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NEW LINE FROM THE GRANDPA SOAP COMPANY PROMISES UNIQUELY NATURAL HAIRCARE
Originators of Pine Tar soaps start a new haircare tradition, with cruelty-free, naturally-formulated shampoos and conditioners
I am always on the lookout for natural hair care products, and so I was happy to get the chance to review The Grandpa Soap Company products. (I honestly thought that the products might geared more toward men or perhaps the elderly because of the name, but boy, was I wrong!)
The Grandpa Soap Company, one of the oldest continuously operating soap-makers in America, is introducing a new line of naturally-made hair care products. Formulated from proven, functional ingredients, Grandpa’s shampoos and conditioners round out a product line that is able to solve any skin and hair problem, the natural way.
The new haircare collection includes Pine Tar scalp-therapy shampoo and conditioner, which teams pine tar with the natural properties of tea tree oil to combat dry, itchy scalp.
Three additional shampoo and conditioner duos are being introduced to provide specific benefits: smoothing and nourishing Buttermilk for dry and damaged color-treated hair, purifying and rejuvenating Rosemary and Rose Clay to restore healthy hair shine, and clarifying and calming organic Witch Hazel to remove environmental build-up and oil residue.
All of The Grandpa Soap Company’s products are free of the harsh chemicals commonly found in bath products, including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, petroleum, and artificial fragrances and colors. They are gentle enough for daily use and safe for color-treated hair.
The company’s commitments to cruelty-free and environmentally sustainable practices are backed by third-party certifications, including Leaping Bunny and the National Celiac Association, for certified Gluten-Free. The packaging for Grandpa’s haircare products, including the 8-ounce tube and cap, are fully-recyclable and all components are made in the same facility, to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
“As a mom, I understand how difficult it can be to keep a home free of unnecessarily toxic cleansers.” says Katherine Jarnigo, co-CEO of The Grandpa Soap Company. “We are excited to reveal our new line of shampoos and conditioners to families who are seeking responsibly-made and naturally-formulated personal care products.”
My thoughts: I was sent a generous assortment of samples from The Grandpa's Soap Company. I received several smaller sizes and several full-sized products. I am in Grandpa Soap Company heaven!
I have been using and loving all of the products in the month since I received them, but my very favorite hair care shampoo and conditioner is as follows:
Buttermilk Shampoo and Conditioner
My hair is highlighted and tends to be extremely dry. It takes a special nourishing and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep my parched hair hydrated. The first thing I noticed when I used the Buttermilk shampoo, was that it smelled so amazing! And then the lather is so luxuriously rich. It felt exhilarating to wash my hair. As I was rinsing, I could actually hear my hair 'squeaking' which to me means that this shampoo was doing its job in cleansing my hair. It was leaving zero residue behind!
After rinsing out the shampoo, I actually lightly towel dried my hair before I applied the Buttermilk conditioner so that it would have a better chance of penetrating my damaged hair shaft. The first thing I noticed about this conditioner (besides the delicious fragrance) was how thick, rich and creamy it is. I worked it throughout my hair, and placed a shower cap on my head to keep on while I shaved my legs. This process allows the conditioner time to get the chance to repair the damage in my hair and to fully hydrate it. After rinsing it, and allowing my hair to air dry, I just cannot stop running my fingers through my hair because it is truly soft as silk.
Witch Hazel Shampoo and Conditioner
A calming and clarifying blend of Witch Hazel, Lavender Flower & Coconut Oil gently removes environmental buildup and oil residue from scalp to leave hair shiny and smooth.
I use a lot of different products in my hair, which causes a layer of build-up over time. It is very important to remove that build-up every other shampoo with a clarifying shampoo like Grandpa's Soap Company's Witch Hazel formula. I use this shampoo and conditioner duo every other time I wash my hair. It gently breaks down all of the dulling layers of old product from each strand of my hair, deeply cleaning it without disturbing my hair's natural oils. I feel such an incredible difference after using these products.
The lather is luxuriously foamy, and the conditioner leaves my hair so soft. The Witch Hazel shampoo and conditioner are two of my very favorite beauty essentials.
When my hair looks healthy, I feel great!
Grandpa’s haircare products have suggested retail prices between $8.49 and $9.99, and are available nationally in supermarkets and independent, natural grocery chains.
Take your hair and skin to RE-FAB!
With stressful work weeks, crazy-busy social schedules, and damaging UV rays to top it off, your skin needs moisture therapy! Rehabilitate your skin, leaving it FABULOUS once again, with Key West Aloe Aloethera! Hydrating Aloe Vera as their foundation, this quenching line of hair, skin, and shower products contain natural ingredients that nourish your skin and hair, purely as nature intended. Whether your skin is burned and blistered or dry and chapped, Key West Aloe Aloethera will restore hydration and beauty where you need it!
Key West Aloe offers more than 160 Aloe Vera based personal care products for face, body, sun men – even pets! All formulas are Lab Certified and made with 100% pure Aloe Vera. Key West Aloe Aloethera is available for purchase at its two retail locations in Key West, FL and online via www.keywestaloe.com .
– Made with the highest content of aloe, this creamy formula delivers non-greasy softness and nourishment without residue.
$23 for 12oz
Aloethera Intensive Body Moisturizer
– Rich and creamy, natural shea and cocoa butters give lasting moisture and hydration. Infused with sunflower, avocado, and coconut oils to replenish thirsty skin.
$27 for 16oz
Aloethera Intensive Hand Lotion
– Intensive in every way, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E locks in moisture leaving hands touchably smooth.
$32 for 12oz
Aloethera Fragrance-Free Moisturizer
– Ideal for sensitive skin this moisturizer treats skin with a dose of 50% aloe and Vitamin E with a lightweight, non-greasy formula.
$21 for 12oz
Aloethera Moisturizing Shampoo
– Restore your hair’s natural vitality while adding body and shine to your locks.
$21 for 16oz
Aloethera Keratin Conditioner
– Tame your frizz without weighing down your hair. Made with 10% Aloe and Keratin Formula, this condition is designed to strength, protect, and smooth all hair types.
$21 for 16oz
Aloethera Body Wash
- A gentle daily body wash that refreshes and hydrates even the most sensitive skin.
$21 for 16oz
Aloethera Oatmeal Body Bar
– Long lasting and non-drying, with a fresh scent of Aloe, this body bar satisfies skin in one simple step.
I was excited to get the chance to review some of these fabulous Key West Aloe Aloethera products. I was sent the shampoo, conditioner and body lotion to try out.
The shampoo deeply cleanses my hair with a luxurious lather. It is left shiny, bouncy and smelling amazing. The conditioner moisturizes my hair deeply for a beautiful, radiant and healthy finish.
I am in love with the body lotion. I use it right after my shower to seal in the moisture, and my skin stays hydrated for 24 hours. I love Key West Aloe products!
All of these products are available at: www.keywestaloe.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
I have reviewed Smith & Vandiver before, and I am absolutely smitten with their bath and body products! All of Smith & Vandiver's products are made in their own facility in Watsonville, CA. They do not purchase from suppliers that use animal testing, and never use harsh chemicals or colors in any of their products!
This year, just in time for holiday shopping, Smith & Vandiver have made gift giving easier with some absolutely adorable gift sets that are certain to please anyone on your list who enjoys luxurious and fun bath & body products.
Smith & Vandiver's Petite Treats Collections are the perfect gift idea! These collections come with a variety of Smith & Vandiver products. Each collection is available in Cupcake, Nectarina, and Oh La La.
I was sent the Petite Treats Twinkle collection in Oh La La. The Twinkle collection includes one Hand Butter, one Bath Macaroon, one Shimmer Lotion, one Soy Candle, one Solid Parfum, and one Organza gift bag.
My Experience: I wanted to save this a Christmas gift for one of my girls because it was so adorably packaged! However, when the package arrived, both girls opened it up and immediately started to open the products to sniff and enjoy them. They actually fought over the soy candle and the solid parfum, but ended up sharing everything, thankfully. The candle burns a long time and makes my daughter's bedroom smell amazing. The hand butter is perfect for dry hands this time of year. My younger daughter used the bath maaroon in her bath and reported that her skin felt 'silky and soft, and smelled very good.' The shimmer lotion gives a perfect little shimmer on the skin that is perfect for holiday parties. I think I will probably be ordering a couple of the other collections because I would like to try the Cupcake as well as the Nectarina. These gift sets/collections are much too cute to pass up, plus they have eveything in them that a girl could ask for!
To learn more about Smith & Vandiver Holiday Collections or to place an order go to: http://www.svnaturally.com
Win! One winner will receive a Smith & Vandiver Petite Treats Holiday Gift Collection in "Oh, La La." (Retail Value: $25.00)
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Circle of Friends® was founded and nurtured by the world's great experts on children: moms. Since its inception, the mission of Circle of Friends® was to create a professional hair, bath, and body line for children, while introducing them to a world of styles and cultures.
Circle of Friends® belief is that children deserve products designed for their special hair and bath needs, as well as ones that challenge their active minds. To achieve this goal, they carefully craft each product, using only the highest quality ingredients, such as exotic botanical extracts, natural elements, and enchanting fragrances, and bottle these magical formulas in a playful "kid friendly" package. And Circle of Friends® products are always safe and gentle, packed full of vitamins and proteins, and are never tested on animals!
We received samples of Circle of Friends wonderful products to review. They are Klunie's Chocolate Shampoo, Hans' Blueberry Shampoo, Chehn's Mandarin Orange Conditioner, Erik's Shaping Hair Gel, and Jacques' Hair Jam. My son, Braxton loves these products and I have found that he actually looks forward to shampooing and styling his own hair now.
Klunie's Chocolate Shampoo
This moisturizing shampoo features Klunie, a little boy from Papua New Guinea. Cocoa grows on trees in his country and is made into chocolate.
Hans' Blueberry Shampoo
This delightfully fruity moisturizing shampoo features Hans, a little boy from Germany. He loves to play soccer and looks forward to Oktoberfest every year in the fall.
Chehn's Mandarin Orange Conditioner
This conditioner leaves hair completely soft and detangled. It features a little boy named Chehn from China. His country has the largest population in the world!
Erik's Shaping Hair Gel
Disclaimer: I recieved samples of these producs to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
from their website:
Vermont Soap Organics produces USDA Approved, Certified Organic alternatives to the chemical and detergent based personal care products now in general use. We manufacture handmade bar soap for sensitive skin, the first truly organic shower gels, organic non-toxic cleaners, and much more right here in the US.
I was excited when I recieved my products from Vermont Soaps. I was sent a lovely selection of Vermont Soap products, and was very happy with them:)
I was sent:
*Certified Organic Baby Wash and fine hair Shampoo -(Which was perfect for my little boy. It did not sting his eyes at all. It made bath time so much easier.)
*Organic Unscented Aloe Baby Bar- (Which I use for my little boy's skin in the bath tub. Again, it is gentle and tear free.)
*Lavender Ecstasy Aromatherapy Air Freshener- Okay, you are going to laugh at this one; My husband passed some stenchy gas in our bed, so I got up and grabbed the Lavender Ecstasy Aromatherapy Air Freshner and sprayed it directly under our bedcovers. It took away the terrible fart smell! I loved it!
About Vermont Soap Organics (taken from their site):
Vermont Soap Organics produces USDA Approved, Certified Organic alternatives to the often irritating, chemical and detergent based personal care products now in general use. We manufacture handmade cold process bar soaps for sensitive skin, liquid soaps for skin and cleaning, the first truly organic shower gels, numerous organic nontoxic cleaners and much more. Our Master Soapmakers blend organic food grade ingredients into soap products the old fashioned way. Our special bar soap process removes excess alkali from the soap, creating a super mild bar for the most sensitive skin.