Rose Affinity Nourished Foundation and Toner Review

Company: Rose Affinity

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Products:

Nourished Foundation (0.68 ounces/20 ml.) $22.00 USD

Rose Fountain Toner (4 fluid ounces/118 ml) $16.00 USD

 

 

Reviews:

This Rose Fountain Toner smells like a bouquet of freshly cut roses! I really can’t get enough of the scent! When you spray this fine mist on your face it calms and lightly hydrates thanks to Aloe Leaf Juice and Rose Flower Water.

This toner is perfect to use after you cleanse your skin and before using a moisturizer, serum, or beauty oil. It’s also fantastic to mist over your makeup to eliminate overly powdery makeup or just to give your face a dewy finish. You get a lot of product in this bottle so it will last quite some time, not to mention that the packaging is adorable!

The Nourished Foundation is a tinted face cream that is packed with skin loving ingredients. Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil hydrate and calm the skin along with DMAE and MSM to give you a brightening effect. This is a light coverage foundation that illuminates and enhances your skin. I use this all over my face for a healthy glow and then use concealer wherever I need it. I found this product was best applied with my fingertips, as opposed to a blending sponge or brush.

Overall, this foundation creates a your-skin-but-better look.  Usually, I’m a medium to full coverage kind of girl, but I really like how this foundation gives me an effortlessly natural look.

The Bottom Line

From the cute packaging to the natural ingredients, I truly enjoy this foundation and toner! These specific products are vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben free (YASSSSS!). I recommend these products to anyone that is looking to clean up their skincare and makeup routine. Of course, if you love roses, I think you will love this brand!

Thank you, Rose Affinity, for sending me these vegan and cruelty-free products!

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Vegan Muscle Snack Box Review

Company: Vegan Muscle

Product: Vegan Muscle Snack Box 

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Review:

Ya’ll know I love a good subscription box! I love that the Vegan Muscle Snack Box includes a variety of sweet and savory snacks to please vegans and non-vegans alike!

You can choose a bi-weekly subscription to get delicious snacks delivered to your door twice a month or a one time purchase to try it out! They also have a Food Box that includes meat substitutes, etc.

Alright! Let’s jump rights in!

The first product that jumped out at me was the Primal Strips Meatless Vegan Jerky in Texas BBQ flavor. I have been vegan for years and haven’t tried any vegan jerky products. I was never a fan of it back in my meat eating days, so I’ve avoided it altogether.

In all honesty, I was pretty blown away by this! The texture was soft and chewy which made it VERY similar to meat. The flavor was tangy, sweet and simply delicious. My boyfriend (non-vegan) said he loved it, so this would be fantastic for people that are looking to go vegan or cut down on meat in their diet. I would definitely eat this again and again!

Next up, were the Homefree Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies! These little guys are vegan (of course) but are also gluten-free, kosher, and non-GMO! I really, REALLY liked these! They are super crunchy with just the right amount of sweetness. The dark chocolate chips were rich and would satisfy anyone’s chocolate craving! These are a big win!

HIPPEAS! I love Hippeas, especially the white cheddar flavor! They are very close to Cheetos in terms of texture… and they’re made from chickpeas! The cheddar flavor is salty and tangy which makes these the perfect healthy and organic alternative to the notoriously unhealthy snack covered in bright orange powder that gets everywhere!

I was a little unsure about the next product. I love veggie sushi rolls with nori (thin, seaweed wrappers) but I wasn’t sure if I would like it on it’s own. The GimMe Snacks Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks in the sea salt flavor were good! They definitely have the salty, grassy quality of seaweed and it absolutely reminded me of eating sushi. The thin sheets are delicate and crispy and they soften as you eat them. They may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you want to try a unique snack that is healthy and low in calories, give these a try!

If you’re a fruit snacks fan or looking to eliminate animal products from your kids’ diet, try Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Fruit Snacks! They’re organic, gluten-free, and basically identical to traditional fruit snacks. Did you know that traditional fruit snacks contain gelatin, which is made by boiling animal bones, hooves, and other body parts? I don’t know who decided that was a good idea to put in food, but I am very grateful there are alternatives! These fruit snacks are sticky, chewy, and flavorful… not to mention healthy and cruelty-free. These are fantastic!

Next, I was pretty excited to see a bag of Jasmine Green Tea from Numi Organic Tea. I am trying to gradually eliminate coffee from my day to day life, so I need a healthy replacement. Green Tea is perfect for that! The floral notes and earthy green tea flavors make this a nice pick me up! Coffee, who?!

I love food that can be eaten on the go, so I was happy to try the Health Warrior Coconut Chia Bar! This little snack is low calorie and contains chia, which helps to keep your feeling full. It has 3 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 1000 mg of Omega-3! I loved the coconut flavor and would definitely eat these again!

Yes!!! I’m not a big candy eater, but these Cocomels are outstanding! They’re made with coconut milk so you get sweet and delicious coconut flavor as they melt in your mouth. The texture is soft, smooth, and somewhat chewy. There’s definitely some “buttery” flavors which makes it very similar to dairy-based caramels. These are fabulous and I want more!

Last, was the Raw Rev Glo Mixed Nuts, Caramel and Sea Salt Bar. This bar contains 10 grams of plant-based protein, so whether you’re looking to replenish your muscles with clean protein after a workout or just want a filling mid-day snack, these are perfect! The texture is soft but there are also crunchy nuts throughout. These bars are gluten-free and non-GMO. They have some other delicious sounding flavors that I can’t wait to try out!

The Bottom Line

What could be better than healthy, vegan snacks that are delivered straight to your door?! This is a fantastic products that both vegan and veg-curious people would enjoy.  I got to try out snacks that I know that I love (like the Hippeas) and also snacks that I probably wouldn’t have found myself. I personally love subscription boxes because you never know what you’re going to get, but you know that the products were carefully chosen.

All of the snacks have health and quality in mind and contain protein and/or good-for-you ingredients. I think it would a great idea to send a box to someone that doesn’t believe plant-based food can taste good, you could change their entire world!

Thank you, Vegan Muscle, for sending me this box to review. I highly recommend it!

Max Green Alchemy – Scalp Rescue Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Gel Reviews (Vegan & Cruelty-Free!)

Company: Max Green Alchemy

Products:

Scalp Rescue Shampoo (8.8 fluid ounces) $15.99 USD

Scalp Rescue Conditioner (8.8 fluid ounces) $15.99 USD

Scalp Rescue Styling Gel (8.2 fluid ounces) $12.99 USD

Review:

Scalp Rescue Shampoo

When you shampoo your hair, it is import to choose a product that will gently cleanse your strands without stripping it of moisture. This shampoo is mild and contains all natural ingredients such as tea tree and lemon tea tree to soothe dry, itchy scalps and to minimize dandruff. It also contains vitamin C and E to protect your strands.

This shampoo does an excellent job cleaning the hair without over-drying. You only need a small amount of product since it quickly and easily lathers up and rinses away. It has a bright and fresh floral/citrusy fragrance that lingers long after you use it. Gotta say, I really like it!

Scalp Rescue Conditioner

My hair is dry. Very dry. I need a SUPER hydrating conditioner to make my hair look soft and healthy. The consistency of this conditioner isn’t too thin that it slides right out of your hair in the shower and it isn’t too thick that it weighs your hair down. This conditioner contains macadamia seed oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter to moisturize. It also has tea tree and lemon tea tree like the shampoo.

I can say that this conditioner delivers! It effectively soothed my scalp, which can be very dry. It hydrated my hair and easily detangled it with little effort. It has the same fresh scent as the shampoo. I’m a fan!

Scalp Rescue Styling Gel

This plant-based gel is perfect for my curls! It gives a natural, light to medium hold without making my hair sticky, stiff, or crunchy. All I do is work 2 pumps of this product into my hair after showering and let it air dry (I almost never use heat to style my hair.) My curls spring to life when I use this and my hair looks smooth and frizz free. Pretty awesome!

The Bottom Line

Max Green Alchemy’s Scalp Rescue line is all vegan, cruelty-free, and plant-based. These products work wonderfully together to make your hair look healthy, hydrated, and controlled. I must say that it does, in fact, effectively nourish the scalp. My scalp is typically dry and I haven’t noticed that being an issue since using this line.

I love how the shampoo works into a luxurious lather and how the conditioner smooths and easily detangles my locks. My favorite product out of this line is the Styling Gel because it is the perfect formula and consistency for my dry, frizz-prone curls. My boyfriend (lovingly) told me that my hair felt “softer than usual”, so you know it has to be good! Ha!

This line is great for all hair types and is made to specifically care for your scalp, which is essential for healthy hair.

I highly recommend this line to anyone that is looking for natural hair products that work!

Thank you, Max Green Alchemy, for sending me these products to review!

Selfish Care – Nourishing Beauty Balm and Beauty Oil Reviews

Company: Selfish Care

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Product: Nourishing Beauty Balm (1 ounce/30 ml) $60.00 USD

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Review: There’s nothing wrong with taking care of yourself! Being a little selfish is a great thing. Loving yourself enough to take care of your skin and well-being is necessary in order to feel confident, valued, and empowered.

I love the message behind Selfish Care which is why I am thrilled to share their Nourishing Beauty Balm with you! This balm is full of fabulous ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, and jojoba oil to deeply moisturize, soften, and protect the skin.

It also includes Cranberry Seed Oil, which is enriched with fatty acids and antioxidants to improve inflamed, aging skin. Nettle Oil improves skin’s texture, while Coffee Oil helps to regenerate skin cells. Elderflower Oil tightens and brightens while Red Clover Oil gives skin a healthy dose of Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and minerals. Last but not least, Alkanet Root Oil provides astringent and antimicrobial properties to this powerhouse balm!

Ok, so now you know what’s in it… but does it work?!

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I used this balm in the AM and PM immediately after cleansing my face. This balm melts right into the skin and a little bit goes a long way! This balm provided deep (and much needed) moisture to my dry/combination skin. My face was noticeably more hydrated and it generally looked healthier and more even-toned. It also helped to calm the redness in my skin. I am happy to report that it did not cause any breakouts and has left my skin looking radiant and well cared for!

I also received a sample of Selfish Care’s soon to be launched Nourishing Beauty Oil. Just like the balm, it is packed with skin loving ingredients like Coconut Oil, Golden Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, and other essential oils. It smells sweet and delicious, and instantly hydrates the skin while giving it a gorgeous glow!

The Bottom Line

Selfish Care’s Nourishing Beauty Balm and Beauty Oil are fantastic products. They are carefully formulated with natural ingredients to give exceptional results. Of course, they are vegan and cruelty-free! I highly recommend the Nourishing Beauty Balm to anyone that is looking to care for their skin with products that are designed to address multiple skin concerns in one easy step (aging, redness, dryness, uneven tone, etc.). Head on over to Selfish Care’s website to read more about this balm! Show your skin a little love!

Thank you, Selfish Care, for sending me these products to review!

 

 

LACE Pine & Peppermint Natural Deodorant Review

Company: LACE

“We all believe in natural products, without the fillers. We’re not here to greenwash our products or imply we’re selling you something we’re not. We don’t believe there should be a pink tax. We don’t think all products for women have to smell like faeries and fluff. We’re here to make real products for real people.”

Product: Pine & Peppermint Natural Deodorant

Review:

Natural deodorants can be tricky. They can be all natural but not keep you smelling nice for very long. They can keep you dry, but can also be extremely irritating.

I’m thrilled to share with you this Pine & Peppermint Natural Deodorant from LACE! It is vegan, cruelty-free, aluminum free, and smells fantastic!

The Pine and Peppermint scent instantly makes me think of wintertime and the holidays. The Peppermint perks up your senses and the Pine gives it an earthy, woodsy vibe. It’s not an overly feminine or overly masculine scent, so I think anyone can use this!

Ok, so it smells like the “most wonderful time of the year” but does it work?

YES!!!! This deodorant kept me odor-free for over 36 hours! Yes, I did go that long without showering (Writing genuine product reviews is very import to me!). Although this isn’t an antiperspirant, it also kept me dry!

My skin wasn’t irritated by this deo whatsoever and you only need 2-3 swipes per armpit! It glides on easily and clear, and you will get hints of the Peppermint and Pine scent throughout the day.

The Bottom Line

I love everything about this product! The packaging is cute and durable. The scent is fabulous and the formula really works! I absolutely recommend this product to everyone, even those with sensitive skin like me.

Thank you, LACE, for sending me this vegan, cruelty-free and naturally effective deodorant to review! I’m a huge fan!

Dr. Brite – Vegan Toothpaste, Mouthwash & Whitening Pen Review – Plus a Discount Code for You!

Company: Dr. Brite

Products: Whitening Mineral Toothpaste (Flouride and SLS Free)

Cleansing Mouthwash

Natural Teeth Whitening Pen

Review:

Woooo! I am so EXCITED to have found Dr. Brite’s products! Did you know that traditional toothpaste contains harmful chemicals and ingredients, not to mention they may be tested on animals (WHY?!). Dr. Brite’s toothpaste, mouthwash, and whitening pen contain natural, good for you ingredients that get the job done!

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The Whitening Mineral Toothpaste contains coconut oil and vitamin C to kill bacteria and improve your gums. Have you heard of oil pulling? I personally have never tried it, but I’ve wanted to. It is basically when you swish coconut oil around in your mouth every day to clean and whiten your teeth. So, this toothpaste is very similar to oil pulling! The spearmint flavor is the perfect… not too weak that your mouth feels dirty after using it and not too strong that it is overpowering. After using this, my teeth, mouth, and gums felt thoroughly cleaned and refreshed! This is a winner for me!

I was very interested to try out the Cleansing Mouthwash because it contains activated charcoal and vitamin C. I have used activated charcoal teeth whitening powders in the past, and they do an excellent job whitening my teeth (but they’re messy as hell!). This mouthwash eliminates the mess and leaves your mouth feeling clean and healthy!

The Natural Teeth Whitening Pen is incredibly easy to use and promises to whiten up to 2 shades in two days! It contains coconut oil and hydrogen peroxide to lighten stains. I’m always a little skeptical when it comes to teeth whiteners because I drink coffee all day long, and my “pearly whites” tend to be stained most of the time.

I applied this whitening pen 1 or 2 times a day for 5 days in a row. All you do is click the back of the pen and the whitening gel comes out of the other side. It takes less than a minute to paint all of your teeth, and you’re good to go! The gel formula stays put so you can go to sleep or go do whatever you need to without worrying that the product will drip all over the place. I did notice some tingling around my gums, but that is normal for whiteners that contain hydrogen peroxide. I can say with confidence that this whitening pen has significantly whitened my teeth after only a few days, with no sensitivity after using it. If you are someone with sensitive teeth, there is a peroxide free whitening pen available.

The Bottom Line

These 3 products are incredible, I’m in love! Dr. Brite uses natural, organic, plant-based and non-GMO ingredients so I know that  I am not using dangerous chemicals, which is so important. My teeth look and feel cleaner and healthier than ever. My teeth are noticeably whiter and brighter and I will absolutely continue to use these products!

I highly recommend these products to anyone and everyone that is looking to get rid of nasty chemicals in their day to day routine. Also, with every purchase, Dr. Brite “provides safe everyday products that are free of harmful ingredients to people in need.”

The kind people at Dr. Brite have given me a discount code to share with you! Use code “VEGANTREASUREHUNTER” to get 10% off!

Thank you, Dr. Brite, for sending me these products to review!

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All Around Vegan Box – Every Vegan Needs This in Their Life!!! (Discount code included!)

Company: All Around Vegan

“All Around Vegan is a monthly subscription service that aims to support, promote, and enhance the Vegan Lifestyle. This is done through the monthly shipment of Lifestyle products, Bath & Body products, Nutritional products, and Activism products worldwide.”

Ok, so who loves getting fun stuff in the mail every month?! I know I do! I am SO EXCITED to show you the brand new All Around Vegan Box! These guys took the monthly subscription box game to a new level! You don’t only get food in this box. You don’t only get bath and body products or lifestyle items… you get it all!

As always, if you don’t want to read through all of this, skip to The Bottom Line at the end of this post for quick info and a discount code!

My favorite part of this box is that it comes with activism products, which makes my vegan, fight-your-face-off-for-animal-rights heart so happy! I am always looking for new ways to speak up for animals, so what could be better than getting products sent to you every month that will help you make a difference?! Ahh! This is awesome!

Ok, Ok, so let’s jump into it and talk about what you get!

I was so excited to see that this box included food items from YumEarth! I have been wanting to try their products for a long time but haven’t seen them around. This box includes YumEarth’s Sour Beans “The Jelly Beans with Attitude” (I think that slogan needs to be my new nickname) and Organic Fruit Snacks. These snacks are GOOD! The Sour Beans have the same texture of jelly beans and have just enough tartness to make them fun and delicious! The Organic Fruit Snacks are fruit shaped and actually taste like fruit! They’re made with fruit and veggie juices and are gluten and nut free. I love these!

AVOCADO SOCKS! Yes, I am now the proud owner of some super cute vegan-chic socks that let me share my love of avo with the world! These socks are adorable!

Next, is yet another item I have been wanting to pick up. It’s a Nut Milk Bag from Ecobags. This reusable, organic bag enables you to make your own almond, cashew, macadamia, etc. milk at home! (Almond Breeze, Who?!) This will save you money and will cut out all of the unnecessary additives and waste… and it will last for years! This. is. awesome! Check out this video from All Around Vegan that shows you how to use it!

Next up… is a clean and healthy smile thanks to Jason’s Power Smile Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste, Eco-Dent Mint GentleFloss, and an all natural bamboo toothbrush! Seriously, I don’t know how they knew I needed all of this stuff, but I’m glad they did! This toothpaste is flouride and SLS free (please google this if you don’t know why it’s important). It is SO minty fresh! The floss is made with vegan wax (I honestly never thought about that before) and is made with essential oils… how cool!! I don’t exactly love to floss, but this brand is gentle, as the name implies, and easy to use. The bamboo toothbrush is awesome and way more environmentally-friendly than a plastic toothbrush that will sit in a landfill for eternity. LOVE IT!!

Last, and closest to my little animal loving heart, are the activism products. You know you’ve seen them on Instagram @activismstickers… those awesome “Eating Animals” stickers that are meant to be stuck on Stop signs. Get it? “Stop Eating Animals.” You get 2 of them in this box! Be sure to stick this to a sign in a high traffic area, like in front of a McDonalds, and post a pic to your socials!

Also included are Halloween-themed stickers that read “Think You Can Handle Scary Movies? Watch EARTHLINGS at NationEarth.com”. I freakin’ love this! Whenever I want to raise awareness, I ALWAYS, Always, always mention Earthlings. Now… I can stick these everywhere! This box came with 90 of these bad boys!!

Last, an All Around Vegan Button that I will add to my growing collection of plant-based and animal rights accessories! I really like this logo!

The Bottom Line

Get this box.

Haha, that’s all I really need to say. This box comes with fantastic products that everyone can enjoy and use. I think its absolutely wonderful that activism products are included because it is so important to spread awareness, not to mention putting stickers all around town is fun!

Another wonderful thing about this is that it is sent to your door every month. Whether you live in the middle of nowhere or in a big city, you will get to try out new products that you may not have had the chance to otherwise. This is definitely something to look forward to every month!

This would also be a great gift for any vegan or for anyone that is thinking about going vegan. This may or may not be included in my upcoming Vegan Holiday Gift Guide! (it totally is)

Want a 10% off discount code!? Use “TREASURE10” when making your purchase! Check out their website for subscription info and pricing!

Thank you, All Around Vegan, for sending me this box to review!

Meraki Botanicals – Vegan Lip Balm Set Review

Company: Meraki Botanicals

Products: Vegan Lip Balm Set (4 – 0.5 oz. tins) $15.00 USD

Review: It can be tough finding an all-natural lip balm that doesn’t contain beeswax, so I was super excited to try out the Vegan Lip Balm Set from Meraki Botanicals. This set comes with 4 lip balms: Rose, Orange, Lavender, and Mint.

These balms are made with coconut oil, shea butter, and soy wax, which completely proves that you don’t need beeswax to make a good, moisturing lip balm! They are scented with essential oils, and thats about it! Less is more!

When you rub the product with your finger, it melts slightly so when you put it on your lips, it soaks right in. These are definitely hydrating and give your pout a nice glossy sheen that is not sticky whatsoever.

The Mint flavor is my favorite because it smells like sweet spearmint. The scent of the Orange flavored balm is very subtle. The orange scent mixes with the shea butter, giving it a light orange vanilla-ish flavor.

The floral balms, Rose and Lavender, have a stronger scent than the other two. I prefer food flavored lip balms, but these are pleasant and would absolutely be a winner to people that love flower scents. Since coconut oil, shea butter and soy wax can be used anywhere on the body, I will be using these on my elbows, cuticles, and wherever else needs some moisture.

The Bottom Line

These Vegan Lip Balms are as natural as can be and do a great job hydrating. I absolutely love the sheen they give my lips! The colorful labels and the durable metal tins are adorable, so these get an A+ for packaging! The Orange and Mint flavors are fantastic. I highly recommend these products, and if you’re a flower child, try out the Rose and Lavender balms. You can purchase the set of 4 or order them individually. Head on over to the Meraki Botanicals website to see what they have to offer! Let me know what you think of these vegan lip balms!

Join the Worldwide Vegan Chalk Bomb!!!

This weekend, help share inspiring and informative quotes around your city/town!

Worldwide Vegan Chalk Bomb is a fun way to spark the curiosity of others in a positive and non-confrontational way. Check out the Facebook event, here.

You may have an event happening in your area, but you don’t need to have an official event to participate! Just grab some chalk and get to work!

Take pictures of your chalk-activism and share to your socials using #veganchalkbomb

I will be posting my work on Instagram @VeganTreasureHunter tomorrow!!!!

Make Scents Natural Spa Line – Vegan Body Butter and Body Scrub Reviews

Company: Make Scents Natural Spa Line

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Products:

Citrus Grove Body Scrub (10 oz.) $30.00 USD

Citrus Grove Body Butter (7.5 oz.) $22.50 USD

Reviews: I have been SO excited to give these brand new vegan/cruelty-free products from Makes Scents Natural Spa Line a try! They have been in the works for awhile, and let me tell you, they hit it out of the park! I was generously sent 2 products to review, so let’s jump right in!

First up, is the Citrus Grove Body Scrub. I love, Love, LOVE this scent! It smells like a sweet blend of oranges mixed with lemon, lime, and grapefruit. It naturally lifts your spirits and gets you energized for the day! This is a sugar-based scrub, so the sugar granules are abrasive enough to slough away dead skin cells but not too rough that it can’t be used a couple times a week. Alpha hydroxy acids from citrus fruits also help to gently exfoliate the skin. You get 10 ounces of product in a sleek black plastic jar, which is perfect for use in the shower since it won’t break if it slips out of your hands.

This scrub definitely does its job! After the first use, my skin felt soft and smooth and it had a nice, healthy glow. The scrub leaves behind a subtle scent of citrus which is absolutely lovely.

The Citrus Grove Body Butter actually blew my mind! The consistency is so thick and the texture is so smooth, I couldn’t believe it! Sunflower and coconut oil, along with cocoa butter and citrus essential oils makes this a truly luxurious and effective moisturizer to use on your freshly exfoliated skin.

This body butter melts into the skin completely and does not feel greasy whatsoever. You’re left with soft, radiant skin that smells incredible! You get 7.5 ounces of product which will last for quite some time because a little bit goes a long way.

I also used this on my feet and elbows, which are always, always dry. This body butter did a wonderful job moisturizing and bringing my skin back to life. If a product can make my dry feet look and feel better, it is a winner!  

The Bottom Line

These products are fantastic! They are super luxurious and made with high quality, all-natural ingredients. I recommend these products to anyone that wants to pamper and care for their skin! They even have 2 ounce samples that you can buy to try out the line!

Thank you, Makes Scents Natural Spa Line, for sending me your brand new products to review! I’m a huge fan!