circulation and cell turnover to help restore skin elasticity and softness
  • To use: apply to clean skin and gently massage until absorbed; excellent for rough skin, cuticles and nails; may be used all over the body as an extra-rich body moisturiser and is especially good massaged into dry feet, knees and elbows
  • RRP $66.95 for 500ml and $39.95 for 300ml (bottles); $24.95 for 65ml and $12.95 for 20ml (tubes)
  • Available here


Oh dear, I've fallen in love with this one too! Better make that bottle last ages because I certainly can't justify spending that much on a hand cream.

This lives up to its claims too. It's a lightweight cream that feels heavy/moisturising enough for me (as mentioned in previous posts, I tend to prefer heavier hand creams), without leaving a greasy residue.

The smell is divine and I think it would be too sweet for me if it were orange and not orange-peel scented (the peel adds a bitterness to balance the sweet vanilla), so Grown Alchemist has matched the 'flavours' super well.

It absorbs quickly and feels nice and velvety, so your hands are beautifully hydrated after use without feeling oily. I actually managed to pick up a 20ml tube of this in the FB Bellabox Swap group, so once I've finished my purse hand cream I'll happily have more of this to use.

Big ticks from me. I love products that just feel special, and these do. Plus the packaging draws me in every time and I get a lift when I see them in the kitchen - that counts for something too!

Yay to special products : )

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