A few to Review

On a visit to Parksville & Qualicum Beach in December while looking for our New Forever Home ‘Town’, we stumbled into a busy Christmas Craft sale. Thinking it was the perfect way to meet some locals & get some Xmas Shopping done we went right in.

Right away we found ‘Free Spirit Botanicals‘ (based right here in Victoria BC) & man was her stuff AMAZING!!!! I am always looking at soaps #1, because I love nice smelling bathroom stuff, & #2 because my youngest has a difficult time finding soap that doesn’t dry & irritate his skin. My first question is always “do you have anything for dry & sensitive skin”? Usually they show me something with too many ingredients, some have even shown me soaps with *gasp* phthalates & parabens! But for my little man I prefer simple natural soaps. The one we choose this time was the Goat’s Milk & Honey. It’s made with 3 basic ingredients ~ 100% salphonated Olive Oil, & it’s a gentle cleanser with the Honey as the moisturizer. There is wheat germ added as an exfoliation & has Vitamin E added. I was worried about the Wheat Germ (because we are gluten intolerant, but so far he’s been fine)!

I personally went for the soap pictured above. The LemonGrass Loofah. I thought it was pretty ingenious to add the Loofah right in the soap, I’ve never seen that before! I have a weird love affair with LemonGrass, & the smell of this one doesn’t disappoint! My hubby also picked up a soap that had Olive, almond, Calendula & palm oils. Ground almond, cinnamon, cloves & turmeric. He smells so manly when he gets outta the shower! The Cinnamon & Cloves especially is nice!

Here’s another Gem that I absolutely love! It’s made by a company called YoungBlood from the USA.

This is a very different, very cool kind of face/body mist that uses: Grapefruit, Lime, Rosemary, Hematite, Malakitte, Rhodolite & Zincite to rejuvenate & protect your skin. I use it throughout the day when I feel like my skin needs a little boost of energy. You know the feeling, when your face & skin feel tired~ that’s when this baby works it’s majick & you feel Refreshed, Restored! They have 3 different mist’s to choose from. I’ve only used the Restore one, but I have to say that it is SO SO nice. I picked it up a while ago when my hubby went off to Brewing School in Europe. Being at home with the kids without him for 3 months was really very hard, but using this spray (when I remembered) was a very nice way to treat myself & get away from the craziness, even if it was short lived!

I have one other product to show you here, but I’m not sure if I love it or if I hate it……. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now, & funny enough, I’m still not sure. One day I like it, one day I hate it, & one day I love it….. so strange. This one is made my Green Beaver.

It’s one of their many different toothpastes. Toothpastes, just like Rice Milk, Peanut Butter, Dried Currants, & Candles, we just can’t seem to keep enough of in our house. I’m not quite sure why, but I’m always going out to get more. My kids usually ask for a new flavour, & it’s getting hard to accommodate them. Around here we stick to Fluoride Free, & although that’s getting easier to find, some of the ingredients are still kind of iffy! This one caught my eye because of bright green colour at first, then I noticed that it had Cilantro. Well ~ Cilantro is a love or hate herb. I personally love it, so I thought I would give this paste a try. As it says on the tube, they use real flavours, & it’s true. Everytime I use it, it tastes 100% of Cilantro & Mint & 0% of ToothPaste. Maybe that’s the problem….. I do like the taste, but it doesn’t taste like I’m brushing my teeth……

Do you like Cilantro? If so, how do you use it?

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2 thoughts on “A few to Review

  1. awannabevegan says:

    So happy to hear you are a fellow lemongrass fanatic – I can’t get enough of the stuff!

    I adore cilantro too and use it every chance I get. My favorite is the most obvious – homemade pico de gallo. It combines all of the flavors I crave and it such a great, healthy snack.

    The toothpaste you mentioned does sound a bit strange. I like the idea of it but I think I’d also have trouble using it to clean my teeth since I’m currently just using baking soda and have gotten used to the neutral taste. When I occasionally use a ‘regular’ toothpaste the flavor is very overwhelming – so this one would definitely take some getting used to!

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