Art of Organics – June Box | Review 


Trying new products is great but honestly there are so many out there it can’t be overwhelming. So when your able to find a subscription box that takes the guess-work out of new must have products – you’re in for a treat. Now pair that with a company focused on natural, and organic products and you’ve got it made.  Continue reading

Ellovi – Body Butter Review 

  
This time of year my skin gets hit hard. From the colder temps and dryer air, my skin starts to lack moisture and needs a little extra TLC. There are slot of products I use that may help skin conditions but to be honest, the ingredients don’t make me feel good about using them daily. When I was approached by the people over at Ellovi I was intrigued by their 6 ingredient body body. 

Ellovi was created to disrupt a beauty industry ruled by products laden with artificial ingredients and cheap fillers. The founders are passionate about crafting pure and nutritional skincare products from plants. They want not only to make simply the best natural skincare products, but the best skincare products of any kind.

Our first & popular product, Body Butter, is an intensely hydrating body moisturizer made from macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, and shea. There are no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, or other secret ingredients.

They currently offer 4 different scents: Original, Vanilla, Mint Chocolate & Blossom. I was able to try out the Chamomile Blossom. Was I taken back and surprised by this product. It was solid at first but with the warmth of my hands it slowly was absorbed into my skin. These body butters can be used from skin to hair. I tried it as a leave in on the ends of my hair and it definitely helped with my spilt ends and smelled amazing. 

I honestly recommend this product to anyone, especially as a stocking stuffer this time of year. 

The people over at Ellovi have been so generous that they are offering (1) Full size Chamomile Blossom Body Butter to a lucky reader. Simply enter below for your chance to win & don’t forget to stop ok over to Ellovi and checkout the products yourself. 
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Happy Pampering! 
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Disclaimer: The item was given for review purposes. As always, my opinions are my own. 

Farmhouse Fresh Goods – Splendid Dirt Pumpkin Mud Mask Review 


Ok so I’m not gonna lie, this time of year I LOVE pumpkin in pretty much anything. Drinks, foods, you name it but when it comes to skin care I haven’t tried anything pumpkin (shocker, I know). When I was given the opportunity to try this Splendid Dirt Mud Mask made with Pumpkin Purée, I literally almost jumped for joy.

The Splendid Dirt Mud Mask is made by FarmHouse Fresh a company based out of McKinney Texas. They my produce award-winning line of professional bath, body and facial care products & are one of the top all natural body are lines in the US. Top spas and resorts such as Ritz-Carltons, Sandals & Beach Resorts, and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.


This Mud Mask is a rich blend of pumpkin, yogurt, minerals and 2 clays that will not only deep clean and de-gunk oily skin, but also leave the skin feeling healthy, refreshed, soft and very clean. Natural ingredients such as potassium and magnesium are part of this mask, which I found great because I have never used a product on my face with those ingredients before. I liked even more that I could pronounce and understand each ingredient. Plus it’s a paraben and sulfate free product, and 99% natural.
Now the mask goes on rather thick so applying a thin layer is important on both the neck and face. I noticed a slight tingly feeling at first but that went away as the mask dried. Waited about 10-15 minutes until the mask was no longer wet and dried, and simply rinsed off with cool water. I myself recommend using a brush to apply the mask, it helps to keep for contaminating your product and also helps for a more even layer of mask applied to face. I used an extra foundation brush to apply, flat head worked perfect.

I loved the smell of the mask, smelled like pumpkin pie and the glow it left on my skin was even better. The 3 ounce jar retails at $22 and will last about 14-16 applications. This is something I would use maybe once a week or 2 times a month, but it depends all on your skin and your own needs.

I honestly recommend and would repurchase this product again as well as try other items they offer.

Stop on over to FarmHouse Fresh Goods, and check out what they have to offer.

 

(P.S. – Stay tuned for another review coming soon from FarmHouse Fresh on some bodycare products, perfect for the holidays and gift giving!)

 

Enjoy!!

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Disclaimer: The items were given for review purposes. As always, my opinions are my own.

 

Natural Household Cleaner – Thieves Young Living

 

 

For me when, before I became a mom I found out about essential oils and their benefits. I made many transitions in my day-to-day product usage and consumption, and started to be more aware of product labels and ingredients (wow was I amazed at what I learned). One of the reasons I was drawn to natural cleaners for the home was the health concerns I had not only for myself, but my family as a whole including my pets – so when I came about finding one of the leaders in essential oils, Young Living, I knew I was in good hands.

Young Living has a mission to bring essential oils into every home in the world. To share the benefits of these natural products, and incorporate them into daily life and routines, health without compromise. Young Living’s pure, potent, natural products provide effective results without harmful side effects. Young Living’s extensive experience farming, distilling, and sourcing essential oils guarantees each Young Living oil contains the optimal level of beneficial plant properties. Oils that work—that’s at the core of what it means to be Young Living Therapeutic Grade.

One of the products I find myself using a lot and having such a great impact in my household is the, Thieves Household Cleaner.

Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, can be found in all of our Thieves products.

This household cleaners is concentrated so once it is diluted in your spray bottle to the ratio you need, depending on the area you are cleaning (counters, bathrooms, floors, etc). I have also had the experience to find that this product is a natural ant repellant, as this time of year the small ants are in full force (cinnamon is one known ant deterrent) plus I don’t feel uneasy using this in the house and side effects. I love the way it smells, and cleans – plus the bottle really does last so its cost-effective that way and causes less waste in the landfills.

I suggest if you’re looking for a natural all in one cleaner to try this product, along with the other Thieves products, especially during the colder months when germs in the household are abundant.

Here are some more ways you can revamp your cleaning closet, naturally ..

 

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  • Enjoy 24% off retail pricing on your favorite products.
  • Participate in the compensation plan and earn commissions just by sharing Young Living.
  • Qualify for exclusive Young Living member events around the world.
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As a retail customer you receive:

  • Retail customers pay full retail price for all Young Living products.
  • Retail customers may not take advantage of the Young Living compensation plan or the Essential Rewards program.
  • Retail customers do not need to purchase a Starter Kit.

 

To become either a member or a retail customer, visit this link: bit.ly/13lX7YY

 

Happy Cleaning!!

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Saphira Mineral Mud Hair Treatment – Review 

 

If your like me, being a woman and finding hair care products that work for you is a constant search. Now if your able to find ones that are also good for you (and have fewer chemicals) that’s even more of a plus. At my recent hair appointment my hair stylist used a new line of hair care, which is exclusive to certain salons on me – and I was blown away. Jessica Flandina owner of D’Oro Beauty Studio treated my hair with a few key products from Saphira Hair. The one in particular I couldn’t LIVE without was the Mineral Mud (pictured above).

Saphira Hair is the first company to bring the minerals of the Dead Sea to the world of hair care. The Dead Sea is rich with 26 essential minerals, twelve of which are unique to this invaluable landmark. These minerals nourish the scalp, activate circulation and enhance relaxation, repairing the hair and protecting it from stress and environmental damage.

Owner of Saphira Hair, Saphira Tessler, grew up in quiet suburban Maryland. At a young age Saphira traveled with her family to Israel for four months. The experience moved Saphira so much, that she decided to stay and live in Israel. Saphira became a strong advocate in empowering young women and in fact created programs to young school girls to believe in themselves. Though she was excited to be living, studying, and growing in Israel, she was never entirely satisfied with the available hair products. Through extensive research, she discovered the incredible impact that the minerals from the Dead Sea can have on hair. In 2011 Saphira succeeded in opening the very first, female owned, 100% natural hair care line using minerals from the Dead Sea. Saphira and her team successfully created formulas and ingredients to support every woman’s hair based on hair type, color and treatment. Using Saphira products is about more than hair health, it is about confidence and inspiring women to believe in themselves.

One of the most popular products in the Saphira Hair Care Line, is the Mineral Mud. Mineral Mud is a Mineral Healing Treatment extracted directly from the depths of the Dead Sea. It is a deep conditioning treatment with 26 essential minerals combined with pure Keratin. The Mineral Mud envelops each strand of your hair with a layer of minerals, creating vibrance and vitality. The pure keratin rebuilds the structure integrity of each strand of hair.

This product ALONE is by far amazing, it leaves my hair nourished but not weighed down. I LOVE the relaxing natural scent, and from what I have been told it can also be used on your skin (but then again why waste it).

This hair care line, is only available through select salons throughout both the US and Abroad. I may be partial to my hair stylist as her expertise in hair is one of love and passion, so definitely stop on by her page above and she can also help you get your hands on this miracle product. If you’re a salon, or hair stylist yourself and would love more information on how you can carry this exclusive product be sure to contact Saphira Hair here and let them know that SavvyChicMama sent you.

I hope you get to try this AWESOME product and the others in the hair care line and see for yourself how TRULY great they are.

 

Happy Pampering!!

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goPURE Naturals – 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil

 

Skin care is a huge concern these days for most. With more and more people becoming aware of what ingredients are being put into their products, this education is turning people to more natural ways. GoPure  Fractionated coconut oil is a lightweight emollient that provides an effective barrier for the skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts. A must-have for dry or sensitive skin; it leaves you feeling smooth and hydrated, never sticky or greasy.  It is the highest grade available on the market, 100% pure, with no added chemicals, preservatives or dyes. This premium therapeutic grade oil contains antimicrobial, antibacterial and astringent properties, making it an effective treatment for a wide variety of skin and health conditions.

Unlike whole coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature, fractionated coconut oil is a clear liquid that is ideal for a wide range of uses, including use in DIY health and beauty recipes and as a massage and carrier oil. Fractionated coconut oil is perfect for all skin types, including dry or sensitive skin. It leaves skin feeling smooth, without a greasy residue, and will never clog pores or aggravate skin problems. It is a mild, efficient and effective face wash for all skin types, quickly dissolving makeup, excess oil and dirt. Because it absorbs quickly and will not clog pores, it is the perfect moisturizer for your face and body. It is a safe, mild and natural way to easily remove waterproof makeup, and its antimicrobial properties allow it to work well as an all-natural deodorant. This oil nourishes and tames hair, making it perfect for curly, damaged or chemically treated hair. It even works well in homemade toothpastes or for oil pulling. Whether used alone, added to store-bought lotions and soaps or as an ingredient in a homemade health and beauty recipe, fractionated coconut oil offers a wide variety of benefits for users of all ages.

I honestly loved this product, it’s great used on its own and when you are making your own DIY skin care products. I actually used some organic shea butter I had on hand and rosewater and created a perfect hand cream, which was lightly scented perfect for spring.  I recommend this to anyone whose been on the fence about fractionated coconut oil – definitely a great product.

 

 

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review + Giveaway

I love candles, enough said. Any season you will see a candle burning in my home, from clean fresh scents to seasonal favorites. I am however very particular with my candles; I like good smelling candles; not over powering ones that cause headaches & especially those that don’t leave residue from burning. When I was approached by Old Factory Candle Company to try their candles, I was very eager to see for myself how they compared.

Old Factory Candle Company over different sets of 3 candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. I tried that Winter Wonderland trio (Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut & First Snow). I decided to bring these candles with my into my office at work, so I could see what others thought of the scents. They definitely burned clean, and even which was great. I did have them burning for a few hours at a time, as instructed – so they didn’t last me very long. I would have to say my favorites were Roasted Chestnut and First Snow, the Hot Cocoa wasnt the scent I expected and I didn’t get great feedback from my co-workers on the scent. All and all I was pleasantly surprised with the trio of candles, from the moment they arrived all packaged nicely to the detail in each candle. I do wish they offered larger versions of these scents, that would be a great option. I think these would make great gifts for hostesses, holidays, birthdays, or even just because.

My friends over at Old Factory Candle Company are giving one of my lucky readers a chance to win a candle trio of their own, just in time for the holidays. Make sure to enter below.

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Good Luck!!

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