I love the Clementine + C Toner from Andalou Naturals. I have acne-prone combination skin, and this toner works well on both dry and greasy patches on my face without overdoing it or irritating my skin. It also gives my skin a much needed "boost" and helps it look fresher and clearer.
I love the clementine scent. It reminds me of one of my favorite fruits (who doesn't love a clementine?) and it's not artifical or too heavy smelling.... read more
I am a lip balm junkie. I've been a lip balm junkie since I was in kindergarten, and I imagine I will be for the rest of my life. Luckily, there are a lot more lip balm options than when I was a kid, and I don't have to resort to artifical-tasting and lip-drying Lip Smackers and Chapstick.
EO's lavender lip balm tastes natural and not overly perfumey, as it is made with a blend of essential oils instead of a concotion of mystery fragrances. It goes on smooth and helps even very chapped lips. It's definitely one of my favorite lip balms, and it's cheaper than many other certified organic lip balms that I've found.... read more
This is great hand soap. I love foaming soaps, and this one smells really good. It smells like good old fashioned essential oils, not weird "fragrances" or anything like that. Because of the aloe, it doesn't dry my skin out like many other types of soaps do.
The ingredients include many essential oils, organic herbs, organic tea, and organic aloe vera, and no sodium lauryl sulfate. ... read more
Last week I reviewed a detangler by EO Products. Like I mentioned in that review, I have difficult, unmanageable hair and the detangler helped a lot. EO's shampoo and conditioner also helped tame the unruliness. My hair feels uncharacterstically soft, easy to brush, and it's less of a frizzy mess. And I even see a little bit of a shine to it!... read more
I love this stuff! My hair is thick, wavy, frizzy, unruly, and often VERY hard to brush. It's also dry, so I don't wash it every day.
On the days I don't wash my hair, this detangler helps a great deal. It helps get the brush through my hair in the morning. It also helps smooth out the frizz and makes my hair look a little less unruly for at least a few hours. The lavender scent is pleasant, but not overwhelming or artificial smelling. ... read more
I have tried so many types of natural deodorant. Usually they'd wear off a few hours later. I came to the conclusion that natural deodorants were simply no match for my BO, and I'd go off to CVS to buy Secret Clinical Strength.
I was hopeful (albeit skeptical due to my track record) that Smart Deodorant would be different.
When I received the deodorant in the mail, I immediately noticed that it was not like other natural deodorants. Instead of it coming in a difficult-to-recycle plastic applicator, it comes in recycled baby food jars. I thought this was genius. ... read more
I've been using Broody Chick's Every Body Lotion here and there, and I liked it. It made my hands feel nice and it smells good, too. It has a very natural, pleasant scent. It also is SLS-free and discloses all of its ingredients.
I didn't realize quite how good this lotion was until the other day, however. My 15-month old son had some very dry patches on his legs. I generously slathered this lotion on his legs before bed and by the following morning the dry patches were completely gone. It was like a miracle lotion. ... read more
My one-year old got this bubble bath for Christmas, and we were so psyched to use it. It smells great, makes great bubbles, doesn't have synthetic fragrances, contains organic and sustainable ingredients, and it even comes with a bubble wand!
My son had a blast in the tub with these bubbles! He didn't want to get out! He loved when my husband blew the bubbles, too. (What a neat idea having the bubble wand!)
First came the cold. Sniffs and Snuffles, Broody Chick's all natural answer to Vicks Vaporub to the rescue! Later, that icky under-the-nostril rash followed. The rash along with the typical wintry chapped lips I always get made me try out this WonderBalm.
It's basically an alternative to petroleum jelly. I used it under my nose and on my chapped lips and it worked just as well as Vaseline. I think it will also be great for my one year old in case his skin gets chapped this winter.... read more