Botanical Me

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I was recently sent a delightful package from the creators of a Natural Body care line named Botanical me. I was instantly attracted to the product because of their affiliation with Malaria No more– an organization that helps with Malaria prevention around the world. I love when companies not only produce great products but also give back to great causes that help the world be a better place. Read more about Jill and Carly, their story and cause here

Apricot Argan Beauty Oil

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A blend of Apricot Kernel oil, Argan oil, Avocado oil and Pequi oil seamlessly mix together with Jasmine absolute. Loaded with antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins, this Beauty Oil is not only sumptuous and effective, but smells exotically beautiful and feels amazing! This is a multi tasking, one stop product for those on a budget, those who prefer simplicity to their beauty regimen, or those looking to pack light! Skin is completely moisturized and totally smooth- not to mention the hair, nails and body! It is such a versatile product you can use it for pretty much any beauty need! As a Face oil, Body oil, Hair oil, Cuticle oil, Makeup remover ETC.

I used the Apricot Argan Beauty Oil is 3 ways!

  • On my face – It offered superior hydration and soothed my skin. I used it in the evening on its own and underneath a moisturizer as a serum. In both cases my skin felt instantly hydrated and healthy. I woke up with a comfortable, healthy glow! I used only 1-2 drops per application and the Beauty oil smoothed so effortlessly over my skin. Such an incredible value, for such a versatile and effective product.
  • On my body- Right after my shower 15-20 drops of this decadent oil would offer light weight, total body hydration. Skin was smoothed and had a little Victoria Secret model glow! Who wouldn’t want that?!
  • On my hair- After washing my hair, I would use 1 drop of the Beauty Oil on the tips of my strands to deeply nourish and hydrate. 1 drop is all you need as the oil is very concentrated! It gave my hair shine and softness without weighing it down! I also used a little bit on my lashes to help them soften and grow!
Ingredients: Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, argania spinosa (virgin argan) oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, caryocar braziliensis (pequi) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (virgin apricot) kernel oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) oil, aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) oil, jasminum sambac (jasmine) absolute.
100% Pure Cape Lavender Essential Oil

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100% pure Cape Lavender Essential Oil is straight from the farms of South Africa, Lavender Essential oil has so many endless benefits for both physical and mental well being. Well known for its calming, anti anxiety and stress relieving action, did you know that lavender is also beneficial for skin irritations, burns and eczema when applied topically? This is because of its natural anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial properties!
You can use the Cape Lavender Essential oil in a multitude of ways including blending it in your favorite lotion or oil, in the bath, in a diffuser or directly on burns, bites or irritations!
I used the Cape Lavender Essential oil in my diffuser to help calm my senses after a long, hard day. I also used a few drops in my bath water- also to help with anxiety and stress. I found the Cape Lavender essential oil helped me unwind and relax. If you do have any skin bites or irritations, I highly recommend trying it on these irritations, as it is truly effective!
Madagascar Mint Lip Balm
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A lovely lip balm packed with raw, fair trade organic Shea butter grown by a women’s group in Togo West Africa! Super smooth, slightly cooling with a cool mint flavor!

I had this little gem in my purse for a few weeks, and used it when ever my lips were feeling uncomfortable- and I can say that it did protect them from getting chapped! I had soft lips that were smooth and healthy! It really smelled and felt beautiful!

Ingredients: Beeswax, jasminum sambac (jasmine flower) wax, tocopherol (vitamin E), butyrospermun parkii (fair trade organic & raw fair shea butter) fruit, mangifera indica (mango seed) butter, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, triticum vulgare (wheatgerm) oil, jojoba chinensis (jojoba) oil, callophyllum inophyllum (foraha) oil, aroma (flavor)*.

*Essential oils of spearmint, ylang ylang & lavender.

Instant Calm

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An aromatherapy roll-on splendidly crafted with African grown chamomile, lavender and rose geranium essential oils; designed to help ease mind and body.  Perfect on the bed side or in the purse for on the go anxiety relief! :) Roll on temples, wrists and neck- Inhale Deeply!

God knows I needed this! I have been extra uppity these days, and have need all help I can get. This little roll on was my go to for through out the day and before bed. Smells so good! It really did instantly help calm my spirit, a great, simple aroma blend.

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut oil), fragrance (parfum)* *Blend of 100% pure, therapeutic essential oils including lavender, chamomile and geranium.
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Instant Energy

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An aromatherapy roll on with a BAM. Awaken your senses with Grapefruit, Eucalyptus, Mint and African Ginger! The Aroma equivalent of a double expresso, without the down side! Great to apply after your morning shower or during your afternoon lull to give you the energy to push through your day. A little roll on the neck, wrists and shoulders will be sure to give you some bounce.

Kept this bad boy with me to help pick me up after the Instant Calm relaxed me to the point of sleep! ;) Loved using it in the morning to help me feel refreshed and invigorated. It made me happy- there was a minty coolness that soothed while lifting my energy levels. Helped me focus mid day when my brain felt like mushy muffin.

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut oil), fragrance (parfum)* *Our blend of 100% pure, therapeutic essential oils, including peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and ginger. No synthetic fragrances

Rested & Refreshed Aroma Mist

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A mini sized skin, hair, fabric and air freshener! Made with calming Cape Lavender Essential oil and refreshing Basil and Citrus Essential oils. A multipurpose, gorgeous smelling freshner that calms and refreshes the senses simultaneously. Can be used on clothes, hair, skin, linens, car ETC.

I used this sweet sized refresher as a hair, skin and clothes spray. I really adored the earthy, refreshing aroma and could not imagine using it on anything else. The Aroma lingered beautifully on me without being over powering. I even got the “you smell good, what is that?” compliments! I reluctantly allowed my pillow a small spritz- and dreamed in Aroma bliss all night long.

Ingredients: Purified water (aqua), essential oil aroma* (including Cape lavender, basil and orange essential oils), potassium sorbate (food grade preservative), grapefruit seed extract. *100% pure & therapeutic essential oils only

Thank you so kindly to Jill and Carly for introducing me to Botanical Me.

Have you tried any of the Botanical Me product? Interested in trying anything? Let me know!

Tallulah Jane Natural Fragrances

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As a fragrance specialist, addict and absolute lover of anything that smells good; the knowledge that most all of my large fragrance collection contained bad for me ingredients, was complete sadness. I was recently given the opportunity to try multiple brands of Natural and Organic fragrances, Tallulah Jane being one of them, and I am very glad of that!

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I can say that with Tallulah Jane Fragrances, I hardly miss my toxic collection. All of the fragrances are 100% natural; organic and wild crafted oils mixed in organic grape or jojoba alcohol. They are all hand poured and every batch is a little bit different making the fragrances amazingly unique. That is the first thing I can tell you, these fragrances are so unique. I have never smelled another fragrance like any of these 8 fragrances. You will be sure to find an individual and signature scent to be remembered in this collection!

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Let us begin the individual fragrance reviews. The picture directly below gives a beautiful description of the fragrances, I will attempt to do somewhat the same in my own words. The descriptions were very handy because the notes are so wonderfully blended that it leaves you thinking “mmmmm what is that?!”

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Tallulah-

Tallulah is very beautiful. It smells very fresh but not in a sharp soapy or citrus way. The scent melts into the skin gently, with soft floral and fresh earth.
The notes indicated are Jasmine, Tuberose and Frankincense.

Gotham-

Gotham is an extremely sexy scent. It smells so earthy and spicy but in a very feminine way. It makes me feel like a pretty hippie or gypsy.
The notes indicated are Rose, Patchouli and Spice.

333-

333 is so soothing and soft. It smells sweet, citrus fresh, and just so calming. This is number 3 in my top 3 favorites. It would be a wonderful day/office fragrance because it is light and after day/office fragrance because it is calming.
The notes indicated are 3 types of Chamomile, 3 types of Lavender, 3 types of citrus.

Misae-

Misae is literally a burst of fresh, sweet citrus. It is a total wake me up fragrance without being overwhelming, although the citrus notes are evident. It also has an underlying light floral with green notes. This is for anyone who loves fresh, clean, citrus scents.
The notes indicated are White/ Green floral, Blonde Woods and Grasses.

Leotie-

Love, Love, Love Leotie! Leotie is an absolutely gorgeous fragrance, and embodies everything feminine. It is so romantic, a bouquet of flowers, that is clean, soft and powdery with a hint of sweet. I love this fragrance so much and is number 2 in my top 3. Perfect for every woman but especially a girly girl who loves everything nice!
The notes indicated are Wild Flowers, Sweet woods and Tonka.

Halona-

Halona is a wonderfully clean and fresh citrus rush. Every time I wear it I feel really happy and alive. It’s without a doubt the tangiest citrus in the line. It does subdue a tad leaving an almost soft spice. This for me is a hot day fragrance, or for anyone who wishes to put a bit of sunshine into their day!
The notes indicated are Lime, Ginger, Eastern Tea and Spices.

Aiyana-

Oh Aiyana, you delight me. Aiyana is the most alluring fragrance. Overwhelmingly sexy, but still very beautiful. I smell spicy, soft sweet and a hint of floral, all blended together magically to create an exceptionally beautiful fragrance. Aiyana is my number 1 favorite out of my top 3. It smelled great on me and was a blend of spicy, sweet and floral, all which I adore.
The notes indicated are Rose, Citrus and Vanilla.

Rayen-

Rayen is earthy fresh. It is a perfect unisex fragrance or for the woman who hates to smell overly feminine. It has a soft citrus and floral, but in the end smells almost powdery. I actually really love this one, as it is so different. Rayen reminds me of the outdoors, taking a hike or sitting by the river.
The notes indicated are Mandarin and other Citrus, Floral, White Champa Leaf and Amber.

There is a final fragrance, Yiska, which is specifically designed for men, but I did not personally try it, you can read the brief description of it in the picture above.

Finally, as stated before I am so glad to have had the opportunity to try Tallulah Jane Fragrances as they are unlike any fragrances I have ever smelled. They are uniquely beautiful and artfully blended, and last superbly on the skin. Thank you Eleanor for sending me the samples! I am very happy to be selling them as well

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Pacifica Persian Rose Perfume

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I have not always been a rose scent lover. I have smelled several fragrances containing rose and have never liked them. Those however were synthetic fragrances, unlike the Pacifica Persian Rose Perfume which is formulated with all natural grain alcohol and 100% pure essential oils. You can really smell the difference, the rose is soooooo unbelievably beautiful. It is so soft and feminine, it literally wraps you in a fresh bouquet of roses. It is such a romantic fragrance and takes me to a place of ultimate comfort.

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It lasted very well but was not by any means overwhelming. I could smell it on me hours later and was delighted by how it smelled just as fresh as the first spritz. This Perfume was absolutely beautiful, and also comes in a rich body butter, body wash and vegetable glycerine soap, which smell equally as beautiful, and feel great! All at extremely affordable prices.

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