Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The Goddess of Love

In the Mood for Love...
I think I'm in love. Perhaps it's the alchemical mix of herbal ayurvedic goodness that is working its magic spell upon my brain and sinking deep into my very being. I am utterly bewitched...

If Pukka Herbs were a person, I think I'd want to marry them, or at the very least, become an annoying groupie/fanatic/hanger on. Now you know I am not a material girl and so I really must mean this... this is love, lust, and everything in between. Why? Let me tell you:

  1. They make the yummiest, scrummiest, all-round deep-magic-working herbal teas I have ever encountered. My top favourites are Love (because who doesn't want to feel all warm and tingly inside?), Harmonise (for superwomen everywhere), Chamomile & Vanilla (and I've always hated Chamomile so that's saying something), Morning Time (just like a herbal coffee) and Vanilla Chai (simply yum)... oh who am I kidding, there are loads I love and I have them lined up on our windowsill so I can stare at them and choose which one I'd like at every tea break. Gone are the days of "Another Earl Grey please..."
  2. Thanks to Lucy's Dreaming Aloudness about having 100 husbands, I have recently discovered Pukka's Shatavari as well. This is quite simply a wonder herb which helps to regulate the feminine cycle - which is EXACTLY what my body has needed since having 2 babies in short succession. Since taking it I have had no problems with my periods, far less hormonal moodiness (just ask Father Earthly) and have, in all, felt more balanced generally. I call that pure magic!
  3. Shatavari: Making Super Women of us all
  4. Thirdly, and by no means least or last, Pukka have now embarked on an ayurvedic skincare range. I am always rather cautious about any cosmetics, however natural they are or seem to be because my skin is SUPER fussy. It even complains about pure chamomile and calendula creams. Basically, in the last decade or so, I have found one moisturiser that works for me - one - and I've tried a few. Moreover, I hate using the one my skin seems to like because it's full of chemical nasties. I'd love for once that my skin took to something pure and natural and organic... Well hey ho and whaddyaknow? Pukka have provided it!! How thrilled was I to (a) receive my free Pukka Day and Night cream samples in the post the other day, and (b) to discover that my skin actually LOVES them. Already my complexion is clearer, more soothed and nourished than it has felt in at least a year. And I feel it getting better every day. Pure and utter magic - there is no other explanation.
Pukka Ayurvedic Skincare
And so, now the romance flourishes and burns so vividly I am in danger of neglecting my husband. Perhaps that is Pukka's secret. I am not she who has (or even desires) 100 husbands, I am she who yearns only for more, more, more from the lovely Pukka Goddess. 

I can't wait to find out what comes next in the range. Personally, I am hoping for a gorgeous body cream to rival their facial moisturisers.... oh yes, bring it on!

You can order your free Pukka skincare samples right here. Go show your appreciation and bow low to the Goddess of Love...

Just so you know, I've not been paid or sponsored for this review in any way, shape or form. I just love Pukka and that's all there is to it!


  1. Ah bless you, I am also super in love with PUKKA, also completely adore their LOVE tea and others. I recently made up a couple of baskets for my heavily pregnant friends Abi and Sophie, including all sorts of goodie treats and loads of PUKKA love sachets :-) they are indeed a magnificent company and there be magic in them there 'erbs!!!

  2. Imogen @ Alternative Mama16 November 2011 at 10:44

    Ooh that sounds amazing. I too have really fussy skin, the only stuff it will tolerate is Lush Ultra Bland cleanser (which is too expensive) and, strangely, the Simple range which is more chemical-laden than I'd like. Also, my hormones are fucked, LOL. So I will DEFINITELY be checking this stuff out. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

  3. Oh I love the idea of pregnancy baskets!! I wish someone had made one for me! But I will remember that next time I know a mummy-to-be :) I do believe we should all have a Pukka party, us groupies, even if it's online. Haha, how much fun would that be? It'd be like a coven! I wish there was a way to tag in comments. Lucy, Lucy, can we organise a Pukka tea party? Would Pukka sponsor it for us?!

  4. Hormones are pants aren't they? Like before, they just worked, and now they don't! I wonder what the women of old used to do with their wise herbs...? I'm quite sure they had a good post-pregnancy list of herbal concoctions for balancing everything out. I cannot *believe* my skin likes these things, which is why I am so ecstatic. I use Palmers at the moment and I hate knowing it's full of nasties. The Pukka creams are expensive but I think I've almost got to the point in my life when I feel that if it's worth using at all, it's got to be the right thing, no matter what the cost. If I spend the rest of my life lathering chemicals on my skin, what is that going to do to my long term health?

  5. haha. you are on the pukka pills as well! So am I, I love my herbs, and Lucy made quite an impact. How are they working for you? I read your description on your profile and thaught it was about me! Nice to read your blog, I see loads of interesting posts where I will spend my afternoon brownsing if my kids are going to let me. (tough chance, but I promise I will be back!)
    Just to let you know, I just started a new english language blog. I'd love for you to come have a peek!

  6. O, I forgot, baby alarm. the address is http://kamel-mail.blogspot.com and http://kamel-food.blogspot.com

  7. Hi Karien, nice to meet you :) Yes the Pukka pills are working well - I do definitely see a difference. Love your blog! I stopped by and looked briefly last week and will definitely find the time to read more. xx


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