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!

Giovanni Wellness System Shampoo & Conditioner and Burt’s Bees More Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Along with the rest of my skin, my scalp has been a little uncomfortable the last few months. And by uncomfortable I mean; dry yet oily with some occasional flakies (yuck!) I was on the hunt for a Shampoo and Conditioner to soothe my crazy scalp, and I found that in Giovanni Wellness System Shampoo & Conditioner!

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This Shampoo and Conditioner are infused with USDA certified organic Chinese Botanicals that work wonders to deliver the healthiest hair and scalp possible.

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I absolutely loved the feeling of the Wellness System on my Scalp! It left my scalp so refreshed, purified and soothed. The Chinese Botanicals, peppermint oil, menthol and Green Tea really simulated circulation; so much so that I could feel a slight tingle for hours after washing. I noticed after 2 weeks of use, that my flaky scalp went away and my hair increased in bounce and shine! The Shampoo and Conditioner have a very fresh, herbal scent and are great for dry itchy scalp, hair loss, dull hair and oily scalp.

Ingredients Shampoo: Aqua (Purified Water), *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract [Hei Zhi Ma], Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract [An Mole], *Eclipta Prostrata Extract [Mo Han Lian], Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract [Wu Huan Zi], *Bacopa Moniera Extract [Jia Ma Chi Xian], Morus Alba (Mulberry) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginsenosides) Root Extract, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium CocoylIsethionate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Glycerin, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid *Certified Organic

Ingredients Conditioner: Aqua (Purified Water), *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract [Hei Zhi Ma], Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract [An Mole], *Eclipta Prostrata Extract [Mo Han Lian], Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract [Wu Huan Zi], *Bacopa Moniera Extract [Jia Ma Chi Xian], Rehmannia Glutinosa (Chinese Foxglove) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract [Proanthocyanidins], Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Cetyl Alcohol,Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol *Certified Organic

Although I really did love the results the Giovanni Wellness Shampoo & Conditioner gave to my scalp and roots of my hair, I did not find it to be enough moisture for my ends, so I combined it with …

Burt’s Bees More Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

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The Burt’s Bees More Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner instantly moisturized and de-tangled my hair with only one use. My hair is long, thick and super tangly, so this really did the trick! I like the fact that they are super moisturizing yet my hair rinses clean and soft with no residue! The Key ingredients in this Shampoo/Conditioner is Baobab Oil, Avocado oil and Cupuaçu Butter– rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants! And the smell… DELICIOUS!!! It’s mouthwatering sweet scent lingers on my locks and is delightful.

Ingredients Shampoo: aqua (water, eau), sodium bis-hydroxyethylglycinate coco-glucosides crosspolymer, sodium cocoyl alaninate, glycerin, disodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, oryza sativa (rice) extract, adansonia digitata oil, theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, origanum vulgare leaf oil, thymus vulgaris (thyme) oil, hydrolyzed jojoba protein, arginine, sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed soy protein, sodium polyaspartate, parfum (fragrance), xanthan gum, sodium cocoyl glutamate, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, lauryl lactyl lactate, sodium chloride, lactic acid, leuconostoc ferment filtrate, ascorbic acid, citric acid, potassium sorbate

Ingredients Conditioner: aqua (water, eau), cetyl alcohol, brassica alcohol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cetearyl alcohol, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, adansonia digitata oil, hydrolyzed jojoba protein, arginine, theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, parfum (fragrance), sodium polyaspartate, stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl laurylglucosides chloride, glycerin, brassicyl isoleucinate esylate, cetrimonium bromide, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, behenyl behenate, lactic acid, sodium chloride, leuconostoc ferment filtrate, ascorbic acid, citric acid, potassium sorbate.

This combination is perfect for my oily/flaky scalp and dry/tangly ends! Although it may be too many steps for some, I find it quite easy and I get the best of both worlds!

I have been very sick lately so please send me happy and healthy thoughts so that I will be all better soon!

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Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo and Conditioner

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Giovanni Eco Chic hair care is an awesome Natural hair care line. They have a variety of different products that are all great.
The Tea Tree  Triple Treat shampoo and conditioner are infused with Tea tree to help soothe dry itchy scalp. It also contains Eucaplytus and Peppermint oils that help circulation which in turn will help to stimulate hair growth!
It cleanses deeply but the Safflower oil and Aloe Vera juice help to nourish and moisturize hair.

Giovanni Triple Tea Tree

Shampoo
The shampoo was awesome. It lathered beautifully, which I have found rare in natural shampoos. It had that wonderful tingle on my scalp without being uncomfortable. After rinsing the  shampoo, my hair felt clean but not overly stripped like it can with other purifying shampoos. Also, that minty tingle still remained, which I really loved!

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Conditioner
The conditioner was really lightweight and had that same tingle on my scalp. It really de-tangled and allowed for an easy comb through. After rinsing the conditioner, my hair still felt hydrated but extremely clean, which I adored.

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Overall I love this shampoo and conditioner I think it is perfect for every hair type except for extremely dry! Gives a super clean feeling that lasts!