Monday, August 12, 2013

Lemongrass Spa- Products Review and GIVEAWAY!

Recently, a fellow mommy friend contacted me about a product that she distributes and sent me a few samples of their most popular products. She asked that I try them for a little while and write a quick review on the blog...SURE! But here's the best part... she also is offering a GIVEAWAY right here! More on this in a bit....

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!?!?
 Here is why Lemongrass Spa is so awesome:
  Our products are completely free of:
- Phthalates - Petroleum-based fillers - Mineral Oil - Sodium Laureth Sulfate - Formaldehyde - Lake colorants - Parabens - Animal Testing
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!

 Kristen says that these are the only products that she uses on herself and her babies now. Can you imagine how eager I was to receive my samples! And you better believe that I had a taste- how could I not when it says you can eat it!?!? The body polish tasted a little soapy, but I'm still alive! Yay! Here are the samples that I received last week...

"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 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 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! 

Giveaway is now closed. 
Our winner is Kassie Lashua
Congrats on your new Body Polish!

  Kristen Cornelius


  1. I've tried lemongrass at a few events and love their stuff, but have not had the privilege to own their scrub! It would be a great little treat to pamper myself with after going thru labor again in a few weeks. Lol!

    1. Kristen- your request is in! We'll take all the entries and randomly choose one later this week... good luck with the new little baby! I'm sure you're in the midst of preparing for labor and delivery!

  2. As a mom of 2 kids, worker of 2 jobs and soon to be divorcée. I'd love to exfoliate All the stress off ! Ha! I just think it would be an awesome addition to my relaxing bath routine!

    1. Jordan... I don't know what you're going through, but I know it can't be easy. Keep your chin up, because you are doing awesome! You're entered into the giveaway. Will announce on Friday!

  3. It's hard to find good natural products without harsh chemicals. Because of psoriasis, eczema and auto immune issues it's really important that I stick to products that don't irritate my skin and don't contain nasty chemicals. I would love the opportunity to try a Lemongrass Spa product!!! I'm interested in checking out the natural deodorant. I've used Kiss My Face for years but just recently feel like it's not working as well as it used too. Thanks for the great review Aubrey I mainly go off of recommendations at this point! :)

    1. Janine- I should have thought about you for all these products! I know that you have always had difficulty with skin products! I am hoping to host an online party soon- maybe you can try some of them out! In the meantime, you are entered into the giveaway! Will announce on Friday :).

  4. As a work at home, runner of 3 businesses momma, I spend all my time in my house cleaning, working and running errands all while most if the time forgetting to even put on shoes! I would love to win this and scrub away the impurities. ..naturally! Love the fact its a good company with the customer and their children in mind! Thanks for hosting th

    1. You are entered! We will announce on Friday!

  5. Hi Aubrey, I read through all the birth stories on your site this last weekend. As I'm getting ready for our first baby due Sept 30, I'm not sure if this was a good move or not. Haha, no matter, I am convinced that this is going to be wonderful especially at the part where our son is here!! And what beautiful unique stories!

    In the mean time, I'd LOVE to have some grapefruit body polish for this sweet post baby body...or maybe even pre-baby body :) I say, BOTH!

    1. Hi Betsy! I am so glad that you could find the blog useful and enjoy all the birth stories! I don't think it's a bad idea to read through birth stories when you are preparing for labor and delivery- it's realistic and whether you're scared or not, you have to do it! I DON'T like watching A Baby Story- since they can edit and re-shoot whatever they want, I feel like it is unrealistic. With the array of different stories on this blog, you can't go wrong!
      You are entered into the giveaway! We will announce the winner on Friday. Good luck with the baby! Is this your first?

    2. Hi Aubrey, yes, this is baby number one! Hahaha, ain't that the truth "whether you're scared or not, you have to do it!" I work with a bunch of ladies which have given an array of advice. The best blessings I've had so far was one who said I would giggle through this pregnancy- which I have been delighted in finding has been mostly true. Wow! The other blessing I keep going back to is the lady who is praying, "lube the womb Lord, lube the womb." ha! I'll take it!! :)

  6. okay sigh me up :) LOL like all mommies a bath that you can walk away from feeling refreshed and looking "polished" is a win win in my book! My vote goes to Jordan, I have 5 young kids.... But i too once was a soon to be divorce with two kids AND working two jobs! I needed a good stress scrub more then than i do now deployed hubby and all i give my vote to Jordan ! LOL I dont even know if you can vote for other people but I'm just throwin it out there :)

    1. Haha! I don't know if you can vote for someone else... I make up the rules, but I'm still not sure what they are! :)

  7. Aubrey, we're thrilled to hear you were so pleased with the products Kristen provided for you to try, and we're positive Kassie will LOVE the Pink Grapefruit Body Polish!