I missed the Organic Spa Event this year due to daft event PR that claimed a half full event was “at capacity” and inexplicably attempted to keep their exhibitors from being covered. However, I will never let such blatant racism, or any other form of stupidity, keep me from recommending truly great products. Since I fortunately already know (and love) most of the exhibitors from the event, here are my favorites:
MyChelle – I have been mad for this brand for over 6 years now when I first met them at a Whole Foods Beauty Event. Their newest products Perfect C Pro Serum and Liquid Tint, a softly tinted sunscreen in two shades, are both sheer perfection. I will be doing a more extensive review of these products once they arrive. I was gifted with the new Quick Clean Micellar Water, which I used last night and it is awesome. I plan to keep it on my nightstand. Because I am often so exhausted that I skip my full nighttime routine and need a great facial cleanser nearby. Take MyChelle’s Breaking Bad challenge and rid yourself of harmful chemicals in your cosmetics. Find out how here: http://www.mychelle.com/Breaking-Bad
Savannah Bee – I first saw this brand at a beauty expo a couple years ago. The Royal Jelly Body Butter should be in every bathroom in your home. A trio of these products in a box make a perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Aura Cacia – Aromatherapy is integral part of my daily routine. So naturally, I live for Aura Cacia, the first aromatherapy brand I ever experienced. It is simply the best. I attended a wonderful event for them a couple years ago and learned how to make homemade scrubs with their products. Here is their recipe for a wonderful sugar scrub:
Sugar Indulge Body Scrub
3 Tbsp Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil
1 Tbsp Aura Cacia Vegetable Glycerin
44 drops Aura Cacia Indulge Essential Oil Blend
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
4 oz. Amber Jar
Nubian Heritage – I am all about Nubian Heritage’s African Black Bar soap, which will leave your complexion blemish free and poreless. But with summer on its way, you simply must add their Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver products to your skin pampering regime to leave your skin silky smooth. The Faith, Hope and Love Box with nine products in a lovely box makes the perfect gift for Mother’s Day and birthdays.
Spa Ritual – I have always equated SpaRitual with great nail products. But happily, the brand does so much more! Try their amazing body lotions, masques and butters.
Pura Botanica – These truly are “everyday luxuries for everyday Life” and who doesn’t need more of those? Exquisite fragrances and all natural ingredients, these are must-have products.
JR Watkins – Created in 1868, JR Watkins was organic before there was a need to state that a product was organic. The product line includes bath and body products, home care products, and health products. I also discovered today, that JR Watkins also makes gourmet items like natural food colorings, herbs and spices and more.