Help Me Ronda Rub-a-Dub Scrub and Hydration Balm review

If you've read my blog for a while now you'll know that I love cuticle and hand care products. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for new products to try in case I find a new Holy Grail product and maybe because I pretty much just want to buy new beauty products! You also might know that I have a few skin problems which means I have to be extra careful when choosing products to use. Today I have 2 products from Help Me Ronda Aromatherapy & Massage that my hands have been absolutely loving and are gentle on my crappy skin.

Now straight up I have to let you know that the owner of Help Me Ronda is a friend and she's been friends with my hubby since primary school. I pull no punches when it comes to all my reviews and you can rest assured that Ronda received no special treatment whatsoever!

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First up is the Rub-a-Dub Scrub which is an exfoliating hand and body scrub made from all natural shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, rice powder and tea tree powder. I really suck at describing smells but I'd say it has a fresh scent which is lovely and calming. A great pamper night product!

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You only need about a 5-10 cent piece for both hands as a little goes a fair way. I've used a bit too much in the pic below though oops! To use, rub into your palms to melt the scrub and then gently rub for about 30 seconds before rinsing with warm water to reveal softer, smoother looking skin. It leaves a slightly oily film on the skin which soaks in after a while though which helps to lock in moisture and hydrate your skin.

I found the Rub-a-Dub-Scrub super gentle on my skin although it looks a little worrying in the tub. It made the backs of my hands smooth but I found the scrub made the biggest difference on my eczema and dermatitis patches which flare up on the palms of my hands and my ring and pinky fingers. My eczema patches are NOT a pretty sight at all hence why I haven't shown any pics. The scrub softened my rough dry skin leaving it smoother and I simply moisturised well after. It kept my scaly skin at bay for a good week which is a miracle for me - I normally have to resort to my corticosteroids creams so I am in love!

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The Apple Pie Hydration Balm from the Just Desserts range smells every darn bit delicious as it sounds. It's made from mango butter, coconut oil, evening primrose oil and tea tree essential oil and can be used on pretty much any dry patch you might have. It works like my beloved Lush Lemony Flutter but the texture of the Hydration Balm is infinitely better - it's softer and smoother so it melts and soaks in wonderfully and quickly too in just a few minutes.

The soft texture however isn't so great in the warmer months as the balm melts so definitely store it in a cool place. I tend to use it on my elbows and as a cuticle balm and a little goes a long way. The size of the balms is also just right for on the go and fits perfectly in my handbag for touch ups while out and about.

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I love the silver and white packaging of the Help Me Ronda products as it's clean and simple. All orders come with a care card with general instructions such as making sure you test patch the products which is always important with any new skincare.

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Ronda is releasing a Valentines Day Vintage Love Package tomorrow for presale that includes both the Rub-a-Dub-Scrub and Hydration Balm in the Sweet Rose scent and 2 sets of rose nail vinyls from Loki's Nail Vinyls and Emily De Molly Vintage Love polish which are both exclusive to the Vintage Love Package. The set will be $43 (including shipping) so it's a fantastic way to try the brand if you haven't before! The set is available to Aussie ladies only though.

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Details: Help Me Ronda products are available from the Help Me Ronda Etsy store and the Rub-a-Dub Scrub retails for $18 and Hydration Balm for $9. Don't forget to check out the Help Me Ronda Facebook page and Instagram for updates and new product releases!

Thanks for letting me review your products Ronda!

The products featured in this post were provided to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review in any way. As always, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My Disclosure Policy can be viewed here.


  1. Ooooh this look divine! Especially love the sound of the apple pie balm, scrumptious! I've deffo had to up my hand care game of late, recently rustling up my own hand scrub! Using bits & bobs round the house & its worked wonders on my skin, hurrah for happy hands! :)

    Love Aysh xoxo

    1. Oh hun you would LOVE the apple pie balm! Smells exactly like the essence apple pie hand cream we love lol.
      I so need to get into making my own stuff too! Any tips?

    2. Haha I think we just love any products food related ;) I posted the recipe on the bloggy not long ago love! Just used sugar, salt, coconut oil, vitamin e oil & rose oil for scent! LUSH! :) xox

  2. That hydration balm sounds amazing, apple pie yum!

    1. I highly recommend it!! Smells sooooooo good and works a treat too =D


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