Kio Kio Hand & Body Lotion

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I have kept this bottle of Kio Kio’s Hand & Body Lotion on my bedside table ever since it arrived. I love slabbing myself with it in the evenings as the lavender scent calms me down and preps me to bed. What’s best about is that it contains no synthetic ingredients, parabens, and other nasties.

Don’t know Kio Kio? I’ll tell you. Kio Kio was founded by Liz Young and Fiona Terry with the aim of reducing women’s use of harmful synthetic and petroleum-based ingredients in their skin. The average woman uses over 250 chemicals everyday. Alarming, isn’t it? Kio Kio’s products are created with natural and organic ingredients and are made and designed in New Zealand.

The one I have is Antipodean Lavender & Rimu from their Aromacologie Range. It smells and feels luxurious. The scent is stronger than usual lotions and even though it is made of essential oils, others might not be too enthusiastic about that. If you have a sensitive nose, there’s a fragrance-free option (Chamomile & Harekeke). The hand and body lotion ingredients list is a dream. It contains Organic Certified Rosehip Oil, Organic Manuka Honey, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Certified Shea Butter, Almond and Jojoba oils, and Mamuku (NZ fern tree). My skin just loves eating these.

If you’d like to make a switch to plant-based body care, I urge you to try KioKio. Kiokio’s lovely director, Fiona, has told me about their Friends & Family discount sale where you can get 20% off with code FRIEND20. Shipping is free nationwide.

You can visit the Kiokio website here.

Tell me, which scent are you getting?