Ida Naturals Calendula infused mango butter soap review

Heya!

How is your week treating you?

Well! mine is going tiring. For the past 2 days,I am returning home at 9 PM. 😦 But I am trying to keep my word,blog comes first when I come back from office.

This is my first review of a soap,because firstly,it takes a lot of time to finish a soap to try the next and secondly,I am scared to use any other soap apart from my trusted Avene emollient bodywash gel.

About the brand: Ida Naturals was conceptualized in Bangalore (India), as an effort to revive the past and create an awesome, natural and environment-friendly line of bath and body creations. We create gentle, nourishing and effective products applying ancient Indian skin-care methods & herbal remedies using finest natural ingredients. Ida Natural’s creations are completely handcrafted & bio-degradable ensuring unsurpassed quality with no waste. We love creating and using our products and hope you love them too.

Availibility: You can buy it from their facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/IdaNaturals/

They have lot of products so you can choose from there or get it customized like I did.They also ship international.

Ingredients: Saponified mango butter,clendula infused sunflower oil,coconut oil and castor oil.These are the main ingredients.

All the ingredients are moisturizing in their action and specifically,calendula is good for sensitive skin/eczema-prone skin.

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What the brand claims: This conditioning, rich, nourishing goodness is extra-mild and works great even on sensitive skin.The conditioning properties of Mango Butter and healing attributes of Calendula makes this soap a truly must-have in the household.

Works great on :

❖ Baby skin ❖ Mothers-to be skin ❖ Extreme Sensitive Skin ❖ Toddlers / kids with sensitive skin

Unscented soaps eliminate the chances of skin irritation / reaction of sensitive skin to essential oils

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Price & quantity : Rs. 240/- to Rs. 250/- ( based on weights ).All shipping modes including COD are available. I believe this is apt and cheap.My soap is about to get finished and it lasted me for over a month.It is best to order in combination with other products due to shipping fee applicable.

Fragrance: None

Packaging: Comes in a simple plastic wrapper with the soap name and its information.

Texture: Isn’t that foamy but glides smoothly on the skin.

My thoughts: This soap actually works!It doesn’t dryout your skin and nourishes it.It is moisturizing in nature but if you have extremely dry flaky skin,you may not find it that useful.

Homemade soaps tend to weep but this didn’t even during Delhi humidity.Another plus point!

It doesn’t melt easily.I have tried soaps from notable brands,which tend to melt easily,but this baby didn’t.

It cleans well even though it has moderate foam.

I have sensitive skin and this didn’t even burn or cause irritation.So that’s my favourite point of choosing this soap.

However,if you have cuts or bruises,it will sting you.

This soap definitely has pros overall,so you can give it a try.This soap is organic,handmade and suited to normal,sensiitve-dry skin.What else do you need! 😉

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Amara organix hand cream review

Hi Dolls!

I am back with another review of a chemical-free product by a brand Amara organix. Firstly,I would bring to your notice that this brand understands your needs and customises the products for you.In my case,before sending me the samples,they had asked about what all ingredients pose a problem to me.They have sent 2 soaps as well in their basic gift wrapping which I will post about later. 🙂

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About the brand: Amara handcrafted bath & beauty products are formulated to create a positive and enriching experience to an individual’s mind,body and soul. We at Amara use the abundant body of knowledge left behind by our ancients in Ayurveda,Aromatherapy, Ancient Chinese texts and our very own backyard recipes to present safe,gentle and natural beauty solutions.

In the quest for beauty that is safe and natural, we at Amara Organix strive to deliver natural and handmade skincare essentials. We procure our ingredients from the most genuine sources available and use only the purest steam distilled essential oils, cold pressed Virgin nourishing oils, organically farmed honey,exotic oils like Argan ,Maracuja oils and herbs and exfoliates.

To know about them more and their product list,head over here.

Availability: Products can be ordered via whatsapp (+91 8056592923) , Facebook  messenger and mail (Info@amaraorganix.com). They do ship worldwide but it will be costly due to shipping charge.

Price and quantity: ₹350/- for 100 gms. Shipping charge additional ₹50/- within chennai and if out of station – mostly it is ₹70 to ₹80. It is best to order several items at a time.I find the price reasonable for an organic product and the quantity is apt,considering it will last you easily for 2-3 months depending on how severe your hands are dry. Payment to be made via NEFT transfer and Bank Deposit.COD not available.Bank details will be shared when your order is confirmed.

Ingredients: Shea butter ,Aloe Vera extract, Coconut oil, Argan oil ,Tamanu oil ,Frankincense essential oil  and Lavender essential oil

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Packaging: Comes in a simple plastic transparent tub with screwed lid.The tub had a nature-like design all over but it faded away while using it. It only has the product name on it.On enquiring I got to know,its just a sample packaging,so the correct name will be mentioned for sure. :-D.The packaging can be improved as in mentioning of ingredient list,price and expiry. Nonetheless,Mehar,the owner of this brand is very responsive to your queries. They also do customised gift wrapping for party favours/wedding favours/birthday return gifts/event takeaways for corporates etc. Colour/design/theme and budget – everything is customisable and they also work within budgets.

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Fragrance and texture: It has a very lavender like smell which is refereshing.Not too overpowering.It has a very light texture and the cream looks offwhite in color.Easily blends into the skin.

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My thoughts: I like my hand creams hydrating but non-greasy.Does this serve the purpose?

Yes!It gets absorbed readily and is not at all greasy. Makes your hands soft for 4-5 hours for moderate dry hands.You need to reapply it though after washing hands.

The tub is sturdy so no issues of spillage.However,if you are travelling and open the tub,the product may stick to the lid and fall.

Didn’t cause any trouble to my eczema prone skin as well.Infact all the ingredients used are good for soothing the eczema skin.

The consistency is such that,you can use it as a body moisturiser also or dry areas of your face.

Overall verdict: Definitely a good purchase.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Using Organic Argan Oil In Beauty Routine

For a long time, Argan oil has been in use as one of the best organic beauty products globally.  Most skin and hair beauty therapists recommend the use of the oil to their clients.  The oil is popular in many areas apart from Morocco, where it is a native product. The increased use and popularity can be attributed to the several best advantages and benefits of the oil.  The oil is manufactured from the Argan tree kernels.   The oil is relatively rare, with the Morocco as the only country to find this tree and its fruits.  The oil is natural and saves your skin from the harm that could occur after using too many chemical products.

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All the brands of the oil are high in quality, and they cannot disappoint you. Among them is Izil Natural Argan Beauty.  The oil outshines several other oil brands in the beauty markets and is preferred by several people including celebrities. If you have never used Argan Oil, then it means that you have not learned of the several benefits.  The product is non-greasy and is easy for both the hair and the skin to absorb.  The smell of the oil products is also pleasant, and thus, there is no need to worry about the unpleasant smell.  If you learn the benefits, then it will be a good start to consider adding the product into the beauty routine.

  1. Skin Moisturizer

 The product is very rich in both Vitamin E and even the fatty acids.  Besides, the oil has anti-inflammatory characteristics.  At the same time, it is critical and vital for conditioning the skin. For all these reasons, the oil becomes one of the perfect skin moisturizers available in the market.  It helps in maintaining a supple skin free from dryness, itchiness as well as flakiness. It is commonly used among persons suffering from chronic skin dryness as well as psoriasis. Furthermore, it protects the skin against aging effects. It will help you get rid of under eye bags and lines as well as the fine lines on the skin. It prevents wrinkling and also keeps the skin smooth and also radiant.

  1. Hair styling and Scalp Soothing

Using the oil can help you to easily and quickly style your hair.  Besides, you can use the organic oil to soothe and also increase the shine of the hair. For individuals suffering from scalp dryness or even dandruff, the oil can be vital and essential in eliminating the two.  Gently use the oil for scalp massaging to ensure it is both hydrated and nourished. Also, the massage clears any available flakes.

For Hair

  1. Stretch Marks Prevention

 The product is also vital for improving and increasing skin elasticity. The presence of Vitamin E makes the function easier. During pregnancy, using the oil can help in reducing and eliminating those stretch marks. Furthermore, using it at an early stage works in the prevention of the stretch marks. Slather and then apply on the breasts in a gentle manner, the hips, or the thighs and any other places that are likely to have stretch marks.  It makes the skin smooth and keeps away the stretch marks.

  1. Acne Treatment

For a natural acne treatment, the oil is a perfect choice. It is vital for making the skin smoother than before. Besides, it promotes the skin healing process in case of acne or pimples. In other words, it is both preventive and curative.  It is also good for the production of sebum.  An essential tip while selecting skin oils or creams is that it is critical to avoid comedogenic products. They can easily cause acne issues on the skin.

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  1. Hand and Nail Treatment

 Since Argan Oil is intensive in hydrating the skin, it is considered to be vital for the treatment of both the nails and the hands.  You need to rub the oil and ensure you focus on the nails. You can do the hack just before sleeping.  It treats the hands as well as the cuticles that may have cracked.  The oil makes the nails shiny while making the hands, soft, youthful as well as strong.

Conclusion

Apparently, the organic oil has several benefits and uses. It moisturizes, fights aging as well as works for the treatment of the hands and the nails. At the same time, it is critical for the scalp and hair care. The functions should encourage you to try the oil and use it more often. It is entirely natural and can have no side effects or harmful results on the skin. It gives quicker results than most of the other oils.  While selecting the oils, be wise to ensure that the oil does not have added chemicals. These could harm the skin.

References:

http://community.healthywomen.org/profiles/blogs/how-to-use-argan-oil-for-treating-acne

https://bbeautyarabia.com/2015/05/11/get-oiled-8-reasons-to-add-organic-and-only-organic-argan-oil-to-your-beauty-routine/

Author Bio:

Daisy Grace is a Health & Beauty Consultant, who helps women live a life they love, in a body they live. She enjoys writing on different topics related to women’s health issues. She is a long-time native from Oklahoma, USA and writes article on various topics. Daisy’s purpose and passion lies in facilitating health breakthroughs with women who deserve good health, happiness and self-love. She is being also exploring new things related to general health and beauty.Reach her on daisy.grace88@gmail.com.

Aroma Essentials Shea moist review

Hello peeps!

Summers are here and so is dehydrated skin.No matter how much you drink water,the summers in North India will dry you out.I personally get chapped lips and dry cheeks.

If you have normal-combination skin,then look no further as this moisturizer provides the nourishment with added fresh scent.

Availability: You can buy their products from contacting them on their facebook page & Instagram account @aromaessentials. The owner, Madhurima, will reply to your queries and messages therein. Their products are also available at selected places in India as given below and internationally, they ship also.

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Price and quantity: INR 250 for 35g.It is kind of less quantity but the reason is it is freshly made and to be used in a short time due to absence of preservatives.That is my reason though. 😛 You need very less to apply on face and neck.Since I have combination skin,I take a pea-sized amount,rub it a little between my palms and then pat it gently on my face and neck.That is, no gliding or rubbing the product on the skin.I keep on patting till I feel the skin has got the moisture it needs.Another reason is I also have sensitive skin,so any rubbing causes redness easily. They take additional 100 INR for shipping within India, so best to order 2-3 products at once.

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Ingredients: Shea butter, soya lecithin and chamomile. Now soya lecithin is a food emulsifier, as in, it is used in food industries, for the oils and water to mix as you know they don’t mix easily.( Some science fact. 😛 ) If it is worthy of digesting, then skin is obviously nothing compared to it. You can find this in chocolates, mayonnaise etc.

Fragrance: Strong chamomile smell which is actually calming and refreshing. If you have a sensitive nose, then I have nothing further to say.  😦

Texture: It is fluffy in texture and very light. Easily gets absorbed into the skin and looks almost like a gel.It is offwhite in color.

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Packaging: Comes in a small plastic tub with all the usual labels.For ingredients,you can ask them easily before buying.The tub is sturdy and leak-proof so it is travel-friendly.I carry this tub with me daily for emergency moisturization.

My views: On my combination skin,it provides optimum moisturization however,T-zone needs dusting after 3-4 hours.Dry skin may need reapplication of this . Oily skin may not benefit from this but Aroma Essentials do have other products which cater to particular skin type.

This fits my sensitive skin also without causing any tingling or redness. It didn’t cause any effect on my eczema also,so I am relieved.

For dry weather,you may need more quantity while applying so the tub may not last full month.But atleast you can be sure that the quantity has been decided based on its expiry.

Overall verdict is try it.I love it for its entirely herbal contents, size,freshness and cooling effect.Their product list is attached below.

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PS: This was a sample sent to me but the views are honest and true to the word I said.This is not a sponsored post.

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Aroma Essentials Carrot Sunblock review

Heya !

Keeping up with my regular posting schedule, I am back. Summers are here and you need your saviour ,right? So,sunscreen and summers go hand in hand,and I thought,this is the right time to do this.

I am going to review another product from the Aroma Essentials herbal brand. In my earlier post where I talked about the facial mist, I had told that I was sent samples for review. I am going to link my previous post if you want to have a look. You can read about the brand over there. This sunblock is one of the samples and I must say, this works amazing, honestly.

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Availability: You can buy it from their facebook site & Instagram account @aromaessentials by inboxing them or contact them on +91-9886497272 / 7760988272.They take the payment through bank transfer. They ship worldwide as well. Their products are also available at selected places in India as shown below.

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Price & quantity: I received the 35g jar which costs INR 300.They do have shipping charge of INR 100 so best to buy 2-3 products at once. Since this is in cream texture for normal-dry skin,so you need only a small amount for face and neck. This will last you a month without reapplication.

Fragrance and texture: Strong peppermint smell and the formulation is whipped cream.The smell vanishes after sometime. It is light yellow in color and light in texture also. Gets absorbed easily. However, on my T-zone, it gets oily after sometime. So it is apt for normal-dry skin.

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Packaging: Comes in white plastic jar with screwed lid. All the labels are given. Ingredients list is missing which you can easily ask Madhurima, the owner or see on their Facebook page. Since mine was a sample, so the prices are missing also. But I looked it up in their catalogue. I travelled with this jar on my Gwalior tour and didn’t face any leakage or breakage. So this is sturdy and obviously travel-friendly. Small size is a plus point.

Ingredients:  Carrot Oil,  Carrot seed oil , Carrot juice, Zinc oxide ,Lavender, mint and icecream thickener glyceryl mono stereate.

My views: All their products are made 2-3 days prior to sending them which I got to know on enquiring them. So this is definitely freshly-made and shows how much natural ingredients they use.Expiry is after 6 months.

Herbal sunscreens need reapplication more often than their chemical counterparts as the SPF truly comes from the carrot juice and carrot-seed oil which has an SPF of 38-40.When I had applied it, I forgot to reapply it due to hectic tour so I got tanned 1 shade darker, which was acceptable as I knew how to remove that tan easily in a week. For no tan, it’s best to reapply every 3-4 hours if you are outside in the Sun. Do not be careless like me. 😀

So speaking in terms of its efficacy, I will still say it works, as purely on the basis of herbal ingredients; it did its job fairly well for 6 hours at a go without reapplication and without causing major skin tanning. Also, note that, carrot sunblock will protect you from only UVB rays,  the chief cause of skin reddening and sunburn. UVA rays cause skin-ageing.

Also, on my sensitive combination skin, it didn’t cause any reaction or tingling.My eczema patches also didn’t flare up. My T-zone needed compact after 2 hours though. Absorption power is fast. I didn’t notice any white cast post usage.

This sunscreen isn’t waterproof. However, the brand does have a sunscreen for swimmers which will get the work done. Since I stay in dry summers, I didn’t face any sweating.

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Overall verdict is go for this sunscreen as it is herbal, suits sensitive skin and isn’t giving any ghostly appearance. 😛

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Aroma Essentials Facial Mist-Lavender

Heya!

I know I have been keeping busy for a month , so not much regular with my blog posts. If you follow me on Instagram, you maybe knowing I had gone for a birthday family trip last weekend to Gwalior. I have also decided to write travelogues from now on as I want to share my travel life with you as well. 🙂

So moving on with that, I am back with another review of a herbal product from a brand named Aroma essentials. I received their samples for review and thought to share about the facial mist as the summers have already touched the Delhi NCR now and we need something to freshen up.

Why you need a facial mist?

  • You can spritz it and instantly hydrate your skin
  • Remove dirt and grime by wiping afterwards with a cloth
  • Refreshing and cool during summers
  • Handy if you are outdoors and don’t have water to splash on your face

About the brand: Aroma Essentials is a range of skin care products that may make a useful addition to your daily skin care regimen. These include cleansers, sunscreens, moisturizers, exfoliants, facial cleansers, toners, retonoids, herbal and nutrient supplements and cosmetics.
Natural handmade skin and hair care products-All their products are freshly handmade in small batches using the finest natural ingredients. They do not use harsh chemicals like petroleum or mineral oil. The color and scent of their products occur naturally from their ingredients and essential oils. No artificial colors and scents are added. Store in a cool dry place, away from sunlight.

Their Phone no.: +91 077609 88272

Email: aromaessentials.madhu@gmail.com

Availability: You can buy their products by contacting them on their Facebook page & Instagram account @aromaessentials. The owner, Madhurima, will reply to your queries and messages therein. Their products are also available at selected places in India as given below  and internationally, they ship also.

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Price & quantity: INR 200 for 50ml.You need  2-3 sprays for your face and neck. Depending on how much you use daily, the product can last you a month or maybe more. They take additional 100 INR for shipping within India, so best to order 2-3 products at once.

Ingredients: English lavender oil, distilled water, lavender buds, saffron extracts along with aquaxyl which helps improve the water contact with the skin.(Has peppermint additives for summers).The shelf life is 6 months.They also have another variant named Rose.

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Skin type: Any even sensitive skin

Fragrance: Has a peppermint smell, which goes away in a minute

Packaging: Comes in a spray bottle which is transparent. It has the label and pricing on the bottle. Also they usually label them personally that shows each product is having a handmade touch. The bottle is sturdy and travel friendly. It is a very simple packaging and I am not the type of girl who goes by the looks. If you are someone, who loves fancy items on their shelf, then this may not be your eye candy. 😛

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My views: I never understood the importance of mists before I started using them. They are a savior to my dry skin or when I am feeling dull or sleepy. 😛

  1. It moisturized my skin and the dry patches became less noticeable.
  2. The mist is fine so easily dries up.
  3. Peppermint fragrance freshens up instantly.

I have small patches of eczema on my face and this mist didn’t irritate them at all. Infact, lavender is good for eczema as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Overall verdict is you can definitely try this mist if you want something earthly, that doesn’t cause a reaction to your skin or your pocket.

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Pure Suds Hand & Foot Fetish review

Hi!

A very Happy new year to all of you.☺.This is my first post for 2016.I am back with another review of a product from Pure Suds.I had done a haul containing Pure Suds products out of which I had already raved about 2 of the products. 🙂 I will provide the links below  if you want to read what I had said about these herbal products.The hand & foot fetish was a sample with the haul sent to me.

Pure Suds Rose velvet rich body butter review

Pure Suds Lavender & Chamomile Face Gel Pack review

This product works as a hand and foot scrub.I had ignored my feet so much that it was getting tanned and dry easily.This baby proved to be  my saviour.Let’s get right into it whether this fared for me or not. 

About the brand: Pure Suds Skin Treats brings to you a world of luxurious hand-crafted soaps minimizing the use of harsh chemicals on a daily basis. Promoting minimally processed skincare which include a range of cold-process hand-crafted soaps, Body butters, Sugar scrubs, Face scrubs, Lotions and Lip balms. All of which is prepared in my little studio in Rajasthan to delivery all over India.

Availability: Currently they are taking orders through whatsapp, facebook and email. Contact them on-09784591628 and mail them on puresudssoapery@gmail.com. They ship  in India,Sri Lanka & Nepal .

Price & quantity: INR 699 for 90 g.The quantity is sufficient as you require only a little amount for each usage.I use it monthly so for me this will last for a long time. For such a tub size,this is affordable.

Ingredients: Given in the picture below.

Packaging: Comes in a transparent tub with golden screwed lid.The label is stuck on the tub which got torn off while opening the tub. 😦 Simple packaging but looks nice on your shelf. The plastic is prone to dents so not travel friendly.Also,there was a slight leakage Packaging can be improved a little.

Texture & fragrance: I found it creamy with gentle particles.The scrub isn’t rough or harsh on the skin due to very small scrub particles used. Smell is strong on lemongrass side.

How to use: Soak your feet in warm water for 10 min,then apply this scrub for 5 min per hand & foot..Wash it off and follow it with lemongrass hand & foot butter.

My views: I wet my feet and hands and then use it as if I am applying moisturizer.I massage it for a minute then wash it off.I am always in a rush even on weekends.

The scrub is very gentle on the skin so people who like the actual gritty feeling of a scrub may not like this.It cleans away the dead skin and imparts a glow to your skin.Tan may take some time in removing as in more usage.I am impressed that this product does what it claims even when I haven’t followed their usage instructions strictly. 🙂

However,I did notice a stinging feeling when I had some cuts,so if you are having cuts or cracks in your skin,avoid this as it will sting.It maybe due to lemongrass and orange extracts.

Since this is very gentle,you can use it weekly.Overall it is a good product to use and you can definitely try it.

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