I recently did a post on a gorgeous Baylis & Harding reed diffuser, and now I wanted to share with you one of my favourite hand lotions – the Baylis & Harding Royale Bouquet Collection Lemon Blossom & White Rose Luxury Hand Lotion. (Yes quite a long name!)
Firstly let me talk a little about the background of the brand itself. Baylis and Harding was founded in the 1960s by David Slater and Marcia Simmons. They started with a little shop under Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham and became known as Midlands Cosmetic Sales. They would regularly take to the roads and sell setting lotion to hairdressers and coined the first ever gift set from using left over florist baskets and turkey nets. Years later, the business was taken over by the next generation and today is run by the children of the founders Adrian Slater and Tania Fossey. They took over the company; developed it; re-branded it to Baylis and Harding; and grew it into the successful gift and toiletry company it is today.
The bottle has beautiful flowers drawn on to it and there is even a little ribbon tied in a bow at the top of the bottle which is such a cute little extra. The lotion itself is a lovely soft texture, and the scent reminds me of a summers day – although not that we have seen many of those so far this year! You only need a small amount of the hand lotion as a little goes a very long way and the lotion soaks really well into the skin, without leaving a greasy feeling which I have experienced with other brands of hand lotions.
The price of the Hand Lotion is just £6 for a huge 500ml bottle, and there is also a matching hand wash available, which will look so pretty on your bathroom shelf. Other fragrances in the Royale Bouquet collection include Lilac and English Lavender and Rose and Honeysuckle.
Check out the full collection including Baylis & Harding’s new Great Body collection at www.baylisandharding.com