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!

Neuth~ Organic Crème de Visage + Afterglow Serum

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Neuth Cosmetics is an elegant and simple skincare line that uses all natural and organic ingredients that are all sustainably harvested by fair trade suppliers. The line currently consists of two skincare products designed for your nightly care routine, and they truly do prepare your skin for the best beauty sleep possible.

Organic Crème de Visage (Cleansing Cream)

Literally the most decadent, luxurious, plumping, hydrating cleanser I have EVER tried! And since returning from humid, hot Turkey back to dry- cold Canada, my skin started to resemble raisin bran… Seriously! I was in desperate need of this cleanser!
The Neuth Organic Creme de Visage is an amazing nightly cleanser designed to nourish, cleanse and remove makeup. It feels like butter- literally, and is complete relief and repair for dry, sensitive, mature or damaged skin. With ingredients such as Grape seed oil, coconut oil and rosewater it’s no wonder my skin is soothed, hydrated and plumped after each use! It removed all my makeup, including mascara and long wear liner!
This luxurious cream is stored in a classic dark glass jar to ensure potency and integrity of the ingredients, while looking completely elegant.

How to use?

Take a quarter sized amount, cleanse into dry skin, all none waterproof makeup can remain on the skin! Gently massage the Organic Crème de Visage into the skin for 30-60 seconds. Moisten a cloth with hot water and gently wipe away the Crème from your skin. I liked to splash my skin after I wiped the Crème away, although it is not necessary to do so. Reveal- glowing, instantly hydrated skin!

Ingredients: Organic Grape Seed Oil, Rosewater, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Lanolin

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Organic Afterglow Serum

A delightfully smooth, lavender infused night serum that compliments the unbelievable hydrating experience of cleansing with Organic Crème de Visage! Light weight yet deeply nourishing- this oil based serum calms and smoothes skin. Great for complexions that are dehydrated, dry or mature. I loved the way the Organic Afterglow Serum felt on my skin, extremely soft and soothing, it was a treat to experience before to sleep. In the morning my skin was radiant, soft and in one word- comfortable. I did not feel dry or tight, nor did I feel overly oily or as if I needed to wash my face immediately- It felt great! Also housed in a dark pump to preserve the sustainably harvested, fair trade ingredients-Rosehip oil harmoniously blended with Lavender essential oil for a peaceful beautifying experience before bed- sweet dreams!

How to use?

Right after cleansing- while skin is still damp apply two-three pumps of the Organic Afterglow serum over face, neck and decollete .

Ingredients: Organic Rosehip Oil, Lavender Essential Oil

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Have you tried Neuth products? What are your thoughts? Let me know~

 

Thank you Allison! xo

SBT Seabuckthorn Soothing Salves

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SBT Sea Buckthorn is a Canadian Company based out of Peachland British Columbia (sounds like a magical place!)

The company name may give it away, but in case you didn’t know- the line is based on the wonderful Seabuckthorn plant which has endless health and beauty benefits. They have a broad range of products including seed and berry oil, creams, lotions, salves, soaps and much much more!

I was sent a lovely package containing a couple of the SBT Seabuckthorn products to try and tell you about!

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Berry Essence Skin Salve

The Berry Essence Skin Salve is a perfect, basic every day skin salve good for all skin types and all concerns along the way. Completely naturally unscented- it is also ideal for those who are concerned with scent or irritation to essential oils. It is formulated with a high concentration of Sea Buckthorn seed and fruit oil. With the high nutrient content of Sea Buckthorn oil- rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids- this salve is a skin loving, anti aging awesomeness in a tin!

 Sensitive Skin Salve

The Sensitive Skin Salve is designed for those who have uncomfortable sensitive skin due to a variety of factors including diet, allergic reaction, chemicals or fragrance in cosmetics etc. this salve will be sure to help calm and repair every blotch and bump! Enriched with the Sea Buckthorn Seed and Fruit oil as well as Pomegranate, Rosehip, Lavender and Geranium oil- all great sources of vitamins, nutrients- with calming benefits for your sensitive skin!

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How to use the Salves?

By scraping a small amount of the salve from the tin and warming it in my palms to create an oil, I used the salve everywhere including my face (favorite place). I really loved them on my cuticles, hands and heels! They are so compact and easy for travel, you don’t have to worry about any oil spills. It softens, soothes and smoothes my skin. I loved to use it after shaving to keep my skin extra smooth and soft while soothing any irritations I had. You can apply 2-3 times a day!

My favourite would have to be the Sensitive skin soothing salve, because of the light lavender scent- I found it so soothing. They have so many different Soothing Salve options including Rosacea, Sunburn, Stretchmark and Scars etc!  As mentioned previous SBT Sea Buckthorn makes many other different product options all infused with Sea Buckthorn goodness! Please keep your eyes peeled for SBT Seabuckthorn in my next Giveaway! Coming soon!!!

Thank you Marissa from SBT Sea Buckthorn for letting me enjoy these wonderful Soothing Salves!

Lina Hanson~ Global Face & Body Serum

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“Nature has provided us with the best ingredients to care for our bodies. By cherishing these treasures, we not only heal ourselves, but our entire planet.” Lina Hanson

What a beautiful and oh so truthful quote…

The products themselves are nothing short of gorgeous- Two Simple, yet effective serums designed to nourish and care for all skin types.

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As a celebrity makeup artist- Lina Hanson has worked with all skin types and concerns, and recognizes the great importance of radiant, beautiful and healthy skin. In a market flooded with overpriced, ineffective, and harmful beauty products- Lina was inspired to change the game and create something luxurious, safe and effective; all while using the earth’s most powerful and precious skin healing and anti aging oils.

And if using these products could lead to me looking even a tiny little smidgen like this…

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Then I’ll take a life time supply please! Absolutely stunning- seriously!!!! (The above pic is the gorgeous Lina Hanson!)

Firstly I would like to say that I love the simplicity of the line. I believe that as women and beauty junkies we can often complicate our lives with too many steps. The Lina Hanson Global Serums are easy and effective for all skin types, and really do offer a more zen way to care for our skin (Meaning we don’t have to remember 1900 steps before we leave the house in the morning)- and they smell amazing! Lina has selected the best of the best multipurpose beautifying and anti aging ingredients from all around the world and used them in both Global serums, so you really are getting the best of this world.

Global Face Serum

lina-hanson-global-face-serum-v1A smooth, deliciously scented, golden colored oil, the Global Face Serum instantly calms and hydrates the complexion; I loved using it both morning and night! It was a perfect base/primer for my makeup in the morning and smoothed any little dry patches instantly- and with continued use it diminished them almost completely! I noticed my fine lines were smoothed and my skin was hydrated and so soft. Although it is an oil, oily or combination skin can absolutely love and benefit from this oil; it absorbs instantly- and DOES NOT leave an oily finish. The smell is so calming and beautiful- I really adored it.

Ingredients: Andansonia digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil*, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil*, Camellia oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil*, Cucurbita maxima (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil) Nut Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus reticulata (Mandarin) Oil*, Citrus aurantium amara, (Neroli) Oil, Boswellia carteri (Frankincense) Oil*, Cymbopogen martinii (Palmarosa) Oil*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil*. *Organic Ingredient

Global Body Serum

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A sweet scented, super luxurious body oil that is perfect for everyday, to keep skin hydrated, smooth and glowing. Long story short- when I began using the body serum the skin on my body looked mangy- and just yuck, after only one use my skin was smooth, glowing and happy!

Ingredients: Oryza sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil*, Bertholletia excelsia (Brazil) Nut Oil, Cucurbita maxima (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Camellia oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) oil, Citrus junos (Yuzu) Oil. *Organic Ingredient

A BIG thank you to Lina for giving me the the opportunity to use and love her Global Serums! xo

Have you tried Lina Hanson Global Face and Body Serums? What are your thoughts? If not–

Please visit linahanson.com to find out more and purchase these skincare gems!

Aroma Crystal Review

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A while back I wrote a review on the amazing Aroma Crystal Gardener’s Dream Cream which absolutely saved my dry, itchy and burning skin. After this review, I received a delightful package from Aroma Crystal with some more products to try out!
Aroma Crystal is a Canadian company and uses only 100%  non-toxic, environmentally friendly ingredients in all their products. They never test on animals! (YAY)

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I really cannot say enough about the entire line, I truly enjoyed each product and found them effective and lovely.

Crystal Clear Face and Body wash

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This sulfate free face and body cleanser was incredibly refreshing. Lemongrass, Peppermint, Tea Tree and Rosemary are some of the awesome antibacterial, antifungal and oil fighting ingredients in the cleanser. The Aroma Crystal Crystal Clear face + body wash is definitely better suited for an oily/ acne prone skin, especially if used on the face. The ingredients are designed to purify and even out the complexion, naturally. I really noticed the cool refreshing tingle it left on my skin after use, and was the perfect cleanser for me during the hot summer months.

Ingredients: Aqua (Deionized water), Decyl glucoside*, Cocomide MIPA**,  Glycerin*, Polysorbate 20**, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus gum (Guar gum), Xantham gum ( Corn sugar gum), Citrus limonum (Lemon), Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass),  Mentha x piperita (Peppermint), Origanum vulgare (Wild Marjoram), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon), Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal root), Cedarus virginian (Cedarwood), Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree),  Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Glacial clay.

Morning Dew Facial Moisturizer

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The Morning Dew facial moisturizer is an amazing lightweight lotion for combination/oily and acne prone skin. Since my skin is ever changing its mind on which type it would like to be, the Morning Dew moisturizer was perfect for my oily or acne days! I love the way it feels on the skin, it is so lightweight but you still feel comforted by the hydration it offers. I used it both morning and night, but found it perfect for day, underneath my makeup!

With pure ingredients such as Sweet Orange, Lavender, Carrot Seed and Geranium, I definitely noticed a softened look and feel to my complexion. It left me matte to the touch, and helped to reduce the redness and inflammation of my blemishes.

Ingredients: Aqua (Deionized water), Glyceryl stearate SE*, Butrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Cera alba (Beeswax), Isostearic acid**, Behenoyl stearic acid*, Helianthus annuus (sunflower seed), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower), Arnica montana (Arnica), Kojic acid***, Malic acid*, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet orange), Geranium maculatum (Geranium), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa), Citrus grandis (Grapefruit seed), Chamomilla recutita (German chamomile), Papaver somniferum (Poppyseed), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba), Origanum vulgare (Wild marjoram), Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), Daucus carota (Carrot seed), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon leaf), Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal root), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary).
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Gardeners Dream Cream

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As I stated in my previous review, I adore this cream. It soothed, moisturized and healed my burning, itchy and dry winter skin. I absolutely love the cooling relief it offers my thirsty skin, and I will never go without this cream in my home. Designed for the skin on the body, the Aroma Crystal Gardener’s Dream Cream, is literally, a dream. It has so many uses beyond treating dry skin; Infused with ingredients such as Arnica, Rosemary and Peppermint, this cream can help with a wide range of skin rashes, aches and pains and just for relaxation. One of my favorite ways to use this product is on my feet after a long day! It is so cooling and soothing and helps my feet to relax a de-swell. It’s like a little masseuse in a tube!

Ingredients: Aqua (Deionized water), Butrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Cetearyl alcohol**, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride**, Cera alba (Beeswax), Arnica montana (Arnica) extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Isostearic acid**, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) seed extract, Papaver somniferum (Poppy) seed oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) leaf oil, Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Michelia champaca flower (Chamaca) oil, Origanum vulgare (Wild margoram) extract, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) extract, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) extract, Hydrastis canadensis (Golden seal) root extract.
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The Aroma Crystal Gardener’s Dream Lotion

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The Gardener’s Dream Lotion is a lightweight version of the cream. Also in love with this product, and is one of my daily moisturizing body lotions. It is perfect for someone who does not have extremely dry skin and is looking for a lightweight, fast absorbing daily lotion. It has the same cooling and soothing sensations because of Lavender, Peppermint and Rosemary!

Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water), Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape seed) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint Oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Oil), Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus Oil), Potassium Sorbate, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon)

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The Aroma Crystal Ohm cream is a decadently rich anti aging cream. It is amazing at nourishing dry, dehydrated skin and perfect for those concerned with combating the signs of aging! Rich in Carrot seed oil, Shea Butter, Lavender and Geranium it is the perfect blend for those with dry, sensitive and maturing skin. I used the Ohm in the evening because it is quite rich, but it is water soluble, so you can opt for a lighter application by applying to a damp skin! I loved the way my skin looked when I woke up, hydrated, smooth and glowing!

 Ingredients: Aqua (Deionized water), Cera alba (Beeswax), Glycerin*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Vitis vinifera (Grape seed), Behenoyl stearic acid*, Salvia officinalis (Sage), Chamomilla recutita (German chamomile), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Malic acid*, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Geranium maculatum (Geranium), Papaver somniferum (Poppyseed), Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa), Chamomilla recutita (German chamomile), Daucus carota (Carrot seed), Juniperus communis (Juniper), Origanum vulgare (Wild marjoram), Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon), Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal root), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Rosmarinus officinalis.
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Please visit http://www.aromacrystal.com for more information on the products and where you can buy them and love them!

Iwilla Remedy

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I am so happy to introduce a brand that until a few months ago was foreign to me, Iwilla Remedy!
Iwilla Remedy is a Natural wellness brand specializing in Deodorants, Lip Balm, Face & Body oil, tea and more!
I was sent two AMAZING products from the lwilla Remedy line; I love my armpits Deodorant in Baby Powder scent and My Skin Glows herbal face oil!

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I Love my Armpits Deodorant in Baby Powder

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I will begin by saying that one of the most difficult products to switch when going Natural, is deodorant… At least for me. Reason? They typically do not work, either very well or at all! I have found only 3 deodorants thus far that have actually worked, and worked well! The Iwilla Remedy I love my armpits deodorant is one of them!
I applied the Baby Powder I love my armpits Deodorant once daily in the morning and had all day odor protection. I can also say it helped keep me dry! I smelled fresh and was totally confident with how well this deodorant worked. I absolutely love my armpits using this product. The Baby powder scent is not your typical ‘baby powder’ scent. It has a powdery undertone mixed with earthy notes; simply it smells great! This deodorant is one of a kind and again, it REALLY works!!! If you have not tried it I highly recommend you do! The I love my armpits deodorants come in a travel/sample size as well, great for trying it out if you are unsure and they come in a variety of different scents.
With ingredients that we all know and love, you can be at ease with this non toxic yet effective deodorant.

Ingredients Baby Powder Deodorant: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Arrow Root Powder, Brown Rice Flour, Sea Clay, Neem Seed Oil, Essential Oil Blend of Bergamot, Geranium and Ylang Ylang

My skin glows- Skin Spirit face oil

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The Skin spirit face oil is an herbal face oil for dehydrated and acne prone skin. Although my skin is not Acne prone, it is dehydrated and once a month, blemish prone. I absolutely adore face oils and this one is no different! I used this oil when I was breaking out and when my skin was acting its usual self! It helped to control my blemishes, smoothed and deeply hydrated my skin.

Apricot Kernel oil, Sweet Almond oil and Rose hip oil deeply nourish the skin. Neem seed oil provides anti bacterial/ anti fungal properties; Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils calm, balance and purify the complexion.

I adore the smell of this oil, it has a soft herbal/ medicinal scent. I used only a little more than a pea size for my entire face and found that it absorbed very nicely and I was able to wear it during the day, even under makeup! Although the Skin Spirit face oil says for Acne prone skin, I believe it can work for all skin types! It is a real treat to use and is a perfect everyday, simple, effective way to maintain the health and balance of your skin.

Ingredients Face Oil: Apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, rose hip seed oil, essential oil blend of helichrysum, ylang ylang, frankincense/myrrh, lavender, mandarin red and tea tree, neem seed oil, vitamin e.

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I can confidently recommend these wonderful products above and urge you to check them out at iwillaremedy.com
Thank you Tami for sending me these gems xo

Bailey Blush Beauty Blurb #9

Some ladies are blessed with fast growing, thick, strong hair… And then there are the rest of us! Here are some basic, tried and true tips to help you grow your most beautiful, healthy hair, as fast as possible!

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1. When washing your hair…massage your scalp! Healthy hair starts with the health of your scalp. With a simple massage over your scalp with the tips of your fingers, you will stimulate circulation and deep clean follicles. This step will aid in speedy hair growth and overall hair health.

2. Choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair and scalp type! Finding the right product will make all the difference, and of course shop natural/organic!

3. Massage the scalp with oil, pre wash. Coconut oil, peppermint oil and Rosemary oil to name a few; work wonders to stimulate healthy hair growth and nourish existing hair!

4. Color, Perm, Straighten, Curl etc less often or not at all. These chemical processes and heat, damage the hair more than is eluded. If you strive for long beautiful hair, work with what you have and leave the tinkering alone.

5. Brush your hair frequently, to distribute natural oils and stimulate scalp circulation.

6. Use a good leave in product for the ends of your hair! Argan oil is a great basic oil that is wonderful for hair and skin!

7. Eat more Salmon, Nuts, Yams and lean proteins. All these foods contain essential nutrients that hair loves!

8. Over all health will show in your skin and hair. Avoid extra stress, get 8hrs of sleep a night and exercise regularly.

Bailey Blush May Giveaway! *GIVEAWAY CLOSED*

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! CONGRATULATIONS MINARA!!!

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To all my lovely followers,

I started baileyblush.com because I wanted to share my passion, experiences and expertise in Natural Beauty. My followers have been so amazing and supportive and although I wanted to wait until I did get a greater following to do my first giveaway, I thought, there is no time like the present!

In this Giveaway you will receive:

  • Lagona Herbal Hair Color
  • Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream
  • Weleda Sea Buckthorn Mini Body Oil
  • Sante Sensitive Skin Day Cream
  • Jurlique Sample Pack

Here is how the giveaway works~

  1. You must- Subscribe to my blog, on the main page, right hand side, follow blog by email
  2. Leave a comment on this post with your name, email (same email you follow the blog) and why you like reading baileyblush.com
  3. If you have instagram or twitter, follow me there -@baileyblush, and repost/retweet the giveaway pic for extra chance! (please tag me)

A winner will be chosen randomly on Friday May 31st 2013

Weleda Skin Food & Aroma Crystal Gardeners Dream Cream – Current Body Favorites

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One of my biggest beauty shames as a specialist is my repeated neglect for the skin on my body. Although I know it is equally as important as my face, I have never formed the habit of doing it daily. Only in the last 5 years when I saw a segment from the Oprah show, best beauty secrets, or something to that effect, did it really click that I need to take care of the skin on my body. A woman of 70 years old looked literally 30 yrs younger, skin smooth and shining, all over her body. Her Secret? Apply moisturizer all over, everyday. Ever since then I’ve been desperately trying to form some sort of routine, and have never quite got it going. My reasons are a plenty, but mostly, I do not have the patience or time- and I do not like the feeling of it on my body. This year, moisturizing my body did not become a routine I desired to create to keep smooth and firm, it was a necessity to keep my skin from itching and burning!

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I was of course hesitant when it comes to my current body favorites, because they are both heavier creams; but I was shocked at how my skin soaked them both up, and very happy at the comfort they gave me!

Weleda Skin Food

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Skin food is an amazing body cream for extremely dry, cracked skin. It has a very rich, almost waxy texture and a little goes A LONG way! It works phenomenal for stubborn dryness and cracked hands and heels. Despite its rich balm texture, when applied correctly, it absorbs so beautifully! Ingredients such as Sunflower Seed oil, Sweet Almond and Beeswax deeply hydrate and protect the skin; while Pansy, Calendula flower and Rosemary leaf gently soothe and have anti bacterial/ anti inflammatory properties to calm red irritated skin. When my skin was snowing skin bits, this cream was such a life saver! After the shower while my skin was still damp, I applied the Weleda Skin Food all over my body, sparingly, and was immediately hydrated! My skin felt slightly dewy but not uncomfortably oily like with many other creams. It actually repaired my dryness and I did not need to reapply for several days after (even though I should have!)

Another way to use this cream is as a hand and foot mask! Apply a thick layer over hands and feet, put on socks and gloves, go to sleep and wake up with repaired skin! Please note, this not recommended for facial skin!

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Glyceryl Linoleate, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Viola Tricolor (Pansy) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cholesterol, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Coumarin*.
* from natural essential oils

Aroma Crystal Gardeners Dream Cream

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Gardeners Dream Cream is a phenomenal cream for dry, irritated, itchy skin. It is a rich cream texture, yet it spreads so far! This cream was literally my life saver when my skin was burning, itchy, dry and red. The Aroma Crystal Gardeners Dream Cream is amazing for soothing eczema, psoriasis and other unpleasant skin conditions or rashes! Sunflower Seed oil, Grape Seed oil and Bees wax provide a phenomenal base for ultimate moisture; while Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Arnica soothe skin inflammation, are antibacterial, promote circulation and aide in skin regeneration!

I applied the cream right out of the shower while my skin was still damp, and was surprised at how quickly it absorbed! It immediately soothed my itchy, burning skin with a fresh cool tingle. The tingle lingered for some time after but eventually I felt a subtle warming sensation, all from the above ingredients which aid in circulation! I enjoy the feeling so much and find it extremely soothing. My skin remained hydrated and comforted for several days after use, and it is a definite staple in my body care regime!

This cream has so many other uses and benefits, but one that I find particularly amazing for me, is the use to help soothe my tired achy feet. The tingling effect provides a mini foot massage and calms any swelling, as well as hydrating!

Ingredients

 Aqua (Deionized water), Butrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Cetearyl alcohol**, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride**, Cera alba (Beeswax), Arnica montana (Arnica) extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Isostearic acid**, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) seed extract, Papaver somniferum (Poppy) seed oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) leaf oil, Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Michelia champaca flower (Chamaca) oil, Origanum vulgare (Wild margoram) extract, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) extract, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) extract, Hydrastis canadensis (Golden seal) root extract.
**coconut derived

Please note that the above creams are really designed for very dry skin! If you are looking for some lighter weight alternatives, keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming posts!

Suki Eye Repair Balm

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After the skin on my face and body had shribbled up from the bitter dry and cold weather, soon enough did my delicate eye area. It became so tight and itchy, and the occasional eczema I get on my neck and corner of my eyes came back.
I was using a few different eye creams and remedies that soothed while on the eyes, but when I washed them away I found the eczema and dryness still there.

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Thank heavens I had just been given the Suki eye repair balm.

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This eye balm is a melt in your fingers dream treatment for the eyes. It’s starts as a balm but when warmed in between the fingers turns into a smooth oil. The ingredients in the eye balm are extra rich and soothing to nourish and smooth the skin. The base of Beeswax, jojoba, and coconut oil ensure maximum hydration and soothing. Carrot rich in Vitamin A provides smoothing antioxidant protection and evening primrose rich in omega oil and fatty acids nourishes skin.

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I have tried other oils and balms for the eyes and never found them to be sufficient hydration, this balm was great hydration without being heavy or irritating. After one use of the Suki eye repair balm, my eczema and dryness were significantly diminished and soothed. Over one week the eczema was gone, dryness non existent and my fine lines were softened.

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I would recommend this eye balm to anyone experiencing the above concerns (eczema, dryness, aging concerns) or anyone with intolerant or sensitive eyes.

Use in the evening time preferably and during the day if you are not wearing makeup.

xo