Beauty being a holistic feast for all of the senses is something that Kathy Webb, owner of Palm and Sole strongly believes in. I have to say I agree with her. Why shouldn’t you have products that work, smell divine and feel luxurious? In a nutshell, that’s exactly what Kathy creates. She develops hand blended products that support the systems that support our skin, for anyone of any age. A few weeks ago she launched The Palm and Sole Sensory Beauty Club, alongside two new and exciting concepts. I was lucky enough to be invited along.
The Palm and Sole Sensory Beauty Club launch was held in the Walnut rooms at St Giles House. We were welcomed with Champagne, canapés and the sounds of 90’s club tunes from a DJ. There were five areas to explore with two exclusive launches.
First, I explored the slow shopping experience. Here, I had the opportunity to explore the textures and smells of the products and learn more about the ingredients too. It was clear that focus of this shopping experience was on you and your needs. Again, something that Kathy is passionate about. All of her products are hand blended, with vegan and vegetarian options, minimal packaging and there’s the option for bespoke blends too. Palm and Sole products are also multi-functional meaning that you can get more out them. The Warm Oil Massage Candle (pictured below) looked, smelt and felt divine.
I also had the chance to learn about the brand new Sensory Beauty box (£50.) It’s a personalised beauty box containing a selection of bespoke products. If you sign up you get a consultation with Kathy, who will then create four products to suit your needs. You will also receive a special Palm and Sole tester product, application tips, a home pantry recipe card and personalised product recommendations. Plus a free friends ticket to the next Sensory Beauty Club. The following month you will either receive the same four bespoke products or you can swap one out for a brand new blend.
I love the idea behind this box. Instead of getting a random selection of products that might not work for you, you’re guaranteed to get four exciting products that meet your needs. This would make a wonderful gift for someone and is a great concept for Kathy’s regular customers.
Next up was another brand new concept – the Beauty Serum Cocktail Bar, which is exclusive to the Sensory Beauty Club. The menu contained a range of botanical ingredients along with a description of what they do and who they would work for. Your bespoke serum was then created in front of your eyes in a silver cocktail shaker. Again, I loved the idea of getting a product personalised to your exact needs.
In the centre of the room was a ‘make your own table.’ I created a face neck and body scrub using olive oil, sugar and honey. It looked and smelt divine, it was fun to be able to play around and create something for myself. It took me back to being a kid and raiding kitchen cupboards to create face masks at sleepovers!
Finally, there were hand message stations that used the Palm and Sole mood whips. After a sensory test (smelling the whips and choosing the one that stood out to you the most.) I had a divine hand massage using Golden Sands, an orange scented, luxurious feeling hand cream. It finished off the sensory experience nicely.
I had such a wonderful learning all about the new products and exciting launches. If you’re an Aromatherapy lover or holistic beauty fiend you’ll adore the Palm and Sole Sensory Beauty Club. It would be a fantastic evening out with the girls and the Beauty Box would make a wonderful gift too.
Tickets for the Palm and Sole Sensory Beauty Club cost £22 with next event being held in Norwich in December, before rolling out across the UK in 2018.