If you've been following Joy In Our Journey for a while now, you know that I don't usually talk about makeup, perfumes, the fashion industry, and the like here. Not because I don't like makeup, but just because there's so much media hype with the cosmetics industry already.
When I was contacted by Celina at Simply Natural Essentials, however, about taking a closer look at her homemade natural cosmetics, toothpaste, and bar soap, I was interested!
Our family has needed to use homemade types of bar and liquid soaps for years now, due to our skin sensitivities. Natural makeups that don't contain toxic ingredients?
Sure! Sounds wonderful to me!
Simply Natural Essentials' goal is to provide others with 100% truly natural and affordable beauty and skin care products that are both effective and luxurious. Celina has been concerned about the abundance of unnecessary chemicals in the products being sold today that, in her opinion, can be harmful to all.
I'm excited to show you what Simply Natural Essentials was able to send for me to try:
Dreamsicle Bar Soap
As I already mentioned, our family has been using either castille soap (purchased) or homemade goat's milk-castille-coconut oil soap for several years now. We've left them unscented, because we weren't sure how our skin would react to scents, even those from essential oils.
When I unwrapped this delectable bar of Dreamsicle Bar Soap, its aroma was so amazing! Now, you have to know that when I walk down the aisles of candles, air fresheners, or cleaning products in the store these days, I literally have to hold my breath. I just can't stand the odor of artificial scents anymore.
Strange, right? I know. I never thought I'd be like that - one of those people. But when we began to remove scented products from our home, my husband's and daughter's year-round congestion due to allergies began to improve...and the artificial scents began to bother me. They just smell so fake to me now.
Celina's Dreamsicle Bar Soap is absolutely amazing. I love this!
(If you have ever used Trader Joe's Citrus Air Freshener, the Dreamsicle Bar Soap's fragrance is even better than that - truly!)
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"Minty" Lip-Luvin' Calendula Lip Balm
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Simply Natural Essentials "Fair" Foundation Powder
Muscle Rub and Green Healing Salves
If you've been thinking about switching some of your beauty products to a more natural version, please consider Celina at Simply Natural Essentials. She is delighted to begin developing custom-made natural skin and beauty products for you! I found that she was easy to work with and had great customer service.
Simply Natural Essentials offers choices of color in eye liner, eye shadow, nail polish, lipstick, tinted lip balm, and bars of soap made out of these colors:
Prices for custom made, natural beauty products:
Eye Shadow: $5-8 depending on size
Tinted or plain lip balm: $5
Nail Polish: $8
Eye Liner: $5-8 depending on size
Soap Bar: $3.50
Minty or Cinnamon toothpaste: $8 in glass jar; $5 without glass jar
Now, for the giveaway!
If you're interested in speaking with Celina from Simply Natural Essentials about their natural, homemade beauty and skin care products, she may be contacted at SimplyNaturalEssentials.
Entrants must be 13 years or older; only U.S. residents are eligible to enter this giveaway.
I will select the winner of this prize using Random.org (via this Rafflecopter entry form, below).
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I have purchased natural soap, deoderant and lip balm from an online source but never purchased natural cosmetics. I'd love to try these.
Love getting to try natural cosmetics
I have made my own laundry products but not personal items. We have children with sensitive skin, and excema. Would love to try some of her products.
i have not made my own, but, have bought natural products at our local co-op. :)
I would love to try this, I hardly ever wear make up but this appeals to me because it is natural :)
I'm excited about trying bentonite clay toothpaste myself. My family has been trying another nonflouride toothpaste now for the past 6 months, with mixed reviews.
I only use natural cosmetics, and I love to try new ones!
I love to try new, natural cosmetics and skincare products, since I am attempting to eliminate nasty chemicals from my life.
I haven't ever made my own cosmetics, but I do enjoy Burt's Bees products!
me too! do it beth!! and when you do, email me back and get me started! :)
I have never made any natural products but I have purchased a few natural cosmetics online. Mychelle and Nvey. This line looks great, I love the custom color option! I had never heard of this company, thanks for the review and the chance to win!!
I haven't made any, but we have bought EarthPaste toothpaste for Cassy, and she loves it!
I try to only use natural soaps, and would love to try their products.
This is wonderful!
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