Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lemongrass House - new shop in Newtown


On King St in Newtown is a new green and brown shop called Lemongrass House. 

It has so many different products all lining the walls like a colourful, fragrant army. When chatting to the owner of the shop, Toni, I found out that these products contain no parabens, no sulfates, and some of the finest smelling essential oils I have ever experienced. I almost needed a moment when I smelt their jasmine. My god. Amazing.

All their products are made in Thailand and they stock some of the best hotels, resorts and spas in the world. Ever stayed at a ritzy hotel and found yourself stealing shampoo bottles from the maid's cart because it was so nice? Chances are it was a Lemongrass House product.

This is the first Lemongrass House shop in Australia and it is divine. I left the shop full of info and desperate for a holiday to Phuket. 

I bought Jasmine shampoo and Fig Tea conditioner (I love to mix and match) as well as some Green Tea face cream. 


Jasmine shampoo ($18.00)
Great scent, leaves the hair feeling squeaky clean without stripping the hair of its natural oils. It contains ingredients like aloe vera, sea kelp extract, green tea extract... basically a whole lot of goodness in a bottle.

Fig Tea conditioner ($18.00)
My hair is naturally wavy and thick, so I usually just grab a conditioner for super dry hair and use lots of it. Looking at the consistency (it looked a little thin) I told shop owner Toni that I was worried it wouldn't do the job. She had hair almost exactly like mine (I LOVE it when this happens) and she said it was fine. 
IN LOVE with this! Seriously, one of the best conditioners I have ever tried. It smells great and is rich enough without having to spent five minutes rinsing it out of your hair like other glue-like conditioners for dry hair. My pick of Lemongrass House products so far.

Green Tea face cream ($28.00)
Since it's summer and the humidity is RIDICULOUS in Sydney, I have struggled to find a face cream for dry skin that isn't so rich that you feel claustrophobic under it. The beauty of this cream is that it's a gel. It is super sheer but reduces any tight feeling and absorbs quickly without inducing your pores to push it back out again.
It contains cucumber extract and jojoba oil(which both soothed my overheated skin), shea butter, aloe vera, white orchid extract and BANANA EXTRACT. I love putting my banana on my skin! (I will post a recipe for a home spa treatment soon)
This face cream is hands down, my number one pick for a summer face cream. Go get it.

Address: 114 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Ph: 02 9517 9351

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