Posts Tagged ‘bath and body care’

Captain Blankenship

‘beauty wild with nature’. We are a small, women-run company in the Hudson River Valley that makes products that are luxurious and honest. We formulate our products with only organic and wild-harvested ingredients that are domestically grown when possible. We never use synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates or “fragrance.” We use recyclable and reusable glass packaging, making a positive environmental impact. We test on ourselves and friends and never on animals. We believe in transparency in every aspect of our line.

Lots of great natural products. Easy enough said. And let me make this review a highlight for two of my favorites! 

LIME & VETIVER CREAM DEODORANT 

A great product to start the day off right. I will continue to use and hope this one ends my search for a natural deodorant. The scent however I’m not sure about. Vetiver? It’s a “smoky” essential oil and I’m not crazy about it for topical use. (as oppose to diffusing) Tons of essential oil combos could be used and maybe they will add to their line and offer more choices. 

(Organic Arrowroot Powder helps keep you dry, Aluminum Free Baking Soda helps neutralize odor, Organic Hops Extract fights against bacteria, Organic Coconut Oil keeps you moisturized, Organic Lime, Lemongrass and Vetiver Essential Oils keep you smelling fresh.) Why switch to natural deodorants? use this link for a good answer.

AVOCADO & PEPPERMINT HAND, CUTICLE & FOOT BALM

And this product is the perfect way to end the day. A good moisture treatment for dry heels, it is a minty, refreshing treat at the end of the day for my tired feet. Peppermint always smells good to me.

(Organic Avocado Oil deeply penetrates dry skin and improves texture, Organic Shea Butter is naturally high in vitamins and minerals and intensely moisturizes skin, Organic Calendula Extract helps heal cracked skin, Organic Cocoa Butter, rich in Vitamin E, nourishes skin and smells like chocolate, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, naturally high in Vitamin C, hydrates thirsty skin, Wildharvested Myrhh Essential Oil softens and repairs dry skin and cuticles.)

Captain Blankenship provided their products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Perfectly Natural Soap

A place to shop for natural bath & body products that are nurturing to your skin and respectful of the environment. Check out the many wholesome products that they offer on their website. I’ve reviewed/recommend the two following items.

Lavender Soap, 4 oz

Made with lavender essential oil, this is the best smelling soap ever.

Is Perfectly Natural Soap “Organic”?  What do you define as “Natural” soap?

Our soaps are made using  organic ingredients in many cases.  Each product label will indicate which ingredients are organic.

When we say our soap is all-natural, it is our way of saying that it contains NO synthetic substances such as synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, synthetic colorants or preservatives. Our purely herbal soap is scented with essential oils and naturally derived ingredients (plant extracts) and colored with organic herbs, clays and plant extracts.

We recognize that there isn’t really such a thing as “natural soap” or “organic soap”, in the technical sense of the words, since soap isn’t present or formed in nature.  At Perfectly Natural Soap, we take elements from nature and mix them together to make something new (alkali + oil = soap).  However, saponification is a chemical reaction that occurs by mixing these elements.  Some would therefore call it a “chemical” and technically they are correct.  We needed to find a way to convey to you our commitment to only use ingredients that are plant based, contain NO synthetic substances such as synthetic fragrances, colorants or preservatives and we do that by using the term “all-natural”.

Bug Off! Lotion Bar Natural Bug Repellent

I really love how this bar is so user friendly. As a solid, it doesn’t leak and its size makes it convenient to toss into your backpack. Air travel friendly.

Do you test your products on animals?

We NEVER test our products on animals. Our friends and family happily volunteer to be our testers.

Perfectly Natural Soap provided products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received

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The original vintage ice bag works wonders because it is body-shaping. And the fabric is soft to the skin. It has a wide mouth to easily fill with water (and ice cubes). It can also be used warm which is what I really like. Warm. Soft. Squishy. All great as a natural relief of bumps, bruises, headaches, migraines, sinus pain, swollen joints and limbs. Odor free and with a leak proof assurance from Blue No. 7 customer service.

Eco Nice: Contains no lead, no PVC, and no latex. Ice bag is reusable. Family run business. Packaging made in the USA of recycled paper.

There are several fabric designs to choose from. Below is their new LOVE style. Enter this Giveaway for your chance to win a Blue No. 7  LOVE bag!

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Congratulations, Rae. You’ve won this giveaway.

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Win it (Enter the Giveaway)

Enter To Win (1) Vintage Ice Bag (LOVE print) from Blue No. 7

(1)Visit the Blue No. 7 website. Then head over to their Facebook page and give them a Like. Leave a comment here telling me that you did. That’s all there is to it. 

Contest ends on January 27th, 2015 @11:59 pm est.(available to US residents) A winner will be selected at random using the integer generator from Random.org. Please be sure to leave your email address. If I have no contact information, I can’t award you as winner. The winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

Blue No. 7 has agreed to provide (1) Vintage Ice Bag to a Notes From Dawn giveaway winner. This post is my honest review and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Blue No.7 was founded in 2005, offering the old fashioned English style Ice Bag which can be used for hot or cold use. Since then we have added our own line of of Artisan French Milled Soap. We are a family run business, not a huge faceless corporation! Our company headquarters are located in beautiful Southern California, additionally with family operations in France.

Hot+Cold Bags

This style bag is wonderful because it is body-shaping. And the fabric is soft to the skin. It has a wide mouth to easily fill with water (and ice cubes). I prefer to use my “Ducky” bag warm. Warm. Soft. Squishy. The website currently shows this bag available in 10 fabric styles. All great as a natural relief of bumps, bruises, headaches, migraines, sinus pain, swollen joints and limbs. Odor free and with a leak proof assurance from Blue No. 7 customer service. 

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French Milled Soap

Mm mm, Grapefruit – 1 of 7 scents. “You’ll fall in love with our French Milled 100% vegetable soaps which are made of the finest ingredients, including essential and natural oils, found in the South of France.​​”  Merveilleux!

Spa Face Cloth

It’s an 11×11 washcloth with a mouth cutout. Simple but so very nice! Great addition to a spa/beauty gift package. Available in white or pink.

Deodorant Remover and the Do Everything Tape

These are called “wardrobe must-haves” on the Blue No.7 website. The natural deodorants that I use don’t leave any white marks so I’ve not been able to review the deodorant remover. I also haven’t used the double-sided tape stripes on any of my clothes but I think some people would really find them handy. A great  item for a mom’s quick wardrobe fix, to use with kids clothes, and with creating kiddo play costumes. 

Good Deal! Blue No.7 is offering FREE shipping the entire month of March.

Notes From Dawn received these products from Blue No. 7 in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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