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Ola Tropical Apothecary has added a new skin care collection to their offerings called:  Ola Hawaiian Skin Care.  Utilizing infusions of powerful tropical ingredients, Ola Hawaiian Skin Care offers a range of cleansers, toners, masks, serums and a moisturizer to the line.  Each of these products provides effective skincare solutions to keep skin looking young, radiant and nourished.  

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I was very excited to have the opportunity to try a product from Ola Tropical Apothecary.  Being a Hawaii Native, I enjoy trying products from companies that are locally based here in the islands.  I was sent the  Plumeria Sugar Polish.  If you know anything about me, it’s that Plumeria is one of my favorite scents, so I was eager to give it a try and share my thoughts with all of you.  

The Sugar Body Polish is gentle, even on my sensitive skin and offers natural exfoliating properties while combining pure Hawaiian Cane Sugar with Organic Hawaiian Honey to renew and condition the skin.  To these awesome combination of ingredients, Ola also adds an infusion of healing Hawaiian plant extracts with natural cleansers and tropical oils and butters to help cleans, soften and moisturize the skin.  If I had to describe this product in one word, it would be “Luxurious”.

If I had to describe this product in one word, it would be Luxurious!

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Using the Ola Tropical Apothecary Plumeria Sugar Polish is simple.  Simply apply and/or use the product in the shower or bath to cleanse and renew your skin.  Apply to damp skin and massage well, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin.  Rinse off with warm water.  You can use this sugar polish several times a week to help make your skin radiant and hydrated.  My favorite places to use the sugar polish is on my heels and feet as well as my hands, elbows, and knees.  This is especially a treat for me when I’m about to change out my nail polish or do a self-mani/pedi.  It’s the perfect way to leave my skin looking great.  

The ingredients in this particular product happen to be some of my favorites for skincare:  honey, aloe vera, noni fruit, taro root, coconut oil, cocoa seed butter and kukui nut oil – just to name a few.

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Ola offers a variety of products (as mentioned above) for use in their Hawaiian Skin Care daily ritual.  While I have only tried their sugar polish, I’m excited to try out other products from the line to include:  cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Masks are also available to add to your collection.  Collections include the following:

  • ʻĀina (land) – The ʻĀina group targets normal to dry skin conditions. Harnessing the natural anti-aging benefits of tropical fruit, medicinal plants, and elements, ʻĀina Hawaiian Skincare is revitalizing, nourishing, hydrating, moisturizing for the skin.
  • Kai (sea) – The Kai group targets acne-prone skin and blemishes. Focusing on powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and repairing sea elements and seaside plants to exfoliate, remove impurities, heal and restore the skin.
  • Pua (flower) – The Pua group targets the complex issues of sensitive or irritated skin. Drawing on the soothing and repairing benefits of tropical flowers to rejuvenate, soothe and soften the skin.
  • Mana Moisturizer addresses the total health of your skin. By infusing new discoveries in natural anti-aging ingredients extracted from the land and the sea, with powerful essential oils, we have created a deeply hydrating and nourishing base to which you may add the Ola serum of your choice.
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About Ola, Tropical Apothecary is a natural-based bath and body spa collection centered on the Hawaiian concept of beauty and wellness.  Each of the Company’s hand-crafted bath and body products combines beneficial botanicals, oils, fruits, sea elements and flowers in the time-honored, traditional Hawaiian way.  By supporting Ola, you support local small farmers and business, as well as a Company that is responsible, transparent and sustainable.  Please, visit www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com for more information.

The new skin care line is already available online at Hawaiianbodyproducts.com.  Prices will range from $25 to $73 depending on each item.  Click on the link to view the entire line and read all about the Ola Tropical Apothecary collection.

The  ‘Aina Collection from Ola Tropical Apothecary

Get more information or purchase from Ola Tropical Apothecary at: www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com

Mahalo Ola Tropical Apothecary for sharing your awesome sugar polish with me.  I look forward to trying out more of your products in the future.


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When it comes to skin care and body care items, I’m always excited for the Holidays – because with Holidays, come awesome gift sets.  This Holiday Gift Guide offers you a selection of treats for anyone and any pocket book.  Whether you are shopping for yourself this holiday season or looking to treat someone you love, you’ll find a selection of Holiday goodies to treat yourself or someone else.  Some of these brands may be “new to you” selections while others are tried and true, but I wanted to incorporate a selection of products that I love highly recommend.

The Body Shop has long been one of my favorite body care and skin care brands.  I’ve been using products from them since before I started blogging, back when we still had a shop here on island on Maui.  But, I am still a lover of their products and purchase from them online all the time.  Recently I received a package from the brand that was specifically personalized for me.  Now, it’s no secret I love The Body Shop’s Body Butters, so when I seen this – I fell in love.

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The Body Shop offers a variety of different gifts available for anyone in any size.  Just pick and choose their huge array of smell great and body loving products.  The sets vary in price and size so you will always be able to find something for someone to fit your budget.  And, want to personalize and name your own body butter like mine pictured?  Well – you can head on over to your local The Body Shop location and select one of four animals along with a name to add to cover.  Unfortunately you can’t order these online (shucks), but if you’re near a The Body Shop, these will make a great gift.  Other sets from TBS retail from $10 and up so definitely check it out.  Click here to see what they have available online.

Over the years LATHER has become one of my absolute favorite skin care and body care brands.  I’m mentioned it a number of times here on Honeygirlsworld.com and it’s a brand I continue to use.  Each year they release beautiful sets of treats for stocking stuffers and I’m so excited to share these with you.

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The Holiday Stocking Stuffers are the perfect gift sets for your loved ones.  The Vanilla Bath Fizz Combo retails for $18.00 and includes six bath bombs (vanilla & tonka bean and vanilla & citrus).  These are the perfect Winter treat and I love that you get two different aromas in each set.  With moisturizing botanicals including jojoba, coconut and sweet almond with kukui nut oils to condition and nourish the skin.

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The Sugar Plum Kisses Set ($15.00) is a duo of lip smoothing scrub and lip conditioning balm.  I absolutely love both of these products having used them before so having them in a set is absolutely fabulous.

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And of course, one of my all time favorite stocking stuffers (it was a huge hit for my family and friends last year) is the Soap & Candle Stocking Stuffer Sets.  These gorgeous sets are beautifully packaged (I love it) and retail for $18.00.  These are perfect for hanging on the Christmas Tree or you can give or wrap as you so fit.  Each set has a soap and candle and you can select from Lemongrass, Vanilla and Lavender.  Each duo is encased in a cute little box that resembles a present and I love how festive it all looks.  Each candle smells divine so anyone you gift these to will love them.

You can purchase any of these gorgeous sets for yourself or a loved one at: http://www.lather.com/holidaygiftideas.html

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Nourish Natural Bath Products is a new to me brand, but I’ve been absolutely loving the products since getting my hands on them.  Until now, you could only get Nourish products in one of the company’s stores (which is probably why I haven’t heard of it before), but now they are available online.  Nourish offers handmade bath, body and gift items, in beautiful and delectable scents and are perfect for people like me with sensitive skin.  Items from Nourish make great gifts for women, men and even babies.

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The Citrus Small Gift Set – $35.00 comes with 2 bars of handmade soap, a 3 oz. shea butter salt scrub, a travel tin soy candle, a shea butter bath fizzie and a nourish lip balm.  They all come delivered and packaged ready for gifting.

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The Georgia Peach Glycerin Soap – $6.00 makes the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone.  This soap is absolutely gorgeous and will leave your skin as rich and moist as a ripe, juicy peach with natural humectant glycerin and aloe.  The coconut oil base absorbs quickly, protecting skin against sun damage and smoothing out your complexion.  I love the sweet but subtle fragrance and you or anyone you buy this for will enjoy it.

Nourish has a variety of gift items available for your choosing – so I highly suggest you head on over and check it out.  Any of these make great stocking stuffers or gift selections for your holiday gift list.  http://nourishsavannah.com

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Salacia Salts is also a new to me brand but I’ve been loving it since trying it the last month or so.  It’s the perfect selection for the man or woman on your holiday wish list.  These unique bath, body and home items from Salacia are the perfect selection.  Salacia Salts is based in Savannah Georgia and all the items are made there.

You can purchase Salacia Salts here: https://salaciasalts.com/

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The Peach on Earth Set is $56.00 and includes the Georgia Peach Medium Salt Soak, Georgia Peach Bar Soap, Georgia Peach Body Butter and Peach on Earth Tea Towel.  This indulgent set is perfect for that Southern Belle in your life or anyone that loves a soft and sweet peach fragrance.  The fragrance is light so you don’t have to worry about smelling like over ripe peach too.  You can purchase this set here.

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FarmHouse Fresh is another brand that I’ve been really fancying lately.  While I can attest to loving all of the products I’ve tried from the brand, one that stands out to me as a great Holiday Gift is the Sweeping Softness 3 Step Body Sampler.  There are three different selections to choose from for the 3 Step Body Samplers, I’ve only tried the Sweeping Softness set.  I love that you can try three different body care sets for a great cost and decide for yourself if you want to get the full size.  FarmHouse Fresh Body Oils and Scrubs are some of my favorites, so ultimately – while you can’t go wrong with anything you get as a gift from FHF, these little sets are perfect selections as holiday presents.

AT FarmHouse Fresh you’ll find a plethora of skin care crafted around delicious food and drinks using 99.6% natural and naturally derived ingredients.  All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.  You can purchase this set and so much more from FarmHouse Fresh at: http://farmhousefreshgoods.com/

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Marula Oil has been a favorite brand of mine for about 4 years now.  The first product I tried from the brand was the Pure Marula Facial Oil and it continues to be one of my favorites till this day.  I figured that since I love it so and this is all about my favorites, that I just had to share these with all of you.

The Pure Marula Facial Oil ($58 – $78) is a luxury item and comes with a hefty cost, but using it just once may definitely win you over.  Marula Facial Oil is light and hydrating – perfect for the winter months when our skin tends to be driest.  This oil absorbs quickly into the skin without a greasy feel or residue and you’ll immediately notice a boost in long lasting hydration and an improvement in your skin’s elasticity.  Pure Marula Facial Oil by Marula is the only doctor endorsed, scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil.  This oil and my coconut oil are my holy grail must haves to keeping my skin looking youthful.

A new to me product from Marula is the Foaming Cleansing Oil Towelettes.  My gosh do I love these.  Retailing for $10 for a pack of 10 (yes, a bit steep – but luxurious and wonderful), these wipes cleanse and exfoliate while offering you pure Marula Oil and Alpha Hydroxy Acids.  These are perfect for travel and help rinse away the dirt, grime and more to reveal a glowing, firmer, more radiant looking skin.  I love that they are sulfate-free and ideal for dry, oily or combo skin.

You can purchase these Marula Oil products at: https://marula.com/  (Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales to see if there are any discounts available).

There are so many different products available on the market today that would make absolutely awesome gifts for the holiday season.  If you have a skin care, body care or bath and body addict in your life, any of these gifts would make great selections.  There are a few brands that I love to include in Gift Guides each year that I haven’t included in this year’s like Tatcha, but please keep in mind that I still love these brands – I just wanted to offer some variety in selection this year and introduce you to brands you may have not heard of or products you may have not tried.

Looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping?  Be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration: (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)

Holiday Gift Shopping – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Hair Care {Honey’s Favorite Things}

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Skin Care Lover

So, what about you?  Are you hoping that Santa brings you any of these goodies this holiday season?  Have you tried anything from my list of Holiday treats?  Comment below and let me know what you think.

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Happy Tuesday!  I’m excited to share with you my very first Product Empties video.  I have been wanting to do this type of video for a while now, but sadly – I never get around to it and throw out my empty products immediately after using them up.  So, it will be exciting for me if I can keep up with this video and continuously post them.

The products I mentioned in this video are:

  1. Boo Lice Prevention Shampoo
  2. Bath and Body Works Body Cream
  3. Studio 35 Cotton Squares
  4. Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash
  5. So Cozy Cinch 3 in 1
  6. 7th Heaven Cucumber Peel Off Mask
  7. InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum
  8. MD Sun Super Hydration Serum
  9. Valentia Vitamin C Serum
  10. Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid
  11. InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum
  12. Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel

 

Click here to watch this video directly on YouTube.

Have you tried any of these products before?  If you have, what are your thoughts about them?  If not, are there any that you think you’ll want to try for yourself?

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A few months ago, I was introduced to LATHER, a skincare brand that maintains that… “It’s what’s inside that counts.” After having the opportunity to try one of their soaps and a yummy scented candle, I knew that LATHER would be a brand that I would enjoy.  Today, I am sharing with you a few items from the line that I have been enjoying as well as a little about the company and who they are.  LATHER’s motto is “Clean skin for a radiant life” and their products offer a variety of different skin loving ingredients and essential oils that help to do just that.

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LATHER started as a dream by Emilie Davidson who suffered from migraines and had a passion for aromatherapy and a growing passion and interest in skin care.  Emilie took this interest into action by starting LATHER which originally included a small line of pure olive oil soaps which quickly gained a cult following.  From a one person operation to a full-fledged business now offering body, face, hair and home products, Emilie opened the first LATHER store in Pasadena in 1999.  Now, almost 20 years later and LATHER is open in different states and sold in beauty boutiques, spas and hotels.  Something that started as a passion is now what drives Emilie to provide outstanding products that really do make a difference.  The mission of LATHER is to offer this awesome and superior body care experience by creating products using the best and highest quality natural ingredients while providing outstanding service that will not only treat the skin but educate the consumer.

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The Coconut Creme Body Whip ($22.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) is one of my favorite products that I have tried so far.  If you know anything about me, it’s that a product that smells like coconut and includes skin loving coconut oil is definitely something I will love and cherish.  This product has stole my heart from the first use and it is one I know I’ll continue to use.  This beautiful and silky whipped body creme feels wonderful on my skin and leaves my skin feeling moisturized while calming my eczema flare ups.  With coconut oil to provide a light moisturization and aloe vera to provide calming relief to sensitive, irritated or sunburned skin – this body whip is the perfect product for spring or summer months as you get over the winter dry skin spells.  Paraben Free and formulated with precious essential oils like tonka bean, patchouli, geranium and vanilla – this body whip has a light but prominent sweet warm scent.  If you are sensitive to fragrances, I think this may be a winner.  It’s lightly scented and never affects my allergies.  To say I love this product is an understatement.  My skin is soft for hours and in some cases I need not apply anymore body creme for 24 hours or more because my skin is still soft and moisturized.

Ingredients: water (aqua), glycerin, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, stearic acid, fragrance*, aloe barbadensis leaf juice**, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, phospholipids, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, sodium polyacrylate, tetrasodium edta, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, aminomethyl propanol, carbomer.
*natural fragrance **organic ingredient

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The Coconut Foaming Body Scrub ($21.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) literally is my spa day at home product.  This wonderful body scrub smells absolutely divine.  I have stated this before, but I have a thing for sweet scents and this line has stolen my heart 10 fold.  The scent is warm and sweet and reminds me of coconut, vanilla and a salted caramel.  The scrub is super gentle and feels wonderful on my sensitive skin.  It scrubs and cleanses at the same time as it exfoliates it works into a moisturizing and creamy lather.  The body scrub includes natural exfoliants like coconut shell, jojoba beads, walnut shell, bamboo stem powder and minerals that help slough away the dead skin and rough dry patches on places like elbows, knees and feet.  Formulated with sugar cane and mixed fruit extracts – this scrub boosts surface exfoliation with alpha hydroxy acids leaving your skin smooth and soft.  This body scrub is paraben-free and sulface-free and I think anyone would enjoy it.

Since I have sensitive skin, I tend to steer clear of products with shells like walnut as the additive for exfoliating… but found that this scrub was very gentle and I not only enjoyed the way it felt on my skin, I loved how my skin felt once it was washed away.  It’s easy to use… simply apply to your damp skin and rub in circular motions to work up a lather.  Rinse well with warm water once done.  Note – this is not to be used on the face.

Ingredients: water (aqua), quartz, hydrogenated jojoba oil, hydrated silica, lauryl glucoside, juglans regia (walnut) shell powder, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, glycerin, fragrance*, bambusa arundinacea stem powder, cocos nucifera (coconut) shell powder, aloe barbadensis leaf juice**, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extact, sea salt, polysorbate 80, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, citric acid. *natural fragrance **organic ingredient

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The Yuzu Sugar Cane Body Buff ($21.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) smells like fresh Yuzu and citrus.  As soon as you touch this body scrub, you can instantly feel the moisturizing oil blends that it’s formulated with.  Made with pure can sugar to gently exfoliate the surface cells, this body scrub leaves your skin so smooth and soft but also very moisturized.  It is formulated with a blend of essential oils including yuzu, mandarin orange, ylang ylang, litsea cubeba, jasmine and oakmoss.  This is a spa-experience in a jar.  This paraben-free scrub is the perfect product to use in the morning when you want a little pick me up (the scent just wakes you up) and leaves your skin so soft.  I love it.  The texture of this scrub is quite interesting as well – as it feels gel like and quite different from the Coconut Foaming Scrub.  It’s cooling sensation and vibrant scent make it a great Spring and Summer must have.  I find I love to use this product most on my elbows and on my feet.  It’s perfect for flip flop and sandal wearing feet.  Also formulated with safflower oil and plant phospholipids to soften the skin and create a breathable protective layer to lock in moisture.  Massage this product into damp skin with gentle circular motions and rinse well with warm water.

Ingredients: ucrose, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, isopropyl palmitate, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, silica, dimethicone, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, citrus junos (yuzu) peel oil, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel extract, cananga odorata flower oil, jasminum officinale (jasmine) extract, litsea cubeba fruit oil, evernia prunastri (oakmoss) extract, phospholipids, glycerin, water (aqua), ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol.

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The Muscle Ease Gel with Botanical Pain Relievers ($18.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) has been a lifesaver in the last month.  With my husband’s aches and pains and my bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, we have both been in a bit of hurt.  This product has helped to not only ease our pain but help offer us some much needed relief so we can tackle our day but also sleep at night.  This herbal pain relieving gel is formulated with centuries-old plant extracts that are used by the native tribes of Northern Mexico to help relieve minor aches and pains of muscles and joints.  It’s definitely fast acting and you can feel the gel begin to work immediately, once it is applied and massaged into the affected areas.  You can experience unique cooling and heating on the skin.  The first application I did on my husband, he said his skin felt like it was burning and tingling and a bit uncomfortable – but after that first use, he hasn’t had any issue with it.  Some people will definitely react differently with this product as I felt a cooling sensation and some tingling, but only burning on certain areas of my body.  Formulated with ingredients like menthol, camphor and capsaicin to help provide temporary relief of backaches, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains, this product contains no waxes, oils, artificial colors or fragrance making it fast acting.  It’s paraben-free and you really only need a small amount applied to the affected area no more than 3-4 times a day.  Rub the product in well until the gel is absorbed and make sure to wash your hands well after applying.

Like with any product used to treat pain, this can feel differently for some versus others, so make sure to test a small amount of this product in a small area to see how it works for you.  It definitely helped with pain relief – that’s for sure and it’s something we continue to use in our house.

Ingredients: Active ingredients: camphor 3%, menthol 3%

Inactive ingredients: aloe vera extract, capsaicin, carbomer, decyl polyglucose, deionized water, grapefruit seed extract, green tea extract, orange peel extract, queen of the prairie extract, rose water, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, vegetable glycerin, witch hazel, yucca extract.

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The Vanilla & Argan Lip Scrub ($10.00 / Net. wt. 0.8oz)  is AMAZING.   As a blogger who reviews beauty products, I have tried my fair share and more of lip scrubs.  Heck, I have even made many of my own over the years.  I have had my favorites and still continue to use them from time to time, but this is quite possibly one of my favorites to boot.  This certified organic, lip-smoothing exfoliator uses sugar cane crystals to gently buff away flaky skin from dry, chapped lips.  Its emollient-rich base is formulated with some of my favorite ingredients like honey (a natural humectant), argan, coconut and rosehip seed oils as well as vitamin E.  It also includes beeswax to restore moisture and softness and provide a protective layer to help prevent future dehydration.  It tastes and smells divine with a sweet and comforting vanilla scent that combines spearmint oil for a pleasant, light tingling sensation to softly plump lips.  This lip scrub prepares your lips for a great application of lip color and it’s paraben-free.

You simply rub this product softly on the lips and remove with warm water.  I love it.  This lip scrub leaves my lips feeling smooth and soft and brings the juicy color back to my lips instantly.  It plumps my lips softly (without any pain) making them look and feel like they are much younger than they are.  This product is probably one of my favorites I’ve tried from LATHER and I think it will be a lip scrub I’ll continue to purchase for years to come.  I’ve made my own for years and find this one to be quite wonderful!

Ingredients: sucrose (cane sugar)*, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, vanilla flavor*, cera alba (beeswax)*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, argania spinosa (argan) nut oil*, mentha spicata (spearmint) leaf oil*, mel (honey)*, mixed tocopherols (vitamin e), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract*, rosa canina (rosehip) seed oil*, calendula officinalis (calendula) extract*, eupatorium rebaudianum bertoni (stevia) leaf extract *. *certified organic ingredient

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The Daily Defense Facial Sunscreen with Aloe & Grape Seed ($24.00 / Net. wt. 2 fl.oz.) has a broad spectrum SPF 30 with UVA/UVB protection against sunburn, skin cancer and early skin aging cause by the sun.  It combines the mineral sunscreen Titanium Dioxide with Octinoxate to provide protection for your skin.  It is enriched with natural botanicals to soothe, hydrate and protect your skin from sun exposure.  Free of synthetic fragrance, color and parabens, this product is specifically designed for the face.

Application is easy – simply apply to the face and massage into the skin.  I like to use this product daily over my moisturizer and apply through out the day if I am in direct sunlight or extended periods of time.  This product applies easily and doesn’t leave my face feeling oily (which I love).  It has a light aloe like fragrance, nothing overpowering or funky at all… and the consistency of this product feels really nice on the skin.

Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (5%), Octinoxate (4%).

Inactive ingredients: Alanine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arginine, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco Caprylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Glycine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mica, Niacin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Phospholipids, Potassium Sorbate, Proline, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Citrate, Sorbitan Monostearate, Tetrasodium Edta, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum.

The Coconut Creme Body Wash ($18.00 / Net. Wt. 8oz) is a rich and creamy cleansing body wash.  It feels luxurious on the skin and lathers up to leave you feeling clean and moisturized.  This body wash gently removes the dirt and oil while still leaving your skin feeling soft and full of moisture.  It is formulated with coconut oil to help provide light moisturization and aloe vera to provide calming relief to sensitive skin.  It also includes shea butter to help soften, comfort and soothe your dry skin leaving your body feeling soft and smooth.  This body wash is paraben and sulfate free and has a light coconut vanilla fragrance.  This product is as easy to use as taking a shower… simply apply to wet skin using your hands, sponge, etc. and work up to a lather while cleaning your body.  Rinse with warm water and feel how soft your skin is after you’re done.

Ingredients: water (aqua), sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucoside, peg-150 distearate, fragrance*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice **, bambusa arundinacea stem extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, passiflora incarnata flower extract, rosa canina fruit extract, allantoin, panthenol, sodium pca, tocopheryl acetate, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, glycerin, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, citric acid, polyquaternium-7, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, glycol stearate.
*natural fragrance  **organic ingredient

I am very impressed with the products I tried from LATHER so far.  I love when a brand and their products has a unique story behind them and a mission that is quite impressive.  With all the products I listed and discussed here today, I can’t help but to recommend all of them.  I think each of them have wonderful properties and with someone like me who has sensitive skin, these products each helped to combat those issues.  Now that we are in Spring, I’m noticing how much the winter weather took a toll on my body and dried my skin out so horribly bad.  These products have been essential in bringing back the moisture and treating my skin to a spa.  If you haven’t tried anything from LATHER yet, I highly suggest you take a look and see what products you think resonate with you.  Each product offers so many benefits and most of them have such an addicting fragrance to them as well.

For my Hawaii readers:  Modern Honolulu Spa offers 20% off their treatment if you show your ID and are Kama’aina (Local) so feel free to check out LATHER at your local spa.  For those that are interested in trying out something from LATHER – check out their website filled with all kinds of goodies from their Modern Apothecary:  http://www.lather.com/

What about you?  Have you tried anything from LATHER before?  If so – what have you tried and what are your thoughts?  If not, what do you have your eyes on to check out?

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products mentioned/featured in this post were sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts for you.  Affiliate links are posted through out.  Thank you to LATHER for sharing these wonderful products with me.

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I LOVE body products, especially great smelling body products. I’m always looking for new ones when I’m out and about shopping and love when they are affordable and easy to find in your local stores.  Having not tried anything from Tree Hut before, I was very excited to get the opportunity to try out a few of their products.  Today I share with you my thoughts on the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub and Tree Hut Shea Body Butter.

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The Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub (Net. Wt. 18 oz / 510g) retails for about $8.00 – $14.00 in stores like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Ulta etc.  This Sugar Scrub (the one I’m talking about particularly) has Brazilian Nut, which offers a sweet scent that kind of reminds me of Caramel.  This sugar scrub offers intense exfoliation and is formulated with Vitamins A, C and E and Brazil nut oil which helps to hydrates and repairs damage skin.  After using this product you will notice a nice healthy glow and smooth skin.  This scrub is gentle, infused with certified organic Shea butter and an arrage of oils like brazil nut oil and natural oils like Evening Primrose, sweet Almond, Avocado, Safflower Seed, Macadamia Seed and Orange oil.  The real sugar grains and ground Walnut shells help to buff away dry and damaged skin, leaving your skin smooth and refreshed.

The light caramel fragrance that this scrub offers is nice and perfect for men and women.  Overall I think the scrub is nice, and I like that even with the Walnuts within the scrub, it’s not harsh or does not scrape my skin.  It really feels nice against my skin, leaves my body feeling moisturized and soft.  I enjoy it.  I would like to try the Coconut Lime or the Honey Almond next.

Ingredients: Sucrose, glycerin, polysorbate 20, silica, bertholletia excelsa seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), ascorbic acid, retinyl palmitate, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, fragrance/parfum, juglans regia (walnut) shell powder, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid, caramel.

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The Tree Hut Shea Body Butter also in Brazilian Nut (Net Wt. 7oz / 198g) retails for about $7.00 to $10.00 is also available at Amazon, Walmart, Ulta and other stores you can find Tree Hut products.  This body butter smells like the Sugar body scrub… it has a light caramel scent.  It’s a rich shea body butter with a blend of natural moisturizers to nourish the skin.  It contains 27% Organic Shea Butter for effective and noticeable hydration in the skin.  It’s Paraben Free and DMDM Free.  Formulated with Brazilian Nut for an intense moisture that leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.  This body butter really helps to soften dry skin, leaving it smooth to the touch.

Due to the oils within this body butter, I definitely suggest using this at night – before bed.  It can leave your skin a little slippery – even if it soaks into your skin.  I love using this at night and then feeling my skin the next morning- soft and silky.  Well the scent is nice, I wish it were a bit sweeter, but ultimately it works okay.  My husband is not really a fan of the fragrance, but he likes the consistency of the products.

Ingredients:  Water (Aqua Eau), Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed OiI, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG 100 Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Cocoa), PEG 8 Beeswax, Lanolin Alcohol (Lanolin), Polysorbate 80, Laureth 4, Fragrance, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum

Both products utilize Certified Organic Shea Butter and Natural Brazil Nut Oil.  Tree Hut products are made in the USA and they do not test on animals.  It’s great to have some body products from brands that are so readily available in stores and easy to purchase online as well.  Overall I have been enjoying both products and look forward to trying out the other lines from Tree Hut.

Have you tried anything from Tree Hut?  If so, which ones have you tried – comment below and let me know so I have options to check out.

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  This product was sent to me for review consideration and feature.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased as with anything that is featured or discussed here.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

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It’s no secret that The Body Shop is one of my favorite skin care loving brands.  I have a collection of my favorite body butters and products from The Body Shop and recently had the chance to try a product that has been on my radar for a while now.  The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector and Hemp Soap on the Rope are part of the Enrich Not Exploit campaign (both available as permanent items – the Hemp Hand protector comes in different packaging however).  These items will help support The Body Shop Foundation in assisting to increase awareness around the negative changes happening to our planet and to create positive change.

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For every Limited Edition Hemp Hand Protector purchased – $2.20 will be donated to The Body Shop Foundation.  This donation will support our global target to protect and enrich our planet, our people and animals and our oceans.  1 Hand Cream = 1 Vote = $2.20 donation.  After completing your purchase of the Limited Edition Hemp Hand Protector, you will be prompted online to vote for the cause that’s closest to your heart.

The ultra-moisturizing Hemp Hand Protector is pretty awesome.  I have never tried this product before and honestly I wasn’t sure how I would like it.  My hands became instantly soft after the first use and since it’s really dry due to the weather, I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it.  Enriched with Community Trade hemp seed oil – this hand protector feels like a thick lotion when applied but smooths onto the skin quickly and sinks into the skin nicely.  It helps to restore the moisture and suppleness in my hands, leaving them touch-ably soft.

I use hand creams and lotions daily because I wash dishes several times a day and my hands can be really dry.  I honestly love how much this product moisturizes my fingers, cuticles and hands and how they are left so soft.  I didn’t think I would like this product and I’m not a fan of the scent, but, I really do like how much it has helped my hands feel and how soft they are.  I would repurchase this product because it really does leave my hands much softer than I have had them before.  I even suggest this to my husband and dad after he’s done working on the cars because it leaves their dry and rough hands feeling soft and smooth.  Did I mention I didn’t like the scent?  It’s not one I enjoy and a bit off putting – but I understand that it works and does the job it’s supposed to.

Limited Edition Packaging – Hemp Hand Protector retails for $20.00 – 3.3 fl.oz. tube

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cera Alba, Panthenol, Methyl Soyate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Talc, CI 77288, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499.

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The Hemp On a Rope Soap retails for $12.00 each (150g) and The Body Shop currently has a steal for purchasing this product (check the discounts and offers – Buy 3 Get 2 Free or Buy 2 Get 1 Free with Code APRILSTEALS.  Please verify if deal is still available.)

The Hemp Soap on a Rope delivers non-drying, sensitive cleansing for dry skin and includes moisturizing hemp seed oil.  This is a rich soap that can be hang-dried by it’s very sturdy and durable rope so it doesn’t pick up any dirt or bacterial while sitting on the side of the bath tub.  This soap is enriched with Community Trade Hemp Seed Oil so it leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated after use.

I think this soap not only moisturizes my body but lathers really well, leaving my skin feeling soft, but also clean and without a funky residue that bar soaps can tend to do to my body.  I definitely recommend this product for a man, as the scent (like the hand protector) is not for me and the design and look of the bar is not something I would usually gravitate too.  However, it’s a great quality soap, made well, lasts a long time with average use and I like that it doesn’t dry out my skin.  Overall, my skin did enjoy this product, I’m just not a fan of the scent or overall look.  I love the lather it offers my skin, that rich feel you get against your body and wish the scent wasn’t as such.  Since I referenced the scent several times in this post – just to explain… I’m not a huge fan of hemp scent in general.  It’s quite earthy and very organic.  It’s not bad – I’m just not fond of it.

Ingredients: Sodium Palmate (Surfactant), Sodium Palm Kernelate (Surfactant), Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Cocoate (Surfactant), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate (Chelating Agent), Coconut Acid (Surfactant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 77492/Iron Oxides (Colorant), CI 77007/Ultramarines (Colorant), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant).

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Overall – I do like both products (besides the scent factor) and love that my skin is very hydrated and smooth when using both products.  The hand protector is definitely my favorite and the hemp soap on the rope works really well but if you are sensitive to certain rich and organic scents, you may want to steer clear.  I’m always impressed with what The Body Shop does with their products and they support they give to various needs and campaigns.  I highly suggest checking these out to see if they are something you would like and support our Earth while you’re at it.

Have you tried any of these products before?  If so, what are your thoughts on them?  If not, can you see yourself picking these up in the future?

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  This product was sent to me for review consideration and feature purposes.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts on these products.  Affiliate links are posted through out.