Swift Heist Beauty Body Scrub and Body Oil Reviews… Help For Your Dry, Winter Skin Is Here!

Company: Swift Heist Beauty

Products

SMOOTH CRIMINÁLE Body Scrub

HOSTILE TAKEOVER Body Oil

Review:

Ooh Baby, it’s cold outside… and you know my skin is as dry as a bone! If your skin is anything like mine, the second the weather drops it gets extremely dry, red, and cracked (not cute). I’m always up for trying new vegan and cruelty-free products that can help, so I was very excited to try out this body scrub and body oil from Swift Heist Beauty!

Using a moisturizing body scrub is a sure-fire way to keep your skin looking smooth and glow-y! The SMOOTH CRIMINÁLE Body Scrub is a sugar scrub that gently polishes away dead skin cells to reveal radiant skin. This scrub rinses away easily and has a gorgeous coconut and rose scent that leaves your skin delicately fragranced. The star ingredients of this scrub are coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil, so you know your skin’s going to feel great!

I used this scrub all over my body, including my insanely dry feet (I honestly don’t know how feet can be as dry as mine and not fall off!). I’m happy to report that with just one use, my feet were softer, smoother, and felt more comfortable! Goodbye dull looking skin!

After using the body scrub, I slathered on the summery, lime-scented HOSTILE TAKEOVER Body Oil. This body oil deeply moisturizes and improved my poor, struggling winter skin. I love that it has a bright lime scent that helped me forget that it is below freezing temperatures outside.  This body oil has a thin consistency that quickly and easily absorbs into the skin, giving you instant hydration and a healthy looking sheen, thanks to Grape seed oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Aloe! I’m in love!

The Bottom Line

Swift Heist Beauty offers high quality, beautifully scented products with natural ingredients that deliver fast results!

The SMOOTH CRIMINÁLE Body Scrub is the perfect way to scrub away dead skin cells for fresh, smooth looking skin!

If you have desperately dry skin like I do, I highly suggest ditching the lotions and creams. Just go straight for some body oil! I’m not exaggerating when I say that my skin looked so SOmuch better after using the HOSTILE TAKEOVER Body oil just a few times!

I also really enjoy the sleek, glass packaging (yay, no plastic!) and the simple yet stylish black and white labels of the products.

I highly recommend these fantastic vegan and cruelty-free products from Swift Heist Beauty to get, or to keep your skin looking summer-ready all year round! Head on over to their website to see all of the products that they have to offer!

Thank you, Swift Heist Beauty, for sending me these products to review!

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Soul Shine Cosmetics – Holiday Collection Reviews!

Company: Soul Shine Cosmetics

Products: 

All Natural Owl Soy Candle

Cinnamon Apple Pie Lip Scrub

Green Tea Bath Bomb

Warm Vanilla Sugar Bath Bomb

Reviews: 

The holiday season is here which means my vegan treasure hunt for delicious flavors, warm scents, and fantastic gifts has begun!

I’ve been a huge fan of Soul Shine Cosmetics since trying their tropical bath bombs and lip scrub a few month ago. Check out my review here! I’m thrilled to share my review of their holiday items which are perfect stocking stuffers and gifts for even the pickiest of people on your holiday shopping list! Let’s go!

The all natural, chemical free, soy Owl Candle is as cute as can be! Since it is scented with Sandalwood, Jasmine, and Orange essential oils, it is a healthy alternative to the not-so-good-for-you candles that you can get at the store. The scent is fresh and natural and the glass owl jar is an adorable addition to any decor! This is perfect for hostess gifts, teachers, or just about anyone!

Ooh baby…. the Cinnamon Apple Pie Lip Scrub is a delicious sugar scrub that’s made with coconut and jojoba oil to really moisturize your lips! All you do is massage a small amount on your lips and BAM! They’re softer and smoother… not to mention this stuff tastes exactly like apple pie (no need to rinse it off, just lick it off of your lips for a low calorie snack!)! Love it!

This time of year can get hectic! Not to worry. The Green Tea Bath Bomb contains green tea, grapefruit oil, lemon essential oil & vanilla extract. This blend dissolves in your bathtub to create a truly relaxing (and much needed) bath to calm your nerves and recharge. Inhale the light and fresh scent as you let go of the holiday traffic, crowded stores, recipes, travel plans and when- the-heck-is-my-package-going-to-be-delivered type of worries that come along with the season!

The Warm Vanilla Sugar Bath Bomb is another fabulous bath bomb that is sure to please! Not sure of what to get someone? Or maybe you need a little treat? You can’t go wrong with a vanilla bath bomb! This little guy will fill your bathroom with the scent of warm vanilla (like sugar cookies) and let you take some time for yourself! Go ahead, spend an hour in the bathtub. You deserve it!

The Bottom Line

Soul Shine Cosmetics makes wonderful, high-quality products that are vegan, cruelty-free, and perfect for everyone on your list! You really can’t go wrong… the bath bombs smell amazing, the lip scrubs soften even the most chapped, winter lips (and they’re pretty much dessert in a jar) and the Owl Candles will make anyone smile! Head on over to their website to check out all of their products!

Thank you, Soul Shine Cosmetics, for sending me these products to review!!! Of course, I’ve included these products in my 2017 Vegan Holiday Gift Guide, so go and take a look!

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Clean Kiss Organics – Relaxing Bath Soak and Luxurious Hair Mask Reviews

Company: Clean Kiss Organics

“Clean Kiss has a solution for health-conscious women, men and teenagers that doesn’t compromise quality or effectiveness while offering a completely natural and chemical-free alternative for body, face, hair and home.”

Products:

Lavender Rosemary “Make That Kiss Last” Relaxing Bath Soak

Coconut Kisses Rosemary Peppermint Replenishing Hair Mask

Reviews:

If you need to relax at the end of a long day or the world is just driving you crazy, Clean Kiss Organics’ Lavender Rosemary “Make That Kiss Last” Relaxing Bath Soak is for you! I’m telling ya, run a hot bath and drop in some of this beautifully aromatic bath soak and just let the stress melt away! Why not go all out and light some candles and maybe even pour yourself a glass of wine. Why not? You deserve it!

This bath soak contains mineral salts and epsom salts to detoxify and soothe your muscles. It is naturally fragranced with lavender, rosemary and peppermint essential oils which creates a calming and refreshing aromatherapy experience. After just a few minutes in the bath, I felt SO much better about life (seriously, I’ve been STRESSED!).

You get quite a bit of product in this 500g jar, and you only need about 2 scoops (it comes with a cute wooden scoop) to enjoy the floral and herbal scent. This is a definite winner and I look forward to using this on the crazy days ahead!

The Coconut Kisses Replenishing Hair Mask is exactly what my dry, color-treated hair needed! Its super thick formula coats your strands and gives it a major hydration boost. You can use it as a quick conditioning treatment after you shampoo or you can leave it on for longer. Heat will make it soak into your hair, so you can use a hair dryer or a hot towel to really get your strands back into shape!

I massaged the mask into my clean hair and then covered it with a shower cap. I let it do its thing as I enjoyed the Lavender Bath Soak. I really felt like I was at a fancy spa! It was absolutely fantastic!

The mask left my hair super soft and much shinier, thanks to the 2 main ingredients; coconut oil and shea butter. The scents from the Rosemary and Peppermint essential oils are subtle and refreshing, and you also get notes of coconut and shea to create a sweet, uplifting fragrance. I truly enjoyed using it!

The Bottom Line

Clean Kiss Organics creates naturally effective products for your body, face, hair and home that are high-quality, chemical-free, and good for you! They are vegan and cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny Certified), gluten-free, and come in sustainable packaging. How awesome is that!?

The Lavender Bath Soak is absolute perfection! I highly recommend it to anyone that needs to relax and spend a little “me” time (who doesn’t?!).

The Coconut Kisses Hair Mask is a luxurious hair treatment that will make even the driest strands (like mine) look and feel healthier. This product will definitely be incorporated into my hair routine! Highly recommended!

Thank you, Clean Kiss Organics for sending me these products to review! Head on over to their website to check out all of their products! Let me know how you like them!

SoapBox Soaps – Buy 1 Item and 2 Bar Soaps Will Be Donated to a Person in Need! *Discount Code is Below!

Company: Soapbox Soaps

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Reviews:

Hello, again! I’m back and so excited to share my reviews of these amazing Soapbox Soaps products!  As always, if you want quick information about these products (and an exclusive discount code) along with this company’s amazing mission, skip to The Bottom Line at the end of this post! Ok, let’s get into it!

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty stressed throughout the week and I rely on shower time to relax and to collect my thoughts. I’ll tell you right now, these products have such soothing, spa-like fragrances, I have been looking forward to shower time more than usual lately!

The Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash has a creamy formula that lathers up nicely with just a small amount of product (Hooray for value!). It rinses easily and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. The fragrance is a refreshing blend of ocean-inspired scents and floral notes. It is absolutely fantastic and I would wear this as a perfume if I could!

The Bamboo Strength and Body Shampoo contains aloe and shea butter to moisturize and bamboo extract to strengthen hair and bring back its elasticity to reduce breakage. Just like the body wash, you only need a small amount of this shampoo, since it works into a rich lather and easily rinses clean. It thoroughly cleanses your locks without stripping it of moisture.

The Bamboo Strength and Body Conditioner also contains aloe and shea butter to hydrate, bamboo extract to retain moisture and strengthen your strands. The consistency of this conditioner is pretty thick, and  I actually needed to use much less of this product than I do with other conditioners. It easily distributes through hair, and is thick enough to stay put while you take care of the rest of your shower routine. It detangled my hair while giving it weightless moisture. I am very happy to report that my hair looked clean, shiny, manageable, and full of body after using these two products. My curls looked and smelled fantastic!The fragrance is so unique and refreshing, its actually quite addicting! I find myself smell

After using the Bamboo Shampoo and Conditioner, I am very happy to report that my hair looked clean, shiny, manageable, and full of body. This is no easy task because my hair is typically dry and wild, so I am impressed! The fragrance is so unique and refreshing, it is actually quite addicting! I find myself smelling my hair throughout the day, it is that nice!

The Vanilla & Lily Blossom Liquid Hand Soap smells like a bouquet of sweet flowers and contains aloe and shea butter to moisture. This soap leaves your skin feeling soft, clean, and lightly fragranced. It has a creamy consistency and works into a rich lather to gently wash away impurities. Gorgeous!

Last but definitely not least, the Citrus & Peach Rose Bar Soap has perhaps my favorite scent of all! The delicious blend of citrus and floral is fresh and unique. This bar soap not only cleanses your skin, it uplifts your spirits and calms your mind! Olive oil and shea butter provide hydration while you cleanse and your skin is left renewed and delightfully fragranced. This little soap is a powerhouse!

The Bottom Line

Soapbox Soaps makes incredible vegan and cruelty-free products with spa-like fragrances that leave your skin and hair feeling soft, clean, and healthy. Their products are luxurious yet the prices are very affordable. I could easily see them doubling their prices, and still being extremely successful!

Besides the excellent quality of these products, and perhaps best of all, Soapbox Soaps donates a bar soap to people in need with every purchase. I am thrilled to be working with them to reach their tremendous milestone of donating 3 MILLION BAR SOAPS!

When you use code “vthSbS3M”, you will receive 10% off of your purchase and they will double their donations and donate 2 bar soaps to people in need, either locally or abroad. How amazing is that?!

After you order and receive your products, you will see that there is a unique  “Hope Code” that you can enter at soapboxsoaps.com/hope to “see where and how you purchase impacts another life.”

To recap, the Bamboo Strength and Body Shampoo and Conditioner are just what your hair needs to build strength while feeling moisturized and manageable. If it can hydrate my dry curls and decrease my frizz, I am confident it will work for just about everyone. The body wash is truly luxurious and makes you feel renewed and reenergized. The hand soap is high quality and adds a fresh floral bouquet to your hygiene routine. The bar soap is truly one of the best bar soaps out there. It lathers up easily and leaves behind an absolutely gorgeous and unique citrusy floral scent.

I cannot express how wonderful these products are and how fantastic it is that this company is helping so many people! Can you imagine not being able to use soap to get clean? Its something that many people have to deal with and Soapbox Soaps is making a huge difference! Soap truly is life changing!

Please head on over to their website to make a purchase. Don’t forget to use code “vthSbS3M” for 10% off and double donations!

Thank you, Soapbox Soaps, for sending me these products to review! You will get to your 3 millionth donation in no time!!!

Soothing Sloth Bath Bomb Reviews

Company: Soothing Sloth Soap Co.

Products:

Hey Girl Bath Bomb

Frootylicious Bath Bomb

Hello Lover Bath Bomb

Sunset Sorbet Bath Bomb

Reviews:

If you love pretty floral fragrances, you'll love the Hey Girl Bath Bomb! It slowly fizzes around your bath while turning the water a gorgeous and shimmery light pink shade while making your bathroom smell like a bouquet of fresh cut flowers thanks to gardenia, cherry blossom and cedar wood. It leaves the scent behind on your skin so you can even skip perfume!

The Frootylicious Bath Bomb smells like candy and is a fun, energizing way to take a bath! It's sweet fruity fragrance lingers on the skin long after your bath is over. Berries, white tea and ginger combine to creates unique scent while Kaolin clay and coconut oil moisturize and purify the skin.



The Hello Lover Bath Bomb has a sweet and sexy scent and turns your bath water into a deep sapphire blue shade. I soaked in the bath for a long time and felt like I was floating in the ocean at sunset. This scent reminded me of something but I couldn't put my finger on it. After the bath, my boyfriend said it reminded him of Love Spell, and gosh darn it, he was right! It smells very reminiscent of Victoria's Secret signature Love Spell scent, without all of the chemicals and unnecessary junk. Lavender essential oil helps you to unwind while coconut oil softens your skin. You will love this one!

The Sunset Sorbet Bath Bomb's scent is as bright as the sun with its citrusy notes and vibrant colors. Lemongrass essential oil, kaolin clay and coconut oil are the star ingredients of this little show stopper. It slowly fizzes in the tub and creates swirls of yellow, orange and pink. It really looks like a picturesque sunset that you could spend hours looking at!

The Bottom Line

Besides the awesome name, Soothing Sloth Soap Co. creates fabulously scented bath bombs that completely transform your bath water and transports your senses. They are carefully handmade in Cleveland with surfactants that are much milder than other big competitors like Lush. This makes them suitable for children and much less likely to cause skin irritation (Yay!). Kaolin clay detoxes and purifies the skin while coconut oil naturally hydrates, so you get clean and deliciously fragranced skin!

I wish blogs were "Scratch and Sniff" because these bath bombs are so fragrant and beautiful they have definitely become one of my favorite brands (and I've tested a lot of bath bombs!). I will absolutely be including them in my upcoming Holiday Gift Guide, so stay tuned for that!

I highly recommend these products to anyone looking for bath bombs that are fun, high quality, and suitable for all skin types! Be sure to stop by their website to check out these bath bombs and their new skin care products. You'll be glad you did!

Thank you, Soothing Sloth Soap Co., for sending me these amazing bath bombs to review!

Moon Luv Vegan Skin Care Reviews

Company: Moon Luv Vegan Skin Care

"Moon Luv Vegan Naturals is a natural skin care line that is vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and contains no parabens, sls, phthalates nor genetically modified ingredients and is dedicated to bringing you the best in vegan beauty & vegan skincare."

"Lastly, as we mentioned before, all of our products are cruelty-free. We do not use ingredients from any company that tests on animals. We believe that if a product must be tested on an animal in order to determine whether or not it is safe for human use, then maybe the human the humans shouldn't be using that product. Maybe, just maybe, there are too many chemicals in that product. Those are chemicals that are, eventually, going to do more harm than good. Those are chemicals that we, at Moon Luv, consider not worth incorporating into our products. We take our customers' body health and skin health very seriously and we feel that we have a social responsibility to not contribute to the detriment of any other being on this planet."

Products:

Apres Sun Body Polish (8 oz/226g) –  $32.00 USD

Apres Sun Body Oil (8 oz/226g) – $29.00 USD

Apres Sun Body Soak (8 oz/226g) –  $32.00 USD

Reviews:

Moon Luv  is a new company that creates cruelty-free, vegan products that are truly luxurious and unique. Their raw ingredients are sourced from all over the world, and each product line features a specific crystal. The Apres Sun Summer Collection (meaning After the Sun) features Citrine, a crystal known to carry the power of the sun. Admittedly, I am not a crystal expert, but I have always been interested in them. After a little research, I found that Citrine comforts and energizes while turning negative thoughts into positive ones… How cool is that?!

The Apres Sun Body Polish is a perfect scrub to use before you hit the beach to tan. It's vibrant yellow color and bright fruity scent is perfect for summer! This truly special scent smells of pink grapefruit and mango, and possibly a little bit of sunshine!  The scrub is made of cornmeal, which is a very gentle, yet effective exfoliant. This body scrub left my skin feeling soft and smooth. Cocoa butter, almond oil, and shea butter work together to hydrate the skin to prepare it for some time in the sun!

The Apres Sun Body Oil is made to be used under your SPF. It contains raspberry seed oil that has a natural SPF of 28-40, while Shea oil, Buriti and Ucaaba oils moisturize and nourish. This oil is thin and is easily massaged into the skin. It leaves a sheen, which is perfect for showing off those arms and legs you worked so hard for all year (push ups and squats for days, am I right?).

The Apres Sun Body Soak is an awesome, unique product. Have you ever soaked in a tub full of crystals? I couldn't say that I had, until trying this. This body soak has the same bright scent as the body polish, maybe even a little bit stronger. It contains Citrine crystals and aloe, making it the perfect after-sun skin treatment. While you're soaking, you can't help but feel happy and energized while your skin is softened and pampered.

I was also given a sample of Moon Luv Hibiscus Coconut Monoi Bath Soak, which I must admit, was one of my favorite bath products to date! The scent of Gardenias, Hibiscus, Lilac, Jasmine, and Coconut fill your bathtub and calm your senses. This soak contains Rose Quartz, the stone of love, beauty, and fertility. Dead Sea Salt and strawberries detox and tone the skin while the sophisticated floral fragrance melts your worries away!

The Bottom Line

Moon Luv Vegan Skin Care is a high quality, luxury skin care line. Their products are made with ingredients that you really don't see everywhere, and the scents are truly special. The frosted glass packaging of the body polish and soaks, along with the metallic bronzey-gold lids, look fantastic on top of your vanity or counter.

The Apres Sun Summer Collection is the perfect line to nourish and protect your skin after summertime sun exposure! I recommend these products to anyone that is looking for luxurious ingredients, bright summery scents, and crystals to energize your senses!

Thank you, Moon Luv Vegan Skin Care, for sending me these products to review!

 

Georgia Charms Cosmetics Product Reviews 

Company: Georgia Charms Handmade Cosmetics  

“Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars and More”

“I believe in the therapy of natural cosmetics. Sometimes all you need to turn your day into a happy one is a hot bath, a beautiful bath bomb, and a good book. I love providing people with things that they will enjoy and brighten their day. Enjoy the little things in life!”

Products:

Mother of Unicorns 40 oz. XXXL Bath Bomb – $15.00 USD

Rose Glow Pearl Priming and Setting Mist (2.7 oz. – $12.00 USD)

Cool As A Cucumber Facial Toner (2.7 oz – $7.95 USD)

Reviews:

Let’s just jump right in and talk about the GIANT BATH BOMB in the room! The Mother of Unicorns 40 oz. XXXL Bath Bomb is everything you could ever want in a bath bomb… just a lot more of it! Everything from the sweet strawberry fragrance, the bright pink, yellow, and blue colors to the biodegradable glitter is absolutely fantastic! Not gonna lie, I had a hard time waiting to take pictures of this. I just wanted to throw it in the tub to watch what happens! To put the size of this Mother of Unicorns Bath Bomb into perspective, a Lush bath bomb is 6.3 ounces. This bad boy is over 6 times as big! Now that is a big mother (of Unicorns)!

Once I dropped this gigantic bath bomb into the tub, it fizzed and danced around for over 2 minutes! It swirled the beautiful pink, yellow, and blue colors to create the bathtub masterpiece you see above! See the “V” for vegan?! Once the bubbles disappeared you’re left with gorgeous amethyst colored water that I just didn’t want to put down the drain! I do have to note that my bathtub was stained a bright magenta color which required me to scrub it with bleach. It’s a good idea to clean your tub after each use, so it wasn’t too big of a deal. Totally worth it!


The Rose Glow Pearl Priming and Setting Mist is another super unique product from Georgia Charms. It’s a primer and setting spray made with homemade rose water and aloe vera juice to hydrate and nourish the skin, witch hazel to purify, and natural mica to give ya some shimmer! It has a light, natural, powdery rose fragrance and the shimmer is a golden tone that makes tanned summer skin and pretty much all skin tones look GORGEOUS!
This spray is not shy with the shimmer, so 1-2 sprays is all you need. Unless of course, you want to look like a Golden Globe Award, which is cool, too. I did have a few instances where the pump got stuck, and when I tried again, I got a ton of product on me. So, I suggest giving it a practice pump, then spraying it onto your face. This product really does give your skin a nice and summery glow while giving it a kiss of hydration. I sprayed it on my collar bones and arms to look like the mermaid I was born to be, because why the heck not?


The Cool as A Cucumber Soothing Facial Toner is a nice and refreshing treat for ya skin! Aloe vera and witch hazel hydrate your pretty little face while cucumber extract cools and calms. This is perfect for hot summer days and nights when you don’t want to use a heavy moisturizer but still want a little something on your skin. The fine mist smells of fresh cucumbers and quickly absorbs into the skin, making it the perfect for using under your makeup or moisturizer.

The Bottom Line

The Mother of Unicorns XXXL Bath Bomb is probably the most fun I’ve ever had taking a bath! I highly recommend trying this, or any of the other XXXL bath bombs out. The Rose Glow Setting Mist is a great product, just be careful with the pump! The Cool as a Cucumber Soothing Facial Toner is nice and refreshing, and I would recommend it to anyone that likes the smell of cucumber! Georgia Charms makes unique, high-quality products that are fun to use and great for your skin. Head on over to their site to check out all that they have to offer!

Thank you, Georgia Charms Cosmetics, for sending me these products to review!

Blue Ridge Hemp Co. CBD Infused Product Reviews 

Company: Blue Ridge Hemp Co.

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“We have taken Industrial Hemp derived CBd and combined it with other ethically and sustainably source Terpene rich botanicals to form products that allow all people to harness the healing power of Cannabis.”

Products:


CBD Infused Roll-On Essential Oil Blend – Joint Care ( 10 ml, 50 mg CBD – $20.00 USD)

CBD Infused Massage & Body Oil ( 8 oz, 100mg CBD – $40.00 USD)

CBD Infused Salve ( 2 oz, 200 mg CBD – $50.00 USD)

All 3 Products – Joint Care Bundle (On Sale for $90.00 USD)

Info/Links:

So, if you’re anything like me, you may have questions about CBD. What is it? What is it used for? Is it legal? Don’t worry, Blue Ridge Hemp Co.’s website breaks this information down for ya! Click here for general info about the company/CBD or check out the science behind CBD.

Alright everybody, put your science hats on for a second. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a nonaddictive compound derived from Industrial Hemp that is known for its health effects, like reducing pain and inflammation and even improves anxiety and stress. It is not psychoactive (it doesn’t get you high) and does not contain THC (I told you, it won’t get you high!).  I highly recommend that you check out their website to become an expert, I mean, why not? This is interesting stuff!

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Reviews:

Alright, let’s do this! The first product I tried was the CBD Infused Roll-On Essential Oil Blend – Joint Care. It comes packaged in a super handy roller ball and contains 10 ml of product with 50 mg of CBD. Grapeseed Oil is the base of this product, along with Cannabis Sativa L. Extract (CBD). Turmeric and White Willow Bark amp up the pain and inflammation fighting ability of this product, and essential oils from Pine, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, Lemon Peel, and Peppermint give this a unique herbal, woodsy fragrance that I honestly freakin’ love and look forward to!

I used the Roll-On about 3-4 times a day on my hands (my joints always hurt), feet, and temples. I love how convenient it was to take with me and how quickly I could apply it wherever I needed it. How effective was it? Well, keep reading or skip to The Bottom Line at the end of this post.

 

Next up, is the CBD Infused Massage & Body Oil. You get 8 oz with a 100 mg of CBD. This oil has the same fresh and woodsy scent as the Roll-On, and it is a thin oil with a bunch of moisturizing ingredients. It contains Sunflower, Sesame Seed, and Jojoba oils, which will leave your skin feeling hydrated after you use it (who doesn’t like a multi-functional product?!). It is mineral oil based, so if you avoid that or are sensitive to it, I suggest you look into the other products in Blue Ridge Hemp Co.’s wide range of products.

I used this massage oil on my hands and feet to reduce joint pain and stiffness. I did, however, forget that I fired my personal masseuse (sarcasm, I’m so cute), so I did not get to use it on my sore back except for the time my boyfriend got home early and helped me out. Thanks, babes! It is important to note that this oil has a higher concentration of CBD than the Roll-On.

Last but not least, is the CBD Infused Salve that contains 2 oz of product with 200 mg of CBD. This product is Mango Butter based and also contains Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, and Menthol. The scent is similar to the others, but you also get fruity notes and hints of cocoa with a slight cooling sensation from the menthol. I really like this scent! This product has the highest concentration of CBD. I used it at night time before bed on my hands and feet. It has the texture of a thick balm and a little bit goes a long way! It melts into your skin quickly and leaves behind the awesome scent!

The Bottom Line

I am so glad I got the opportunity to try out these products from Blue Ridge Hemp Co.! They are made with good-for-you ingredients, the packaging is dope, and the company itself is aimed at helping people deal with pain in a natural, vegan, and cruelty-free way (Tylenol, who?). Pretty awesome.

I would say that I have pretty severe pain in my hands, and I do feel that these products have decreased the pain and stiffness over the past week. With continued use, I am sure it will continue to help. If you have severe pain like I do, I highly suggest that you select the products with the highest concentration of CBD, like the salve and gel or give a bundle like this one a try. If you are looking for a product that is quick and easy to use on the go, definitely try out the Roll-Ons! They have a range of products that address muscle pain, joint pain, stress, and more. There are also body scrubs, lotions, and even transdermal patches that I definitely want to try out!

I highly recommend these products and enjoy using them! Thank you, Blue Ridge Hemp Co., for generously giving me these products to review! I truly enjoyed meeting you and will be a customer for life! Head on over to their website to learn more about CBD and sign up for a $10 off coupon on your order! They’re also on Instagram @BlueRidgeHempCo. Let me know how you like the products!

 

 

 

ahimsa Essentials Product Reviews

Company: ahimsa Essentials

“ahimsa Essentials is committed to providing you with earth-friendly, sustainable, cruelty-free and 100% plant-based (vegan) products that relieve, repair, and renew.”

Products

Glow Detoxifying Scrub (4 oz – $12.95 USD)

Om Organic Whipped Body Butter (4 oz – $12.95 USD)

Sublime Natural Deodorant (2 oz – $9.95 USD)

Reviews:


Organic Sugar, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Organic Essential Oils make up the all natural Glow Detoxifying Scrub. This scrub is the perfect way to relax and unwind while making your skin soft and smooth. The scent is bright and herbal, with basil being the prominent scent. Olive Oil is a wonderful moisturizer so you won’t need lotion or anything else when you step out the shower. The sugar makes this an abrasive yet not too rough exfoliator that will get rid of dead skin cells, old sunless tanners, you name it!


If you enjoy authentic floral scents, you will love the Om Organic Whipped Body Butter! The scent of Geranium and Juniper Berry will make you feel like you’re running through a garden, while Organic Shea Nut Butter hits you with powerful hydration! The texture is light and airy, and I liked using this product to seal in moisture right after the shower. This body butter made my skin looking healthy and dewy, and it was even hydrating enough for my dry-as-heck feet!


The Sublime Natural Deodorant is made for sensitive skin and is baking soda free. I have tried natural deodorants in the past that have irritated my skin, so I was excited to try this one out. The scent is Key Lime and Bergamot which you will smell throughout the day when you use this product. It is a nice and pleasant citrusy surprise! The texture is similar to a balm that melts into your skin when you massage it into your armpits. Shea Nut Butter and Coconut Oil moisturize while Arrowroot Powder absorbs odors. This deodorant was effective for me, and I only noticed the slightest bit of funkiness at the end of the day. I will definitely continue to use this!

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for all natural, vegan and cruelty-free products that are sustainably made, smell awesome and actually work, ahimsa Essentials is the brand for you. I love that they are fragranced with essential oils and the packaging is as cute as can be! I highly recommend these products and would love to hear your feedback about them! Head on over to ahimsa Essentials website and check out their range of products!

Thank you so much to ahimsa Essentials for these products to review!

ATZEN Skin Care 

Company: ATZEN Skin Care

“ATZEN offers the ideal combination of safe, natural, and high performance ingredients. Our products will transform skin conditions to bring balance, health and radiance to your face and body while slowing the aging process, controlling acne conditions, and repairing sun damaged skin. ATZEN products are user friendly, gender neutral, most have no fragrance, and take just minutes to use morning and night.”

Products: 

BALANCE Gentle Exfoliating Scrub (50 ml/1.7 oz – $50.00 USD)

Review:

This BALANCE Gentle Exfoliating Scrub is fragrance-free and contains smooth jojoba eco-beads for gentle exfoliation. Some of the natural ingredients include Kaolin, Organic Olive, Organic Sunflower, and Organic Green Tea Extract. When massaged into the skin, this product leaves your face feeling fresh, clean, and smooth without feeling dry or irritated. With just a few uses, it has improved the tone and texture of my skin. This product is Step 1 of ATZEN Skin Care’s  “Balance: Age Reverse Safely” Spa Facial System, which makes sense since it removes all dead skin cells, oil, make up, and debris, making the skin ready to absorb additional products.

The Bottom Line

This product is pricey but it is made of high-quality organic ingredients and it gets the job done. The tone and texture of my skin have improved, and I would definitely be interested in trying Step 2 of this skin care system. I appreciate the fact that eco-beads are used instead of plastic. More companies need to make this switch! If you aren’t familiar with the detrimental effects of microbeads on environment/oceans, please look into it! It’s shocking! Have you tried any products from ATZEN Skin Care? If so, I recommend that you give them a try! Let me know how you like them!

Thank you, ATZEN Skin Care, for sending me this product to review!