Bath And Body Products For Spring!

It is getting warmer, which means putting away sweaters and boots and bringing out short sleeves and sandals — oh my!

So, my skin needs to be smooth and soft. I am loving body care that smells amazing and moisturizes.  The products below are my new faves:

 

Surya Brasil Sapien Women Shower Gel
Surya Brasil Sapien Women Shower Gel

Surya Brasil Sapien Women Shower Gel ($26.69 USD) — Provides deep hydration and is free from BHT, EDTA, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and Synthetic Fragrances. Absolutely NO GMOs.

The eco-friendly Sapien Women Body Collection is 100% vegan, natural and rich in exotic organic Amazonian ingredients like Pracaxi Oil, Aloe Vera juice, Amaranth* protein and Vitamin E. Natural coconut & mango essential oils with a trace of raspberry and vanilla

What I think:  This smells so amazing!  It is tangy and refreshing.  I love how natural this is, and it so moisturizing!  I love it when my shower gel doesn’t dry out my skin and adds moisture.

Purchase at http://www.suryabrasilproducts.com

 

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35 USD) — It’’s not heavy, it’’s my butter——silky, intensely hydrating body butter that smells subtly yum and gives sweet relief to the driest skin. Packed with luscious oils and whipped to a feather-light texture, it sinks in instantly for velvety soft skin to create an argan oil infused body lotion in a flash. Spread the love and feel the difference.

What I think:  I have this in Sweet Citrus, which smells amazing!  I love citrusy scents, they remind me of warm weather and summer time!  It is also so hydrating and not greasy at all.  It sinks right into my skin and leaves it soft all day.

Purchase at http://www.josiemaran.com

Tree Hut Shea Almond & Honey Body Butter
Tree Hut Shea Almond & Honey Body Butter

Tree Hut Shea Almond & Honey Body Butter (approx. $6 USD) — Moisturize your body with the rich and pampering Tree Hut Shea Almond & Honey Body Butter. Feel the difference as natural body butter helps seal in moisture and softens dry, rough skin. The natural almond extract, honey and certified organic shea butter create an intense moisturizer containing a sweet essence that leaves your body feeling smooth and healthy. Enjoy a relaxing bath or a shower, and then apply some of this Tree Hut Shea Butter, 7 oz, to keep your skin beautiful.

What I think:  I love body butter this time of year, and this is an affordable one that smells really nice! It leaves my skin very soft, and it is nice to use on my dry feet.

Learn more at http://www.treehutshea.com and purchase at mass market retailers like Walmart.

Nad's Exfoliating Body Wax Strips
Nad’s Exfoliating Body Wax Strips

Nad’s Exfoliating Body Wax Strips ($8.99 USD) — With a tropical grapefruit scent, the new Nad’s Exfoliating Body Wax Strips are an innovative take on the traditional at-home wax strip with the world’s FIRST exfoliating waxing strip. Each cultivated with the Nad’s patented Xfol™ technology, a coarse exfoliating surface on the outside to remove buildup and dead skin, these strips work to release trapped ingrown hairs while a powerful, strong ‘grip’ within the strip to adhere and remove hair. Recommended use for hair as short as 1.5mm.

What I think:  These are interesting.  The outer paper that holds the wax is actually an exfoliating strip.  You rub it in circles on your skin before you wax.  Then rub the outside of the wax strip between the palms to warm it up, peel and apply.  I then make sure the wax is on securely and pull off.  Ouch!  But it works pretty well.  I still had a few hairs left and had to do it again.  It then left my skin hair free!  This is nice if you don’t like to shave.

Purchase at Target stores and http://www.target.com

What are you using for smooth skin now?  Leave a comment and let me know.

Bath Time, Part 2

Yes, more awesome bath (or shower, if you like those) products!

Set the mood with some great colored lights, then try a new body wash, scrub, lotion or fragrance.  I believe that relaxing with fabulous products and scents is rejuvenating!

Mood Light in Renewal
Mood Light in Renewal

Lets start by setting the mood with lighting. Mood-lites ($2.98 to $6.99 at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores nationwide) come in various colors to help with moods.

“Mood-lites represent Mood-Factory’s first line of products which are based on the sense of sight, and specifically, in regards to how colors affect how we feel,” said the Chicago-based Kathryn Goetzke, President, Mood-Factory. “We initially launched an incandescent line in 2004, and in 2012 launched a 2nd generation including flood, porch, and compact fluorescent (CFL)  Mood-lites. The colors were developed using a number of color expert research, and applying their general concepts to lighting.”

What I think: I have been trying the red Passion and green Renewal Mood-Lites, please let us know and we can ship them out.  The renewal is perfect for a bath! Other uplifting hues you might want in the Mood-lites line include: Happiness (yellow); Energy (Orange); Serenity (Light Blue); Sassy (Pink); Creativity (Purple) and Tranquility (Deep Blue).

Tree Hut Almond and Honey Shea Sugar Body Scrub
Tree Hut Almond and Honey Shea Sugar Body Scrub

A body scrub is so important for keeping skin soft at bath time.  Tree Hut Almond and Honey Shea Sugar Body Scrub ($17.94 for 18 oz at www.amazon.com) — Experience an intense exfoliation with Tree Hut Sugar Scrub with the rich, sweet scent of Almond and Honey. Natural sweet Almond oil and real Honey condition damaged and neglected skin that has become unhealthy over time.

This gentle sugar scrub is infused with certified organic Shea butter, real Honey and an array of natural oils, including Evening Primrose, sweet Almond, Avocado, Macadamia Seed and Orange Oil. The real sugar grains and Almond bits will softly buff away dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth all day.

What I think:  This smells FANTASTIC — seriously! Yummy!  I love that it exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time.  This is a really gorgeous product.

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash
Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash ($10 for 8oz) Bathe your skin with an everyday golden elixir! Honey is a nourishing, gentle cleanser that naturally exfoliates your skin. Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash is the perfect addition to your skin care ritual.

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash is available in three fabulous scents, Wild Blackberry, Lemongrass Spearmint, and Tupelo Honey. All three of these amazing body washes contain royal jelly, propolis, and honey to soften, nourish, and repair your skin.

The honey based body washes are very gentle and perfect for the entire family! Savannah Bee Honey Body Washes are formulated from 100% all natural ingredients, contain no parabens or petroleum, and are never tested on animals.

What I think:  This is a new company that I have recently discovered and I am loving the products, as well as the very pretty packaging.

The body washes are thick (like honey) and soften the skin while cleansing.  Plus, they leave a soft scent on the skin.

Available at www.savannahbee.com

Thymes Fig Leaf and Cassis Body Lotion
Thymes Fig Leaf and Cassis Body Lotion

Thymes Fig Leaf and Cassis Body Lotion ($33 USD) — A daily moisturizer sparkling with the sun-ripened fragrance of Fig Leaf & Cassis. Verdant fig leaf entwines with sweet cassis, reviving mandarin oil, juniper berry and purifying cypress. Formulated with skin-supportive shea butter, nourishing squalane, humectant glycerin and protective vitamin E.

Fragrance Notes: Fig leaf, cassis, mandarin, juniper berry and cypress.

What I think: This classic Thymes scent is fresh and light.  The lotion is great for after a bath, it keeps skin very soft.

Available http://www.thymes.com

 COOLA’s Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer
COOLA’s Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer

You can finish your bath by using an allover SPF like COOLA’s Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer ($32 USD) — Nourish and shield your skin from the sun and environment with this antioxidant-infused, SPF 30 sunscreen with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Free radical fighting organic Rose Hip delivers essential Fatty Acids, Minerals and Vitamin C. Organic Evening Primrose and Linseed Oils, rich in Omegas-3 and 6 calms, tones, hydrates and reduces redness. Patented Oleosome Technology, derived from eco-certified organic Safflower and rich in moisturizing Vitamin E, enhances sun protection and helps time-release actives, resulting in 75% less actives! Organic Shea Butter, high   in Vitamins A and F smoothes, softens and balances skin. The phyto-protector Plankton Extract stimulates, organic Cucumber Extract calms and a light Plumeria scent keeps you fresh. Crafted with 70% Certified Organic inactive ingredients.

What I think:  If you love a tropical floral scent, this sunscreen/moisturizer is for you.  It isn’t too strong, though.  SPF is so important all year round.

www.coolasuncare.com

L'Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne
L’Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne

Cologne is the perfect final step to keep feeling and smelling fresh after a bath or shower. L’Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne ($52 for 10.1 fl. oz) — Brightened by the radiant freshness of citrus fruits, the Lavender Eau de Cologne has a light, breezy scent, underlined by a woody, musky base with a captivating trail.

This vibrant Cologne is a celebration of summer that captures the sunshine and brightness of Haute-Provence.

Top Notes:  Lavender P.D.O., Bergamot, Peach
Middle Notes: Freesia, Marigold
Base Notes: Benzoin, Musk

What I think:  I love this lavender fragrance.  It is so light and does not have a soapy scent that some lavender scents do.  It is very fresh and soft.

Available at www.usa.loccitane.com

The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry
The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry

Or if you like a sweeter scent, try the Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry ($58 for 1.7 fl oz) — Seductively Sweet. Seduce the sense with this provocative blend of ripe blackberry, juicy raspberry, velvet iris, and warm Madagascar vanilla.  Crafted by master natural perfumers, this sexy fragrance is mouthwatering and irresistible.

What I think:  This scent is addictive, it is sweet, but not too sweet and is also a bit sexy.  Very nice!

Available at www.lavanila.com

Enjoy!