Lavender bath salt infuses your bath with over a dozen pure essential minerals through a rich combination of Atlantic Sea salt, Epsom salt, and Dead Sea salt. Aromatic Lavender oil is said to be balancing and calming* while organic Jojoba oil offers an all natural source of vitamin E. Both of these oils are Oregon Tilth certified organic to  ensure no pesticides or chemicals make it into your bath. Lavender bath  salt carries a floral scent with a hint of wood. It blends well with  geranium, patchouli, rosemary, and scotch pine. Our bath salts work to  restore vital nutrients and rehydrate the skin in a 100% natural way  that won't leave you feeling sticky or greasy.
     If you ever needed an reason to slip away into a warm bath and relax, then I have your reason right here, Simply Bath Salts!  These bath salts are what your skin and mind have been begging you for! Once I opened this package, the fresh lavender smell filled my bathroom. 
    I "put 1 cup (a third of a bag) under running water to help them dissolve. Some stirring of the bath water may be necessary to dissolve the larger crystals". They dissolved nicely leaving the water fragranced and when I got out, my skin was softer and smelled lovely.
    I also had to let you know that they individually hand packing salts the day of the order when ordered on www.simplybathsalts.com & put that date on the package. They do not believe in having the product sit for a long period of time in a hot warehouse.
     The only thing I'd suggest for this brand is to spruce up the packaging and make it more eye catching ;)
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Try adding these to a foot soak as well!

Please note

    Salts should be re-sealed in their bag and kept away from moisture, humidity, and direct sunlight. Salt itself has no direct expiration date, but due to the oil content it's recommended to use within a year of purchase.

     If  pregnant, have blood pressure issues, or health problems, consult a doctor before using bath salts. Do not consume bath salts. For external use only and not edible. Do not use in hot tubs.          

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Hunny Mango with Mango Butter!
     "The Barefoot Venus story is about encouraging a lifestyle of beauty and wellness through indulgence in the simple pleasures of our bath and body experience"

     I couldn't tell you gals of a better way to relax than a nice warm bath with nobody bothering you and just soaking in the peace and quiet.  The only way to one up a warm bath is to add something to the water that will fill the room with a sweet smell and make your skin feel like a silk sheet. That's where Barefoot Venus' Whipped bath came into play for me.

What's in it?Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Sucrose and Color. 
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Everything is sweeter when creamy mango butter melts into a sinfully scented bath, leaving your skin totally irresistible. Being naked has never felt so good.
     This 3 oz yummy smelling cube is dropped into your bathtub as the water is running. Once dropped into the water you will notice a little fizzing and foaming and it starts to break down into the water. See video below:
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After water was done running it was still not fully dissolved
     As you can see in the photo above, the cube didn't dissolve 100% by the time I was able to get into the tub.  This didn't bother me too much because I like to break it up with my fingers and spread it around the tub anyways. When I did do that, I could feel how creamy and nourishing it was. It instantly hydrated my hands and once completely dissolved my skin felt like there was a layer of silk on it. So soft and healthy feeling.
     The only thing I really wish is that the smell was a bit stronger. I have used lush bath bombs and bath melts before which are similar to this and they had a much stronger aroma which was nice. This leaves more of a soft scent on your skin rather than filling up the whole bathroom with a scent.  So this product is great for people who don't like to much of a fragrance.
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Size comparison to a small Yankee Candle
     I noticed when shaving my legs that I didn't even feel a need for shaving cream because this product has created a silky barrier between the blade and skin so I didn't get any nicks or cuts. I will say that it can clog your razor a few times because of the silky layer of product it leaves on your skin. But my legs feel SOOO SMOOTH!!
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"Razz My Berries" With Mango Butter
    I also got the chance to try out "Razz My Berries" whipped bath and I actually liked this scent even better than the Hunny Mango. Much sweeter scent :-P

These are a very affordable price for only $4.99 each! I want to try all the different scents!
 
Tree Hut was nice enough to send me their Shower Wash and Body Butter. I was very excited. I had seen and smelled many Tree Hut products at my local Ulta store before. They all smell really delicious.
All Tree Hut Products are made with Certified Organic Shea Butter and natural extracts. Their products are Paraben Free and DMDM Free. 
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Coconut Lime Shea Moisturizing Shower Wash and Shea Body Butter
If you have caught on to my scent likings yet, you would know I love me some Coconut. So Coconut Lime was my  first choice. It is also their #1 selling scent. They have other scents as well. 
Original Shea
Almond and Honey
Coconut Lime
Brazilian Nut
Hawaiian Kukui
Mango
Sugar and Rubies
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Tree Hut has simple but nice packaging.
Tree Hut is widely available in stores at Ulta, Target, Walmart, online at Amazon. CVS and many more click here to see where you can purchase Tree Hut.

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Great smelling body butter,
The Body Butter is a large container. It is 7oz. And a little goes a log way so this will last you a long time. 
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You can see the texture is thick.
Tree Hut describes this body butter as "an intense moisturizer containing the luscious essences of Coconut and Lime extracts blended with ultra-rich Shea nut butter to seal in moisture and soften dry, rough skin. "
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Very thick, rich, frosting like texture. Hahaha look at my very wrinkley fingers.
Beneficial Ingredients: 

Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti-aging, promotes elasticity

Coconut Extract: skin conditioning

Lime Extract: skin polisher 

Safflower Seed Oil: deep moisturizer

Cacoa Butter: provides relief for dry or flaky skin, protects skin from irritants

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Thick body butter smooths on easily and leaves skin very hydrated.
Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Glyceryl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, PEG-8 Beeswax, Lanolin Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Laureth-4, Fragrance, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, BHT 
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The Shower Wash is fairly thin, but not runny. The wash has a slight shine to it.
The Shower was is 16 oz.  "Pamper your skin while you enjoy the luscious tropical scent of Coconut and Lime. This moisturizing wash creates a creamy lather that will leave your skin smooth, soft and delicately scented. "


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This shower wash has a great silky lather.
Beneficial Ingredients:

Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti-aging, promotes elasticity

Coconut Extract: skin conditioning

Lime Extract: skin polisher

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract , Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract , Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower)Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea 

Overall

Overall, I really enjoyed these products and I will definitely purchase Tree Hut products in the future. The quality of these products are amazing and they are very affordable. None of the products are over $10. You get a lot of product in each container, and the scents are great without being overpowering.

The Coconut Lime scent is very nice. Unlike most coconut scents, this did not smell very sweet. This is good though, because it smelt like a real coconut or coconut water and not like a sugary imitation coconut scent. The limeness is not sour, but refreshing. Instead of feeling like an overly sweet candy like pina colada, this is a clean smelling refreshing smell. I enjoy it a lot. It is a lot different from any other coconut lime scent I have used before. It slightly compares to Bath and Body works Coconut Lime Verbena, but less sugary, and more "shower fresh" scent. It is very clean smelling. 
 
    This SPAresouce body butter is made by the same small Canadian family owned company as these brushes I reviewed not too long ago. 
    As you may know by now, I LOVE COCONUTY AND PINNEAPPLEY things. A lot of the products I have reviewed have been this scent. =) 
    So of course when SPAresource asked me to pick a scent off their site.... my answer was Pineapple Coconut. 
    This body butter is a purse, or weekend travel friendly size. It takes up the room of about three standard lipsticks. 
    The consistency is thick, but easily spreadable. The formula melts into your skin nicely leaving it silky soft and smooth. But unlike some cheaply made products that can leave your skin greasy and oily, SPAresource really soaks into your skin. Your really going to feel moisturized when you use this product .
     It smells amazing, but is not overpowering. Mine, smells just like a pina colada. It reminds me of being on a beach with a drink in your hand. 
    The formula of these butters is so amazing, because it is filled with top of the line ingredients to nourish and moisturize your skin. 

   "Made with shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, macadamia oil and jojoba oil."

    For best results, apply right out of the shower to lightly towel patted skin so all your showery goodness gets locked in. 
    Above is pictured after one full body use. This jar only lasted three generous full body uses, but like I said earlier, is great for travel or even  trying out new scents. 

    The great thing is, their products are available in many different sizes, as well as being available in your scent for many products. Whether you like to layer your  body washes, scrubs,  lotions. body butters, body mist or hand and foot products, even your home fragrance, SPAresource has you covered. Their scents are available in many forms. 

    Love layering? Them buy a whole kit of your favorite scent!!! Kits are only $10 and include many of their products to layer our little heart away. 

Don't like scents? THEY HAVE UNSCENTED!!!!!

    Overall, I have nothing but good things to say about SPAresource and I love their products. I want to thank them for sending us some products of consideration, and I will surely be ordering from them again soon. Their prices can not be beat and their quality is amazing. 

I highly suggest you check out their website. These make a great gift and when your buying for others, be sure to pick yourself up something too.
                                                                                      -Alyx

Vanilla/Grapefruit!

    I won't repeat all that great information Alyx already told you about this affordable and great quality based company. Just like Alyx, I did a review on a different brush set from SPAresource. Along with that brush set they sent over this Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter.
    I was intrigued by the scent choices so I obviously opened it up right away and slathered it on my arms. It is definitely not a combination I would have ever thought would go good together (maybe it's just me) but oh my word!
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Made with shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, macadamia oil and jojoba oil.
   It's kind of hard to see in the photo but I really have used this multiple times and a little of this on your skin and it's like a deep conditioning treatment for your skin! Also I must add, if your not one who likes perfumes or find perfume doesn't last long on you, give this butter a try! I sometimes don't use any perfume at all when I use this because the scent is so yummy and it isn't to faint of a smell either so it's perfect for giving you that scent that makes people ask what you are wearing!

SOOO Affordable to! Your choice of a $2 container or $6 container! Check them out in one of the links above!
                                                                            -Dianna
 

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Tree Hut is best known for having perfected the art of using Certified Organic Shea in each product we make.
    Are you one of those people that must have a body product that smells amazing or it's out of the question?! Then you need to check this line from Tree Hut. They were kind enough to send me these two items to try out and now I get to share my thoughts with you guys!
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Made with Brazilian nut oil, which is beneficial for aging and dry skin, this scrub also has naturally occurring vitamins to help retain your skin's natural moisture.
    The first product I have here is the Brazilian Nut Shea Sugar Scrub. This is an 18 oz. jar that contains a luxurious and scrumptious sugar scrub that I almost wanted to eat!

_"Pamper your skin and indulge yourself with the rich, sweet and nutty scent of Brazilian Nut. Made with Brazilian nut oil, which is beneficial for aging and dry skin, this scrub also has naturally occurring vitamins to help retain your skin's natural moisture." 

    Instantly, when I first opened this the scent reminded me of a hazelnut iced coffee! It honestly smelled so good that I wanted to jump right in the shower to use it almost immediately. (Okay, I did do just that!)
    The texture of this sugar scrub is nice and thick! I have used a lot of different scrubs before and the texture of this one wins! It was easy to manage in the shower unlike others I've tried that were a little to liquidy.
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You can see the nice texture!
       After using this for a few days, I noticed some of the little bumps I have on my upper arm weren't as noticeable and I couldn't feel them as much when running my fingers over them. Yay! Here are some of the beneficial ingredients:

Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti-aging, promotes elasticity

Brazil Nut Oil: deep moisturizer with vitamins A, C and E

Safflower Seed Oil: deep moisturizer

Evening Primrose Oil: rejuvenating and anti-aging agent

Avocado Oil: reduce sun damage/age spots, hydrates
 
18 oz jar is around $6.99 an can be found at CVS, Amazon, Ulta, drugstore.com and other locations.
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Heal and repair skin daily through the power of Shea butter with our new extra-rich moisturizing lotion.
    I then got the Extra-Rich Moisturizing Lotion in the same scent. I am so happy I did, because as expected, it smells just as delicious as the scrub! This comes in a 9 oz. bottle and will definitely last you quite a while! Actually it could be gone quicker than you think if you love this smell like me and apply it every hour! :P
   
Beneficial Ingredients:

Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti-aging, promotes elasticity

Brazil Nut Oil:deep moisturizer with vitamins A, C and E

    I found that it was best used after getting out of the shower and after using the scrub. Layering the scents helps it stay smelling good longer throughout the day. The consistency of this lotion was normal compared to others and helped keep my skin from cracking in this cold weather we have been having in the Boston area. I am very pleased with the overall quality and prices of Tree Hut.

This 9 oz. tube is approximately  $7 an can be found at CVS, Amazon, Ulta, drugstore.com and other locations.

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    You wash your whole body when in the shower right? Well do you clean and scrub your feet in the shower as well or do you have to wait till your out of the shower to have to use that egg shaped tool or any other buffer to pretty up those toes and heels?
    We'll let me save you a step and show you this product that you can use in the shower while letting your conditioner absorb into your hair. Spongeables is a 4-in1 bar that cleanses, exfoliates, massages and moisturizes! Some of the important ingredients are glycerin, olive oil, shea butter and eucalyptus extract.
How to use: Get the Pedi Scrub completely wet to soften the sponge and release the sudsy ingredients. Scrub your feet with the soft side to cleanse and moisturize and then flip the Spongeable over to exfoliate and massage those aches and pains away!
    As you can see this is a fun shaped product, but I didn't realize there was a reason for this shape until I started using it. When I got it all lathered up and went to use it I thought it would slip our of my hands but the shape made this easy to grip and fit comfortably in your hand. (pictured below)
    As you can see in the photo above, the top lighter part of the bar is the rougher side and the foamy green color is the moisturizing part. I absolutely love the way this bar feels massaging it all over my heels and tops of my feet. They feel like I just got a pedi at the salon!!
    This bar is supposed to last about 20 washes and I feel like that should be about right because I have used it a few times already and it barely even looks used. So I am excited to have this for a long time! 
    End results: My feet felt smoother and softer than before usage and felt quite relaxed. I also suggest using a foot balm to put on after and wear socks and you will LOVE what this little bar can do for you.

   Where to buy this??? Click HERE to find out!

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    As you may know (or not) I did a review of a set of Aromafloria's body products already in the scent "Honey Papaya". I was so in in love at the smell and the favorite of the three products was the sugar scrub! They wanted me do share with all of you a second scent that would be a great present for any time of the year!
    This set was in a pomegranate scent and is so yummy smelling! Now, I don't really know what pomegranates smell like so I can't tell you if the scent is accurate, but I can tell you that it smells very nice and isn't a heavy overbearing scent.
    I received the Foaming Body Wash with Shea Butter, Whipped Body Butter with Shea and Aloe and Salt Glow Scrub. These are the same items I got in the "Honey Papaya" except for the Salt Glow Scrub. If you would like to read my review on the other two products click HERE.
   
    Silly story, at first I assumed they were all the same products and didn't read the label first. So when I was in the shower I opened the Salt Glow Scrub and noticed it didn't look as thick of a consistency as the Honey Papaya one but still didn't read the label and continued to use it. None the less I had a little cut on my finger and when using a SALT scrub, the ending was me yelling "OWWWWWW"!  Lol!
    After the fact, I read the label and felt dumb. Haha. This product isn't as thick as the sugar scrub and you can feel the little granules of salt that give the great exfoliating feeling. Here is the websites description:

Natural minerals and pomegranate extract help reverse the effects of aging in this energizing oil
free, water-based scrub. This fine salt glow formula
is perfect for all skin types. Protects against damaging free radicals as it makes skin look
perfectly polished. Preservative free.

    I love this stuff, the smell lingers on throughout the day and is great when layered with the body wash and the body butter. The only recommendation that I have is for the packaging. The packaging is identical to the other scents but just a different color in the box that has the scent name. I think by maybe making different style labels for each scent is a good idea because if you have two different scents of the sugar or salt scrub you may reach for the wrong one and not realize it till your already in the shower!
    All in all, I am not shocked that I love this set just as much as the Honey Papaya and will definitely be sharing with my family so they can become a new fan of it too! :)

 
    Tanda is a new company I was introduced to and wanted to share with those of you who have or even may not have acne but are prone to getting pimples on your face.  Tanda uses acne light therapy "that puts the power of three proven technologies at your fingertips, it combines the same powerful blue light technology used by dermatologists with sonic vibration and gentle warming to give you clinically proven clearing results."
    What is light therapy? Light therapy is the application of light energy for therapeutic benefits. It is a proven technology that has been used in clinics for rehabilitation and aesthetic applications for over 35 years. If your dermatologist uses this kind of therapy, imagine having this device and being able to use it when you can feel a pimple coming in and PREVENT it from surfacing!
    This little device comes with 1,000 - 2 minute applications! That's a lot of applications! It's also very simple to use. All you do is clean your face, press the orange button and lightly place over blemish until vibration stops (2 minutes). Repeat 2-3 times daily. I  suggest you take a look (click the link above) and let us know your thoughts on this technology!
 
    "Alchemilla natural, organic skin care products are made by hand in small batches using only highest quality plant ingredients, many grown by us in our own organic herb garden in Oregon."
    I love reading when companies have things like this on their website and have organic ingredients. It helps me feel good about sharing it with all of you lovely readers because it will be good for most-all skin types!
    Daily skin care is so important to give you a nice clean smooth canvas for your makeup to go onto. It's the secret to having flawless makeup application. And this Alchemilla Exfoliating Face Wash Cream that I was given worked wonders on my skin that can get quite flakey if I don't exfoliate my face.
    This product isn't mean to be used every single day because it is can be to much on your skin for everyday use. So I used it about three times a week while washing my face regularly.
    The cream is a thick one with many specks of natural jojoba in it and has a natural scent to it.  I rub this all over my face in circular motions to remove dead skin and brighten up the new skin waiting to be revealed underneath.  It was so moisturizing as well that after I had rinsed off all the product I couldn't stop touching my face. I'm almost excited when it's the day I get to use this on my face. :)

1.4 oz = US$26.00
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    This company is called Soap Hope and I'm talking about facial cleansers? YES! Not only do they have facial cleansers but they have a bunch of other products besides soap! While reading about this company I gained a lot of respect for them and what they do with with their profits made from their products.     Every time a customer spends money at Soap Hope, the profits from the sale go to help aspiring woman  all over the world to become educated, obtain healthcare, and start her own trade so she can support her family.    How many companies do you know that do that?! So when I received samples to try, I HAD to share this awesome organization with you guys.
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    This is the box that the samples we received came in. It was a handcrafted box made from scraps of extra cardboard from around their shop! What!? Eco-friendly too!? YES! Plus the little note on the box was really fun to read since it was asking if the box was ugly, haha :)
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    This little guy here is by Acure Organics and is a Superfruit + Chlorella growth factor cleansing gel for normal to oily skin.
From their site: This gentle cleanser works on two levels - it washes away dirt and oil as well as removes makeup to leave skin radiant and refreshed. An antioxidant dense cleansing complex that maintains skin’s natural acid-mantle, activates new cell growth and helps skin look younger and feel better. Organic Goji Berry, Fair Trade Organic Olive Oil and Organic Chlorella Growth Factor provide the ultimate cell boosting blend."
    I loved the consistency of this facial cleaner because it wasn't runny and was easy to rub into my skin without causing a mess. When I was rubbing it on my face I could feel it really was lifting up all the makeup I had on throughout the day and really getting my skin clean.
    When I washed it off, my skin was left refreshed and clean. I felt like I didn't have to rewash like I do with some other stuff, once for the makeup and another to clean my actual skin. This is like a time saver because it did both in one wash! It also didn't dry out my face! I then followed with the next product below.
Paraben free, Vegan, Gluten free, Synthetic fragrance free, Silicone free, Phthalate free
$13.99 for 4 Oz.
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    I'm all for using different types of facial cleansers and scrubs because your skin can get used to certain types of products so it's good to switch them up every so often. I was excited to try this facial scrub by Pangea Organics. It has all types of yummy ingredients that are great for all skin types.    Here are what some of the ingredients do:            
            Adzuki- clarifying & exfoliating
            Cranberry- antioxidant & nutrient-rich
            Geranium- harmonizing & cell regenerating
    This is an award-winning facial scrub as well! The little scrubbing specks in this product gently remove any left over dirt and buildup to get rid of dead dry skin and give your face a healthier look. This product worked great with the cleansing gel and when I went to bed and woke up my skin felt hydrated and refreshed. The only thing was the smell I didn't care for. It wasn't unbearable, but I usually like something more "fragrancy" fruity smelling this had a more natural smell.

$27.49 for 3.8 Oz (click photo below for awesome deal!)
Click HERE to visit their webpage
                                                                                                -Dianna
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