The Essentials Body Duo


Rated 4.9 out of 5
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4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 11 reviews)


A clean, clinical, and effective daily body wash and body cream duo formulated with 99% natural ingredients and suitable for the entire family.

Cleanses, hydrates, and protects the skin, effectively treating common skin complaints like dry skin, itchy skin, and eczema-prone skin.

The super-soft, 99% natural Essentials body products are free from mineral oil and fragrance-free. Dermatologically tested, midwife approved, and paediatrician approved, the Body Duo will cleanse, hydrate, nourish, and protect the skin.


Product information


  • Treats itchy, dry and eczema-prone skin
  • Hydrates and protects skin
  • Heals damaged skin


Every product in the Essentials range is soft and lightweight in texture so that the entire family will enjoy their daily skincare experience.


Gotu Kola, also known as Indian Pennyworth, is an Asian herb widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Rich in amino acids and a powerful antioxidant, Gotu Kola is intensely hydrating for skin. It strengthens the skin’s natural barrier and protects and soothes irritated skin.

How to use

Pump the Body Wash into hands, massage into wet skin and rinse off.
After showering with the Body Wash, pump Body Cream into hands and gently massage all over the body.


Rated 4.9 out of 5
(read all reviews)
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 11 reviews)
Rated 4.9 out of 5
(read all reviews)
4.9/5 | 11 reviews
  • Allison Barrett
  • October 9, 2023
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Great to find something that works

My 2year old has been suffering with eczema and skin allergies for the last year. He’d come out of the bath with a red ring around his tummy where the water line and bath wash was at him. I got my husband your Pestle and Mortar body wash a few months back (he suffers badly with eczema) to try it. We’ve been using it on our son since mid summer and his skin is perfect now.

Thank you, great to find something that works 😀

  • Marie T
  • February 3, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Instant soothing relief for severe eczema

I have suffered severe eczema since birth with regular flare-ups every year and constant itching. I have been prescribed steroids by my GP and hospital dermatologists (topical and oral steroids)and antihistamines for my entire life and long-term usage of the steroids has thinned out my skin. I’ve tried practically every medicated skincare brand on the market also and I have never felt instant soothing relief until I began using the Essentials range – both hand and body. What amazed me was that even when I have an extreme flare-up with blistered seeping skin, I can still actually apply the body cream without any stinging sensation and after regular use I have seen one particular skin bump (which I had for nearly a year) disappear fully and my extra dry skin is now much softer. I do still get eczema as you can never cure it, however it is much more manageable and I have reduced my usage of steroids significantly. The hand wash and hand cream are lifesavers too as I am constantly washing or sterilising my hands and these products have managed to keep severe eczema at bay and my hands are now lovely and soft. I decant the hand cream into a smaller bottle to have in my handbag so it would be great if there were handbag sized bottles of Essentials Hand Cream too 😉 Thank you Pestle & Mortar for creating such wonder-products to help calm down my eczema!!

  • Martina
  • February 1, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Sensitive skin

Amazing difference in a week. No burning or itchiness and the redness is gone, Its a game changer!

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The Body Cream:
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Isononyl Isononanoate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Stearic Acid, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide.

The Body Wash:
Aqua (Water), Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Glyceryl Oleate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol.


Inner packaging

Follow the links below to find out how to dispose of the packaging in this kit.

Outer Packaging

Disposes of box with insert in paper recycling.


How often should I use the Body Duo?
Use daily during and after bathing or showering.

I suffer from body acne will this help?
The natural ingredients in the Body Duo have anti inflammatory, antimicrobial, and natural cleansing characteristics which soothe the skin while at the same time unclogging blocked pores which cause body acne.

Can I use this duo on my newborn baby?
Yes, the Body Duo products are paediatrician approved and safe to use for all ages, including newborns.

Caring For Baby Skin
Baby skin is soft and delicate. For the first few weeks after birth, at the newborn stage, experts recommend washing with plain water. As they grow,  babies are prone to skin irritations like eczema, rashes, cradle cap, and dry skin conditions. Once your baby is 4-6 weeks old, you should use gentle, hydrating soaps at bath time, and moisturising creams that are free from colours, perfumes, and alcohol. Regular care with safe and gentle products will keep your baby’s skin hydrated and comfortable. Avoid physical and chemical irritants like scratchy wool clothes, polyester, perfumed creams, body soaps, and scented talcum powder. Consistent care with paediatrician-approved skincare products is key to maintaining optimal skin health in babies and keeping irritating skin conditions at bay.

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