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Koru Naturals {Schoolhouse Crew Review }

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I’m not usually one to go out of my way to pamper myself but lately I’ve taken notice I feel so much better when I do. Depending on the method, it really doesn’t take much time or effort to refresh ones inner or outer-self. I firmly believe that in feeling renewed daily,  makes for a more cheerful soul and a happy heart in return! One of my personal favorite ways to nourish myself is through my health and beauty care routine.

As part of the Schoolhouse Crew Review team, I’ve been given the opportunity to share my thoughts upon a few of the heath and beauty care products by Koru Naturals! I received Emu Oil & Manuka Oil & Honey Shampoo and Conditioner to review. We’ve been enduring an early Spring in Oregon and with that comes several skin irritations from eczema that needs controlled to uncomfortable contact rashes. Each of these products couldn’t have come at a better time for my family to use in aiding our skin care needs be it for health, happiness, or both!

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Clarigenics Vitamin C Serum {Review}

vitamincserumClarigenics Vitamin C Serum can add a youthful look and radiant glow to ones appearance without the use of any harmful chemicals. I’m very picky about what I apply to my skin so anything with parabens, phthlates, or any other toxins is a big no-no. This made in the USA product is complied of 98% natural and 72% organic ingredients and is never tested on animals.

The ingredients in this serum I recognize and already use many alone such as witch hazel, aloe, and jojoba oil to name just a few. It’s an excellent combination that when mixed together gives users healthier more youthful appearance by helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also an ideal choice for those with different skin types whether oily, sensitive, acne prone, and so on.

I like that a little bit of this goes a long way. The bottle has glass dropper which makes application easy. I can’t quite place the smell but it’s not off putting. The consistency is somewhere in the middle of liquid and gel. It has a somewhat silky feel and absorbs soon after application. I like to apply this before wearing make up and follow with my favorite moisturizer.

After a few weeks of use, I’ve noticed my skin to be more radiant and the darkness under my eyes fade away quite a bit! Aside from tackling my dark eye circles and under the eye puffiness, this can be used on the face, neck, body, and hands. I’ve took note of my breaking out with acne far less since use and love that my skin seems to have a really healthy glow to it.

I haven’t quite utilized all the benefits of this product but am very impressed with what it helps with. The versatility ranges from tackling age spots, dry patchy skin, enlarged pores, sun damage, and much more! I love that it uses Vitamins C & E which are great for the skin.

This company stand behind their product and offers a worry free full 365 day money back 17arantee no questions asked! I’m certainly satisfied with how well the product works and the affordable price.

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Organic Rosehip Oil by Valentia Skin Care Review

rosehipoil2I’m always fan of beauty products that have more than one wonderful benefit to the body. The Organic Rosehip Oil by Valentia Skin Care is a beauty oil that does just that and I’m finding myself turning to it for many of my skin, hair, and nail care needs. It can be used alone or mixed with other lotions and skincare products too making it an even more versatile and prized choice.

I’m going to admit I was taken aback when smelling this oil for the first time. I was expecting a sweet rose petal smell but instead received a more earthy scent. I don’t hate the smell but I’m not entirely a fan of it either. It actually reminds me of what lavender oil smells like before it goes through the entire finishing process. The plus side is that the scent doesn’t linger. I learned I can mix this oil with my favorite essential oils or other moisturizer products and that it’s actually a recommendation.

This oil is an amber yellow color. It is light, non-greasy, and quickly absorbs into the skin. It isn’t messy to mange in the least bit. I’ve personally been using the oil on my nails and have seen amazing results. My nails haven’t looked or felt this healthy in awhile! I also love applying this to my legs after shaving. I’ve had no more discomfort or itching fits! The moisturizing capabilities are excellent, in my opinion.

My four year old son suffers from eczema and though it’s gotten better, he always seems to have flares during the winter season. I’ve been using this oil on trouble spots such as elbows and knees and the results have been very favorable! This bottle has lasted a while since a little bit goes a long way. The included glass dropper top is great in ensuring that you don’t over apply the oil when only really needing 3-4 drops at a time.

The benefits of this oil included reducing fine lines & wrinkles, reducing scars & burns, re-hydrating skin, and strengthening nails & hair. It’s an oil I wouldn’t want to be without since it’s great not just for me but my whole family and their skin care needs too. I certainly recommend it.

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100% Pure Argan Oil [Certified Organic] Review

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Argan Oil is something I heard briefly about but my interest in trying it out or learning more about it stopped there mainly because I thought it wouldn’t be good to use on my oily skin. More oil on oily skin equals acne, right? Well, recently in an attempt to prioritize and change things up in my daily skincare routine, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. While researching, I learned that it’s actually great for all skin types.

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I’ve happily been using Foxbrim Certified Organic 100% Pure Argan Oil for many of my skin care, hair care, and other beauty needs for the last month. I like that it’s free from Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, and fragrances. When choosing an oil, I always make sure it’s pure and not diluted by anything. The fact that it comes in dark bottle ensures that it filters out the suns ultra-violet light is good because it ensures the oil won’t lose it’s potency.
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This Argan oil doesn’t dry my skin out yet it doesn’t leave it oily either. It’s high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. I like that it’s easy to apply with the glass dropper attached to the lid. The dropper is great because this oil can effectively be used quite sparingly. The oil is smooth and light absorbing quickly and not feeling greasy in the least bit. After application, I’m left with richly moisturized skin. I have total peace knowing that my skin won’t clog up and have an undesirable reactions. I’m left with an attractively glowing rejuvenated look.

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I’ve been using this oil on my face at night time and also before I apply my make up. It’s been great for my chapped lips which always seem to get way worse during the winter season. Since use I’ve had very little acne but took note this is also known to heal blemishes and minimize scaring. My hands and nails have greatly benefited. I can tell a real difference as I’ve not had painful hangnails or broken nails since the daily use of this oil! My hair and scalp is also benefiting. I see and feel desirable changes, and that’s what keeps me continuing to use and praise this beauty product so much.

I totally adore products that serve many purposes. It can even be used in home-made beauty products such as scrubs! As for a downside, I can’t think of one! The oil has many benefits and the price is excellent! You can’t beat $13.95 for a two ounce bottle on Amazon. If you aren’t happy, there’s a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

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Earth’s Enrichments Certified Organic Skin Care Products

tripletreatI’m always on the look out for Organic Skin Care Products that are effective as well as affordable. I discovered recently Earth’s Enrichments a company that offers the finest of hand-crafted products free from all sorts of stuff you really don’t want to be putting on your skin! Whether you like luxurious delicious smelling fragrances or not, they have products great for the whole family being completely health and environmentally friendly!

The holiday season is upon us and I’m sure many looking for the perfect gift! Well something great about skin care products is that they are great for use year round and not limited to just giving out during the Holidays! Earth’s Enrichment’s offers USDA Organic Sugar Scrubs, Bath Salts, Body Balms, Lip Balms, and Organic Body Bars. These products can be purchased separately or in a convenient gift set format ready to be shipping directly to the recipient or to you to gift personally!

I’ve been enjoying several Earth Enrichment’s products lately and am extremely pleased with each of them! I’m kind of a bath and beauty product snob. I’m sensitive to scents and even some essential oils. I like a more subtle scent not an overpowering one. These products are excellent in not being over-powering but still smelling wonderfully and working as each should. An added perk is that all the packaging on each product is environmentally friendly and recyclable too!


My thoughts in on a few of the products….

Lemon Fresh Shea Balm

Lemon Fresh Shea Organic Body Balm: If you’ve never used a balm before, note that they commonly contain little or no water. Balms are thicker in consistency as well as solid. Balms are best for protecting the skin from outer elements like the cold & wind while locking in existing moisture.

I find it to be an ideal choice for hands, fingers, and feet though also a good product for rough areas of skin like elbows, knees, and cracked heals. I use this on my hands the most to help with those bothersome ragged cuticles that I get more often during the colder months of the year. I knit a lot and skin hand discomfort in the past has put off my crafting but no more since using this balm!

This balm smells amazing! The lemon scent really awakens my senses yet it doesn’t linger very strongly which is nice. A little bit of the balm tends to go quite a long way. It goes on my skin smoothly and it’s not sticky of greasy in the least bit. Ingredients include Shea Butter and Lemongrass Essential Oil as well as being enriched with Sunflower Oil, & Coconut Oil among a few other things. Benefits of lemon grass are known to ward off skin infections fight fungus, and works as a astringent!

The properties of each ingrediant are listed on the companies website product description and I’ve found that to be extremely helpful in making purchase choices.

Body Balm Price: $11.99 for 4 ounces.


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 Fresh Ground Java Soap: This soap is sure to please any lover of Coffee! I am a quite the fan of both hazelnut and vanilla and feel that the combination of the two goes together rather well. The benefits of the main ingredients in this soap are known to reduce redness and skin irritation, improve skin tone, decrease stress in your body, and help with cellulite!

I found that the soap lathered really well and the bits of coffee bean work great at ex-foliating the skin. I’ve had zero skin irritation. My skin in toner after use is left pretty soft and supple. Now in order to keep the soap lasting, you’ll want to make sure to place it upon a dish with slots. The made in the USA slotted wooden soap dishes offered by Earth’s Enrichment are made out of pine wood and are custom fit to the size bars of soap offered. I would totally recommend if making an order to make sure you include one of the soap dishes.

Soap Price: $7.99 for a 4.5 oz/128g bar. Each bar measures 3? x 3? x 1?. The USDA Organic Bar Soaps come in a variety of combinations such as Honey Granola, Lavender, Chai La Tea, and a few others.


Lavender Sugar ScrubsLavender of the Valley Organic Sugar Scrub: This sugar scrub is a treat because it goes on smooth doing quite a good job in exfoliating. I think those with even the most sensitive skin would be able to use such a gentle scrub.

After use, my skin is left feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated! I would suggest being a bit careful when bathing or showering while using this product as it can be a bit slippery when used on your feet. This scrub is gentle enough to be used all over but I would most recommend it for your feet but know it works well anywhere else that you may have dry and flaky skin.

I felt that the scrub goes on my skin smoothly and  it smells fabulous! Lavender is known for giving one a sense of comfort and peace. It also has healing benefits. Aside from Lavender, this scrub is enriched with Coconut Oil, shea butter, sugar, sunflower oil, and a number of other beneficial ingredients.

Sugar Scrub Price: $14.99- 24.99 depending if you purchase the 8 ounce or 16 ounce size.


Coconut Chai

Coconut Chai Organic Lip Balm: Coconut and Cinnamon is a combination I’ve never used before. Let me say, it’s pretty amazing! This enriched with coconut oil and shea butter lip balm is having me re-moisturize my lips less often than I usually do.

This time of the year is usually very rough on my skin and lips so I am happy I can care for them with ingredients that are completely safe! I don’t know about you, but I prefer to use products that will not just moisturize but nourish as well.

Lip Balm Price: $3.99 each and other flavors are Honey Vanilla and Lemon Grass Mint.

If you are aiming to purchase something for yourself or someone you know, these lip balms would make great stocking stuffers or just an additional awesome extra.


**You can purchase Earth Enrichment’s products separate but know that gift sets range from $12.99 to $24.99 and it’s free shipping on all orders over $49.00 right now! An additional 20% can be taken off your order using the code  ‘C2C2014’ now through December. **Get connected with Earth’s Enrichments on their website as well as at these other channels:   Facebook  | Twitter  | Pintrest | Instagram


Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

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Ellóre Femme 24-Piece Hair Chalk Set {Review + Discount Code!}

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The Ellóre Femme 24-Piece Hair Chalk Set is a fun way to add a little color flair naturally to your hair. I like mixing things up a bit and not only doing up my hair but my daughter whom is age 5 1/2 too! I am a fan that the hair-chalk sticks are formulated from plant pigments and are completely non-toxic!

 

The application of the hair chalk is rather simple. I would recommend using gloves because the chalk will get on your fingers, hands, and clothes. Note that it does wash easily off of skin and out of clothes. To remove the colored chalk from your hair, you simply need to wash it out with your normal shampooing routine. Personally I found it washed out best when I not only shampooed but conditioned as well.

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