Try New Natural Bath And Body Products

Natural products are everywhere these days, and I think it’s wonderful!  The fact that there are products that work so well and are organic and natural is as good for the environment as it is for us!

Below are three new (to me) brands that feel and smell amazing!  What are your favorite natural products.  Leave a comment and let me know.  Maybe I’ll try them next!

Aloethera Intensive Body Moisturizer
Key West Aloe Aloethera Intensive Body Moisturizer

Key West Aloe Aloethera Intensive Body Moisturizer ($27 for 16oz) — Rich and creamy, natural shea and cocoa butters give lasting moisture and hydration. Infused with sunflower, avocado, and coconut oils to replenish thirsty skin.

What I think: This is a fantastic smelling moisturizer that heals and moisturizes dry skin.  It is intensive, but it sinks right into the skin and isn’t heavy or greasy.  It is perfect for heals, elbows and other very dry areas of your body.

Available at www.keywestaloe.com.

L'Occitane Aromachologie Rebalancing Exfoliating Shower Gel
L’Occitane Aromachologie Rebalancing Exfoliating Shower Gel

L’Occitane Aromachologie Rebalancing Exfoliating Shower Gel ($20 USD 8.4 fl. oz.) — This exfoliating shower gel, made with purifying essential oils, helps to revive the skin. Its scent is 100% natural.  Discover the rebalancing ritual to awaken your senses and bring well-being and harmony to body and mind.

What I think:  This is a very aromatic shower gel, very herbal.  It’s really nice for exfoliating dry skin or getting skin ready for self-tanning.  It is important to exfoliate at least once a week.  This is a refreshing and natural way to do so.

Purchase at usa.loccitane.com

Purity of Elements Hydrating Body Wash ($22, 6.8 fl. oz) — Gently cleanses, hydrates and moisturizes skin leaving it feeling clean, soft and supple. Performance ingredients include; Vitamin E Oil to help to protect and repair while Jojoba Oil and Safflower Seed Oil nourish and condition skin

Purity of Elements Nourishing Hand Cream ($15, 3 fl. oz.) — Provides instant soothing comfort and ultra hydration leaving hands feeling delicately scented and silky soft. Performance ingredients; Aloe Vera to soothe, Vitamin E Oil to protect and repair and Licorice Root Extract to brighten and help reduce appearance of dark spots.

Purity of Elements Restorative Body Lotion ($25, 6.8 fl. oz) — Works to hydrate and nourish leaving skin feeling silky soft and smooth
Performance ingredients include: Aloe Vera to soothe, Monoi and Jojoba Oils drench skin with moisture and re-balance skin.

What I think: The scent of these products is called Santa Fe Sun, Ginger Lime and Sunflower.  It smells delicious — fruity and bright!  It is so good.  The body wash is very creamy and hydrating.  I follow it up with the body lotion which is moisturizing without being greasy. And the hand cream is light and perfect to carry in my purse.  Plus it is so good for the skin!

Purchase at http://www.qvc.com

miniOrganics Enriched Moisturizer ($49 USD) — This luxurious moisturizer is essential for nourishing, conditioning and supporting the skin during pregnancy, leaving it wonderfully hydrated, incredibly soft and supple. A perfect blend of the finest certified organic butters and anti-oxidant rich oils infused with miniOrganic’s unique blend of essential oils, all chosen for their regenerative, healing and restorative properties to help promote elasticity, keep pregnant skin soft and supple and assist in the reduction in the appearance of stretch marks.

miniOrganics Nourishing Body Oil ($49 USD) — A unique blend of Certified Organic, antioxidant-rich camellia tea, avocado, jojoba and rosehip oils combined with an infusion of safe essential oils, all known for their soothing, rejuvenating and restorative properties. This oil promotes elasticity and keeps pregnant skin soft and supple. It may also help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

miniOrganics Infant Moisturizer ($26 USD) — The perfect all-purpose, all-natural, gentle moisturizer that helps soothe, hydrate and protect delicate young skin. A super-light, non-greasy formulation, rich in certified organic oils and infused with soothing organic lavender and calming chamomile makes it ideal for babies, young children and anyone with sensitive skin.

What I think:  This organic body care line has products that are perfect for mom and baby. My babies are older now, but I think this line is for women of all ages.  The oil smells amazing and is so hydrating.  The moisturizers are both very gentle and softly scented.  I love that since it is a brand that makes products safe for babies, I’m confident on how good it is for my skin.

Available online via www.miniorganics.com

 

Pangea Organics Hand Soap

Pangea Organics Hand Soap

 

Pangea Organics Hand Soap (regular price $14.00 USD on sale for $10.50 USD) is a herbal hand soap that is foamy and fun! The soap includes organic coconut, olive, hemp and jojoba oils blended with our pure organic herbal extracts and essential oils to nourish the skin. 

This hand soap is available in the following combinations: 

Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom: The benefits of lavender are soothing, healing and tension-relieving, and the benefits of cardamom are antiseptic, cleansing and invigorating. 

Italian White Sage, Geranium and Yarrow: The benefits of geranium are cell-regenerating, toning and rejuvenating and the benefits of yarrow are anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying. 

Canadian Pine with White Sage: The benefits of pine are antiseptic and elevating yet grounding and the benefits of white sage are antioxidant, calming and healing.    

I have used the Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom and I really love the scent, it’s sweet and refreshing. It foams up wonderfully and cleans well! It also leaves skin soft, not dry. 

Visit www.pangeaorganics.com to learn more and purchase this great soap! 

Calm Your Senses with Buddha Nose Heart Spray

Buddha Nose Heart Spray

Buddha Nose is a certified organic body care company that believes in inspiring the mind-body-beauty connection.They use only USDA certified organic ingredients when available, and 4 of their 12 products carry the USDA organic seal. 

I love natural and organic products, so I was excited to try their Heart Spray ($24.00 USD). This is a soft floral body mist that claims to calm  emotions and nurture the spirit. Ingredients include Rose Hydrosol, distilled water and the essential oils of Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Petitgrain, Chamomile and Ylang Ylang. 

The website describes the essence of the scent as: 

” The name Heart Spray is inspired by what Yogis identify as the “Heart Center,” an area located in the center of our chest. Many who practice Yoga and Shiatsu believe the “Heart Center” is home to our emotions, our creativity and our spirit. By misting this sweet and gentle spray around your face and body, heartbreak, loss, and anxiety, drift away – making room for love and peacefulness.” 

I like to spray it on and all around me, them breathe in deeply, especially when I am working, to alleviate stress. Luckily, I work from home, but the scent is not strong or offensive in any way. It reminds me of sniffing a bouquet of fresh cut wildflowers — it’s a very natural scent.   

Visit www.buddhanose.com to learn more and to purchase this and many more natural and organic products that nurture the soul as well as make you pretty!

Try Organix for Organic Hair Care at an Affordable Price

Organix uses natural and organic ingredients and creates fabulous, good for you hair products at an affordable price! The products are also sulfate and paraben free and are safe for all hair types. The bottles are also eco-friendly, manufactured from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin. All labels are printed with environmental inks and compostable label film made from annually renewable resource corn.

I tested the following products for a few weeks:  

Fortifying Lavender Soymilk Shampoo & Conditioner($6.99 USD each) — This collection combines lavender with whipped soymilk proteins to nourish, fortify, heal and condition the hair. It is safe for color-treated hair — which is great for my hair. I love this shampoo and conditioner because it is so creamy and moisturizing. It really helps my dry, frizzy hair. If I don’t have a thick conditioner, my wavy hair frizzes up, even in the cold winter air (you can imagine what the humid Kansas City summers do to it.) The scent of these products is a soft lavender and it is very soothing.    

Nourishing Coconut Milk Styling Mousse ($6.99 USD) — I love hair mousse. It’s so fluffy and fun and it seems to be making a comeback. This great product contains coconut oil for moisture and strength and ultra whipped egg white proteins give hydration and balance. When I use this on clean, damp hair, it makes my hair very soft and manageable. It smells amazing, too!  

Visit www.organixhair.com to learn more and you can purchase the products at mass retailers including Target, Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens.

Weleda Pomegranate Travel Kit

Weleda Pomegranate Travel Kit

Weleda creates all natural products from plants which are grown in Biodynamic gardens. A great way to try them is with the Pomegranate Body Care Travel Kit ($9.99 USD). This fun little kit includes body care products that are made with organic pomegranate seed oil which contains potent antioxidants that help promote skin renewal and enhance the skin’s vitality and natural radiance. 

It includes three products from Weleda’s Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care line to help with aging skin. It claims to have everything that aging skin needs to be completely renewed, revitalized and protected.   

CONTENTS:
Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil 0.32 fl OZ (10ml) —  helps to protect your skin from free radicals, regulates moisture balance and supports skin renewal. 
Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream 0.3 fl OZ (10g) —  helps to prevent the formation of age spots, protects your hands from free radicals and helps promote skin renewal.
Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash 0.72 OZ (20g) — invigorates your shower routine with gentle cleansing agents and antioxidant-loaded organic pomegranate seed oil that helps renew your skin. 

I love the fresh scent of these products. I always need a hand cream and it is great to have one that I can stick in my purse! And although I don’t have age spots yet, I like to know that there is a natural hand cream that can help prevent them. I also love the creamy body wash and body oil. They are fantastic for my dry, winter skin. Plus, after using the kit for a few days, I have noticed how soft and smooth my skin is!      

Visit www.usa.weleda.com to learn more and to purchase the great, natural products!

Amazon Beauty Presents Rahua Hair Products

Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner
Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner
Amazon Beauty has created a wonderful hair product line called Rahua made with rain forest grown organic ingredients.
 
The key ingredients in this unique haircare, according to the Amazon Beauty website, “include Rahua® Elixir which instantly repairs damaged hair and speeds hair growth and Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens), a centuries old calming ingredient from aged “holy wood” that imparts an amazingly beautiful aroma and is traditionally used in Shaman ceremonies.” And boy does it smell good!
 
Amazon Beauty Rahua® Organic Shampoo ($32.00 9.3 oz) and Rahua® Organic Conditioner ($34.00 9.3 oz) are a wonderful duo to help dried out hair become soft and managable again. The products are safe and claim to strengthen color-treated and delicate hair. I like to wash with the shampoo then apply the very thick conditioner and leave it on in the bath or shower for a few minutes. When I rinse it out, my hair is noticeably smoother.
 
Visit the website at amazonbeautysecret.com to learn more about these amazing rain forest ingredients and to purchase or locate the products.  

Revolution Organics

  Revolution Organics All-Over Skin Creme

  

Looking for more choices in organic and natural cosmetics? You’ve come to the right place. Forty Flirty & Fabulous is a great source for reviews on good for you (and the earth) beauty products! I am always looking for new brands to review for you, like Revolution Organics. 

Revolution Organics is a great new line of organic skincare and makeup. The website states, “We are the vanguard of an organic revolution that will forever change the face, body and soul of the prestige beauty market. Our products combine 100% USDA certified organic ingredients with fragrances derived from the pure essence oils of 100% organically grown flowers. Our products impart a revolutionary sense of liberty, individuality and well-being. Break free from the conventional and the unnatural.”

The All-Over Skin Crème ($28.00, 2 oz USD) is a wonderful product. It contains 15 nourishing organic ingredients and comes in a cardboard tube that is great for travel and you can keep later to store your treasures in. The scent is very refreshing with essential oils, vital  plant extracts, vitamins and nutrients to replenish, moisturize & nourish skin plus a patented organic 3 tea compound that promotes cell rejuvenation, skin elasticity and age defying free radical fighting antioxidants. When I rub it on my arms or legs, it is very silky and cooling and even gives me a little glow. 

Revolution Organics also has an organic lip balm, a body balm, and lip and cheek colors. To learn more, visit their website at www.revolutionorganics.com.

Nvey Eco

NVEY ECO Organic Eye Shadow
NVEY ECO Organic Eye Shadow

There are many organic hair, face and body care products on the market today. I have reviewed some here, but have found it is difficult to find organic color cosmetics.

The Australian cosmetic house NVEY Le Maquillage has recently debuted their organic collection of make-up in the United States in 2006. The brand is named NVEY ECO, and it is one of the few organic makeup collections to hit the U.S market.  The NVEY ECO website states, “A pioneer in the industry, NVEY ECO is a luxurious and comprehensive collection of makeup colors suited for all skin types and ages and the only cosmetic brand to be certified organic by the Organic Food Chain.”

The cosmetics contain a blend of natural botanics and powerful antioxidants such as safflower oil, Vitamins C, A, B5 and E, chamomile and jojoba oil. These ingredients are gentle on the skin and make for a healthy and glowing complexion.  

My favorite product that I have tried is the Organic Eye Shadow — ($24.00)  The website states the shadow is , “finely milled with an extra soft base of Corn Silk and Jojoba Oil, NVEY ECO, Organic Eye Shadows can be used in combination to enhance and contour the eye or individually for a flush of color. Chamomile and Vitamins A, C, and E make for a smooth and soft formula excellent for dry and sensitive skin. “

The shadows are very soft and easily blendable. They also have very nice pigments and stay on all day. I really like #268, which is a pearl taupe shimmer. I sweep it all over myeye lid for a neutral color base and then add a little highlighter under the brow and a darker color in the crease. Very pretty.

NVEY ECO has a full range of products on their website www.econveybeauty.com. Check it out if you are looking for quality organic color! 

Intelligent Nutrients Creates Fab Natural and Organic Products

Looking for a natural and organic way to groom? These days there are many brands and lines to choose from. Intelligent Nutrients is a health and beauty product company, utilizing 100% food-based and organic certified ingredients. They have a wide range of products including skin care, hair care, aromatics and supplements.

Trying some of the companies products I fell in love with two cleansers; the Certified Organic Anti-Aging Cleanser for the face and the 70% Organic Hair Cleanser. Both of theses cleansers moisturize as they clean and feel and smell great! The descriptions on the website are: 

Certified Organic Anti-Aging Cleanser ($45.00 USD) — Gently remove dirt, makeup and impurities while nurturing skin with this non-foaming cleanser. The USDA Certified Organic formula restores and protects with antioxidants, plant sterols, fatty acids and essential oils to help prevent aging and inflammation. A pure combination of the brand’s signature Intellimune Seed Oil Complex along with Argan and Acai help maintain a harmonious balance of moisture for radiant, healthy skin. Suitable for all skin types including mature, dry, sensitive and oily skin.     

70% Organic Hair Cleanser ($29.00 USD) — Safe enough for the whole family, this delicate shampoo nourishes with a pure, plant-based formula. Certified organic by the UK’s Soil Association, the light suds rinse clean and leave a soft scent. Formulated with Apple water, Coffee Seed oil and 100% non-toxic plant-based cleansers the gentle blend also nourishes with the antioxidant-rich Intellimune Seed Oil Complex. Safe for color-treated hair. 

Like many organic and natural products on the market today, these cleansers have a strong, earthy scent. If you do not like fragrance in your products these are not for you. I really enjoy them and recommend them as well as trying their other products.

Visit the website at www.intelligentnutrients.com to learn more about and purchase these great-for-you products. 

Juice Beauty — Organic and Fabulous Skincare

I really like the way the beauty industry is heading towards creating natural and organic products. Many lines offer natural collections, while other companies are committed to making only natural and/or organic products. To me, using natural ingredients on my skin makes perfect sense.

Juice Beauty is one of those companies. They state that, “what we feed our skin should be organic, healthy, nutritious and naturally toxin-free. Juice Beauty contains no pesticides, parabens, petroleum propylene glycol derivatives, no harsh surfactants or sulfates, no artificial colors, phthalates or synthetic fragrances.”

I was lucky enough to try some of the products. My two favorites are from the Green Apple Collection.  

Green Apple Cleansing Gel ($26.00 USD 4 oz) This gel consists of certified organic, antioxidant-rich apple and lemon juices, purifying botanicals and soothing cleansers. It claims to remove lifeless skin and refine the complexion. I love the apple scent of both of these products, and the cleanser is very refreshing. I have been using it on my face and neck and I find it cleans my skin without drying it.

Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturizer ($45.00 USD 2 oz) This certified organic moisturizer includes organic apple, lemon and grape juices, nutrient-rich essential fatty acids, and alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, peptides and DMAE to replenish, nourish and firm aging skin.  This is a very gentle cream that goes on smoothly. I do need to let it soak in a few minutes in the morning before applying makeup. But it’s worth the wait as my face is soft all day.

I reccommend visiting the website at www.juicebeauty.comto learn more about their commitment to organic beauty.