It’s no secret that I have a crush on FarmHouse Fresh products. If you haven’t been a follower of my site long or if this is the first you’re hearing about FarmHouse Fresh, then be sure to head on over to other posts about this company which you can find here. FarmHouse Fresh has been a brand that I’ve been using faithfully now for over 3 years and I’m always excited for the Holiday sets they release. Today I’m going to share with you a few holiday gift sets that you can get your favorite skincare or beauty junkie. Let’s read on, shall we?
Blackberry and Beach Lip Gift Basket Sets
The Blackberry and Beach Gift Sets are a sure hit for anyone on your holiday gifting list. Each basket set comes with two popular products from FarmHouse Fresh. They are definitely some of my favorite products from the site (though let’s face it, I love anything and everything from FHF). Each 2-piece gift set comes in a farm basket and is ready to be gifted as is, or add a pretty bow on top. Priced at $30, these sets are 96-99% natural and gluten-free. The sets include their yummy polish to scrub away and smooth your lips (perfect for winter weather) and their scrumptious lip balm, an absolute must-have for any lip balm lover.
Moon Dip Back To Youth Ageless Mousse for Hands – FarmHouse Fresh Products
Of course, you can’t forget a great hand cream for the winter months and I am a huge lover of hand creams and lotions for holiday gift giving. The Moon Dip Back to Youth Ageless Mousse for hands is perfect for travel or take on the go and just like my favorite Moon Dip in the glass jar, this hand cream is loaded and boosted with vitamin-rich emollient oils that lock in the hydration and suppleness. It feels like powder on the skin with a soft texture that is just like magic. Deep-winkle peptides help to visibly firm the look of your skin overtime, leaving your hands ready for gorgeous nail polish and showstopping photographs. Did I mention the scent? Light milk-oat scent is soft but fragrant. It’s a soft scent that is perfect for everyday use.
Whoopie! Deluxe Boxed Gift Set
I also highly suggest picking up one of the Whoopie Box Sets. I wrote about it before on the blog and I love that they still offer this option for their customers. If you are looking to try FHF products, this is a great way to test out some of my favorites. This collection is Vegan, 95% Natural and Gluten Free. For $54.00 you get a steal of a deal and it’s worth every single penny and more. You can see a similar set featured here on my blog.
Scrub Down & Silk Up – Soft & Fluffy Limited Edition Gift Sets
Last, but certainly not least, is the Soft & Fluffy Limited Edition Gift Set. I wrote about a similar set a few years back and it continues to be one of my favorite products to buy for my loved ones. Retailing for $34.00 – this Limited Edition Set is the perfect way to pamper. It includes a 3 step body transformation kit and a nourishing Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream. The 3-step sampler includes 3 ounce jars of Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub (an O-List Favorite), Whoopie! Cream Shea Butter (a Redbook MVP Beauty Award Winner and one of Honey’s Favorite Things) and Agave Nectar Body Oil (another Honey’s Favorite Things item). It also includes the Fluffy Bunny Shea Butter Hand Cream. I have featured a similar set on my blog here.
Why Does FHF make Honey’s Favorite Things each year?
I usually include products in a Holiday Gift Guide each year, but I decided I would change things up a bit. I wanted to be able to feature my favorite products and brands in their own posts. FarmHouse Fresh products continuously make my Holiday Gift Guides (Honey’s Favorite Things) each year because they are my favorites and I love them. I purchase gifts for family and friends from this brand each year because I know that they will always have the quality I want at prices that anyone can afford. Even if they were costly, their products are worth every single penny. If you haven’t tried anything from FHF before, trust me when I say, once you do, you’ll be addicted to their quality and scents.
Interested in picking up any of these gifts for the holidays? Or want to pick up something else from the delectable line up of FarmHouse Fresh treats? Click here and check out their website.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review and inclusion consideration. However, all opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Anything featured on my site has been tried and tested by Honeygirl’s World. This is not a sponsored post.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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%).
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.
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?
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.
There are so many products on the market today that offer a variety of benefits for our skin – including Organic ingredients and skin loving goodness. I have tried so many over the years and while I have my favorites, I’m always looking forward to trying products that are new and good for my sensitive skin. Recently I had the opportunity to try some products from Made From The Earth, a USDA Certified Organic Company that is 100% Farmed and Made in the USA and I want to share a few of the goodies I was able to try with you.
Made from the Earth is a Cruelty-Free and Organic Company that specializes in skin care. The organic skin care line includes a variety of skin essentials that contain the highest possible levels of organic ingredients and fruits. The ingredients used in their products are hand-selected to provide you with exceptional skin care and a complete list of ingredients make it easy to find on their site and product page so you know exactly what you are using on your body. The ingredients are also from plants grown on organic farms so that there are no toxic ingredients in the products, no diluting or watering down the potent organic plant ingredients and no synthetic coloring agents, fragrances, paraffin or petroleum products. Just a whole bunch of goodness is in each product made.
I had the opportunity to test out a handful of products and I’m going to share my thoughts on each with you. I have very sensitive skin so what may work for some, may not work for me, but ultimately – I will be honest and let you know the scoops so you are armed with information. I have been testing these products for a few months now and finally feel like I’m comfortable enough to share my thoughts on each with you.
Lavender Calm Body Lotion (8oz / 235 mL – $18.99) I was a bit hesitant to use this lotion because while I enjoy lavender scents, sometimes it can be so overpowering that my allergies go crazy. I was very impressed with how light the fragrance of lavender was in this lotion and how smooth this lotion feels on the body. While you can smell the lavender scent, it isn’t so heavy that it made me sneeze like crazy – as other products with lavender have done to me in the past. I especially love using this lotion at night (as it suggests as well) because it helps to calm and relax for me for a good night’s rest. This lotion is moisturizing and feels great on the skin but doesn’t leave a sticky or heavy feel and my skin is soft.
Vitamin E + Citrus Body Gel – body wash (8oz / 236 mL – $12.99) This body gel is filled with Vitamin E goodness which I love. The gel is a translucent clear gel that has a nice citrus / orange scent. I love to use this body wash in the morning or after a work out to help revive my senses, waking me up and helping me to feel refreshed. The body wash does lather a bit and left my skin and body feeling very clean, which I loved. I also enjoyed the fact that my skin still felt soft and moisturized after.
Vitamin C Moisturizer (2 oz. / 59 g – $39.00) is a creamy moisturizing lotion in a jar. It contains the highest possible concentration of Vitamin C, which helps to maintain smoothness and elasticity. Vitamin C encourages collagen products, which brightens and softens the skin. This Vitamin C Moisturizer has a creamy smooth texture and applies to the skin evenly like lotion. It can be worn under sunscreen since the Vitamin C boosts the effectiveness of sunscreen and helps to aid with hyperpigmentation. This product feels nice on the skin and soaks into my face nicely. I didn’t get a funky sticky feeling like you can get with Vitamin C products. It has a light fragrance with a hint of citrus but is not over powering at all which I do love.
Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer (2 oz / 59 g – $74.99) is one of my favorites from the products I have tried. It includes antioxidants and bioflavanoids that help add healthy ingredients into your skin – leaving your skin fresh and moisturized. These antioxidants help combat and neutralize harmful free-radicals which affect the face and help protect against aging. The Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer has rooibos tea which contains concentrated amounts of alpha hydroxy acid, vitamins and minerals. I love the feeling of this moisturizer against my skin. It smooths on easily like a lotion and leaves my skin feeling so soft and silky. Since my skin is sensitive, I don’t use it as often on my face – not because of any reactions, but because it is a little thicker for my face than what I’m used to. I love using it however and apply this moisturizer to key places on my body like my fingers and hands as well as on my elbows. I especially love this now that it is Fall and winter and my skin is drier… I’ll be using this on my face much more now that my skin needs the moisture more.
Olive Night Creme (2 oz. / $42.99) is an under eye and treatment cream that is filled with moisturizing organic olives. With organic olive oil and organic olive butter, your skin’s elasticity will improve while moisturizing your skin and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. The beauty benefit of oilive oil is it allows for easy absorption to combat dryness. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and has been scientifically proven to protect against skin aging. This feels great on the skin and I love applying it just below my eyes and near my crow’s feet. It’s pretty thick compared to the other creams, but smooths on nicely. Because of the olive oil and olive butter in this product, there can be some separation, but I find that a little mixing and it is back to new and perfect.
Vanilla Organic Lip Balm with Vitamin E (0.15 oz/4.25g – $4.99) is a warm, calming and relaxing lip balm. This balm includes organic ingredients with vanilla that is designed to sooth and calm your lips. I haven’t been able to smell a fragrance from this lip balm and there is little to no flavor – which is a bummer for me, because I love me some vanilla flavored goodness. But, with ingredients like coconut oil and sunflower oil – this product feels really nice on the lips and leaves my lips soft, chapped free and perfect for those lipsticks I love so much.
Citrus Fresh Organic Lip Balm (0.15oz / 4.25g – $4.99) this lip balm has a light citrus flavor – reminding me of orange or lemons. It is organic and chemical free and helps to protect the lips, aiding in production of collagen in the lips. I like this particular lip balm – especially in the morning for that little fresh citrus scent and flavor.
Overall, I’m quite impressed with this skin care line. After looking at their website, I see all kinds of goodies I’ve been adding to my shopping cart as so many sound like my skin will love them. This line is pretty costly – I’m not gonna lie there, I thought some of the creams were quite expensive. After using each product now for a few months, I’m beyond impressed with what I was able to use and love the lux feeling I get from the creams. My skin feels great and so smooth after just a little of the product and since they are so moisturizing, a little goes a long way. I know that my favorites are the moisturizers in the jar – while I’m not a fan of jar products due to contamination, I really enjoyed how wonderful these felt on my skin. The lip balms are nice and definitely kept my pout smooth and soft, but I would love to see more flavor in the – granted, that is just my personal preference and while I did like the body lotion and body gel, I think the lotion is my fave out of the two and I know I’ll continue to purchase it when I run out.
You can purchase these products and so much more at: http://www.madefromearth.com/. As stated earlier, Made from the Earth products are Certified Organic, Made in the USA and contains no harmful ingredients. I have a long list of products I want to try from them like their Organic Beeswax Multi-use balm, Holistic Honey Body Lotion, Skin Correcting Facial Mist… and so so much more. I definitely think you should stop by the site and see if anything sounds like it would work for you.
Disclaimer: The products discussed in this post were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to provide my thoughts on these products, but affiliate links are posted through out.