Let’s face it, with our obsession with gift giving (and in some cases receiving!) Christmas can be a busy, as well as expensive, time!

We are firm believers in giving gifts, but we think you should always make the presents something useful that the recipient will appreciate and actually use.

The selection of natural and organic beauty products in supermarkets is increasing rapidly which means it is easier than ever to pick up a decent present for whoever you forgot or the unexpected last minute addition to the guestlist. This is our guide to the last minute best natural beauty buys you can pick up in your local supermarkets or with your online shop.

Senspa is a natural beauty brand available in Waitrose. I was sent some samples earlier in the year and was then surprised to see the brand in my local branch. The packaging is pretty and the products are highly affordable.

The essential oil blends used are pleasant, not too overpowering, and all the products feel good on the hair and skin. Plus, in my opinion, the products look and feel more expensive than they are!

I’ve tried:

SenSpa Nourishing Shampoo – this is quite a watery shampoo in consistency but you don’t need much and it lathers well.

SenSpa Nourishing Conditioner – this is a really nourishing conditioner and it left my hair smelling incredible!

SenSpa Hair & Scalp Masque – I do love a good hair treatment and this is one. The creamy product has an instant cooling effect on the scalp, which is a nice sensory experience. Both this masque and the conditioner have amazing detangling properties.

Senspa Detox Body Wash – The essential oil fragrance in this product is beautiful. Sweet orange, lime and rosemary; a great balance of sweetness with the lime edge cutting through. The body wash has a creamy, luxurious feel.

Senspa Detox Body Scrub – This scrub is also creamy and shares the same fragrance as the Detox Body Wash. Both these products contain organic seaweed, dead sea salts and marine extracts. Both leave skin feeling soft and smooth.

Still in Waitrose, we have Neal’s Yard, who this year have made some gorgeous gift sets. Other picks I can recommend from Neal’s Yard are: Organic Geranium & Orange Bath Oil, Wild Rose Beauty Balm, Bee Lovely Hand Cream and Aromatic Body Butter.

Next onto Ocado and Neal’s Yard also feature here. I spotted a couple of gift sets on Ocado that aren’t on the Waitrose Site – Aromatherapy Bath & Massage Oil Gift Set and Organic Hand Cream Collection.

Still in Ocado, and there are a few other top picks –

Tisserand Aromatherapy Travel Survival Kit – Tisserand have been creating aromatherapy products for yonks – they know their stuff and these blends are super.

Weleda Mens Bag – one for the guys! There’s a Shower Gel, Shaving Cream and Men’s Intensive Cream all packaged in a washbag.

Avalon Organics Brilliant Balance Gift Set and Intense Defense Gift Set –  fab gift sets to care for skin with a toiletries case. See our Christmas skin and body gifting ideas here, where we first featured these sets.