There's nothing like indulging in a little 'home spa' time to reset after a long day, am I right??? As a mom of 2- bath time is sacred and, quite unfortunately, in short supply in my household. I look forward to and plan for it. I even plan out my product rituals in advance.
There are a few requirements for the special products that make the cut:
(1) all natural (and I mean really All Natural, not the green-washed pseudo-Natural), cruelty-free, and non-toxic (preferably with organic ingredients)
(2) They have to feel indulgent and be nourishing for the skin.
(3) They have to smell AMAZING!
Prairie Bloom's Vanilla Rose Coffee Scrub and Goddess Bath Soak, and Body Butter ritual were the perfect end to the week AND hit all of the criteria for a happy mama...
Vanilla Rose Coffee Scrub
This is currently my favorite body product of 2018 !
Let's start with the sensory aspect: The vanilla, coffee, and rose aromas blend into an aroma that is soothing, comforting, and stimulating all at the same time. The texture is just right - not too soft, not too coarse.
The label states that it can be used as a facial scrub but unfortunately I can't condone that as an esthetician (WAY too aggressive in my opinion) but it is a FANTASTIC body scrub. The caffeine in the coffee is a natural diuretic and really gets the blood flowing to smooth out dimples and rough spots all over.
I loved that I didn't feel any stinging with this product (unlike salt scrubs). It also doesn't dissolve in the shower mist (I'm looking at you sugar scrubs) so I was able to exfoliate longer without having to reapply. Thorough rinsing is necessary since coffee does not dissolve in water like a salt/sugar so make sure to remove it well for best results and no after-shower grit.
Not only is the formula clean + curated -- the coffee is even sourced from a local roaster and it is fair trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified.
Tip: This scrub is not overly oily but make sure to rinse out your tub/shower after use so that there's no slippery floor for the next user!
Ingredients: Coffee**, Apricot oil*, Vanilla oleoresin, Rose absolute*
**Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified
Goddess Bath Soak
The Goddess Bath Soak reminds me of the fizzy bath bombs that I used to LOVE...before I realized how many unsavory, skin-unfriendly ingredients were lurking in them! Prairie Bloom's Goddess Bath Soak gives you that fun, effervescent experience and some soft pink color therapy without the YUCK that is in most conventional products.
I love bath bombs but it is really difficult to find a clean version that is also hydrating to the skin. Consider this bath soak to be a modern + deconstructed + hydration bath bomb, yum! You get the fizz without the toxins. Can't beat that!
This combination of dead sea salts and coconut milk sooth/soften your skin and this smells so good. My kids have been begging to take baths just so that they can smell it - which is worth trying just to get them to bathe without a fight!
Did I mention it's pink too?!? I'm a total sucker for all things pink and feminine so obviously I LOVE!
Don't worry - it won't leave any ring around your bath like some synthetically tinted versions.
Ingredients: Dead Sea Salts, powdered coconut milk*, aluminum free baking soda, citric acid*, epsom salt, beet root powder*, essential oils of sweet orange*, ylang ylang, sandalwood*, patchouli, and jasmine*
Body Butter with Magnesium
I had the opportunity to try the Body Butter with Magnesium about 10 months ago and I am STILL on the first jar as this is one concentrated moisturizer folks. It will leave even the driest skin silky smooth and is fabulous on post-shaved legs as well as neglected heels, elbows, and other body bits!
Heads up- this Body Butter has a little bit of an application learning curve. Less is more with this filler-free formula so make sure to start with about 1/2 of what you would typically use. Trust me, you will know if you used too much. I over applied the first few times and had to walk around slick and shiny for a few hours, oops! Less is definitely more. I tried the Naked version (no added aroma/essential oils) and found that I loved the hydration factor but not the natural shea butter scent. If you're like me- Try it in Bliss with bergamot and vanilla or Uplift with neroli- smells so yum!
Not only does the Body Butter provide intense hydration, the magnesium it contains is claimed to also be beneficial for our bodies when absorbed topically (though studies showing a direct correlation/causation between topical application and increased internal levels of Magnesium were hard to find). I figure that applying it topically is an easy way to supplement your natural stores on a daily basis- even if only a very small percentage absorbs. Every little bit helps!
Ingredients: Shea butter**, coconut oil*, apricot oil*, magnesium brine, lavender extract*, calendula extract*, marshmallow root extract*, nettle extract*, neroli essential oil (Uplift only), essential oils of bergamot and vanilla (Bliss only)
Tip: Make sure to use it straight out of the shower when your skin is still damp for the best absorption and to seal in all of that water hydration before it evaporates. In theory, moist skin should also be more receptive to absorbing the magnesium into the body so win-win!
Prairie Bloom is really the whole package- clean ingredients without 'fillers' or additives, amazing sensory experience, beautiful packaging, and a bargain price point for the quality.
Have you tried any Prairie Bloom products? Which ones and what did you think?
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Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am the professional holistic esthetician/licensed massage therapist turned skin care blogger here! I am a southern girl with two little ones at home and a full time job running my boutique spa. I am passionate about holistic/organic skin care, wellness, clean foods, and discovering new ways, services, and products to help you age well and healthily. Welcome!
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