Miss Mel’s Oat and Chamomile Cleanser

Miss Mel's Oat and Chamomile Cleanser by The Floral Mixtress

Miss Mel celebrated her birthday with a delightful lunch at Piha on Auckland’s rugged west coast. We sat outside on a flawless summer’s day with a view of the jagged green hills surrounding the beach  and ate brioche french toast with bacon and bananas. YUM. Oh french toast how I love your soft and crispy goodness.

I gave her a small gift of an oat and chamomile cleanser and have been riddled with gift giver’s panic ever since. Continue reading

Nic’s Sunshine Sugar Scrub

Sunshine Sugar Scrub by The Floral Mixtress

This scrub is named for my friend Nic. She is a constant source of light and sweetness in my life. She sends me text messages with greetings like “Happy sunny Saturday angel” and “Hey hottie!!! You looked stunning last night.” A ‘Nic’ is a very good thing to have in your life t0 enjoy the good times with and is also wonderful for when boys are crap or you’ve had the worst EVER day at work. Nic is very good at getting INVOLVED. She works damn hard and also makes time to really listen to her friends, to get involved with her community and take part in a multitude of interesting things such as bicycle dance. She is a wee dynamo and I hope to grow old disgracefully with her. Continue reading

Moisturising Hibiscus Hair Gel

Moisturising Hibiscus Hair Gel 2 by The Floral Mixtress

I can’t recall ever meeting a woman who is happy with her hair. Women with the most glorious hair you have ever seen will complain about it. A colleague of mine who has the most lovely coppery wavy hair, which she can coax into loose ringlets, insists on getting blonde highlights and ironing it straight. When I am Queen of the World there will be a law against that sort of carry-on. Continue reading

Gentle Ylang Ylang and Lemongrass Shampoo

Ylang Ylang Flower on Tree (Cananga odorata)

Ylang Ylang Flower on Tree (Cananga odorata)

This shampoo will not give you multiple orgasms in the shower (more is the pity) a la Herbal Essences Shampoo advertisement. However, it will be kind to your scalp and hair and kind to the fishies when it eventually winds up in the ocean. Continue reading

Gentle Ylang Ylang and Mandarin Cleansing Oil

Ylang Ylang and Mandarin Cleansing Oil by The Floral Mixtress

Description

The ylang ylang flower has a very sweet, heavy and slightly spicy exotic floral scent. It is said to make you feel happy and calm. I love to use this essential oil in my night-time cleanser as calm and happy is just how I want to feel before bed. It is also said to promote sexuality which is not altogether a bad thing just before bed either.There is also something very luxurious about the scent and I am all about everyday luxury. It blends well with the sweet and refreshing scent of mandarin. Continue reading