The Bath Mama – Natural Cosmetics Handmade with love

By Helen Coultate – The Bath Mama
The Bath Mama (  is passionate about health and beauty. I love cosmetics of all shapes and sizes and after much research I have come to realise that price does not always reflect quality. I have tried and tested hundreds of products over the years, some good some bad and now realise that it is not just about the fancy packaging and expensive scents but when stripped back bare and back to basics it is actually the product alone that is most important.

Below are my top picks of products for a head to toe pamper all for under £30.

These powerful products have all been handmade in the UK using the finest natural ingredients and love.
Ginger and Beer Hair Conditioner
Beer, rich in vitamin B is this years not so secret super ingredient for hair care products. The malt and hops in the beer contain protein which are said to repair damaged hair. The sugars maltose and sucrose tighten the hairs cuticles which add extra shine. Extracts of Ginger and Rosemary have been added for their astringent qualities. This conditioner will add masses of volume and shine to your locks as well as strengthening your strands for ongoing protection.

Cucumber Cleansing Mousse
We have all used cucumbers on our eyes at some point or another, that is because they are well known to be cooling, calming and gentle. The perfect foundation for a gentle cleanser. Thanks to the cucumber this cleanser is gentle and soothing and yet cool and refreshing. This fluffy mousse is gentle enough to be used by people with sensitive skin but is powerful enough to remove excess oils and blemishes. It can also be used daily as a makeup remover. The Cucumber, with it’s high water and antioxidant content has an amazing ability to heal and restore the skin. It has the potential to tighten pores, reduce the appearance of dark circles around the eyes, reduce the appearance of freckles and help even out your complexion. When used regularly Cucumber can lead to healthier skin, a more even skin tone and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

Watercress treatment Face Mask
This treatment mask contains a cocktail of carefully selected fresh salad vegetables that you might not expect to see in a face mask. It is a soft and gentle mask with healing and antiseptic properties to sooth troubled skin and help clear up and prevent outbreaks. Watercress is one of the power ingredients. It has a high mineral content including, sulphur, nitrogen, iodine, iron, phosphates and potash. It is very antiseptic and nourishing for the skin and has been used for centuries for the treatment of spots. Lettuce rich in vitamins will not only soothe sore and blemished skin, but also has remarkable cleansing properties. One of the surprising super ingredients is Garlic which is extremely antiseptic and Mushrooms which are added to the mixture to absorb excess oil. Don’t worry about the scent as this mask smells subtle and sweet, not an aroma of garlic to be found.

Million Year old Mud Body Mask
An all over body mask made with real mud, rich in natural minerals, to gently absorb grease and excess oils. I love this body mask as it is like an expensive, luxurious spa treatment in your own home. Mud has been used for hundreds of years in beauty treatments as it is full of natural vitamins and minerals. It open’s your pores and draws out toxins and pollutants from deep within your skin. After wallowing in your mud mask for ten minutes or more you will be left with well conditioned, silky soft skin.

White Grape and Pumpkin Body Soufflé
Some unusual ingredients have been combined to create a light, moisturising body soufflé. Ideal for moisturising dry arms and legs. There are two power ingredients in this pot, pumpkin which is extremely nutritious and nourishing. It is high in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E. Great for diminishing stretch marks and wrinkles. And white grape which is toning and is said to have excellent anti-ageing properties.

Tomato and Red Pepper Foot Mask
Feet need pampering too. So here is a powerful pot full of carefully selected super ingredients to disinfect, deodorize, alleviate bruising and aches, soften skin and stimulate blood circulation. That’s a lot of perks in just one pot. Your feet will be forever grateful. So the first super ingredient is Tomatoes which have long been used for a variety of different skin problems. They are rich in vitamins and mineral such as phosphorus, iron, Vitamin A, C and K to help restore skins health. With cooling properties they sooth raw and aching skin and remove excess oils. Red Pepper has been added and nicknamed ‘The smell stopper’. It is astringent, antiseptic and antibacterial excellent for combating foot odor. Mustard Powder is warming and helps stimulate blood circulation. It can alleviate bruising and associated aches and pains. It also helps it’s friend Red pepper in combating foot odor with it’s disinfectant and deodorizing properties. The final super ingredient is red cabbage which is astringent and rich in vitamins, minerals and olive oil which helps soften hard skin.