#1 DUE DILIGENCE
Don't be fooled by products that claim to contain ingredients that are 100% natural. Read the labels.
Manufacturers that claim to make 100% organic/vegan products that contain ingredients with a BATE, SOL, IDE, DINYL or PETROLIUM are most likely not organic but "organic." What I look for for my skin, hair and overall health are ingredients like: water, butter [as in Shea], wax [as in that from bees] certain mineral oils that promote skin/hair health.
Side note: I discovered the wonders of 100% natural coconut oil. I use it on my skin, hair and salads LOL. Yes God's all-in-one product. It makes my body smell yummy, my hair hydrated and soft and my food tastes fantastic. Again I have no monetary interests in these companies but when I find something great, that saves money and works, I must share.
Oyin Handmade www.oyinhandmade.com
The bottom line is that if you don't like honey You will not like any of these products since they are all honey based. Very honey fragrant.
After bath Coco Mango body oil- Nice fragrance, good coverage. Ash away all day!! Thumbs up.
Honey stick- to date this is the best moisturizing lip balm that I've tried. I like the smell of honey so it's great. My lips are more kissable than usual. Thumbs up.
Head to toe Honey wash-this product will not lather but it will get your body clean. A great head to toe [all in one wash] for your hair, face & skin. Thumbs up.
Funk butter-A cream that turns into a powder once applied to your skin. It works with your natural chemistry to eliminate odor. A good deodorant. It comes in a cute aluminum tin. Thumbs up.
Whipped pudding-I don't like the texture of this product. It is smooth and smells like a honey smoothie I but instead of moisturizing my hands it makes them feel dry. I'm not certain that you'll have the same experience with it but I can't recommend this product. Thumbs down.
Nubian Heritage www.nubianheritage.com
Not an aforementioned manufacturer. Sometimes life can have happy accidents and this is one of my favorites. Needing to replenish, I randomly picked the African black soap after reading the ingredients in a beauty supply shop. Loving it, I kept the packaging and surfed the website researching the origins of this product. Blah, blah, blah...
Organic bar soap: African Black Soap - Love, love, love the fragrance, the lather and organic healing ingredients for your face and body. The rule is not never use bar soap on your face however this product is quite the exception. Ingredients: Shea Butter, Palm Ash, Plantain Peel Extract, Papaya Enzymes, Salicylic Acid. So far this original fragrance is my favorite. I was gifted the box of assorted fragrances, so I can't wait to try them all [in time]. Or give certain ones away as gifts.
Shower gel- The one I've tried so far is the Carrot Pomegranate. It has a fantastic scent and a super creamy lather. My skin is soft and hydrated after a shower. Ingredients: Shea Butter, Carrot Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Calendula Extract.
Sugar scrub- The one I tried is the Coconut Papaya. Fabulous scrub, keeps your body smooth and hydrated. No after shower lotion necessary. Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Papaya Enzymes, Comfrey Root extract.
Body butter- I'm not a fan of this product as a fragrant butter. Although it does hydrate the skin and it feels great. I'd most likely prefer a scent free butter.
I admit that I'm a huge fan of the Ancient Treasure (www.myancienttreasure.com) product that I discussed in an earlier blog. All other organic all in one products pail in comparison so far. It is simply my current favorite all-in-one hydrating product for face, skin and hair. It's pricey for the size but you don't need to use much of it.
#2 If I WERE TO CREATE A GOOD DAILY REGIMINE OF ORGANICS IT WOULD BE AS FOLLOWS:
Body cleansing and hydrating - any Nubian Heritage shower gel or bar soap using the Oyin after bath body oil. Using any NH body scrub will eliminate using any oil or lotion after a shower.
Face cleanse/treatment - spray your face with Kangen water use a cotton ball with Witch Hazel to wipe away dirt. Spray again to hydrate/tone reapply Witch Hazel or use Ancient Treasure to hydrate/tone. I'd switch up and use Nubian Heritage African black soap for cleansing or the head to toe honey wash.
And that's all for today folks.