A little pot of pure goodness
Soveral angel Balm, £ 55
I started to experiment with natural and organic skincare around seven years ago, and quickly got into a routine of using coconut oil religiously. Then, at a meditation event, I was introduced to Soveral Angel Balm – a teeny, tiny sample pot that looked pared back and unassuming. Oh, how wrong I was.
As soon as I twisted off the top it hit me – that instantly soothing aromatic blend of earthy rosemary and endearing rose. I couldn’t help but close my eyes and just breathe, letting everything around me go quiet for a moment. Now, I use it for practically everything (and I mean everything); from face mask to cleanser, on dry patches, lips and the ends of my hair. I love that its balmy texture isn’t oily or greasy – it just melts into skin like it’s supposed to be there.
Living up to its name, it’s a real dogooder, with 100% organic ingredients that leave my skin feeling nourished without fail. If there’s ever a part of my body that isn’t feeling great, I’ll use the balm alongside Alexandra Soveral’s signature massage technique to soothe tension away. When I do, it reminds me of eating a really healthy meal after being poorly – when I think, ‘ This is why I need to eat like this!’ That’s what Angel Balm is to me, a feeling of pure goodness over and over again – exactly how I want to feel all the time. ‘ Eat Happy’ by Melissa Hemsley is out now (£20, Ebury Press). Soveral products are available from net-a-porter.com
Melissa Hemsley cook and food writer