We all know that we are what we eat…or put INto our body, but did you also know that we are also what we put ON our body?
The skin is the body’s largest organ. It readily absorbs things it comes into contact with, including toxic skincare and cosmetic products. These chemicals go straight into your blood stream, making them, in the long run, potentially much more dangerous than absorption by mouth.
I’ll give you a minute to process that
Better? Good! SO… if our skin absorbs the chemicals in the products we put on it, shouldn’t we use different products? The answer to that question is YES. That’s why I was so excited to be contacted by Stephanie Greenwood, owner of Bubble & Bee Organic, who asked if I would review a few of their 100% natural, non toxic products.
Stephanie sent me a facial cleanser, a “pit putty” deodorant, and witch hazel. The first thing I noticed when I opened this box was the packaging!
Isn’t it LOVELY?
The first product I’d like to talk about is the Cool Cucumber Facial Cleanser. The best thing about this cleanser is the ingredients list: Organic coconut oil saponified, organic olive oil saponified, organic jojoba oil saponified, organic cucumber extract, organic peppermint essential oil, vegetable glycerin, organic guar gum, organic tea tree essential oil, organic clove essential oil, organic aloe vera juice, rosemary extract. That’s it!!!!! It’s probably one of the cleanest face washes that I have ever come across. It smells great! Along with the cucumber, the smell of the peppermint really comes through. It left my skin feeling clean, but not dry, after use. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin, and it didn’t bother me at all.
I used this 100% organic witch hazel as a toner after washing my face. I found that it balanced my oil levels quite well. Parts of my face are rather dry, while others are on the oily side. After using the witch hazel, my skin was even in texture. It was soft and moisturized, but not greasy or oily. Thankfully, this witch hazel is very mild in scent, because I don’t really enjoy smelling like rubbing alcohol!!! hahaha
I have mixed feelings about this last product. I would STRONGLY recommend it to friends and readers, but it really wasn’t my cup of tea. Here are the things I really loved about the product: The texture of the cream deodorant was absolutely wonderful, and it created a great barrier on the skin of my under arms. It was easy to apply, and it didn’t make me itchy like a lot of natural deodorants do. It’s aluminum free and 100% natural. Here are the things I didn’t love: Although the scent is very nice (lavender-vanilla), it’s almost overpowering. I am sensitive to smells, and sometimes don’t want my nose to be flooded with scents. The scent also bleeds into clothes and blankets. For most people, my complaints would be a “Pro,” which is why I would definitely recommend it to others. The scent coverage was okay, but I sweat A LOT! Stephanie states many many times on her website that her various scents of deodorants work differently for everyone’s unique body chemistry. Each person has a specific scent that works best for them. Some of her other scents include spearmint-tea tree, orange-vanilla, geranium-lime, and lemongrass. Stephanie also offers these deodorants in “stick form.”
Bubble and Bee sells these and many other skin, hair, and body products on their website bubbleandbee.com
Have you tried anything by Bubble and Bee? Is there anything you think I should try? What are your experiences with natural skin, body, and hair care. Let me know in the comments below! OR, let’s connect on Instagram: @GirlGoneCrunchy
*DISCLAIMER: I was sent these products free of charge, but was not compensated monetarily. I was not expected to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.*