Thursday, July 28, 2011

Our Latest Buzz... Organic Bulgarian Rose Water


Review by Kaylin Johnson, Eco-Friendley Makeup Artist in Austin, Texas

Everyone has heard of rose-scented beauty products, but only recently has rose water begun to gain popularity. It is a multi-tasking product that can be used to for a variety of purposes, such as hydrating the skin, soothing sunburns, and calming acne. Holly at Norabloom introduced me to this fascinating product, which she sells under the name Bulgarian Rose Water.

Pros:
Smells like fresh roses
Soothes irritated skin
Convenient spray
A little goes a long way
Multipurpose product
Very pure, organic formula

Cons:
Moderate price ($30)

Summary:
This rose water is an excellent hydrating spray. Although I was skeptical at first, I was amazed at the effect this had on an irritated patch of skin on my arm. The angry red bumps faded within an hour and were warded off with a daily spray. I highly recommend this product for those with irritated or dry skin in need of hydration. It's hard to beat the fresh, feminine scent and cooling effect of this great multi-tasking beauty item.

Product Ratings (out of 5)
Performance 5
Presentation 4
Purity 5
Value 4

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Homemade Body Scrub

The best natural ingredients can be found right on your kitchen. Try this next time your skin needs a little extra attention.

2T organic brown sugar
3T organic ground oats
2T organic aloe vera gel
1T honey
1t freshly squeezed lemon juice
1t organic jojoba oil or olive oil

Grind oatmeal until it is a sandy texture. Mix all ingredients into a paste. Apply on moist skin after a warm shower. Massage in a circular motion then rinse with warm water for soft supple skin.