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!

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!

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!!!

Panda Paw – Cute Items for a Great Cause!

Organization: Panda Paw

“Our passion for pandas was ignited when we first saw them at the San Diego Zoo. Someday, we want our children to share that same spark. But with under 2,000 pandas left in the wild – we asked ourselves how could we help? Panda Paw was founded in 2016 to help #savethepandas”

Our goal is to design clothing that makes you look amazing while supporting the conservation of the beloved giant panda. We donate 10% of proceeds to pandasinternational.org. Feel free to shoot us an email! info@pandapaw.co”

Review:

I was so thrilled to be contacted by Panda Paw about becoming an Ambassador! Anytime that I can help protect animals, you know I’m down!

10% of proceeds go to Pandas International, a non-profit whose mission is to “ensure the preservation and propagation of the endangered Giant Panda.” Sounds great to me!  

I ordered Panda Paws’ Black Panda Hat. I’ve been on a hat kick lately, so why not get this one? It’s cute, casual, and has a little panda face on the front. What’s not to love?

The hat is one-size-fits-all and adjustable. It has the Panda Paws logo on the back, so whenever people watch you walk away (you know they’re checking you out after all those squats you do!) they’ll see it and hopefully check out the Panda Paw website.

They also have some REALLY cute tops that I plan to pick up soon, and a rose gold bamboo ring (currently pre-order only) that’s adorable!

The Bottom Line

Panda Paws offers high-quality items and donates a portion of their proceeds towards a great cause. With so few Giant Pandas left, we need more companies like this one! Head on over to their website to pick up this hat, or one of their adorable shirts to help the Giant Pandas!

Thank you, Panda Paw, for accepting me a Brand Ambassador! If you’re interested in becoming an ambassador, head on over to their site!

 

Not Soap Radio – Blackberry and Vanilla Pheromone Activation Detox + Hydrate Fragrance

Company: Not Soap Radio

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Product:

The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in (because sometimes fate needs an assist) – Detox and Hydrating Spray for Hair/Body (4.2 fl.oz.) $18.00 USD

Review:

I am very thankful for all of the bath and body products that I get to review (it’s an awesome hobby!). Every so often a fresh and innovative company comes along that reignites my love of vegan and cruelty-free products. Not Soap Radio is one of those companies!

Their products are made with essential oils, botanicals, and herbal extracts that actually take care of your skin (Bath and Body Works, who?). Their bottles are made of recycled plastic and they practice the “farm to bottle” approach to use local ingredients to lessen their carbon footprint.

Their products are truly eye-catching with their bright colors, fun names, and hilarious descriptions! When you look at their website, you will want to try everything!

I tried their “The stuff that Cupid dips his arrows in (because sometimes fate needs an assist) – Detox and Hydrating Spray for Hair/Body”. Told ya the names of the products were fun! This Blackberry and Vanilla scented spray can be used all over the body, including your hair. This fragrance is bright and sweet like freshly picked berries. Feeling a little tired? This spray has a refreshing and energizing kick thanks to Peppermint and Ginseng extracts. It also contains Argan oil, which makes this a hydrating spray for both hair and body.

On the skin, the fragrance is light and sweet and is suitable for any occasion. You will smell hints of it throughout the day and you’ll think “Damn, I smell good!” which is always nice. I found the fragrance to be a little bit stronger when used in the hair. I liked using this as a hair fragrance most of all since that is how it was most noticeable to me. Who doesn’t want hair that smells fabulous?

These sprays can also be used as room or linen sprays. How cool is that? I love multi-functional products!

The Bottom Line

Not Soap Radio is a company that creates fun and exciting products that are animal and environmentally friendly. Their use of natural, locally-sourced ingredients puts them miles ahead of other, not so socially responsible companies.

Using their products is a genuinely enjoyable experience, thanks to their creative names, vibrant colors and fantastic scents. I am so thrilled to have tried their products and to share them with you! I highly recommend them!

Thank you, Not Soap Radio, for sending me this fragrance to review!