I got an email this morning, asking me to do a product review on a 100% natural skin care boutique. According to the email I could pick one of the many products offered, full-sized, and all I needed to do was do a product review of whatever I chose, with a link back to the site. I checked out the offerings on the website, and to be honest, I wasn’t really impressed. There were several brands available, but really high-end brands. I mean, we’re talking costly.
I surfed the website for a bit and decided no, no review. I sent an email back thanking them for considering me, but I was sure they could find another blogger in the natural blogging sphere who could better suit their request.
I couldn’t justify reviewing, thus recommending, a product that I wouldn’t purchase on my own. I scoured the entire website and found nothing that I really wanted to try. There was one brand that I will not use, and the others, well…$36.95 for an exfoliator? No. If I don’t pay for it myself, how can I recommend it to others? One of the last things I am going to buy is a 1.69 ounce jar of an exfoliant for nearly $40.
So I passed.
Now on to something more affordable: The All Natural Face makes does Body Butters. I purchased one a while ago, and picked the Rose Geranium scent (there are two fragrance “lines”, one made with fragrance oils and the other line made with Essential Oils) grateful it was an option because Rose Geranium has tons of benefits, check out The Mountain Rose listing here. Now, not only is the Rose Geranium a benefit, but I found out tonight that there’s more.
There are four ingredients in their Body Butters: Organic Mango Butter, Organic Vegan Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, and the Rose Geranium Essential Oil. I never really knew what Mango Butter was or did. I have plenty of products that contain Mango Butter, and I know its good for my skin, but I never really looked into it.
Mountain Rose Herbs has a whole listing of the properties and the goodness of Mango Butter here. I had no idea of the array of benefits of Mango Butter, which makes me love the Body Butter from The All Natural Face even more.
Oh, and the 2 ounce jar I purchased? It was $6.50. Also comes in a 4 ounce jar for $12.