First things first! The company that I am referring to is called Lemongrass Spa. Ever heard of it? It was created and is currently run by a couple in Colorado, and their products are really neat! My friend, Kristen, did esthetics for 8 years here in AZ before she got married, moved to Florida, and started a family (4 little boys under 4!). In her words, "skin care is the nitch I love". Not only do I love following this woman's journey through motherhood with these rambunctious boys, but I really trust her judgement when it comes to natural, chemical-free products.
|How cute is this family!?!?|
Our products are completely free of:
We hand-select natural ingredients including: Fruit extracts such as Pomegranate, Raspberry Seed and Cucumber Moisturizers such as Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil and Almond Oil.
Pure Essential Oils such as Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sandalwood & Patchouli. Sugar, oatmeal, dead sea salt and other ingredients that are so natural you could eat them!
"Pink Shimmer" Lip Balm:
Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap:
Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub:
Eternal Bliss Body Silk:
Healing Elements Balm:
Here are my unbiased, personal reviews of these products:
"Pink Shimmer" Lip Balm: I am a chapstick addict. I admit it. I have about 4 of them on me at all times- in the diaper bag, my purse, the junk drawer, and my nightstand. I can't go without. I also have all different kinds. I don't like lipstick, so a lip balm with a little color or shimmer is nice! I put this on as soon as I got my samples, and I forgot about it. It was a few hours before bed. When I went to bed, I realized that it was STILL ON! This was amazing to me! I usually lick or eat it off quickly, but this was thick enough to stay on, yet comfortable enough to not bother me! I really like the smell of it also, so I now carry it around! Piper seems to think it's a decent chew toy too- she hasn't discovered the cap yet!
Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap: The smell of this is just to die for. It is smooth and wonderful! I love a good hand/body soap! I used to go to the farmer's market to get these kinds of soaps, but I haven't been in ages. This little sample will be gone all too soon. I have it in the guest bathroom now!
Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub: This may be my favorite of all of them. Maybe. I can't decide. I used this a few different ways. The first night I used it as a foot scrub for my heels. It starts out very gritty and then melts and turns to an oil. It's pretty nice! The next day I used it as an all-over body scrub during my shower in the morning. You have to scrub quickly so the sugar in it doesn't melt too quickly. I did a little experiment- I used NO lotion afterwards! It leaves your skin very soft and barely oily- just enough to feel moisturized. I went about my entire day without lotion! This is risky to do in AZ in the summer- you are bound to get dry, cracked skin or at least white dry spots! I didn't. Not one bit. By the end of the day I didn't feel as soft as the beginning, but I was still moisturized! And lastly, I used it in my next shower as SHAVING CREAM. You heard me right. Kristen told me that the sugar and oil helps the hair to stand up and get a closer shave! I loved that as well! My razor did get a little clogged up from the oil as I went, but a quick rinse fixed that. This product gets a BIG thumbs up from me!
Eternal Bliss Body Silk: Here is my only complaint about this one... my sample was way too small! Since I knew this would be bliss (pun intended), I waited until I was freshly showered and applied it, almost the entire sample, to my whole body. It goes on smoothly, smells heavenly and keeps your skin soft all day. What more can a girl ask for? Knowing that it is all-natural and as chemical-free as they get- SOLD.
Healing Elements Balm: Okay, this is the other one that might be my favorite. Might. Here's why I say might...it can be used for so many things, I just haven't had the opportunity to use it much yet! A little goes a long way with this one though. I have used it on my cracked heels (and continue to), and I have also used it as a night cream on the nights I wash my face before bed (secret- I don't always). I was always afraid my skin was too oily to wear a 'night cream' or salve, but I wake up with my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. I will keep doing it at night in hopes that my skin will get ever better! This can also be used on so many things for both mama and the little babes (see attachment below).
This little chart was sent to me with my samples, and I just love it! It gives me so many different ideas for how to use the products!
Overall, I loved all of these products. I have had my nose stuck in the catalog all week looking at the products, comparing prices, and seeing what else I would love to try! A couple of the products that I am eager to order are the Body Spritz (as a hair detangler!), the Nail Balm and the Natural Deodorant! Kristen said that she has tried many brands of natural deodorant and she loves this one. In her words "Now--we live in hot states..by 4 pm am I a bit "stinky" yes, a bit..but common..its a natural deodorant and its 1000 degrees outside!". For those of us who already use natural deodorant (or none), this is no surprise. I would rather reapply a natural deodorant that have a chemical-filled smell all day (especially for you nursing mamas)!
I am also interested in trying their line of Sheer Minerals makeup. I have been using Bare Minerals since the beginning of the year and I am totally in love with it. Kristen said that this compares to Bare Minerals, but Bare Minerals contains Bismuth Oxychloride in it which is known for causing irritation. It is a cheap ingredient that is more like a metal. After doing some price comparing too, Lemongrass Sheer Minerals is cheaper and bigger than Bare Minerals. I am bummed that I just bought brand-new powders, so when I run out I will be trying these instead!
Visit the website to learn more about the products and peruse the store a bit, and when you're ready, contact Kristen. She promises to always give honest reviews of all products, because she doesn't want you to purchase blindly and not be satisfied! I plan on placing an order relatively soon- payday is next week, and I know which products I want!
Here is the good part....Kristen has decided to give away a full size Pink Grapefruit Body Polish (click for info) to one of my wonderful readers! I wish I could win this myself, but I will be good and choose one of you to win. Please comment on my Facebook post OR this blog. I need your name and why you think you should be chosen! We will choose by the end of the week and contact you to get shipping information. This should be so fun!